BEAUTY BAR: Let Yourself Sparkle

I hope we are all thinking about leaving the “ugly Christmas sweater” to our great aunts and the lunchroom ladies this season. Although they’re a fun addition to theme parties, this Fashionista shows us how to bring the glamour to the season without walking around in the traditional red and green.

To set the stage, this Fashionista chose minimalist makeup to exude confidence and effortlessness long after the frigid morning hike through campus and enduring winter winds. Her nude eye and lip allow her hair and nails to capture all of the attention. Curls add a je-ne-sais-quois to her black and silver ensemble, which has campus passersby counting down to the ball drop and remembering the fact that they haven’t even begun last year’s New Year’s resolution. Her oxblood nails give a nod to Christmas reds in a much more mature fashion, and add a subtle pop of color. As a deep neutral, her nail color will look great with all of this season’s outfits, from a cream sweater and jeans, to an entirely black look.

Overall, this Fashionista has styled herself perfectly to mirror the holiday season without adding everything but the kitchen sink! Her look has an elegance that any college student would like to emulate this season, whether it’s for class, a family Christmas party or a reunion with friends when you return home.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To complete this look, find a gel nail polish in oxblood, as well as a large barreled curling wand. With a spicy hairstyle and pop of color on your nails, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup on the light and neutral side to allow the sparkle in your eye be the focal point!