Get Into the Spirit of the Season with Holiday Makeup Essentials

With the holiday season looming before us, you can pretty much count on a calendar jam-packed with social events. How you juggle that schedule is entirely up to you. At TheBeautyPlace.com, our mission is to help you juggle it in gorgeous style. Peruse our virtual aisles to find just the products you need to see you through the coming months, from glamorous lip hues to flattering eye colors. Here are some of our favorites:

d797e88ac00909fa3ae1400f173d6f54Now is definitely the time to play around with smoldering, smoky eyes. Use the Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad ($30.99) to create a killer look using shades of gray, charcoal, and black. Use the shimmery white hue to brighten the inner corners of your eyes—it won’t dull the intensity of the smokiness, but it will open up your eyes and make you look more awake. Don’t forget to pile on the mascara for extra oomph!

Color us obsessed with anything sparkly during the holiday season. One of our favorites is Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust ($10.99), a fine powder that looks just as gorgeous on the skin as it does in the cute jar. To use, pick up some powder with a fluffy makeup brush and dust it onto cheekbones and even décolleté for an instant color boost. Available in three colors, including silver, gold, and this peachy-pink champagne, the effect is pure radiance.

What’s your glam factor during the rest of the year? If you tend to play it safe most of the time, now is a good time to amplify your beauty routine with one or two products that really make your features pop. Ease into the idea with Glo Minerals Gloss in Poppy ($12.99), a fiery hue that provides an intense, glassy finish and imparts true, lasting color. The formula is packed with nourishing oils and healing antioxidants that actually improve the condition of your lips with regular use—just in case you need an excuse to wear the brazen hue.
89bef089422c4a24059e8684968ee27fAn iconic red nail is all you need to finish your look during the holiday season. You can stick with a tried-and-true, classic red with a matte finish, or you can step just a bit outside of your comfort zone with OPI Euro Centrale Collection My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours ($7.99). Infused with diamond dust, this unique formula shines from every angle, and from afar it almost resembles sparkling rubies. What better way to complement those new peep-toe heels?

Celebrations that go well into the night are fun and all, but all those runs to the restroom for a quick makeup check can be annoying. Nip that in the bud with Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener ($32.99). Apply it before you put on any other makeup, and it will lock your color in place so you can party without the worry of touching up your look every hour. Bonus points for the radiant finish—it’s perfect for brightening a tired complexion!makeup-essentialsOur Cosmetics Sale starts this Saturday, October 22! Now is your chance to stock up on your favorite beauty products—and add a few newcomers to your collection, too. While you’re at it, be sure to visit our Facebook page and enter our We Heart Makeup giveaway! We’re giving away a cosmetic goody bag valued at over $150!

Quick Beauty Tip – No Mess Mascara Application

Next time someone wants to give you their unwanted business card, don’t decline or toss it! Keep a collection of business cards in your vanity for mascara application. Since mascara should be applied last as a finishing touch,  it often can create a smudgy mess. Avoid this by placing a business card right up against your lash line. Apply mascara as usual, only the excess makeup will smudge onto the card instead of your perfectly shadowed eyelids! quicktip-business-card-lashes

Tutorial Tuesday – Mascara as Eyeliner

There is nothing worse than getting ready for a night on the town and misplacing your eyeliner except maybe running to the ladies room for a touch up and realizing you forgot your eyeliner altogether! Here’s a creative way to use mascara as eyeliner. Simply take an angle brush and apply mascara to the upper lid using the guideline below. No one will know the difference!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Don’t Pump Your Mascara Brush

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We’ve all seen women do it. She quickly unscrews the cap of her mascara, pumps the brush in and out a few times, and then brushes it onto her lashes. What she doesn’t realize is that she is pumping unnecessary air into her prized mascara, which ultimately dries it out. The brush lives inside the makeup, so don’t worry about your brush being saturated. Simply pull the applicator from the tube, and apply!

When To Replace Your Makeup

Attention! Pin this, print this, memorize this! It is every woman’s responsibility to know when to replace their makeup. If you keep makeup for longer, you put yourself at risk for infections. Stay fresh, clean and beautiful with this expiration guide!

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