The holidays are no time for this no-makeup makeup business. Winter is all about glamorous eyes, sparkles and drama. How else are you going to seduce your single hot colleague at the annual office holiday party? (Kidding!)

This year, we look to some of the hottest beauty trends on the runway and our celebrity friends to create the best holiday beauty looks for the season.

Check out our holiday makeup tips:

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  • Grey Eyes - Garcelle Beauvais

  • Rosy Glow - Karlie Kloss

  • Wine Coloured Lips - Lily Collins

  • Braid - Kate Bosworth

  • Straight And Parted In The Middle - Victoria Justice

  • Slick Hair - Kim Kardashian

  • Glitter Eyes - Katy Perry

  • Red Lip - Taylor Swift

  • Cat Eye - Vanessa Hudgens

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  • Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow Duo in Grey Matters

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  • Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Pop Star

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  • Remove Nail Polish Without Remover

    If you run out of nail polish remover, you can remove cracked or chipped nail polish by applying a clear top coat to the nail and removing it promptly with a cotton ball. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Stop Taking Supplements

    It's true the healthier you are, the healthier your skin and hair will be. But popping supplements without discussing them with your doctor can do more harm than good. Why? Because mixing certain vitamins and minerals can have the opposite effect of what you're hoping. Talk to your doc before popping any pills. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Avoid Overly Rosy Cheeks

    Giving yourself a natural glow avec blush is an in look for spring. But you'll want to avoid brushing on too much (lest you look like a clown). So always start your blush line two finger widths away from your nose and only apply it on the apples of your cheeks. This will ensure you create a natural glow without going overboard. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Banish Oil

    The fastest way to clear your skin of any oily breakout, especially in the summer, is to use blotting papers. They'll clean up the excess oil on your epidermis and will prevent breakouts. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Nix Post-Shaving Redness

    Shave your face, legs or underarms in the shower after standing under warm water for a few minutes. This will help open up hair follicles and will soften hairs so they're less coarse to shave. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Give Hair Lift

    Before you start blow drying your hair, add a volumizing spray to your roots. This will give your locks some added lift. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Find Your Shade

    When choosing a foundation, test a product on the skin near your jawline. And be sure to do it in natural light. This will ensure the foundation tone you choose for your face isn't too different from the natural shade of your neck. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • You Can Use Exfoliator Daily

    Exfoliation is an important and easy way to buff away the dead skin cells that cover up your skin's natural glow. Use a light exfoliator, like the Daily Microfoliant from Dermalogica, to freshen your face daily. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Give Curls Bounce

    Never brush curls out with a brush. Instead, loosen them with your fingers. This will give curls added lift without flattening them down. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Don't Believe Beauty Labels

    Some beauty labels actually display false information, so don't believe everything you read. If a product promises instant results or all-day protection, it may be too good to be true. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Create Fuller Lips

    If you're sick of having thin, pursed puckers, extend your lip line using a neutral-toned lip liner. Then apply lipstick over top. Be careful though -- don't extend your lip line too much. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Stop Your Hair Colour From Fading

    If you've just had your hair dyed, the last thing you want is for the colour to fade. One surefire way to prevent such a mishap from happening is to use a deep-conditioning treatment once a month. This will help lock in colour and has the added benefit of staving off dry and damaged locks. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Apply Mascara To Fake Lashes

    This will help fake lashes blend in a bit more seamlessly with your natural ones. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Treat Ingrown Hairs

    Apply a product containing azulene or witch hazel to help reduce the swelling and redness that's associated with ingrown hairs. From there, coax the ingrown hair from its location with a pair of tweezers (don't pull it out, though -- this will only make the ingrown hair regrow in in the same way later). <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Cut Back On Pedicures

    Save money on your beauty routine by taking care of your feet on a daily basis. Simply scrub your foot with a pumice stone each morning in the shower. Once you step out and dry off, apply a moisture cream to your feet. This will increase the amount of time you can go without a pedicure and will keep your toes healthy and fungus-free. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Using Eyeshadow Primer

    Primer is a great tool that will help you lock your makeup look in place. But adding too much of it on areas of your face where you won't actually apply colour will actually detract from the look you're going for (mostly because primers are brighter in tone than most makeup shades). <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Soften Skin

    Immediately after stepping out of a shower, pool or lake/ocean, apply some sort of cream to skin. Water washes away the skin's natural oils and applying moisture cream will prevent skin chapping. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Clarify Your Hair

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  • Eye Cream Is Great For Cuticles

    Instead of spending money on cuticle cream, you can use extra-moisturizing and hydrating eye cream to cure dry cuticles. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Apply Bronzer Evenly

    Before applying bronzer or self-tanning lotion, mix a drop or two of the solution with moisture cream. Blend using your finger or a Q-tip then apply to skin as you would regular moisturizer. This will ensure the cream blends in -- and covers skin -- evenly. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Hide Split Ends

    To make split ends less noticeable, apply a heavy hair repair cream to lock in moisture before and after using a flat iron or a blow-dryer. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Change It Up

    Our skin craves different things depending on the time of year. So change up your beauty routine based on the seasons. In the winter, add more moisturizing creams to your daily beauty list. In summer, ensure you're using lots of SPF. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Hide Split Ends

    To make split ends less noticeable, apply a heavy hair repair cream to lock in moisture before and after using a flat iron or a blow-dryer. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • If You Have Greasy Hair...

    Avoid applying conditioner directly to your hair's roots -- just apply the heavy moisturizing cream to your locks' ends. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Use Oil On Your Skin.. Even If It's Already Oily

    This probably sounds crazy, but using an oil-based product to remove makeup or excess dirt from your skin can actually improve your epidermis' condition. Why? Over-cleaning stimulates the sebum glands, which causes skin to over-produce oil. Using oil-based products will have the opposite effect. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Nix Flaky Mascara

    One of the main reasons mascara will flake onto your face after you apply it is because it's old. Opt for a new container and always remember to keep your mascara tube tightly sealed. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Dry Out Pimples

    Believe it or not, dabbing toothpaste onto a pimple is a quick and easy way to dry it out. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Add Oomph To Cheekbones

    To make your cheekbones appear higher and to give them more structure, apply bronzer directly under the cheekbone. You can also add highlighter to the cheekbone itself (under a thin layer of blush). <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Clean Your Makeup Tools

    Whether you use a razor, a Q-tip or a powder brush, make sure to clean your beauty tools. After even a couple uses, they become breeding grounds for bacteria, which can cause breakouts, eczema and many other skin conditions. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

  • Replace Old Products Regularly

    The effectiveness of products -- not to mention the amount of bacteria they breed -- wares after only a few months. Ditch old items and replace them with new ones. <em>Credit: Shutterstock</em>

The Cat Eye

Lanvin sent some killer cat eyes down the runway during fall 2013 previews, as did Michael Kors, Kenzo and Jason Wu (can you tell it's a trend?). Everyone had their own take on the dramatic eye and we’re thoroughly inspired. Celebrities we love who rock this temptress look include singer Ciara, actress Evan Rachel Wood and of course celebutante Kim Kardashian. We recommend a festive red dress and a nude lip for the perfect naughty Mrs. Claus look.

A Red Lip

Not everyone can pull off a red lip. (Even Jennifer Aniston has openly stated that she’ll never give the red pout a go due to her complexion.) But for those of us who want to try it this holiday season, you can glean some inspiration from Nina Ricci’s fall preview as well as Zac Posen and Marc by Marc Jacobs who all embraced red lips in various shades. As opposed to Jen, country crooner Taylor Swift is known for her affinity for red lips, as seen in her latest In Style cover where she looked especially holiday appropriate in green. In case you’re curious as to what her exact shade is, Swift uses Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Pirate.

Glitter Eyes

If ever there was a time to put glitter on your eyes, it’s the holiday season. It’s like we all save our one pot of gold glitter shadow for the winter and designers such as Thakoon, Chanel and Donna Karan granted our wish when they sent glitter-laden models down the catwalk. Glitter is also a hard look to get right because can end up looking like you broke into your mom’s makeup kit so you can pretend you be a Disney princess. To avoid looking gaudy, look to celebrities who have gotten glitter eyes right for inspiration, including actresses Emma Watson and Frieda Pinto and singer Katy Perry.

Grey Eyes

We're betting many girls’ makeup palettes look similar: Neutrals and pinks are popular while slate grey shades and bolder colours remain untouched. This holiday season, try playing with your grey eye shadow seeing as how Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and John Galliano all thought it was a novel idea. Actresses Garcelle Beauvais, Alexa Chung and Kate Mara all gave slate grey a go, achieving a subtle yet seductive look.

Rosy Glow

This gorgeous beauty trend is a must-have for winter because not only is it forgiving but it's also timeless. Matte faces might have been all the rage for a while but nothing looks healthier than a rosy glow on a fresh face. A cream blush will do the best job when trying to achieve this look, which was perfectly executed by supermodels Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn.

Burgundy And Wine Coloured Lips

Watch out red lips, you have competition. The wine-coloured trend is perfect for winter 2013 and was seen at runway shows for Fendi, Rachel Zoe, Miu Miu and Vera Wang. If you can’t quite pull off red, perhaps burgundy is the colour for you. Emma Stone, J.Lo and Lana Del Rey looked pretty vampy wearing this rich cold weather hue.


The braid has become quite the beauty mainstay and comes in many forms so if you're still not sure how to style your hair, a braid is a good way to go. So trade in your messy summer beach braid for a more refined hairdo to go with your holiday look. Amanda Seyfried wore her hair in a classic braid while "Mad Men" star January Jones pinned up her short hair and incorporated braids for a fun holiday appropriate look.

Slick Hair

Tread carefully with this next trend. Slick wet hair was once, to put it gently, not a good look (at least in our books), but the light and slick hair trend can look next level chic as fashion girl P’Trique would say.

Unless you have a professional stylist at your beck and call, take the slick wet hair trend down a notch and get inspired by this Giambattista Valli look and create a slick ponytail using hair-taming products to ensure flyaways are tucked away. Model Bar Rafaeli wears her hair slick but not drenched in this totally wearable but high style ponytail whereas actresses Camilla Belle and Kiera Knightly also do it right with this slick side part look.

Matte Nails

Matte nails might just make a bigger beauty statement than glossy nails this winter. They may also create the perfect contrast with your glittery holiday cocktail dress. Don’t believe us? Well, the proof was on the Karen Walker runway, where models sported black nail lacquer with an OPI matte topcoat. Gwen Stefani, Eva Mendes and Gwyneth Paltrow are all huge fans of the look and have travelled the road less glossy with futuristic matte nails.

Straight And Parted In The Middle

The polished middle part was seen everywhere on the runway during the fall/winter 2013/14 collections and standouts included DKNY and Reed Krakoff. But you don't need to be a makeup artist to achieve the look; It’s fairly easy to pull off with the help of a comb and your trusty straightening iron. It’s also ideal for the winter season since humidity-induced frizz won’t factor in as much.

Victoria Justice, Sofia Vergara and Beyoncé have been known to swish around their long locks, sporting it straight and split right down the middle for a versatile and sleek beauty look.

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