With sweater weather comes a slew of holiday parties and gatherings that call for different looks. So how exactly do you tend to your hair and makeup when you have not one, but two events to attend in the same night? Here, we show you five no-fuss ways to transform your beauty look in just one step. Whether you’re going from a Secret Santa party with your girls to romantic date night with your SO or hopping from one soirée to the next, you’ll look the part for every appearance.
Like a slice of pizza or a glass of wine, a good red lipstick never lets us down. Pack Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique Rouge D’Enfer 121 ($36), a strawberry-red lipstick, in your clutch. As you make your way from family gathering to holiday party, simply press the applicator’s quick gliding switch and swipe on!
Your nails aren’t looking so fresh but you have no time for a manicure. Enter: NCLA’s ‘Dita Did It’ Nail Wraps ($16 for 26), red and white half-moon nail wraps created by celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp for the brand’s Nailing Hollywood collection. Add a base coat to your fingernails before sticking on the wraps. Then, file down excess paper around the edges of your nails using the included nail file to get a salon-worthy mani just in time for your second stop of the night.
Adding a cat-eye to your existing make up is a quick way to carry you from a casual afternoon with your besties to a fancy night with your SO. And creating a flick on the go is finally possible (and ridiculously easy) thanks to Chantecaille’s Gel Liner Pencil ($33) in Jet, a long-wearing gel eyeliner tucked into a wooden pencil with an angled brush at the tip. Say goodbye to lugging around your gel eyeliner pot and angled brush (and hello to more space in your makeup case).
No matter how you decide to wear your hair, throwing on an embellished hair accessory like this ASOS Stone Headband ($15.16) will take your look to the next level.
Still in a frenzy over your holiday beauty looks? Be sure to check out our roundup of metallic beauty products that will amp up any party look!