5 Beauty Tips To Slay The Holidays

Because an ‘ah-ha’ makeup moment is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Latina friends
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The holiday hustle is officially upon us! ‘Tis the season–whether in person or from a distance–to enjoy quality time and true connections with our loved ones. If you have a big Latin family, that means long days of shopping for everyone, immediately followed by endless tamale-making (you know Abuela is about to put you to work on that assembly line). But don’t get too busy to connect with those who matter most!

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Ever bare your soul while styling your hermana’s hair? Or share a secret with your prima while trying on shoes? If the answer is yes, you know that the real bonding happens while you’re getting ready. That’s why we’re excited to share Reflect Beauty’s five favorite and oh-so-useful beauty tips to help you get holiday ready. Because having an “ah-ha” makeup moment–like when your Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm brings that perfect shine–is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Latina girl applying makeup
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#1: A good base is key to a flawless, long-lasting holiday lewk

Exfoliate and use a good moisturizer before applying any and all makeup, but this is especially true for that smile! We love this DIY homemade scrub: (1) Mix brown sugar and extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl (2) Apply a small amount with the pads of your fingers (3) Rinse with lukewarm water and air dry.

#2: Focus on one show-stopping feature with your makeup

We all love holiday parties and want to get all dolled up–but don’t overdo it. Avoid going all out with lips, eyes, cheeks, and hair. In other words, less is more! If you’re going for a bold lip, then go for a neutral eye. Or, if dramatic eyes and lashes are your thing, your Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm will balance with a soft dewy lip!

#3: Don’t be afraid to use your fingers

Yes, brushes can give you full coverage in a flash, but sometimes you just need a spot check.  So, before you grab your brush, take note of the look you’re going for. Not only can you blend better with your fingers, but you can also control coverage, especially when going for a dewy look. And, just like your makeup, your brushes can also serve multiple purposes — for your blush, bronzer, and setting powder.

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#4: Buy products that are multipurpose

When you’re short on time or travel space, grab products that can serve multiple purposes. Did you know your mascara can double as brow gel? We are also here for eye shadows that we can also use as a highlighter.

#5: Keep your lip balm on hand and ready at all times!

Come New Year’s Eve before midnight, you’ll be glad you have Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm! Throw it in your clutch for all-night use. It also makes the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list! Trust…you will thank us later.
These are just a few of our fave beauty tips. Feel free to share yours below and click here for more easy holiday Burt’s Bees glam that will have you smiling and creating quality memories into the new year!