I tend to keep my everyday makeup pretty simple. But when I see festive twinkling lights, gorgeous party dresses, and tons of holiday invites coming in, it inspires me to add a bit more oomph when I'm getting ready. On top of that, my other beauty-loving friends have been asking me for festive makeup ideas. So to spark my creativity, I treated myself to some new makeup from QVC. The retailer's beauty section is next-level—I discovered some niche finds, cult classics, and new favorites. When all these goodies arrived, it honestly felt like the holidays came early. Keep reading to see the surprisingly easy holiday beauty looks I created with these products, along with some of my personal makeup tips. Note: All prices taken at the time of publication.
This is my go-to makeup combo. The real MVP behind this look is a tinted moisturizer—it's the key to achieving dewy, airbrushed-looking skin without having to cake on a ton of makeup. I also use some pretty pink blush on my cheeks and even dust some on my nose and eyes as well. I put on some mascara to lengthen the lashes, add a swipe of tinted lip balm for that my-lips-but-better look, and I'm done.
Inspired by the latte makeup trend, this look focuses on sun-kissed skin and soft browns. My top tip to easily achieve tan skin (even when there's snow outside) is to mix bronzing drops with your SPF. I also use a milk chocolate bronzer to softly contour my cheeks, nose, jawline, and eyelids.Snatched brows and light pink liner on the waterline draw extra attention to the eyes.
When I want to step it up a little bit, I'll do winged eyeliner. I'll be honest: Even for a beauty vet like myself, this technique can be difficult to nail. If you mess up (like I often do), all you have to do is dip a cotton swab in makeup remover, and boom—it's fixed. I add a rosy, plumping gloss on my lips and a champagne highlighter to finish off the look.