The holiday season is in full swing, and that means company parties, sassy cocktail dresses, presents galore and of course, indulgent eating. Despite all the stress and demands the revelry may bring, one thing is for sure: We all want to look and feel our best during the holidays as we end the year in style. In this month’s BeautyFIX, we’ve got a boxful of must-have tools to help you enjoy the celebrations with class and survive the aftermath with marvelous poise.
From head to mistletoe, we’ve got the pampering covered. Rejuvenate your skin and hair before the celebrations begin. Take advantage of quick-fix tools and enviable cosmetics to wear the night of your party. Then unwind with calming serums and creams to help you detox and rid your skin of all traces of holiday tension. Check out what’s in store for you this month.
1. The Tool to Tame All Tresses: Harry Josh Pro Tools Mini Oval Brush
Why We Love It: Light, ergonomic and adorable, this little power tool can tag along with you during your holiday travels in any size purse. From celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh, it’s the miniature version of his bestselling professional brush that stars just can’t keep their hands off of. The even blend of high-quality boar and nylon bristles makes this brush gentle enough for fine hair yet strong enough to comb through coarse tangles. Give your hair a shine boost as it evenly distributes your hair’s natural oils.
2. For That Show-Stopping Pout: glominerals Suede Matte Stick – Pinup
Why We Love It: There’s no better way to make a statement at a party than with classic ruby-red lips—and glominerals has nailed the look. This rich matte lipstick delivers long-lasting bold coverage as well as a nourishing blend of vitamin E, shea butter and mango oil to keep your pout looking fierce all night.
3. Uplifting Face Lift in Minutes: skyn ICELAND Face-Lift-in-a-Bag
Why We Love It: You’ll certainly take plenty of photos during the celebrations, so make sure it’s your smile that shines, not your smile lines. This all-in-one pack of face-lifting gels comes equipped with powerful anti-aging ingredients that fight against deep-set facial lines, like those around our lips. The Icelandic glacial water acts like a youth-revitalizer as it softens wrinkles, while antioxidants, shea butter and jojoba protect skin and seal in hydration.
4. Be Fearless With Flawless Coverage: Dermalogica AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30
Why We Love It: You’ll feel photo-ready and confident with impeccable coverage and protection from this nourishing primer. Smooth it over your skin’s surface to fill fine lines and large pores and achieve a clean, even look. You can wear it under your makeup or alone thanks to its light tint of color. If that’s not enough, antioxidants, arginine and peptides reduce the signs of aging while SPF 30 shields against sun damage.
5. Gloss Over the Holidays With Glam: vbeaute Lip Spread Anti-Age Hydrating Lip Gloss
Why We Love It: This fragrance-free lip gloss accentuates and adds volume to lips and gives you that finishing touch you need to complete your holiday look. Designed especially for sensitive skin, vbeaute’s formula is infused with anti-aging benefits that hydrate, soften creases and give lips a youthful pucker. It’s non-sticky yet goes on with precision with lasting color. Try it in limited-edition shades Sugar or Truth.
6. The Holiday-Anxiety Relief Potion: Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10
Why We Love It: Does your skin need some TLC after getting through the holiday rush? Give it an instant spa-like treatment with this rejuvenating serum. Its hyaluronic acid uniquely causes a plumping effect in the skin that fills in both deep and fine wrinkles, giving you an overall smooth appearance. Its natural ingredients hydrate, tone and tighten skin to whip it into youthful shape.
7. Revive Your Festive Footsies: Bliss Foot Patrol
Why We Love It: You’ve been rocking your sexy stilettos all night at the holiday party, and now you can’t wait to rip them off your poor, swollen feet. Soothe them with a dose of pure bliss with Bliss’s exfoliating moisturizer designed to soften and relieve tired feet. Its peppermint oil alleviates inflammation and calms aches, while salicylic and glycolic acids restore happy feet with their naturally purifying and renewing effects.
8. Hydration for Hair Hangovers: Toppik Hair Fattener Advanced Thickening Serum
Why We Love It: Your holiday hairdos have taken a toll on your hair’s natural shine and volume. Restore it to full health with a shot of this delightful thickening serum. The leave-in conditioner’s vitamin E moisturizes hair from roots to ends and improves shine. Keratin nourishes and strengthens strands’ outer layer to repair limp hair and prevent further damage.
9. Sweet Relief? We Got to Hand It to You: LaLicious Weightless Hand Cream – Sugar Reef
Why We Love It: The winter season has left your hands feeling rough. Treat them with this creamy moisturizer that is quickly absorbed into the skin. Emollient mango butter hydrates the skin and encourages elasticity, while milk thistle extract works like a barrier to lock in moisture and thwart dryness from returning. Plus, its variety of scents, like Sugar Reef or Sugar Kiss, gives hands a comforting aroma.