15 Prep Holiday Beauty Tips to look beautiful + FREE printable Checklist
Holidays are coming, and everyone is getting ready for the best party days of the year! YEP, we all get ready for delicious food, vacations, family time, and gifts. But what about your skin and beauty routine for this holiday time?
It’s even more important to take care of skin and hair during this season because all the attention is somewhere else, and we need to prepare the beauty routine to look stunning on those special days.
Don’t worry; here is the Complete Pre-Holiday Beauty routine and checklist to make all your holiday preparations easier, and your skin and hair will be thankful for this!
10 Prep Holiday Beauty tips to look BEAUTIFUL this season
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1. Change your hair look!
This is the perfect time to change your hair color, hair cut, or add some highlights to your hairstyle. Make sure to make your appointment at your beauty salon with anticipation to get the perfect new Hair look at the holiday party!
2. Apply False Eyelashes
False lashes are my secret weapon to look pretty even with my regular makeup routine or no makeup because they enhance the eyes and make your eyes pop at photos!
You can opt for permanent false eyelashes at the salon, or you can check my easy false eyelashes tutorial for beginners to put your lashes yourself the right way.
Related post: 7 Best False Eyelashes for beginners (on amazon)
3. Exfoliate your skin and lips
Vacations are accompanied by changes in weather, humidity, and other factors that will make your skin begging for extra care.
Try a smooth body exfoliate and do it 2-5 days before the holidays. You can also exfoliate your skin the same party day. Also, exfoliate your lips with a lip exfoliator like this one, especially before your makeup application.
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4. Apply Hair Masks 1-2 weeks before
OH, you need to know how much I love hair masks and how they have benefitted my hair, making it grow thicker, healthy, and long! And the best part is that you can create your own hair masks at home.
Giving your hair extra love with the right deep conditioner will be the best for this holiday prep beauty routine.
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7 Aloe vera hair mask to grow your hair FASTER!
5. Avoid Makeup powders
Now it’s the right time to change your powder blush and powder bronzer for creams. I love the natural and sheer coverage that this cream blush leaves on my skin. And it’s perfect for getting rid of dry, flaky skin this season.
6. Add some highlighter
A highlighter is the best option to pop at any holiday party! And to get glowing dewy skin (without looking oily but naturally flawless), you can do the Yoga skin Makeup routine.
This Makeup look consists of mixing your face oil, sheer foundation, and liquid highlighter and applying it to your face for a natural “Yoga skin” look.
You can check my full tutorial about this Dewy skin Makeup technique and my thoughts about it here.
7. Wax your body
The best way to wax your skin is with wax and you can always opt to make your appointment at the salon or use these amazing wax strips with aloe vera to remove all the hair super easily at home.
8. Apply Bronzer or Tan
It could be winter but a natural tan or bronzer is always super CUTE!
You can apply your bronzer to your forehead, under cheekbones, and jawline to bronze your face with makeup. However, for a full-body tan, you can try this great tan spray that lets your skin with a wonderful natural tan color.
Don’t forget to avoid the sun because skin cancer is real. Let’s be thankful that we can have a beautiful tan without hurting our skin! Here is a great option for tan spray:
9. Make sure you get the right skincare routine
The “skincare routine” phrase has become so popular in the beauty industry, but what exactly do we need on our skin? Every skin type is different and has different needs but in general, your skin routine should look like this: (I linked each favorite product in case you need to check them)
Soap-free cleanser (it needs to be SOAP free)
Moisturizer (and eye cream)
Face Oil (Yes! This is essential even for oily skin)
Check My Ultimate Skin prep for Flawless Makeup guide for more info about every step!
10. Apply Face Masks!
Like the hair, the skin needs extra love this holiday season and all the fun and holiday stress (maybe!) needs to stop for a second and spoil the face skin for just a few minutes every 2-3 days. That will probably help a lot to get stunning clear skin in this season.
You can try a Collagen face mask for glowing and youthful face skin or opt for DIY natural ingredients face masks. (which I personally love!)
Related Face Masks post: 7 DIY Face Masks you need to try for Pimples!
11. Eat a Balanced diet
The next following days will probably be the worst scenario to be on a diet, so make sure you eat healthy and clean foods before detox and prep your body the right way. And of course, try to eat less and as healthy as possible (I know, but let’s try! haha)
12. Reuse your eyeshadows!
We want to save time this holiday and the best way to do it with your makeup is by using the same eyeshadow for eyeliner, as a brow powder and eyeshadow.
Yep! I actually do this hack for my everyday makeup bag, and it’s excellent for the right beauty travel bag. Apply your regular brow powder; after that, contour your eyelids with the same and a small crease brush, and to finish, use a flat small brush to do a winged eyeliner with the same shadow.
Related Makeup post: The ultimate Eyeliner Guide for beginners (with pictures!)
Note: This tips can be replicable with blush, lipstick and cream eyeshadow as well for the perfect monochromatic look
13. Glitter everywhere!
Use a liquid glitter eyeliner to enhance and highlight any makeup look and look more festive on these days. It’s a super simple makeup addition that will change your look in a super amazing way.
14. Get a facial
Oh there’s nothing more relaxing than a deep facial, have you ever tried it at the salon? I recommend you to go with a cosmetologist or skin expert and give a try to this amazing holiday prep step.
You can always try the at home version! Here’s a video on How-to get a facial at home.
15. Hydrate your skin and your body!
With all the holiday preps, it could be normal to forget to drink enough water, so make sure you get a cute reusable water bottle always next to you that will serve as a reminder to drink enough water during the day. However, it’s also essential to hydrate your skin from the outside, so apply a deep body moisturizer on your skin every day after a shower and before going to sleep.
Final thoughts on Best Holiday Beauty tips
I love holidays, be with the family, go to parties and be so festive! And my beauty routine is always the key to look amazing these days.
I hope you find this Holiday Beauty Routine guide helpful and if so, please let me know which steps you do for your holiday beauty routine, and if I miss anything, please feel free to add it in the comments below!
I’d love to hear from you.