Glowing Through the Holidays: A Guide to Festive Makeup

Embrace the spirit of the holidays by adding a touch of glamour to your makeup routine. Whether you prefer a classic red lip, sparkling eyeshadow, or a radiant complexion… there are endless possibilities to enhance your natural beauty and create a festive look that captures the magic of the season. So, gather your favorite makeup products, experiment with colors and textures, and get ready to shine bright during the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are my key tips…

Consider incorporating metallic and glitter eyeshadows in festive shades like gold and silver. Apply those shimmers and glitters over a gel primer to make them stick and not budge! If you have a little more time, play with some other winter colors like deep burgundy at the outer corner or emerald green on the lash line! Pro Tip: Do eye makeup first so you can wipe away any shadow fall out underneath the eye.

Treat that skin like you LOVE it! Stick to foundations that will hydrate the skin and use cream bronzers and blushes on top to help your skin not feel overwhelmed and dry.

A bold lip can instantly elevate your holiday makeup. Classic reds, rich berries, and deep plums are popular choices during this season. Choose a long-wearing formula to ensure your lip color lasts through all the holiday festivities. Remember to pair a bold lip with lighter toned eye makeup to strike the right balance and avoid an overwhelming look. 

A healthy, radiant complexion is key to achieving a festive glow. Apply a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush, then add a hint of highlighter to accentuate your features. This glowy, luminous look is perfect for capturing the holiday spirit and radiating joy.  Cream blushes are PERFECT this time of year since the winter weather can leave our faces dry!

Seal the deal with a setting spray to ensure your holiday makeup stays in place throughout the day or night. A setting spray helps your makeup last longer and also adds a dewy finish for that extra touch of glamour.

Watch our TSG Greenville REEL as Katie glams Meg for the holidays!

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