At the peak of work parties, family gatherings, and other merry events, the opportunities are abundant to put in that little bit of extra effort to impress. The following artists have given their insider secrets on the best holiday makeup looks using their favorite products so that you can recreate professional, festive looks from your own home.
Makeup by Jackie G, Bedford Hills; makeupbyjackieg.com
To turn heads wherever the festivities take you, one of Jackie G’s favorite holiday looks is a smoky eye with gold glitter to make your eyes shine, but she sometimes favors more of a natural look. “I would still add a little bit of shimmer just to give the eye a natural glow. With more of a natural eye, I would then add a POP with a bright red lipstick,” she says.
The Lady in Red
Khaybelle; New Rochelle; khaybelle.com
Luxury makeup expert, Khay Henry, knows a thing or two about show-stopping, merry glam looks. For a holiday glam, she recommends “going for either a bold eye or lip to add flare to your holiday outfit.” This holiday season she’s loving a classic red lip using Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Sarafine.
Shimmer and Shine
J Guerra, The Rose Room, Rye; theroseroom.studio
Guerra leans towards classic looks with a little bit of an updated, festive touch. A few of his favorite holiday enhancements are shimmery eyeliner along the lash line; a classic, sultry, soft-smudged eyeliner paired with shimmery eyeshadow for a timeless look with a jolly twist; a neutral lip for a harmonious look perfect for family gatherings; and the most subtle yet delightful addition: a touch of soft, understated sparkle to the inner corner of the eyes. “It’s subtle but when the light catches it, it’s pure magic,” he says.
Julianna LoPriore, Static Hair Salon, White Plains; statichair.com
Resident makeup artist at Static Hair Salon, Julianna LoPriore knows the importance of a good base. She loves to start her holiday looks with Saie’s Glowy Super Skin Lightweight Hydrobounce Serum Foundation to create a smooth and even canvas for the rest of the look. Her favorite part of a holiday look is the lip: “A red lip is the most festive way to make a bold and beautiful statement.” She recommends lining your lips with a red liner to define the shape of the lipstick, using a lip brush for precision, and cleaning it up with concealer if needed. She loves to balance out the look with blush from the Refy Red Collection Lip & Cheek set to add a healthy glow and cohesion.
All that Glitters
Mila Rybikova, Makeup Westchester, Pleasantville; instagram.com/makeupwestchester Pleasantville-based makeup artist Mila Rybikova adores a holiday look that makes you shine bright. “My top holiday choice is to sparkle up, and Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow in shades cosmic, space cowboy, or glitter rock will work magic. Apply it on your upper eyelid using the tip of your ring finger. It’s just the right amount of shimmer and you will get a lot of compliments,” she says.