[BEAUTY 101]
How to Achieve Your Best Holiday Glam Look

[BEAUTY 101]
How to Achieve Your Best Holiday Glam Look

Creative design director of Procter & Gamble Pat McGrath offers her favorite products to achieve the best luxurious look for the season!

by Team Ebony,

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The holiday season always calls for glitz and glam. There’s something about the aroma that makes us go cuckoo over glitter, gold and everything red. Especially when it comes to our makeup. If you’re wondering how you’re going to achieve the ultimate glamorous holiday look this year, you’re in the right place. We tracked down the fabulous professional makeup artist and creative design director of Procter & Gamble, Pat McGrath, to offer her best tips on how to get your best holiday glam look. 

On Face and Eyes:

Shimmering golds are always festive and perfect for the holidays. First, apply CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup on the face, which blends into the skin tone seamlessly. Then for eyes, try layering CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Gold Flame along with CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Gold. For extra sparkle, highlight brow bones and inner corners of eyes using CoverGirl Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess, or the new CoverGirl TruMagic in the Luminizer.

On the Perfect Cat-Eye:

Cat-eyes with winged black liquid liner add classic glamour to any holiday look. Trace above lash line, creating the desired shape. Use CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Ink. Set and seal shape using CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast in Pitch Black Passion. Finish eyes with a luxurious coat of CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara in Very Black.

On Bleeding Red:

When thinking of the holidays, one immediately pictures the color red. Compliment a bare eye with a classic red lip. First, trace lips with CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipliner in Passion. Next, use CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Color in See Red and top with CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Turn Up the Heat. Get gleeful with the perfect red polish using Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Lover.

On Glitter Gold:

For jubilant sparkle, decorate lips using a slick of Dolce and Gabbana Sicilian Jewels Collection in Topaz, or CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Date Night. Compliment gold eyes or lips using Dolce and Gabbana Sicilian Jewels Collection Nail Lacquer in Topazio, or CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Goldilocks.

On Going Nude:

Nude nails never go out of season. Keep a classic manicure using Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Pure Nude, or try CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Fawn.

—DaMonica Boone

 
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