The perf merry'n'bright makeup look to rock this Christmas


The best Christmas look is pretty, natural and just a pinch festive. That's why we're loving the combo of gold lids + mauve lips, which lighting up the faces of all of our fave celebs (like selfie queen Karlie) at the moment. Here's how to land the low-key pretty vibe in under 5 minutes...

1. Prep your skin. Wash your face, and apply lotion. Smooth on your favorite BB cream or tinted moisturizer. To really glow, mix a couple tiny drops of illuminator into your tint (hint: if your skin tends to get oily, skip this step!). We love Nyx's "Born to Glow" ($8,

2. Add tiny tinsel to your lids. If you want a little drama, use a black eyeliner along your lashline. (Got a family that's strict about makeup? Skip it! It's so not critical to this look, sugar plum.) Sweep gold eye shadow across your lids. If you prefer, you could use rose gold, bronze or even a dusting of copper. Add 1-2 coats of mascara.

3. Deck your lips. The final step? A swipe of mauve lip gloss (like this one), which works on basically every skin tone. Stash it in your clutch for any potential mistletoe moments.

Image source: Instagram

What's your merry makeup go-to? Let us know below!



by Katie Abbondanza | 2/1/2016