Whether heading to a family dinner, a holiday work party, or going out with your friends, everyone wants to look and feel their best over the holidays. To help you prepare, HOLR connected with Maybelline New York’s Lead Makeup Artist, Grace Lee and essie’s Lead Nail Artist, Rita Remark to get the tea on holiday make-up and nail trends and creating the perfect holiday look!

What holiday makeup trends can we expect to see this season?

Grace: I think for this holiday season, putting on any makeup is great makeup for the holiday season! I think going a little over the top will be fun for the holiday season. Think glitter, lashes and a fun coloured lipstick.

What is your favourite holiday makeup look and how can we recreate it?

Grace: I love a bold red matte lip with a bold eyelash.

Apply SuperStay Matte Ink in Pioneer. This is also great as it’s mask proof and great for parties as it’s also drinking and eating proof too. It’s also a perfect shade of red. A bold lash looks great with a red lip.

I recommend curling your eyelashes with a good eyelash curler. Hold the curl for a little extra time to make sure the lashes stay up and curled. I like to pair multiple mascaras to achieve a bold lash look

Apply Lash Sensational Mascara for a perfect fanned-out mascara look. And make sure you get those little hairs in the inner and outer corners. And then for extra volume, apply The Colossal Mascara on top and bottom lashes.


What are the top 3 nail trends we can expect to see this holiday season?
Rita: 1. Green! This colour has reigned supreme all year, but for the holidays, reach for a deeper more sophisticated version like essie’s “off tropic“.
2, Glam french tips. Pick a neutral sheer base and then polish the tips of each nail with chrome or glitter like “summit of style” or “no place like chrome“.
3. 3D appliques. Adding a few gems or metal accents atop your favourite nail colour adds a bit of a statement.
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