My Fave Beauty Items for Surviving the Holiday Party Season

My Fave Beauty Items for Surviving the Holiday Party Season

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Today I’m sharing some of my fave beauty items for surviving the holiday party season. 

During this busy season visits with family and friends and events quickly fill up our calendars and I can’t be the only one who is scrambling with how to keep my wits about me. 

Starting with basic makeup in the morning and amplifying either my eyes or lips will let you go from day to night makeup with ease and also cut down prep time in between. Here are some of the items I am currently loving that seamlessly take me from day to night. 

My Fave Beauty Items for Surviving the Holiday Party Season

I always make sure I use an amazing moisturizer during the winter. Not only does it keep my skin moisturized but it helps my makeup look better. This Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Moisturizer from The Body Shop tackles winter skin woes and helps bring your best skin forward.

A primer helps to give your makeup a good canvas to sit on. I am currently using–and loving–the Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer which helps take care of the pores on my t-zone so that the makeup doesn’t sit in them. 

I splurge on certain beauty items and one that I don’t skimp on is a good powder/foundation combo. This Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is good quality, compact and allows mess-free application compared to its liquid competition. Plus you can easily put it into a clutch for on the go touch-ups.

I have a very pale complexion and even though I love how a tan looks on my skin I choose to use a matte bronzer instead. This Rimmel London Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder in Sun Bronze is one I have in my makeup bag and it’s in use all year long. When I do get some sun I use this to even out my complexion. Totally worth the $6

When I am playing up my eyes I like to stay with nude lips and I discovered the <L’Oreal Paris Riche Collection Exclusive Lipstick in Julianne’s Nude 2 Mother’s Days ago and I am on my 3rd tube. This line of nudes has plenty of options for all skin tones but its a great price.

If you are looking into going a little bit more glam with your lips this 2-in-1 jane iredale Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss gives you rich, long-lasting colour but also leaves your lips super soft and supple thanks to the vitamin E and avocado oil within.

Going from day to night is easy with Rimmel London Magnif’eyes Shadow Palette in London Nudes Calling as the warm blush tones can be easily layered to make them look as simple or intense as you want.

I love the drama of liquid eyeliner for night time but have some real issues getting it to look good. This Maybelline New York Curvitude Liners angled brush make it so I can easily swipe across and not look like my 2-year-old did my makeup. 

 

This Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color in ‘Gilty Party” lasts for almost a week through vigorous ‘momming’ and is such a pretty colour for the holidays.

What are some of your must-have beauty products for the busy holiday season?

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30 Comments

  1. Debbie White Beattie
    November 29, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I love the products that you picked but I especially like the Maybelline New York Curvitude Liners because I’ve never seen it but now I’ll check it out. Thanks !

  2. lori galbraith
    November 30, 2017 / 6:58 am

    I love Sally Hansen nail polishes. Looks like a great beauty lineup.

  3. Florence Cochrane
    November 30, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I love your picks. I love the Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Moisturizer from The Body Shop .

  4. Carole
    November 30, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I would love to try the Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation!

  5. kristen visser
    November 30, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    These are all essentials! I really want to try the Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Moisturizer from The Body Shop! I really need a good moisturizer

  6. Judy Cowan
    November 30, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Some great picks, love the Rimmel London Magnif’eyes Shadow Palette in London Nudes Calling!

  7. jan
    November 30, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I have never seen or heard about York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer! Out on the hunt now.

  8. Alison Braidwood
    November 30, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I love the eyeshadow palette. I’m really liking the blushed colour trend that’s in vogue at the moment.

  9. Suzie B (soozle)
    December 1, 2017 / 7:09 am

    The MAC Studio Fix is my go-to for foundation! It’s a bit more pricey than drug store products BUT that being said, one compact lasts me over a year. WEll worth the cost

  10. kathy downey
    December 1, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Love to try the Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

  11. Sarah Letendre
    December 1, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I would really like to try the New York Curvitude Liner , I definitely fail at make up so this might help lol

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 1, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I don’t have any favourite beauty items, apart from my perfume and that’s really a beauty item but it does make me feel good so perhaps it does count – Chanel No 5. 🙂

  13. loucheryl
    December 2, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I would love to try the Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Moisturizer from The Body Shop. One of my must haves is a good exfoliating mask.

  14. LisaM
    December 3, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I’ve heard a lot lately about vitamin C products. I should try that!

  15. kathy downey
    December 3, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I do love the nail polish,perfect for the holiday

  16. Sarah alexis
    December 4, 2017 / 12:12 am

    Oh I think I could use the Vitamin C moisturizer!

  17. Jonnie
    December 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I love that Rimmel palette and the curved eye liner! My must have for the holidays is festive nail polish. If my nails are done, I feel good, even without any other make up.

  18. Holly D
    December 7, 2017 / 4:08 am

    Sally Hansen polishes are great. They’re affordable, and better quality than a lot of the expensive brands. 90% of my polish is Sally Hansen. Interested in trying the Vitamin C moisturizer! Going to have to see if our local the body shop has it tomorrow.

  19. jan
    December 7, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I am loving that Julianne’s Nude shade so much.

  20. Sarah alexis
    December 9, 2017 / 12:59 am

    I would love to try out the Exclusive Lipstick in Julianne’s Nude – looks right for me!

  21. Judy Cowan
    December 9, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Like the look of the Lip Fixation, some really nice picks. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Tanis Lynn valley
    December 10, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I love.the Sally handsen polishes 🙂

  23. Holly M
    December 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

    Sally Hansen polishes are the best! I’m loving that shade too

  24. Alayne Langford
    December 11, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I definitely love your lippie choices! Muah!! 🙂

  25. Tannis W
    December 12, 2017 / 12:15 am

    These look like great products. The lip stain is a good lasting lip color option and the Rimmel eye palette looks nice.

  26. Sarah alexis
    December 12, 2017 / 1:55 am

    I honestly feel so much better when my nails look pretty – a simple thing I barely ever take the time to do for myself and I wish I did it more often!

  27. NJ Nowoselski
    December 12, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions. We are going to a family dinner this Sunday but that is all we do for the holidays. Our glamour days seem in the past ;(

  28. Andrea Freiherr
    December 14, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I love all your picks! Especially the eye shadow palette

  29. Lynda Cook
    December 14, 2017 / 10:31 am

    You have a great selection of make up there, I love that eye liner!!

  30. Linda H
    December 14, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I ‘d love to try that Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss.

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