Let’s Get Festive: 10 Tips for Perfecting Your Holiday Glam

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It’s party season! And that means embracing the holiday spirit—and getting glam. Whether you’re applying gold shimmer eyeliner or a bold red lip, we’ve got all the tips for looking (and feeling!) your most joyful this season.

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Rock an Iconic Red Lip

‘Tis the season to make a festive statement—so don’t be afraid to go for it.


Try MAC Lipstick Matte in Ruby Woo for a rich shade that’ll last all day—and boldly pair with any holiday look.

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A Little Sparkle Goes a Long Way

The easiest way to amp up your holiday makeup? Add some shimmer.


We love Morphe’s limited-edition 35TE Tease The Season Artistry Palette for creating new looks that feel fun, fresh and totally festive.

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Let it Glow: Bring Out Your Natural Radiance

The holidays call for plenty of photos with your loved ones.


Find your picture-perfect glow with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette—a limited-edition find with six gorgeous shades.

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A New Year Calls for New Hair

Change it up! What better way to embrace the new year than with a fab new hairstyle?


Dyson’s Special Edition Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long makes it easy to create whatever look you’re going for.

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Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Glowing

As the weather gets colder, moisturizing is more important than ever.


Make sure your holiday glow lasts all season long with First Aid Beauty’s Hydrate and Chill Kit—including all the essentials that your skin craves.

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Find a Festive Scent for You (and Them!)

When it comes to getting holiday glam, don’t forget the fragrance.


Complete your look with a signature scent like Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl Blush and Very Good Girl Glam Mini Duo Set. Pro-tip: the iconic packaging also makes it a luxe gift.

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Bring the Drama with Lush Lashes

Full, fabulous eyelashes can take your holiday glam to the next level.


Achieve the look with Tarte’s Last Wish List Best-Sellers Set. Includes 3 individually boxed mascaras and 1 liner (share ’em with your besties!).

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Keep it Natural with a Soft Contour

If a more natural vibe is what you’re after, you can still elevate your look with a soft contour technique.


Ulta Beauty Collection’s limited-edition Beauty Box: Main Character Edition has everything you need to bring out your best features—and celebrate your natural beauty.

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Don’t Forget Your Beauty On the Go

If you’ll be traveling over the holidays, make sure to have your skin care essentials on hand.


Drunk Elephant’s Mama & Cub: Protini Duo Kit will keep your skin moisturized while improving tone, texture and firmness.

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This Season, Unwrap Joy.

There’s nothing better than celebrating the holidays with the people you love most. Find their most-wished-for gifts—from skin care to fragrances, makeup and more—all in one place at Ulta Beauty.