Woman putting on lipstick for the festive season

‘Tis the season for the best parties and gatherings of the year! With Christmas and the New Year coming up, your calendar will certainly be packed to the brim. This makes it the perfect chance to bring out your shimmer and glitter that you have been hiding in your closet. With you hopping from a place to another, here are a few tips to have the perfect holiday makeup with products from Luxola!

1) Add Shimmer and Sparkle!

Shimmer is one of the easiest ways to achieve the festive look instantly. There are a few ways to perfect the shimmer look. Apply the shimmer in the inner corners of your eyes and it will help to brighten your eyes and get that glowy look in photos. That being said, never go overboard with shimmer! It is recommended to use shimmer on a maximum of 2 places only. If you use it on your eyelids and cheekbones, it may not be a good idea to shimmer up your decolletage. Other places you can add some shimmer is on your lips (a little bit) and even legs (if you are going bare)!

Luxola Sleek i-Divine Snapshots Eyeshadow Palette

i-Divine Snapshots by Sleek Makeup | RM59.90 RM55.70 after cashback

2) Exfoliate before putting on makeup

The secret to having fresh clear skin is to exfoliate. By exfoliating, you are removing the dry and dead skin on the surface layer, revealing a bright complexion underneath. It will be easier to put on your foundation, powder and blush after exfoliation. For lips, try applying vaseline on your lips and using an old toothbrush to remove the dead skin. You will be glowing in no time!

Just Herbs Apricot Sparkle Scrub

Just Herbs Apricot Sparkle Scrub | RM51.50 RM47.90 after cashback

3) Highlight, Highlight and Highlight!

Highlighters are a makeup artist’s best friend and it should be yours too! If you highlight the right places, it can make your skin look brighter and more dewy. Highlight under the eyes, down your nose, under your chin, on your forehead and also below your brows. Then, blend with a beauty blender or your fingers and voila, you are ready for your night out!

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter | RM130 RM120.90 after cashback

4) Make your makeup last

Have you ever encountered a situation where you walk out of your house looking your best and come back looking like a wreck? There is a simple solution to prevent your makeup from fading — primers! Use a face and eyeshadow primer, and top your whole make-up look with a setting mist to lock everything in. For lips, apply powder before and after your lipstick so the colour will not fade and feather through the night.

TheBalm TimeBalm Primer

TheBalm TimeBalm Primer | RM108 RM100.45 after cashback

Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer

Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer | RM89 RM82.75 after cashback

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay  All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray | RM129.50 RM 120.45 after cashback

5) Have a pair of well-groomed brows

Good brows have the effect of framing your face and completing your whole look. You don’t need to keep your brows on fleek like Cara Delevingne, but do make sure that they are at least neat! Keep your brows in place throughout the night by using a brow gel.

Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit (Set of 4)

Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit (Set of 4) | RM102.50 RM95.30 after cashback

With Luxola’s next day delivery option available, there’s still plenty of time to start trying to get your festive make-up look on point! Shop through ShopBack and get 7% cashback on top of Luxola promo codes!