e.l.f. Discovery


Jeanette Crutchfield

It's that time of year! You’re going to a holiday party! It’s time to stand out from the crowd. Be glam. Be fierce. Maybe even a red lip! Here’s a step-by-step holiday makeup look to get you ready for this party of a lifetime.

Step 1: Prep Your Skin with Face Primer

You want to look flawless and want it to last all night. You can only achieve that by prepping your skin properly before you put anything else on. First, wash and moisturize your skin and then get ready to prime. A good face primer will be your best friend tonight to help you look your best. You want a face primer that’s going to smooth out your complexion, but also have some grip so your makeup latches onto it and stays put all night. You also want to find a face primer that is going to minimize the appearance of your pores. Using clean fingers or a buffing foundation brush, smooth the primer across your skin blending up and out. A holy grail primer to try is e.l.f.’s Poreless Putty Face Primer to help your complexion look and stay flawless and hydrated all night.

Step 2: Apply Foundation

You want some luminosity on your complexion so that when you are in dim party lights, you are positively glowing. Try mixing a little liquid highlighter into your foundation to create your own custom illuminating foundation. You don’t need a lot of it to get the glow. A little bit goes a long way. Mix a pump of foundation with a little liquid highlighter in your hand and use a buffing foundation brush to blend it into your skin, hiding any uneven skin tone but giving you this heavenly glow. The Camo CC Foundation Cream and a complexion booster like Halo Glow Liquid Filter will give you the perfect amount of coverage with just the right amount of glow.

Step 3: Add Blush

Take your glowy complexion one step further by blending a luminescent face blush on the apples of your cheeks to give you that flirty flush of color. Extending the color upwards along your cheek bones will help to lift your entire complexion. Try the Luminous Putty Blush for the best color options with the best texture.

Step 4: Plump, Pouty, Juicy Lips

You want a look that is natural looking but amped up slightly. To do this, use lip liner in a shade similar to that of your natural lip color and softly define the outer edges of your lips, top and bottom. Press your lips together to gently blend. Then top your lips with a super shiny lip gloss. The a Love Triangle Lip Liner will define your lips to perfection and a with Pout Clout Lip Plumping Gloss  will give you the best shine.

Step 5: Set Your Makeup and Forget It

Your look is complete. You’ve got gorgeous glowy skin, twinkling eyes and glossy lips. Time to set this look so you can head out to the party. Use a makeup setting spray or face mist to help your makeup stay put without destroying your glow. Close your eyes and gently mist the setting spray across your face and then press the mist into your skin with a clean makeup sponge for all night staying power. Try the Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist for a setting spray that’s lightweight and ultra-fine.

Your makeup is done and you’re looking and feeling amazing. Now you just have to be yourself. Go to that party. Have some fun. And who knows what the universe has in store for you! Maybe you’ll score a date to the New Year’s Eve Party! Make sure you share photos of your look with us, we’ll be rooting for you!