SQ’s Ultimate Holiday Glamour Guide

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During the holiday season, with so many parties and family gatherings to attend, everyone wants to look their best. This makes the holidays a perfect time to do a little something extra with your regular beauty routine. To help put together a sophisticated beauty look, we have selected ten of our favorite natural beauty products that are flattering and easy-to-use. It is time to add some pizzazz to the festivities. Are you ready? Let’s go!

The most important first step in a glamorous beauty look is the foundation base. Tinted moisturizers are perfect for dry winter skin, and we love the Tinted Active Moisturizer from skincare brand Suki. The formula is lightweight and non-greasy, and the translucent coverage is actually quite impressive. This product is suitable for all skin types, and helps to minimize the appearance of imperfections while clarifying pores. The moisturizer is tinted with pure mineral colors for both yellow and pink undertones to match almost every skin tone (although we do wish they had more options for ethnic skin tones).

To set your foundation, combat shine and brighten your winter complexion, be sure to try the Translucent Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder from Antipodes. This invisible powder helps your makeup last longer, and it refines pores to make your skin naturally picture perfect. The fragrance-free formula is enriched with Vinanza Performance Plus, a revolutionary antioxidant extract made from sauvignon blanc grape seeds and kiwifruit. This high-performance loose powder is suitable for all skin types, including oily and blemish-prone skin. It’s even safe to use if you suffer from rosacea.

No matter what your eye color, the Wisdom Eyeshadow from Kjaer Weis will make your eyes pop! Wisdom is no ordinary taupe shade, but an ingenious mix of gray, purple and brown that is perfect for enhancing blue, green and brown eyes. Use this bamboo-enriched organic eyeshadow to create a smokey evening look, or apply it in the crease for a more natural look. You can also apply Wisdom wet as an eyeliner by dipping your makeup brush in rose water first. Kjaer Weis makeup is produced in Italy and has no petroleum, parabens, petrochemical emulsifiers, or synthetic colors and fragrances.

Lush lashes are a critical part of any holiday beauty look, and you will love the lengthening and volumizing formula of the Fruit Pigmented Mascara from 100% Pure Cosmetics. This all natural mascara is made with fruit pigments, ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, and oat and wheat protein conditioners for healthier lashes. The water and smudge resistant formula helps lengthen, separate, thicken and gloss your lashes, and it is even suitable for contact lens wearers or those with sensitive eyes. In addition to Black Tea, the mascara also comes in Blackberry, Blueberry and Dark Chocolate.

Perfectly defined brows give a polished finish to any eye look, and you cannot go wrong with the Eyebrow Definer from Zuii Organic. The pencil has a convenient flat shape to sculpt and define your brows with a natural effect. The soft pencil has a long-lasting and non-greasy formula, and comes in coco for lighter skin-tones and taupe for darker skin-tones. The brow pencil is formulated with a blend of essential oils and extracts that are good for your skin. Like all Zuii Organic products, the pencil is never tested on animals and is free of petrochemicals, parabens, talc and genetically modified ingredients.

Once your eye look is finished, it’s important to wake-up pale winter skin with a healthy and rosy glow. We recommend the Organic Rosehip Crème Colour from Inika because it’s super easy to use and even doubles as a lip tint! The cheek color is pigmented with vibrant rosehip extract to give a healthy flush of color that lasts all evening. The formula is moisturizing, too, thanks to an infusion of jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and hypoallergenic organic carnauba wax. The silky formula ensures a smooth application and easy blendability. Apply the product with your fingers or use a small-size foundation brush.

No party look would be complete without vibrant lips, and we love the Julie Henderson Organic Lip Palette from Au Naturale. There are five chic and sultry colors to choose from, including a soft nude shade for daytime events. The palette, which was designed by American model Julie Henderson, comes with a convenient cruelty-free lip brush, and the moisturizing formulas glide on and stay put for hours. The lip colors are organic, vegan and cruelty free, and contain no nano particles, gluten or parabens. Au Naturale recently rebranded their look, and the new packaging is sleek and modern.

Highlighter is the final touch to any glamorous makeup look, because it helps to define your features and give skin a candlelit glow. The Bio Brightener Stick by W3ll People will help you shine in all the right places. The creamy formula has a weightless texture that does not feel heavy or greasy on skin, and it doesn’t crease or slide either. The highlighter is free from artificial chemicals and petroleum, and it comes in a convenient stick format which allows for precise application. We recommend applying the highlighter on the tops of cheekbones, under the brow arch, and at the inside corners of the eyes.

A complete beauty look includes your hair, and we love the performance and versatility of Shape Vixen by Evo. This self-proclaimed Body Giving Juice is a multipurpose product the can be used on any hair type for practically any look. Try Shape Vixen to add volume and style support, define and hold curl, or add separation and texture. Simply apply the lotion to wet hair and then style. Not only will this styling lotion give you perfectly coiffed locks, but it smells amazing, too! The volumizing formula adds body and lasting style support without sulphates, parabens, DEA, TEA, or propylene glycol.

A sophisticated nail look will put the finishing touch on your holiday beauty look, so to get nails that command attention try the new Winter Holiday Collection from Zoya. The collection has six “5-free” shades; three shades with holographic hex glitter, two shades with a metallic finish, and one cream. The glitters include Imogen (a black crystal), Nori (a sapphire blue), and Thea (an orchid), while the shimmers include Prim (a velvet blue), Haven (a true plum), and Willa (densely pigmented black cream). We recommend the full-size Wishes Sampler Collection so that you can try all six colors, but you can also purchase each shade separately.