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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The eye shadow

Why we love it: Because indigo and violet shadows were a fall runway craze, you can use this glistening purple blend to brighten lids and stay on trend. Ideal for blue eyes and a cool skin tone.Urban Decay Eye Shadow ($22), at Sephora, sephora.ca and select Shopper’s Drugmart locations.5 reasons to try violet eye shadow

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The nail polish

Why we love it: With just a swirl of metallic fragments in the formula, Essie’s scarlet polish brings a festive feel to any holiday nail art design you try. Essie Nail Polish in Winter Sable ($9.99), at professional salons and leading retailers across Canada.How to get party nails for the holidays

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The lipstick

Why we love it: Part of Dior’s festive collection, this limited edition shade gives your lips a high dose of crimson shimmer for a Marilyn Monroe inspired holiday look. Dior “Diorific” Lipstick in Minuit ($40), at Dior counters and the bay.com.GALLERY: 15 winter lipstick colours

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The blush

Why we love it: Choose your favourite shade of blush in a range of pastel hues from this colour wheel and apply generously to cheeks for a bright winter glow.Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights Blush in Baked Stardust ($36), at Shopper’s Drugmart, Pharmaprix, Murale and Sephora.GALLERY: How to get head-to-toe holiday style

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The eyeliner

Why we love it: With micro metallic particles mixed into a rich golden brown, lightly line eyes using Stila’s sponge tip for a simple gleam that enhances your eye colour and skin tone.?Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sparkling Warm Brown ($29), at Sephora, sephora.ca.5 never-fail holiday makeup looks

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The shadow palette

Why we love it: Earthy tones of shadow are infused with lustrous specks in this shimmer palette to give your eyes that extra notice-me pop.Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick ($56), at bobbibrowncosmetics.ca.GALLERY: The best holiday makeup palettes

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The lip gloss

Why we love it: Go a little darker for winter using a pearlescent, wine toned gloss. An added bonus? Plumping agents boost your lips for extra kissing under the mistletoe.Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Gabby ($23), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: The bestl ip balms for winter

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The nail lacquer

Why we love it: Packed with ingredients conducive to healthy nails—think green tea extract and biotin—this long lasting lacquer adds forest green to your holiday beauty look. Deborah Lippmann Shimmer Nail Lacquer in Emerald Green ($20), at Sephora, sephora.ca.GALLERY: The best holiday beauty stocking stuffers

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The highlighter

Why we love it: Add a radiant glow to your cheekbones with a slight shimmer using a pretty highlighting powder.Aerin Beauty Bronze Illuminating Powder ($50), at Holt Renfrew.GALLERY: Holiday beauty lust list

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The lip & cheek duo

Why we love it: The perfect stocking stuffer or beauty essential to have in your clutch on New Year’s Eve, a metallic NARS lip and cheek duo provides a polished glaze.NARS Copacabana Multiple ($46), at Holt Renfrew.How to get party lips for the holidays

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Holiday beauty: The best shimmer makeup

Sparkling holiday makeup: The mascara

Why we love it: Apply a silver shimmer to your lashes with Sephora’s unique dual applicator brush to achieve maximum coverage and put the focus on your eyes.Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara in Sassy Silver ($17), at Sephora, sephora.ca.How to get party lashes for the holidays

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