Tis the season… for spiced lattes and drinking too much wine by the fire. The season of giving and realizing life isn’t all about you. It is also the season for disgruntled retail employees and equally crazy holiday shoppers. I swear mercury goes into retrograde during the month of December, regardless of its actual phase. So, while you’re out braving the theoretical storm, why not pick up some things that might put a bright spot amongst the crowds of scrooges out there? Here are some beauty trends this winter that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Even Grandma who lives over the river and through the woods will want to get in on this action.
Tis the season for GLITTER! Scintillate your lids with some actual glitter on your eye lids. No really. You thought glitter died with Disco? Wrong! Glitter it up bitch. All over the lids and let it be messy, like a fairy farted on your face. Urban Decay’s Moondust pallet is the perfect collection of spacey glitter to compliment this new aged holiday look. Try using a wet brush to apply the shades for an even more intense, out of this world appearance. It really makes you feel like a kid again.
If glitter isn’t your thing, you can always foil the lids so you can keep on trend, yet not look so much like you escaped an enchanted forest. Try Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadows, they have their own little spatula for fool proof application and don’t flake off.
Big, bold brows are still continuing on into 2017 so don’t expect that awful 90’s trend to come back anytime soon. Yes I know the 90’s are back but thank god not that part. (Now if only we could get the Spice Girls to do another reunion tour!) To make your life easier Benefit has released a 6 piece gift box called- you guessed it- Bigger and Bolder Brow Kit. Lets get these suckers on point people!! Brows are the masterpiece of the face these days, it’s true, so why not spend a little more time on them?
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with the traditional dark lip. Shades of berries, wine and burgundy galore. To sweeten the deal, Stila has come out with an exclusive line of Holiday matte Metal lipsticks called Merry Mettalica-ah, in just these very shades. They are truly gorgeous hues with a long lasting finish. These are right on point with the metallics trend we are seeing this year, and would go great with Stila’s aforementioned foil shadows.
You can certainly use your creativity and holiday spirit to be bold and use all these looks at once. Or at least after a couple glasses you might feel empowered to try one. Keep it light, have fun and kudos to you for trying new things whilst staying on trend. Most importantly, don’t forget to spike your eggnog while you’re traveling over those hills and through those woods. Or if you’re in a cab about to ho-ho-ho it up. It’s whatever you’re into. Be responsible and happy Holidays, my friends, and a happy New Year!