Your childhood twin bed isn’t as comfy as you remembered. Depuff eyes with Skyn Iceland’s gel patches ($30), which use ginkgo biloba to keep you looking refreshed.
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Though the holidays are all about human kindness, too much do-gooding can be exhausting. Drop the Christmas caroler act and unleash your inner vixen with Benefit’s BadGal mascara ($30) in luscious plum.
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Part of you always wanted to go Goth in high school, even if it was just for the shock factor. Surprise the fam and tap into your high-fashion urges with deep purple lips at the Thanksgiving table.
Try all of the bold lip options this season.
For the holiday traditionalist, red nails should fit the bill. Rival Dad’s ancient Santa suit with vibrant shades like Mac Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy ($15) and Paul & Joe in Appassionato ($14).
Experiment with the 45 other shades in our nail polish roundup.
Unfortunately, your extended family remembers a time when you had less-than-flawless skin. Show up looking fresh faced with the help of Becca Luminous skin color ($42), Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizing balm ($52), and Too Faced Absolutely Flawless concealer ($20).
Learn to achieve the no-makeup look.
If the barrage of ugly sweater parties has you longing for a body-con cocktail dress, compromise by showing off ladylike eyelashes instead. All you’ll need is a trusty eyelash curler (try Shiseido’s, $19), faux lashes (we like Duralash by Ardell black flare mini eyelashes, $4), and some eyelash glue ($2).
Sound complicated? See our how-to video for applying fake eyelashes.
You’ve been sporting Betty Draper-worthy red lips all year, much to the confusion of your male counterparts. But with the holidays as your guise, you can pull off the look without the awkward stares.
See more inspiration for the crimson lip trend.
So you didn’t want to join in with the ice skating or the snow fort making. Fake a healthy flush with Nars blush in Douceur ($27), a sheer, rosy pink. Hey, baking those cookies was hard.
Perfect your look with our roundup of natural makeup.
Get festive for the Times Square ball drop with super-shiny digits. Try China Glaze in Fairy Dust ($5) or the glittery Deborah Lippmann in Today Was a Fairy Tale ($20). Taylor Swift would be proud.
For more nail polish ideas, consult our ultimate nail polish guide.