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7 Holiday Beauty Tweaks

Just add these beauty tricks to your get-pretty routine for instant oomph.

It’s the busiest time of the year and we have no doubt that your schedule is packed with endless Christmas parties and reunions. If you want to look extra gorge in photos and show ’em that 2014 did you good, add these little tweaks to your makeup and beauty routine. You’ll be glad you made the effort once you see all the likes in your IG feed.

Tweak 1: Add Some Eyeshadow.
If a hint of eyeliner can open up your peepers, imagine all the pretty benefits that swiping on eyeshadow can achieve. A subtle smoky eye that’s a mix of browns and champagnes are perfect for adding a hint of glam to a festive night out.

Try: Smashbox On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette, P1,950, available at Beauty Bar

Tweak 2: Try Falsies.
It’s an intimidating makeup step, but it’s always worth it, especially if you’ve been putting in a lot of late nights doing OT at work. This Cosmo-certified secret will ensure that you look awake, engaged, and bright-eyed at parties—especially when you’d rather be in bed. Tip: Try using false lashes that come with self-adhesives (yes, they exist!). They’re easier to stick on and you can use them up to three or four times, so you don’t have to spend extra on lash glue!

Try: 3S Pre-Glued False Eyelashes, P250, available here!

Tweak 3: Walk In With A Killer Lip.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—a bold lip is your best makeup accessory. If you have no time to primp or just don’t think you’ll have the energy to remove your makeup when you get home, a unique color on your pout (like fuchsia, red, or a deep cherry) is the way to go.

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Try: Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in Contessa Flourescent, P995, available here!

Tweak 4: Create Shadows.
Over your cheeks, we mean. If you want to slim down your face, create light shadows over your cheeks to subtly sculpt yourself some supermodel-like cheekbones with a darker powder or matte bronzer. Learn how here!

Try: Prestige Sunflower Bronzing Powder in Sunkissed, P675, available at Beauty Bar

Tweak 5: Darken Your Brows.
If you’re attending a party that’s a little more fashyon, a stronger brow (think: Cara Delevingne) is a fun way to add more drama and change your vibe. Just pair it with a nude or stained lip to balance out your entire look.

Try: Tony Moly Easy Touch Cake Eyebrow, P448, available at SM Megamall

Tweak 6: Stick On Some Arm Candy.
Meeting your bae’s friends or family for the first time? Wearing something unique and eye-catching, like temporary gold tattoos, is a great way to break the ice and leave a lasting impression. Plus, you won’t have to worry about wearing accessories either.

Try: Lulu DK Temporary Tattoos, P1,500, available here!

Tweak 7: Get A Gel Mani.
You probably won’t have the time (or energy) to drive to your fave nail salon for regular manicures. In order to make sure that your tips and toes are in primo condition, invest in a gel mani. This way, your nails will stay chip-free and shiny for at least two weeks.

Try: Bandi Gelique Manicures come in Smokey and Python Skin Coats, available at Nail Tropics.

For more beauty tips and tricks, visit Nicole on beautyandsparkle.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.