She SAID: Oh Glow On

Shahada Karim

‘Tis the season to get the glow! The latest beauty offerings promise to keep you luminous and bright as you float from one holiday shindig to the next.holidaymakeup

First things first. No makeup application is complete without the perfect set of brushes. Consider the latest design collaboration with Sephora and sunglasses designer Karen Walker. The 6-piece gilded brush set features tortoiseshell handles and golden ferrules… luxe enough to bring out the glamorous touch in every makeup application.

Marc Jacobs continues to expand his beauty range, with a 20-palette of eholidaymakeup4yeshadows that range from subtle matte to full on glitter. What makes this palette unique is the inclusion of 18 completely new shadow shades (a departure from many brands who simply re-promote the same shades in new packaging). Jacobs named the palette (Style Eye-Con No. 20 in The Free Spirit) after model Charlotte Free. Each shade blends together effortlessly, and we found that a few of them can even pull off a quick blush look in a pinch. Suffice to say the only limitations exist in your imagination.

Not to be outdone, Chantecaille decided to pull inspiration from the the Far East with the Himalayas collection.holidaymakeup8 We are over the moon for the new Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duo in Tibet, which features two wet-and-dry shades. The colors are described as warm washes of platinum and slate, but we’ll just say they translate more like grey and silver. If that’s not your jam, not to worry. The duo comes in four other color combinations, each suitable to a wide range of skin tones. The best part about these shadows is the formula. They build from sheer to opaque, taking you from subtle to glam with just a few passes. Plus,  the holidaymakeup9crease-free finish really can’t be beat.

Makeup brand Becca wants you to put your best face forward with the new Shimmer Skin Perfector palette. The effort is a collaboration with makeup artist and Youtube sensation Jaclyn Hill. The three shades: Pearl, Blushed Copper, and Champagne Pop can holidaymakeup6be used alone or combined for a unique highlight shade. All of the colors translate beautifully; even Pearl is subtle enough to be used on the warmest skin tones.

Dior absolutely nailed it this season, with the Gris-Or nail polish. Not grey, not gold… but some magical hybrid of both. The result is decidedly neutral, and will work on just about anyone. The formula is exceptional enough for one coat, which looks like your nails on their best day with just a hint of fairy dust. Two coats turns everything opaque… and if you’re feeling fabulous, an extra coat of shimmering glitter (Dior State of Gold is perfectly suited) will shoot you to the top of your glow game.

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