Upgrade your holiday beauty essentials

Discover six easy-to-use picks that will help put your best face forward this season

Whether you’re looking for a bronzer that delivers sun-kissed warmth, a lash-lifting mascara or a polish in season’s hottest shade, each of these makeup bag updates comes through with beauty-boosting benefits. Better yet, they’re all easy to incorporate into your existing routine. Choose one or try them all — either way, count on this checklist to deliver a verified holiday makeover with no learning curve.

For a bright ‘n merry glow

Featuring a luxe blossom-embossed surface, Milani Rose Powder Blush feels like an indulgence before you even dip into it. But once you sweep the finely milled, richly pigmented powder over cheeks, the real treat is revealed. Imparting subtle, yet energizing colour, it’s the pre-party pick-me-up any dull, tired complexion needs.

For next-level lashes

Rethink a makeup bag staple by layering mascaras. The pro artist move maximizes length, volume and lift, and it’s a simple DIY that will truly transform lashes on your next night out. Get started with the best-selling formulas in the Essence Lash Princess 4 pack Holiday Kit. Try Lash Princess Volume with a layer of Lash Princess False Lash Effect on top and get prepared to be wowed.

For party-proof lips

You’re ready for outings packed with sipping and nibbling, but is your lipstick up to the task? Before you hit the party circuit, consider an upgrade to CoverGirl Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick in “Risky Business.” The long-lasting formula in a plum rose tone delivers the best of both worlds: it’s transfer-, water- and kiss-proof without cracking or fading and also deeply hydrating and comfortable.

For sun-kissed illumination

Unleashing the look of a mid-summer glow at the end of the year is the ultimate flex, and the right bronzer will make you the belle of the ball. With a silky texture of saturated pigments Revlon Skinlights Pristamtic Face Bronzer offers subtle, buildable colour that gilds any skin tone with natural-looking warmth.

For essential maintenance

A must-have for your makeup bag that’s not makeup at all, the Tweezerman Midnight Cheers Brow & Lash Set is designed for successful prep. The slanted tip tweezers make it easy to grab and remove delicate hairs along the brow bones, while the silicone-padded lash curler coaxes eyelashes to spring forth for a more wide-awake look. You’ll be surprised at how these subtle tweaks to your beauty routine can yield eye-opening results.

For a stylish accent

Whether your overall style is joyfully lavish or distinctly minimal, a well-executed manicure elevates everything. This season, try Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ in “Can't Beet Royalty.” An alternative to a classic holiday red, the deep burgundy hue packs a dramatic punch that look instantly chic on any nail shape and flatters every skin tone. Plus, the chip-resistant colour stands up to whatever you throw at it.

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