8 Products For Your Most Photogenic Holiday Look

It’s that time of the year again, and as your social calendar is overflowing with get-togethers and dinners with friends, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the pressure of always having to look your best (especially when there are so many cameras around!). That’s where these superstar products come in, making it easier than ever to get glamorous at the drop of a hat.


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Self-Tanner

James Read Instant Bronzing Mist ($38)

Who doesn’t want to look sun-kissed and toned in the middle of winter? This bronzing mist tans skin instantly (and continues to develop over the next 3–5 hours) for a quick tan you can apply as you’re getting ready. Even better, it’s fragrance-free, meaning no one will suspect your tan is anything but authentic. 


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Teeth Whitener

Colgate Optic White Express White ($4)

Holiday parties are surefire photo hotspots, and no one likes a yellow smile. Thanks to the magic of hydrogen peroxide, this toothpaste delivers a whiter smile in just three days just by brushing. Say “cheese!"


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False Lashes

Make Up For Ever Lash Show Instant Drama False Lashes ($18)

 A good pair of false lashes adds an easy hint of sexiness to any look. We’re loving these new lashes to glam up your outfit effortlessly. And, if you’re an eyelash newbie, cut them in half and place them on the outer corners of your lashes for a more subtle (but just as sultry) look. 


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Nail Polish

Burberry Nail Polish in shades Military Red No. 300 and Festive Gold No. 449 ($22)

Whether shaking too many hands or holding too many champagne flutes, all eyes are on your fingertips this season. These polishes from Burberry feature accelerated drying times (meaning you can apply as you walk out the door) and high-gloss formulas, leaving everyone lusting over your mani.


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Red Lipstick

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Definition in Le Carmin ($30.50)

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color in Temptation ($28)

Red lips and holiday parties go hand in hand, and it’s important to find a formula that is as long-lasting as it is beautiful. Try Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge Definition in Le Carmin (a pure, perfect red) for a matte look, or Laura Mercier’s Velour Lip Lovers for a creamy color that won’t smudge off with every sip.  


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Hair Texturizer

CHI Texturizing Spray ($18)

If there were ever a time to give your hair a little more “oomph,” it’s now. Spray your favorite texture spray (if you don’t have texture spray, dry shampoo will work too) vigorously into your roots with your hair flipped over for a bombshell blowout in a flash.


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Under-Eye Concealer

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye ($24) 

bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener ($22)

Shh…no one needs to know what your sleepless nights have been doing to your skin. Reach for a full-coverage concealer like this one from IT Cosmetics to erase any dark circles, and top it with a luminating formula like bareMinerals’ Stroke of Light to brighten the area. Voila! Wide, rested eyes.


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Fragrance

Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc Travel Spray ($25)

No look is complete without your signature scent. This classic fragrance from Bvlgari is now available in a travel size, making it easy to slip into your clutch. Spritz onto your pulse points (like behind the ear, inside your wrist and inside your elbow) for a subtle scent that will linger throughout the night. 


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