Though this holiday season still won’t feel quite normal, we’re looking forward to getting back to a little holiday glitz. After so many months on screens, we’re ready for bold lips, glow-boosting skincare and lots and lots of sparkle. Here’s everything on our beauty wish list this year.
After so long behind a mask, tis the season for a bold lip. Whether you’re fêting virtually or vaccinated, Givenchy Beauty’s punchy coral lipstick will give your pout a fresh sweep of color that’s glam enough for the holidays without feeling over the top. Bonus: the chic black leather silver studded case is the perfect stocking stuffer.
Ilia’s clean vegan products developed a fast reputation with beauty lovers. And their well-earned cult status is made clear in The Necessary palette, featuring six shades of shimmery, satin-y and matte shadows ranging from champagne to moody mauve. Sweep on a little shimmer for a family gathering, or go for a little deep wine smoky eye for your office party. Each shade is formulated with vitamin E and jojoba oil so it won’t crease or clump.
Sunday Riley’s iconic Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment has withstood the test of time for a reason: you can see a difference in your skin in just three minutes with fine lines literally disappearing before your eyes. In this limited-edition kit, you’ll get the largest Good Genes size ever in addition to other Sunday Riley faves Pink Drink (a hydrating, resurfacing, antioxidant mist) and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (a water-rich formula that will drench your morning after skin in moisture).
If there was ever a holiday season to indulge your extra side, it’s this one. Chi’s iconic Lava Ceramic Flatiron got a majorly bling-y upgrade, studded with over 3,000 crystals. Over-the-top? Yes. Exactly the sparkle this season deserves? Also yes.
This gel formula, boosted with hydrating vitamin E, is the perfect sugarplum sparkle for the season. Think: your lips, but sparkly-er.
Give your lids some high-wattage shine with Stila’s trio of pearlescent shimmer shadows. The easy-to-apply liquid formula is perfect for those of us (hello, it’s me) who have forgotten how to apply makeup.
The morning after your holiday partying, you’ll want to treat your skin to a nutrient-rich pick me up. This kit — with Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. 15 % Vitamin C Brightening Serum and Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream — will have you covered. Expect brighter, firmer, plumper looking skin no matter how much celebrating you did the night before.
Make 2022 the year you finally stick to that “get more sleep” resolution. Sunday Riley’s A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum and 5 Stars Retinoid + Niacinamide Eye Serum are the perfect foundation to your nighttime skincare routine. Start the year feeling rested — and with a calmer complexion.
The tube of Hourglass’s Confession lipstick alone screams holiday glamour. The best part? The case can be refilled. Let’s hear it for sustainability.
With 10 golden shades (ranging from lightest champagne, to deep bronze, to an incredibly rich chocolate) this versatile palette has options for every holiday soiree.
It’s the shimmeriest time of the year — and your beauty routine should reflect that. If you don’t want to buy a whole new set of products just for the holidays, CoverFX’s enhancer drops can pretty much do it all. Mix a drop into your regular foundation or primer for some all over shimmer, pat an undiluted drop onto cheekbones for a mega-watt highlight, or sweep a drop or two over lids for some fresh-faced shine.
This coconut vanilla-scented spray basically screams sugar cookie. Mist it on solo for a dewy glow or use it as a setting spray to lock your party look in place while adding a little extra (never greasy) shine.
Put those hard-earned at-home manicure skills to good use with OPI’s 10-piece holiday collection featuring iconic OPI shades including Alpine Snow, Big Apple Red, and Lincoln Park After Dark.
NARS’ cult favorite blush has serious staying power (even under a mask). This fuchsia shade can deliver a subtle wash of color or be layered for a more dramatic effect worthy of the New Year’s Eve ball drop.
You know a product is going to be good when it comes from celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman. And her skin-enhancing foundation stick is particularly packed with benefits like hydrating coconut oil and plant-derived squalene. The stick formula glides on smoothly and is perfect for a mid-party touchup.
I stock up on a new one of these versatile palettes every holiday season. It’s perfect as a shimmery shadow, warm glow highlighter or décolletage enhancing bronzer.
After so much time inside, this feels like the moment for going all in on head-to-toe glam. Which just so happens to be celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s specialty. Her Supermodel Body Shimmer Highlight Lotion combines “skin depuffing agents” with a cooling metal applicator tip that’s specially designed to promote lymphatic drainage as you apply.
Gucci’s buzzed-about mascara is so much more than the pretty packaging (which looks like the kind of vintage beauty jewel Edith Warton would have had on her vanity). Expect serious length and staying power that will get you through your holiday party circuit.
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