Get Into the Holiday Spirit With These Festive Makeup Tricks

Luna Dawson

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, so what better time to try out some new makeup techniques? Whether you're planning to glam up for a virtual holiday party or just want to make yourself feel extra beautiful, we've got just what you need this holiday season!

If you're looking to smooth out your skin and give yourself a gorgeous glow, then you should start with a thin coat of primer. Be sure to match the shade to your skin, and don't use too much. Spread it evenly throughout your face, and finish it off with some foundation or bronzer if you'd like.

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Once you've completed the base, if you're still looking to add some pizazz, you can add some highlighter and blush. With the highlighter, run it along your cheekbones, and blend it in, so you don't see a sharp line. For a touch of brightness, add a dash of blush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and rub it in a circular motion. Use as little or as much as you like!

Since wearing a mask has likely become second nature at this point, it's a great idea to base your makeup around the mask. One trick to do this is by making your eyes pop since the rest of your face will probably be covered up. So, choose your favorite shade of eyeshadow, and complete it with some top eyeliner and mascara.

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For the times when you're not wearing a mask, it's fun to add a bold lip. Winter's a great time to rock some red; Whether you prefer bright or dark, they're both perfectly festive. Especially when your wardrobe is a neutral color, this lip can do wonders.

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Whether you combine all of these tricks or even just try one, it's never a bad idea to make your face a little extra festive!