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A Shiny Holiday Look You Can Do In 5 Minutes

Get your glow on!

'Tis the season for soirees. So make sure you're ready to paint the town red and enjoy the night away — in style and on point, of course. But we know, you're busy and hardly have the time to spend on primping yourself up. So here's an easy way to wow without exerting too much effort. Try this for an ethereal makeup look you can finish in a jiffy.

Start with a clean slate

Make sure you have a clean, spotless base before you layer different products on top. For spot concealing and making sure your under-eyes look fresh and well-rested, dab on a concealer that's hardworking but feels lightweight. Check out the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer and CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion XP for good options.

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Tantalise with the eyes

Let your eyes do the talking and make sure they stand out. Adorn your peepers with a warm hue and make your lashes look fluttery with the help of a mascara that gives volume without clumping. Take your pick from Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Mascara, Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-wearing Formula, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, Etude House Lash Perm Curl-Fix Mascara Long Lash and Lancome Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara.

Go for glow

The holidays are the best excuse to just shine, shine, shine! Layer your highlighters, starting with a cream one as a base and then a powder as a topper. 

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Brow beat

Don't forget to frame your face with the help of eyebrow shaping and filling. Use whatever formula you're comfortable with and follow the natural shape of your brows when you line them. Fill in sparse areas and brush for a soft effect.

Gloss on

Top the look off with a high-shine gloss that doesn't feel sticky on the lips. Our favourites include the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump, Laneige Stained Glasstick, Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss, NYX Intense Butter Gloss and Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight.

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