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When you’ve been working the holiday party circuit for a few weeks, it’s all too easy to fall into a beauty rut. The same barely-there shadow simply will not do.

Though around these parts we’re known to put fashion first, we’re firm believers that a whimsical mani or a bold red lip can make a look—especially this time of year. That’s why we’ve called on the experts—our team of beauty buyers—to share their favorite festive makeup products and fragrances. From gold-leaf falsies to the perfect palette of shimmering eye shadows, check out their picks below.


Bettina O'Neil

For a long-lasting look, I layer Surratt’s blood orange lip crayon and the brand’s Lip Lustre in Bon Vivant. Both products have a rich velvety texture and intense pigment. 

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These Jin Soon nail polishes are the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your holiday look in a sophisticated way.

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This Escentric Molecules scent smells wonderful on everyone, as it heightens your own natural smell and works great on top of your favorite fragrance; it’s an absolute head turner. And bonus—it fits perfectly into your purse or jacket pocket, so you can smell fabulous all night long. 

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Kre-at Beauty‘s lashes are decadent! You can get them in diamond, 24K gold, Silver Splash or customize your own!

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Chantecaille makes great, classic eye shadow colors with a bit of shimmer—perfect for all of the season’s festivities!

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Make a statement with MAKE’s bold red lip that’s both festive and fashionable. MAKE also donates 10 percent of sales to charity, which is a great way to give back during the holidays!