Our house is dripping in twinkle lights, Kinsley is wearing her Christmas pjs, I’ve made about 5 too many hot chocolates this week, and I am officially in the spirit!
As I was getting ready to film the holiday mens gift guide with Alex a few days ago, I did what any holiday loving girl would do and reached for my favorite red lip (duh!). Immediately after applying it, I remember how much I LOVED this particular shade of red and it got me thinking – there are a few staple items that I reach for time and time again during the holidays.
So, I’ve rounded up all my favorites via my go-to holiday destination, Nordstrom, and put together a list of must-have beauty favorites that every girl needs this season.
The Classic Red Lip (long-wear)
This liquid lipstick in the shade Beso is hands down the best red lip I have ever found. It’s the most perfect red with a flattering blue undertone that makes your teeth look extra white! Not to mention the fact that it’s long-wearing and lasts for hours. It’s the kind of red that I guarantee you’ll get compliments on this season!
It also looks like they are price matching, so it’s currently 15% off!
The Everyday Winter Nude
Nudes in the winter are different than nudes in summer. In the summer, I tend to reach for lighter shades and in the fall and winter I gravitate towards a more “my lips but better” shade! I’ve been wearing this one in the color “Velvet Teddy” religiously for a few weeks and have gotten constant questions about what color it was! I totally get why, it’s the most beautiful deep nude! I also love how easily this shade transitions from day to night. I also get asked frequently what lip liner I like to pair with it and I’m usually wearing this in either “Stripdown” or “Spice”.
Easy Neutral Blush to Match Both Lips
This blush in the color “first love” is a total staple for me year round, but it pairs perfectly with both the nude and the red I mentioned above!
The Glowy Primer
I’ve tried a ton of primers over the years and always end up coming back to this one! It helps my makeup last all day, and gives the most beautiful bright, glowing from within look to the skin. It’s perfect for the holidays when your skin needs a little extra love! I can’t say enough good things about this product!
It also looks like they are pricing matching this because it’s 15% off too!
EXTRA LONG + THICK LASHES
If you’ve been following me for basically any time at all, then you’ve probably heard me mention this product! You apply it before your mascara and it totally helps to lengthen and thicken your lashes while also helping the mascara to not flake off! Basically, it’s a major must.
BYOB Tip – apply two coats and let it sit for about 45 seconds before applying your mascara. The key here is to let it get kind of tacky, so that it holds onto the mascara and really does it’s job! If you apply it and immediately put your mascara on top, everything will just kind of melt together.
The Statement Earring
These are obviously not beauty products, but I wanted to include it because I think these are the prettiest earrings for the holidays! They are the perfect go-to pair that will literally go with everything day or night. They would also make a really cute gift for your bestie or mom! I wore them on Instagram stories a few days ago and got a bunch of questions asking if they were heavy or not and actually, they are super light! Fun fact about me, I can’t stand heavy earrings, so these are amazing!
I hope these must-haves will help you get ready for every occasion this season! What are your favorite holiday go-tos?
This post is in collaboration with Nordstrom, all opinions are, of course, my own.