Holiday How-To: 10 Party-Perfect Looks, 3 Products Apiece


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Ever notice how “effortless” or “minimalist” looks seem to require a million products? So have we, and we’re over it. This holiday, we believe your makeup, and everything else you do, should be easy as pie—unless you’re making cherpumple or cosplaying The Grinch, in which case, good luck. To get you glam for every occasion, we’ve created 10 innovative looks that are as festive as they are low-key—each look takes only three products to achieve [really!] and can be modified however you like. Read on to discover the faces we’ll be rocking this season, and how to make them your own.

Golden Girl

1. Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, $38, available at Sephora.

2. Givenchy, Ondulations D'Or, $58, available at Sephora.

3. Burberry, Kisses Lip Gloss in Festive Gold, $29, available at Burberry.

This look focuses on strobing, a.k.a. contouring for the lazy. Instead of blending the bejesus out of your face, let the light create your lines. Smudge some black shadow into the creases of your eyes for dimension and dust your lids with gold, then run a touch of highlighter over your cheekbones, brow bones, nose bridge, forehead, chin, and cupid’s bow. Top lips with a swipe of light-gold gloss for a look that’s pure luminescence.