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Holiday Markup Tips

Holiday Makeup Tips

As the holiday season twinkles on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to turn it up with your makeup game. Whether you’re a makeup maven in the making or a glitter enthusiast ready to shine, we’ve got a treasure trove of holiday makeup tips to turn heads and drop jaws. Ready to slay the holiday soiree scene? Let’s dive into the glam!

Prep Your Canvas

By starting with a smooth canvas; a hydrating primer will keep help keep your face in place from the first toast to the last dance.

Moisture is Magic

Don’t let that dry winter weather wreak havoc on your skin. Make moisturizing the ritual you never forget!

Build a Beautiful Foundation

Every great look starts with the right foundation. Pick one foundation that’s your skin’s BFF — if it blends invisibly, you’ve found ‘The One.’

Glow, Don’t Shine

Mix in a bit of liquid highlighter for a celestially subtle glow that says, “I was born this luminous.”

Make Your Eyes the Window to Wow

By celebrating the season with colors that pop! Bold golds & sultry silvers – sweep a metallic shadow across your lids for a look that screams “holiday spirit with a hint of diva.”

Wing It, Darling

Perfect the cat-eye flick; it should be sharp enough to cut through the holiday ham.

Contour and Color Those Cheeks

Peachy keen or apple sheen, nothing makes you look more fireside ready than a peach or apple-hued blush. And don’t forget to contour those cheeks and dust some bronzer to sculpt like Michelangelo.

Mistletoe Worthy

Whether it’s classic red or daring plum, make your lips mistletoe-magnet-worthy with a rich color that puts the va-va-voom in your fa-la-la-la-la!

Lock Down That Perfect Pout

Don’t let your lip color migrate to your eggnog cup. A lip primer is your best ally for keeping your lips looking lush no matter how late the party goes!

Make Your Brows Your Crowning Glory

Create the perfect arch! Fill in any gaps with a brow pencil and set with a gel. Brows should be as full as the holiday dinner table.

Finishing Touches

Set it and forget it with a spritz of setting spray and keep your look fresher longer than the line for black Friday sales.

Highlight Heaven

A dab of highlighter on the high points of your face will make you the beacon of the ball.

Choose Your Sparkle Carefully

If you’re going to sparkle like a disco ball, keep it confined to one feature. Eye OR cheek, never both.

Practice makes perfect! Remember, aspiring beauty artists, the holidays are your playground, and every party is a chance to have a little fun experimenting with your look. So, go ahead, try out these tips, mix them up, and discover your own signature holiday look! Makeup is art, parties are the galleries, and you, my friends, are the artists the world is waiting for.

And if you’re looking for a place to turn your passion for creating signature looks into what you do for a living, check out the cosmetology program at Continental School of Beauty. With multiple campus locations in upstate New York to choose from, Continental is turning out the next generation of talented beauty artists. Get started on your journey to joining the world of beauty today! Contact us now for more information.

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