The holiday season is officially here (have you checked out our 12 Days of Giveaways yet?). And with it comes festive parties and holiday get-togethers. But rather than sticking to your tried and trusted party look, we recommend going for an all-out glam ice princess look. Oh yes, we’re talking about all the cool tones and duo-chromatic shimmer you need to slay the upcoming chilly days. Read on to learn how to channel your inner ice princess this holiday and the products you need to achieve the look.
The hottest way to add some shine this holiday season doesn’t require highlighter, but some high-impact gloss. This trend first became popular in editorial shoots and on the runway, but it’s quickly become possible in real life thanks to brands like M.A.C. selling easy to use eye glosses. If all else fails, you can just swipe some shimmery lip gloss in an icy hue over your favourite eye shadow for a similar effect.
29Secrets Pick: Pearl Varnish Eye Gloss, available at M.A.C.
All Over Shimmer
If you’re not a fan of glossy lids, you’re going to want to try some of these frosty shimmers from Huda Beauty’s new cold-weather-inspired collection. Whether you’re looking to try a shimmery eye, an icy highlight or a frosty pout, you’ll be able to give everyone the cold shoulder with this lineup.
29Secrets Pick: Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Collection, available at Sephora.
Show off your playful side this holiday by rocking a colourful take on your traditional mascara. We’re loving an icy blue or white, as they’re a festive take on the ’60s mod look that can be seen everywhere these days from the Insta feeds of our favourite beauty bloggers to the pages of Vogue. When rocking a statement lash, make sure to keep the rest of your look subtle as you don’t want to take the attention away from your eyes.
29Secrets Pick: YSL Beauty Mascara Vinyl Couture.
We’re happy to say that the glitter trend isn’t going anywhere this season. But rather than opting for an all over glitter lid, try to apply the glitter a little less precisely. Dust loose glitter along your lower lash line, allowing the excess glitter to land on your cheeks to give you some extra shimmer and a laissez faire looo.
29Secrets Pick: Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder, available at Sephora.
For the lips, we’re all about a frosty, hydrating lip colour that’s worthy of all snow bunnies. We’re loving glosses with an opalescent pink hue with shimmery undertones. This would also pair perfectly with the rose gold highlighter we mentioned above.
29Secrets Pick: Givenchy Gelée D’Interdit Smoothing Gloss Balm Crystal Shine, available at Sephora
To complete your ice queen look, look for an all-over powder highlighter to give your skin an ultra-reflective glow. The soft blush-meets-bronze hues in this Hard Candy highlighter will blend smoothly onto your skin and instantly flatters all skin tones. Use the shades individually or mix together to create one gorgeous shade so you can keep your skin glowing all season long.
29Secrets Pick: Hard Candy Rose Gold Highlighter, available at Walmart.