What do we love most about the holiday season? More than spiked hot cider, copious amounts of pie, and spending time with our dearest ones? The fact that no amount of sparkle—especially when it comes to our makeup—is considered "too much."
Think about it: Even if you typically err on the tamer side in terms of your daily beauty routine, the holiday party season is the prime opportunity to experiment with glitzy, glamorous, and over-the-top beauty looks that you'd normally shy away from. Bring on the glitter lips and sparkly cat eyes!
We rounded up the most exciting (and, of course, the most sparkly) beauty launches of Holiday 2018 that'll give your eyes, lids, cheeks, hair, and nails a bit of shimmer and shine. With metallic jelly creams, molten liquid lipsticks, and glittery hairsprays as just a small part of this season's offering, there's a little something for everyone, from the glitter novice to the most daring of beauty lovers.
Whether you're planning to roll up to the party in head-to-toe sequins or quite the opposite, consider the below your guide to glamming it up this season.
Marc Jacobs Beauty, See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in 'Glamethyst,' $28, available at Marc Jacobs Beauty.
This is the eyeshadow if you're looking for a high-impact sparkly lid, and we're super here for this glistening amethyst shade.
NARS, Powermatte Lip Luster in 'Blackheart,' $26, available at NARS.
We're pretty obsessed with NARS' Powermatte Lip Luster, the limited-edition brushed metal edition of its Powermatte Lip Pigment, and this vampy black/brown shade is for the festive goth in all of us.
Milk Makeup, Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in 'PTO,' $22, available at Milk Makeup.
Milk's eyeliner pencils have definitely become our everyday go-tos, but this gorgeous iridescent shade completes any holiday beauty look with a subtle, otherworldly sparkle.
Kat Von D Beauty, Current Crush: Glitter Gel, $20, available at Kat Von D Beauty.
We love a multifunctional product, and this 14k gold allover gel allows you to create endless, shimmering holiday looks.
R+Co, Glittering Smoothing Shine Spray, $29, available at R+Co.
More subtle than straight-up sparkly, this slightly shimmery finishing spray is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to revive dull, dry winter hair.
IGK, Sprinkle Hair Strobing Glitter Spray, $16, available at IGK.
If you're really going for hair that dazzles, IGK's new glitter spray is basically a multicolored highlighter for your head.
LeChat, Dare To Wear Polish in 'Private Party,' $6.95, available at LeChat.
There's nothing like a sparkly topcoat to amp up any mani.
Fenty Beauty, Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in 'How Many Carats?!,' $38, available at Fenty Beauty.
Look, Rih had a ton of killer holiday launches, but if we're trying to show up to the party like the glistening ice queens we are, Diamond Bomb is the way to go.
Too Faced, Rich & Dazzling High-Shine Sparkle Lip Gloss, $21, available at Too Faced.
Screw a classic red lip, we'll be rolling into every holiday party wearing this iridescent berry gloss.
Huda Beauty, The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $65, available at Sephora.
Welp, Huda Beauty just reinvented the definition of nude. While this 18-shade palette can create everyday looks, it's the seven glimmering shades that are out of this world.
Pat McGrath Labs, BlitzTrance Lipstick in 'Flesh Fatale,' $38, available at Sephora.
Looking to create Pat McGrath's iconic glitter lip in one fell swoop? Her latest lip launch for holiday, the BlitzTrance, allow you to easily achieve this look with just a quick swipe.
Anastasia Beverly Hills, Loose Glitter in 'Party,' $15, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Of course, when all else fails, just throw glitter. Anastasia Beverly Hills' new loose glitter launches can be used just about anywhere, from lids and lips to hair and décolletage.
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