Holiday Beauty Tutorial

I seriously cannot believe Christmas is this weekend. If you’re looking to go a little glam this year, then today’s post in just for you! In case you missed my quick + easy holiday beauty tutorial in this year’s Holiday Guide, I thought I’d share some of my must-try products to help you achieve the perfect festive look. Although I’ll most likely be in my sweats all weekend, if the rents and I decide to head out for a little Christmas cheer, this super simple holiday beauty look is definitely going to get some love. 

Keep scrolling for a peek into my favorite holiday beauty inspired makeup routine and comment below with your must-try tips! 

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  1. Step One: I always start out with a little NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. This stuff is super lightweight but still gives you great coverage. I don’t usually have a ton of breakouts but I love to use the concealer for brightening underneath my eyes. 

  2. Step Two: Instead of foundation, I recently started using the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I’ve never been a huge fan of a heavy foundation and love that this tinted moisturizer gives me a matte and natural looking finish. I apply a few pea-sized drops to a beauty blender and dab away. (please tell me you’ve seen this video)

  3. Step Three: After priming my face, I lightly apply some of the NARS Illuminator in ‘Orgasm’ to my cheekbones. You could also do this at the very end but I like to apply right before my bronzer for a more natural look. 

  4. Step Four: For the perfect warm holiday beauty look, I swipe a golden bronzer to my cheekbones, forehead and chin area. Let’s be real…without summer pool days, no one wants to look extra pasty during the holidays! 

  5. Step Five: Because we’re going glam for this holiday beauty look, I love using a bold pink or fuchsia blush on the apples of  my cheeks. 

  6. Step Six: I am a huge fan of the NAKED palettes and tend to pretty much only use the Rose Gold variety during the holiday season. I swipe one of the lighter shades across my lids and use one of the darker shades in the creases. Top it off with one of the sparkly highlighter shades for that perfect festive touch. 

  7. Step Seven: Raise your hand if the whole winged eyeliner thing totally conquers you every single time. #totally I try my hardest and found that the eyeliner pens work best. I have a serious crush on this Kat Von D liner. 

  8. Step Eight: We’re almost done! I love priming my lashes with L’Oreal Paris’ Voluminous Primer and then topping them off with the Voluminous Mascara. Nothing screams glam like long lashes. 

  9. Step Nine: For the finishing touch, I swipe on a few layers of a merry red liquid lipstick. Pucker up for the perfect mistletoe smooch! 

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photos by Jnelly Photography

Get inspired for the holidays with my 2016 Holiday Guide! Check it out for style inspiration, holiday prep and a ton of gift guides to make shopping for your #squad that much easier. And catch up on all things #LOxHoliday here


  1. 12.22.16
    Emanuela said:

    Hi Lauren

    I just found you blog and I love it! You look stunning and you post great content! Hope you have a great day!

  2. 12.22.16
    Maggie said:

    Girl you look fantastic!! I’ve gotta try that NARS skin tint!

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