Here’s how to shine bright throughout the holiday season

Because glowing makeup works 24/7

When you need an instant glow up in the middle of winter, soft metallic makeup is always a great look. Adding radiant accents to eyes and cheeks and finishing with a glossy lip creates a look reminiscent of golden Hollywood glam. It’s subtle enough for daytime yet suitable for any fancy holiday celebration. Whether your plans include a festive brunch or a late night out, here’s how to get the look.

Make eyelids luminous

To achieve eyes that have soft, shimmering dimension, you’ll need to create a multi-tonal base with darker shades, then layer a light one over top. Choose the Bobbi Brown Cobblestone Lane Eye Shadow Palette, which offers a mix of warm neutral hues, and have several clean makeup brushes on standby. Use an eyeliner brush to apply a thin line of the darkest shade along the upper lash line. Next, take a small eyeshadow brush and sweep the medium brown shade over the crease of the lids in a half-moon shape. Extend the shade slightly at the outer corners of eyes and trace it along the lower lash line. With a fresh brush, use the dark brown shade to trace into and along the deepest part of the crease. Then apply a bright, shimmering gold to the inner corners of the eyes, blending it across two-thirds of the eyelid. Lastly, go back in with the medium brown shade to deepen the outer corners and enhance the overall shape of your eyes.

Put lashes & brows to work

Extended eyelashes and perfectly groomed arches will help to frame your golden gaze. Start with two coats of IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. The volumizing and lengthening formula lifts, separates and curls all at once. Next, use Too Faced Pomade in a Pencil Brow Shaper & Filler to boost brows. Brush brows up to check for gaps that require filling, then replicate the look of individual hairs by using small, precise strokes. Brush brows into place for a polished effect.

Reinforce your glow

A uniform glowing complexion will increase the impact of radiant eyes. Use Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Liquid Foundation to enhance skin with a velvet matte finish. The oil-free formula is ultra-buildable and available in 45 shades. Then, give cheekbones enchanting luminosity by sweeping Guerlain Limited Edition Holiday Meteorites in Golden Highlighting Harmony over an application of pink cream blush.

Get perfectly polished

A neutral lip colour with a glass-like sheen provides the final gleaming touch. Use Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss in “Damn Gina.” Build colour with a smudge-proof pencil, lining and filling in lips, then layer the non-sticky gloss over top. Ta-da, now you’re glowing and good to go!

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