For some, it takes very little convincing to break into that stack of glitter-packed highlighters, the eyeshadow palettes that house the prettiest candy-colored pigments, the tubes of lipsticks colored in punchy hues. But when you're running late and have just five precious minutes to spare, the most you have time for are the handful of solid, dependable, and supremely uninteresting essentials. Which makes the holiday season — a calendar of evening events that encourage a full-on beat — the perfect excuse to go forth and live out all your wildest makeup dreams.
Throw red and green together because why not! Roll around in glitter and say you were inspired by tinsel! Subvert makeup rules by doing a bold eye and a bold lip! There are no rules.
With that in mind, we partnered with Ulta Beauty to share how R29 editors are going all out for the holidays. Some are taking a subtler approach with a glammed-up version of their everyday looks, while others are piling on the shine. Ahead, take a look at their festive holiday makeup selfies for inspiration.
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