YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY PRE-MAKEUP ROUTINE
The holidays are officially here, and with them, holiday parties! Family events, office celebrations, cookie-decorating, nights out with friends, New Year’s Eve—you name it, we’ve RSVP’d yes. But a busy social life, staying out late and extra cocktails and treats can all lead to dull, stressed-out skin. Luckily, we have clinical Scandinavian skincare to help you replenish and glow all season long.
BEGIN WITH A CLEANSE
The first step to prepping skin is cleanser. Start with a clean face to tackle dirt, buildup, blemishes, excess oil and impurities. By gently buffing away dead skin and debris, your skin will be instantly rejuvenated and create a clean slate for the skincare steps and makeup to follow. Reach for Truth Juice Daily Cleanser for normal or dry skin days and Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser if you have oily or combination skin.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A MASK
Next, ensure you have a smooth complexion for optimal makeup application. Exfoliate with Cold Plunge Pore Mask to buff away uneven skin texture and give skin an intense surge of moisture. Pores will appear smaller, clearer and tighter, creating a bouncy, soft surface that can’t be achieved by cleanser or moisturizer alone.
Have five extra minutes? Get glowing skin in an instant with Dewtopia 25% Acid Flash Facial, our no-downtime, retexturizing at-home facial that gives professional grade results without a spa appointment. Whether your party plans involve an open bar, dance floor and photo booth or holiday movies on the couch, this innovative face mask, powered by a blend of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), is the ultimate “get ready with me” prep step—it instantly reveals smoother, brighter, no-filter-necessary skin.
Wrap skin up in hydration
Hydration is a gift to your skin in any season, but winter especially. As one of the four pillars of The Glow Cycle, strengthening your skin’s moisture barrier is a non-negotiable. You’ll want to make sure your skin is nourished and fortified before any outing. We like Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer or C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème because they prep skin nicely and play well with makeup all day long. By adding moisture, strength, elasticity and balance to the skin, these hydrators create a plump, smooth canvas for foundation and festive holiday looks. Both formulas have a glowy (but not greasy) finish that gives your skin that extra boost of healthy-looking hydration.
ALL EYES ON YOU
Our Banana Bright Illuminating Eye Duo is the secret first step in holiday eye makeup. Inspired by the banana powder makeup artists adore, Banana Bright+ Eye Crème and Vitamin CC Sticks contain special pigments and ingredients that instantly color-correct dark circles while deeply hydrating the undereye area. Layer both formulas under your favorite concealer for undereyes that look brighter, smoother and more energized.
GET PRIMED AND READY TO GLOW
Last, but certainly not least: You need a makeup primer to keep your look on point all night long. Enter Banana Bright Face Primer, where skincare and makeup come face to face. Not only does this vitamin C makeup primer improve and extend makeup wear,but it has skincare benefits, too. With vitamin C and banana powder-inspired pigments, this makeup primer instantly brightens and keeps you glowing from pregame to after party.
FINISH THE LOOK
Last but not least, add a swipe of Pout Preserve Lip Treatment in Lingonberry Jam. It gives you both a kiss of color and clinically fuller looking lips in just one week.* With that, you’re officially party-ready!
If you need a hostess gift, consider our Let’s Get Luminous+ Set. It’s a quick, three-step routine that reveals instantly brighter, more hydrated skin. You can also shop our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide to find thoughtful presents for every skincare lover on your list. Enjoy the season!
* In an 8-week clinical study on 39 people