‘Tis the season to be glamorous, so The Daily is counting down the “12 days of
Christmas beauty.” Consider these the hautest holiday looks to get you through every occasion.
Day 12: On the twelfth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Here’s everything you’ll need for a divine New Year’s Eve!”
The Look: Banging Beauty
Get It: Round out the year with these 12 essential products to create a striking but not overly done look…we think Kendall would approve!
Wish List: LIPS: Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Sugar Sugar ($28), marcjacobsbeauty.com; EYES: Maybelline New York Master Graphic By Eyestudio Eyeliner ($7.99), maybelline.com; Giorgio Armani Black Ecstacy Mascara ($32), giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com; Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in 307 ($80), cledepeaubeaute.com; BROWS: YBF Automatic Eyebrow Pencil ($12), ybfbeauty.com; FACE: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation ($12.99), lorealparis.com; Estée Lauder Shimmering ConfettiPowder Compact with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder ($125), lordandtaylor.com; HAIR: OGX Hydrate + Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Shampoo and Conditioner, ($5.79 each), both available at target.com; Obliphica Professional Seaberry Serum ($38), obliphicaprofessional.com; TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray ($5.99), tresemme.com; Sephora Collection Hair Ties ($3 for a set of 4), sephora.com
Day 11: On the eleventh day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “You should ensure you smell divine ma chérie!”
The Look: Festive Fragrances
Get It: Complete your holiday look with a spritz of these 11 Daily-approved scents of the season.
Wish List: Aerin Rose De Grasse ($185), aerin.com; Memo Lalibela ($210), us.memo.paris.com; Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black ($80), Chloé Love Story ($105), available at sephora.com; Gucci Guilty ($61.60), Dolce & Gabbana The One ($73.60), available at perfumania.com; Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP ($115), tomford.com; Tory Burch Eau De Parfum Spray ($90), toryburch.com; Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles ($114), hermes.com; Burberry My Burberry Eau de Parfum ($95), burberry.com; Michael Kors Gold Collection 24K Brilliant Gold Eau de Parfum ($80), michaelkors.com
Coming tomorrow: 12 banging beauty buys
‘Tis the season to be glamorous, so The Daily is counting down the “12 days of
The Look: Effortless chic gent
Get It: Spoil the gentlemen in your life in classic style (worthy of any lord!) with an arsenal of 10 essentials so he can rival fashion’s au courant male model obsession: Lucky Blue Smith. Looking effortlessly chic however does take some effort but is easily achieved with the proper routine.
Wish List: SHAVE: Anthony Pre-Shave Oil ($24), sephora.com; The Art of Shaving Engraved Fusion Razor ($200), Engraved Silvertip Shaving Brush ($250), Luxury Shaving Stand ($160), theartofshaving.com; FACE: Clinique for Men Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush ($89.50), Charcoal Face Wash ($20), clinique.com; HAIR: Dove Men+Care Fortifying Styling Gel ($5.99), target.com; BODY: AXE Phoenix Antiperspirant ($3.94), target.com; Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser ($50), getjackblack.com; COLOGNE: Acqua Di Gio Profumo ($70), giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Coming tomorrow: 11 perfect perfumes
Day 9: On the ninth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “If you’re going dancing, get inspired by Gatsby!”
The Look: ’20s Flapper
Get It: To get the vampy eye, makeup artist Gucci Westman layered cream and powder shadows for a “saturated, metallic color” then finished with a touch of gloss to add some shine. Keep playing up the drama by tweezing eyebrows into distinct arches, but don’t go full-out Garbo. Try Maybelline New York’s Brow Define & Fill Duo by Eyestudio, a wax pencil to help shape and powder for a naturally filled-in feel. Create the equally dramatic pout by using a chocolate-colored liner topped with a dark cherry lipstick and coordinate your polish. Dab on a little cheek stain and some skin illuminator for a slightly flushed look that says you’re ready to dance all night. Then pin your hair into a faux bob and actually do it!
Wish List: EYES: Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette ($11.99), maybelline.com; Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow in No Pressure ($20), benefitcosmetics.com; LIPS: Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry ($6.39), revlon.com; Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Coffee Bean or Red Chocolate ($23), lauramercier.com; NAILS: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Miss Independent ($18), deborahlippman.com; CHEEKS: Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush ($30), tartecosmetics.com; ILLUMINATOR: Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Powder ($62), sephora.com
Coming tomorrow: Effortless chic for men
Day 8: On the eighth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Keep your skin looking super silk-y!”
The Look: Flawless Facials
Get It: Ensure your skin is always glowing and creamy smooth with these eight Daily-approved milk-infused products. Make sure to apply from head to perfectly pedicured toes.
Wish List: FACE: Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment ($56), josiemarancosmetics.com; Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser ($26), korresusa.com; BODY: Dior J’adore Beautifying Body Milk ($52), dior.com; Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath ($45), lauramercier.com; HANDS: Tocca Florence Latte da Mano ($20), tocca.com; Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Hand Crème ($18), lauramercier.com; HAIR: Archipelago Milk Shampoo ($14.50), archipelago-usa.com; Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk ($30), shop.nordstrom.com
Coming tomorrow: Retro-Hollywood chic
Day 7: On the seventh day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Here’s seven shades as deep as the sea!”
The Look: Jewel Tones
Get It: Take a bold, glam stance this holiday and like mods did at Monique Lhuillier’s Fall show. Makeup artist Val Garland said this blue and burgundy eye was a nod to Kate Moss’ 30th birthday party theme, The Beautiful and The Damned. Start with a rich purple shadow, brushing outward to the edge of your brows. Then add layers of a complementary blue shade to the inner eye, blending for an ombre effect. Heavily line your bottom lid and smudge for a more rock ‘n’ roll vibe à la Moss. Finish with a few coats of a volumizing mascara. Opt for a shiny teal polish, or top off your favorite color with a silver polish for sparkle.
Wish List: EYES: M.A.C. Irresistibly Charming Pigments and Glitter ($26.25), maccosmetics.com; Sephora Collection Ombre Obsession Eyeshadow Palette ($25), sephora.com; LASHES: Estée Lauder More Than Mascara Moisture Binding Formula in Rich Black ($21), esteelauder.com; NAILS: Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Bright Eyes ($8.50), loxabeauty.com; Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Bleu Majorelle ($27), yslbeautyus.com; OPI Starlight Nail Lacquer in By the Light of the Moon ($9.50), ultabeauty.com
Coming tomorrow: Milk-infused skincare
Day 6: On the sixth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Adding lots of layers is sexy!”
The Look: Luxe Waves
Get It: To create the tousled look at Rodarte’s Fall show, hairstylist Odile Gilbert scrunched strands by hand, then used a curling iron to add a bend to select pieces. She followed with a spritz of salt-water spray like John Frieda’s Sea Waves, then dried with a diffuser. To finish and secure, cover with a light mist of flexible hairspray. Glam it up by applying several coats of mascara to top lashes and crystals to your bottom lid. Below, the six essential products to nail this look.
Wish List: Harry Josh 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1″ ($175), dermstore.com; T3 Soft Touch Finger Diffuser ($30), saksfifthavenue.com; Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($39), oribe.com; John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray ($9.99), johnfrieda.com; Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara ($27.50), dior.com; Swarovski Elements Face & Body Art Crystals ($5.99), xtremelashes.com
Coming tomorrow: Jewel-toned beauty
Day 5: On the fifth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Behold! Five golden tiaras!”
The Look: Crowning Glory
Get It: A simple way to up your holiday glam is with an ornate hair accessory. We’re partial to the gilded crowns spotted on the Dolce & Gabbana Fall runway, paired with blushing cheeks and pink pouts for a youthful touch. To complete this angelic look without making it too precious, add a Bardot-esque cat eye with liquid liner.
Wish List: TIARAS: Dolce & Gabbana crystal-embellished tiara ($3,195), mytheresa.com; Erickson Beamon Rington gold-plated Swarovski crystal headpiece ($930), net-a-porter.com; Jennifer Behr Marisol Headband ($750), bergdorfgoodman.com; Siman Tu Gold Three Flower Tiara ($1,898), sophiescloset.com; Eugenia Kim Autumn Leaf Cocktail Headband ($170), eugeniakim.com; EYES: Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner Pen in Black ($48.50), trishmcevoy.com; CHEEKS: La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Rose Glow ($70), laprairie.com; LIPS: Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry ($16.50), clinique.com
Coming tomorrow: Luxurious hair treatments for your layers
Day 4: On the fourth day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “A blue smokey eye is eas-y.”
The Look: Dramatic Eyes
Get It: Add a four shadow quad to your beauty arsenal to create a strong smoky eye for cocktail hour. Dark glittery hues – blue is a fresh take on black – make for a knock out statement. Layer the darker shade building it up gradually to the lower lids and under eye and finish with a dust a of silver at the outer rims. Finish with lashings of black mascara and keep the lip neutral.
Wish List: PALETTE: Givenchy Prisme Quatuor in Impertinece ($58), sephora.com; SHADOW: Tom Ford Eye Color Duo in Crushed Indigo ($60), tomford.com; SHIMMER: Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Silver Moon ($33), bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Coming tomorrow: Golden hair accessories
Day 3: On the third day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “How about updating your classic French mani?”
The Look: Graphic Tips
Get It: While everyone is donning the typical snowy white tips, play up your nails with a statement (and easy to create!) French edge. Apply a coat of a clear or natural shade base like Essie Mademoiselle. Then make a reversed “V” shaped line in the middle of each nail using one coat of a bold-colored polish (like the berry red, above, seen at Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall show). Recreate the same line using a coat of black or even white polish depending on how you want to offset the colorful shade or match your festive attire. Finish with a top coat to seal, and voila!
Wish List: BLACK: Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Kohl ($50), us.christianlouboutin.com; RED: Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Rita ($18), marcjacobsbeauty.com
Coming tomorrow: A day-to-night quad palette
Day 2: On the second day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “A rich red pout is perfect for any par-ty.”
The Look: Classic Red Lip
Get It: Update this iconic look by going for a darker shade in the burgundy family for winter. Pair your rouge matte pout with a vampy eye and pale flawless skin for a dramatic cocktail hour finish.
Wish List: LIPSTICK: Laura Mercier Velour Loves Lip Color in An Affair ($28), lauramercier.com; LIP LINER: Burberry Lip Definer Lip Shaping Pencil in Oxblood ($30), burberry.com; EYES: Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadow in Pulp Fiction, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
Coming tomorrow: The French manicure
Day 1: On the first day of Christmas, my beauty ed. said to me, “Why don’t you start by channeling Gigi?”
The Look: Undone-done
Get It: It’s all about flawless skin with a slight flush, a hint of gold on the lids (upping the festive feel!), perfectly groomed brows, and a slick of pale pink on the pout.
Wish List: FACE: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 ($48), bobbibrowncosmetics.com; CHEEKS: NARS The Multiple in Orgasm ($39), narscosmetics.com; EYES: Diorshow Long-Wear Professional Mirror Shine Eyeshadow in Blazing ($31), Dior.com; BROWS: Sisley Perfect Eye Brow Pencil ($57), sisley-paris.com; LIPS: Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50), sephora.com
Coming tomorrow: The classic red lip