Holiday Glam — Makeup That Glitters

Holiday Glam — Makeup That Glitters

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Guests will all be trying to out-glam each other at those holiday parties. Be the glam-est of all with these beauty standouts!


Vincent Longo Trio Diamond Eye Shadow in Sweet Vivaldi ($25) at Vincent Longo

Vincent Longo Trio Diamond Eye Shadow

Create a mysterious, smoldering eye with this trio of glimmering, baked shadows. The colors are beautiful, complex and gorgeous on most skin tones.  Dust them on dry for a soft look, apply wet for a more dramatic effect. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner ($4.49) at Ulta

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof EyelinerThese liners are so smooth that they glide on with the lightest touch. There are tons of shimmering shades to choose from, from a soft, subtle brown to a vibrant purple. Better yet, they are waterproof so they won’t budge as you dance the night away.


Prescriptives Magic Liquid Powder ($42) at

Prescriptives Magic Liquid Powder

And for a little extra twinkle on the upper cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose, or anywhere else you want to shine, this finer-than-fine loose powder is just the ticket for any skin tone.


Your It Girl Perfect Red Lip Duo ($24, a $42 value) at Ulta

Your It Girl Perfect Red Lip Duo

Not everything should glitter for holiday. You need a little balance after all, and the perfect partner for all that sparkle is a killer red lip.  This limited edition set includes a full size Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Lipstick in Signature IT Girl Universal Red Shade and a travel-size Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner in Cherry Flush. These true reds work on a multitude of skin tones and give the perfect pop for holiday.


NCLA Diana and NCLA Grace ($16 each) at

NCLA Diana and NCLA Grace

My favorite nail look of the season is Diana, a sheer polish with dark, varying opalescent sparkles layered over Grace, a spectacular gold.


Lush Skin Tint ($19.95) at Lush

Lush Skin TintPlan to bare a shoulder or two? Give them a little glisten with these creamy Skin Tints from Lush. I would recommend Feeling Younger for pale skin and Charisma for medium to deep skin tones.  Smooth a tiny dab of this cream along the shoulders or clavicle for just the right amount of sexy strobing. $19.95 each at

Trae Bodge
Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, TV presenter and spokesperson, specializing in beauty, tech, apps, toys, gift guides and smart shopping. Her editorial work has been featured on: The Real Deal by RetailMeNot,,, BeautyEdge and more. She has shared her insights, tips and favorite products on dozens of TV shows, including Today, Rachael Ray Show, CNN,, NBC’s New York Live, numerous FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates, and on radio networks across the country. Trae also co-founded and served as creative director of the cult cosmetic brand Three Customer Color Specialists, and has been a professional makeup artist for more than fifteen years.  


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