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4 Holiday Makeup Looks for Every Occasion

After spending last year’s holidays hunkered down at home in sweatpants, it feels especially exciting this year to be able to get glammed up again. Whether you’re hitting the parties or just enjoying a cozy dinner with your S.O., it’s the perfect time to have a little fun your makeup. Which doesn’t mean you have to leap way out of your comfort zone—there are easy ways to put a festive spin on your own personal makeup style. These four dazzling ideas will give you some creative inspiration, so pick your fave, make it your own, and pop the bubbly to celebrate in gorgeous style.

Play up your lashes

Full, fluttery lashes will take any look to the next level. Start by curling your lashes, which fans them out so they seem long and lush. Begin with clean, mascara-free lashes: stand in front of a mirror and tilt your head back slightly so you can see your lash line. Gently clamp the curler as close to the base of your lashes as possible without pinching your skin, then pulse the curler a few times rather than just holding it closed.

When finished, swipe on a curling mascara to coax lashes into an eye-opening swoop and lock in the shape. Our Power’Full Mascara’s Flexicurl O2 technology reacts with oxygen in the air to bend lashes so they look naturally curved while also thickening and lengthening the hairs to give you knockout fringe. 

To keep the focus on your eyes, dust a bronze eyeshadow on your lids and under your lower lashes, then line the inner rims of your top and bottom lids with dark brown pencil. Blend a bit of cream bronzer just below your cheekbones for subtle definition and slick on a nude lip gloss (try one of our Wonder Blading Peel & Reveal Fresh Tints topped with our Supreme Shine Lip Gloss), and you’ll be naturally glowing.

Wonder Blading Brows and PUREVOC All Day Glow Face Cream are all you need to look polished and luminous

Create romantic radiance

If you’re the minimal makeup type, glowing skin and groomed brows are your ticket to fresh-faced glamour. First, mix a drop or two of a liquid highlighter with a dollop of your regular face moisturizer and blend the mix all over your face. Or for an all-in-one fix, try our PUREVOC All Day Glow Face Cream, which instantly adds a subtle, pearlescent gleam to skin while making it appear smoother and more even-toned.

For full, defined brows that look completely natural, our Wonder Blading Brow Kit stains the skin and hairs to create soft, realistic color that lasts up to two days. Once your brows are filled in, use the spoolie brush on our brow pencil to brush up the hairs so they’re nice and feathery.

To complete the understated elegance, swirl a cream blush on your cheeks, dust a glimmery bronze eyeshadow on your lids, and add lots of mascara. Dab on a sheer rosy lip color and you’ll look like you spent all afternoon getting an expensive facial.

Embellish your eyeliner

A crisp flick of liquid eyeliner is timeless, and a little flirty, too. Since it’s the holidays, why not choose a liner that’s colorful and a bit twinkly? The foolproof way to get an even line is to draw it on first with black pencil, ticking it up just a smidge past the outer corner. Then, trace over the pencil with a glittery liquid liner in a vivid jewel tone like emerald, plum, or navy. Give the formula 30 seconds to dry, curl your lashes, and top it all off with black mascara. Add a little blush and a soft pink lip color, and you’re simply stunning.


Wonder Blading Peel & Reveal Lip Color in First Kiss is the perfect holiday berry hue

Be berry and bright

Swiping on a bold lip color is so instantly transformative, you’ll look dressed up even in pajamas. One of the most flattering shades is cranberry—not too cool or too warm, this passionate, deep reddish-pink hue looks amazing on most skin tones. (Our Wonder Blading Peel & Reveal Lip Color in First Kiss is a nice cranberry choice.) And while the beauty of a vibrant mouth is that you don’t need much else, a touch of shimmery gold cream shadow will attract the light to your eyes so they stand out. Tap the color on the center of your lid, then use your finger to blend it out across the lid and just above your brow bone. 

And with that, you’re ready to sip some cocktails.

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