Festive (and Fast!) Hair, Skin and Makeup Ideas

Get your hair, skin and eyes holiday-party ready with these new products we love. You’re just a spritz, swipe or blend away from feeling and looking great no matter how crazy-busy the season gets

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Nars Warhol Eyeshadow Palette in Self-Portrait 3 ($55; narscosmetics.com) is adapted from Warhol’s Self Portrait. Available in three color combinations.


Nars Warhol Eyeshadow Palette in Flowers 3 ($55; sephora.com) was sparked by Warhol’s Flowers painting. Available in three color combinations.


Dior Tailleur Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($75; dior.com) features a woman in Christian Dior’s heralded “bar” suit, a look the designer presented at his debut haute couture show. Use any of the hues on your eyes, or the soft pink to dust the apples of your cheeks.


The oils in Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup ($62; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com) evaporate, leaving your skin with a stain-like tint that lasts . . . and lasts.

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Plagued by dryness? The mineral-rich water in Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation ($58; neimanmarcus.com) ups your skin’s moisture quotient all day.

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Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation ($55; yslbeautyus.com) contains subtle gold flecks that blur flaws and mimic a healthy glow.

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Diorskin Nude Fluide foundation ($48; dior.com) is a step above a tinted moisturizer. Translucent pigments enhance (instead of hide) your skin for a fresh finish.

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To add volume sans clumping (thanks to a lash-separating brush), go for Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($30; chanel.com).

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For an Angelina Jolie–like effect, try Maybelline New York Cat Eyes Volum’ Express Mascara( $7; drugstores), which boasts a brush designed to flare lashes at the outer corners of the eyes.


Looking fora mascara that checks every box? Lancôme Hypnôse Star ($28; sephora.com) thickens, elongates and curls.


Got lackluster locks? These products get to the root of the problem. Pantene Age Defy Advanced Thickening Treatment ($19; drugstores) fills follicles with vitamins and caffeine, fattening present—and future—strands.

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A protein blend in Peter Thomas Roth Hair to Die for Hair Treatment ($58; sephora.com) boosts new growth and prevents hair loss.


Redken’s Intra Force line ($15 to $45; redken.com for salons) treats the scalp with an amino acid said to maximize hair health.


Editor's Pick: Perricone MD Formula 15 ($125; sephora.com) will simplify your bedtime regimen. Fifteen years of research has been folded into the serum, enabling it to multitask by combating fine lines, dullness, sagging and more.


Next: Top 10 Makeup Items from the Big Beauty Try-On 2012


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First Published Mon, 2012-12-03 15:46

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