It’s official: the holidays are here. And for most of us, that means a schedule packed with parties, which are usually fabulous and fun, but not always stress-free.
Juggling work, errands and play during the month of December is no easy feat, but luckily, you’ve got MO to guide you. (And so do I. I’m relying on our fashion editors to steer me right style-wise this season.)
As for party-ready makeup, I did some serious scouting and assembled a festive, fete-ready list that I think you’ll like. I know I do—each and every one of these items is stashed in my holiday clutch.
Paula Dorf Lip Color Cream in Holiday
This creamy, long-lasting lipstick is perfect for holiday parties. Bold red pigment? Check. Non-chapping texture? Check.
Plus, it’s Paula Dorf, which is one of my go-to labels for non-smearing, statement-making lip color. Stick one in your purse or pocket and you’re all set for the evening
Bath & Body Works Liplicious All I Want Gloss in Peppermint Hug
I’m in LOVE with this gloss, which is filled with shiny—yet subtle—specks of glitter. It works well as a top coat or on its own as an exceptionally sparkly nude shine.
The best part? It cost just eight bucks. And the cooling peppermint flavor helps keep your breath fresh, which is a huge plus whilst indulging in holiday goodies and gimlets.
Josie Maran REM Pen
In this case, REM stands for Rapid Eye Makeup, and this 2-in-1 eye stick is perfect for getting glam on the go. Josie Maran’s argan-oil infused, multi-purpose pen consists of a glittery gold shadow, a detachable gel eyeliner, and an awesome liner brush that makes eye makeup application easy. Plus, the pen is so small that you can easily bring it with you for quick touch ups (which, in all honestly, you probably won’t need).
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
Shimmer yourself this holiday season with Bobbi Brown’s fantastically festive party brick. I like to use this as an add-on to my usual blush, and to add some sparkle to my brow and cheek bones.
Sally Hansen Holiday Salon Effects
Sally Hansen has changed my life year-round with her easy-to-apply Salon Effects nail art. And thankfully, she’s added some hot holiday prints to the collection. I’m especially enamored of this cute, candy stripped pattern, which I’ll be sporting for sure on Christmas day.
Bobbi’s Party Eau de Parfum
Another awesome holiday offering from Bobbi Brown is this deliciously scented, festive fragrance. It’s spicy, sweet, and super warm—plus a tiny spritz lasts all night long.