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Our fave beauty products under $25 (and how to rock 'em for the holidays)

The holidays are coming—and fast. Not only does this mean it's time for parties and family gatherings, but that you'll need to get ready for them, as well! Whether you're a makeup guru or you're a complete beginner, we've selected our fave products and tutorials that'll have you feeling fab and fierce in no time. 

THE PRODUCTS
1. L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

This mascara ($8) is perfect for your holiday look: It's a deep black that will make your lashes look *so* long, but it doesn't clump

2. Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Eye Booster

This eyeliner ($9) doubles as a serum to make your lashes pop. The formula won't ruin your eyeshadow, and it'll also keep your mascara looking gorge. 

3. NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette

Want some reds, greens and golds for your holiday look? This glam palette ($18) has all the colors you need for the perf complement to any party outfit.

4. Maybelline The Nudes Shadow Palette

If you're looking for something a little more subtle this season, Maybelline released this palette ($6) full of browns, blacks and tans to keep you looking gorge and natural for every occasion.

5. Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

If you're going for a neutral eye look, you'll want a bold lip to go with. Covergirl's Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Crimson ($5) makes for the perfect pop of color.

6. NYX Lip Lingerie

Are you more of a liquid lipstick gal? Pair this dark but natural lip color (Cabaret Show, $5) with any holiday get up for a low key vibe at *any* family gathering.

7. Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Looking for a finishing touch for your cheerful look? Add some glitter! This liquid eyeshadow ($24) it's the perf way to top off any look with something that stands out. Seriously—just add it on top of any eye shadow color combo for instant glam.

Now that you have your products in hand, let's check out a few ways to combine them into the *perfect* holiday look.

1. Try some soft glam

Want a gorgeous look without the glitter? Use your fave products (or ours!) to try out this subtle but sassy look this holiday season.

2. Go natural with a bold lip

Maybe you're looking for a natural eye but you still want to stand out. If so, check out this tutorial for the best way to combine a subtle eye and a bold lip.

3. Go big with an OTT eyeshadow moment

We love this holiday take on a classic smokey eye. The black and red combo will make your makeup the talk of the party. 

4. Get glittery

If you're in love with a little glitter during the holidays, try out this tutorial consisting entirely of ULTA Beauty products! Talk about cost-effective *and* flawless.

5. Pair red and green (yes, you can do that)

In this tutorial, Manny MUA proves that we can *totally* pair reds and greens without looking tacky (or like a Christmas ornament). If you're feeling particularly holiday-spirited, give this one a try!

What did we miss? Tell us your fave holiday glam looks below!

Photo credit: RewardStyle

by Logan Potter | 11/14/2018
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