10 Ways To Use Makeup As Holiday Decorations For Your Prettiest Season Yet
Whether you've started decorating for the holidays already or are still putting it off, your makeup can actually add a really nice touch. Yeah, you heard me right. You can totally make your makeup work double duty by using pretty cosmetic packaging as holiday decor. And why not? The packaging of more extravagant and specialty products deserves to be seen (and just makes us makeup-addicts happy, right?). Plus, if you're into DIY holiday decorations, you can use your compacts and lipsticks as a base for creating some gorgeous ornaments. All you need is a bit of ribbon.
Simply tie some festive ribbon around any product, and add an ornament hook to easily hang your products on your tree. No tree? No problem. Find a nice home for your products on the mantel, an entry table, or even on a bookshelf. Just add a bed of tinsel or garland for an extra-festive touch. I'm willing to bet that most people who see your decor won't even realize it came straight from your vanity. Oh, and of course not only will this makeup be perfect as holiday decorations, but they'll also make great additions to your beauty routine. Here are 10 products that you can put on your face and on your tree.
bareMinerals Deluxe Original Foundation Collector's Edition, $42, bareescentuals.com
This deluxe size of the cult-favorite mineral foundation comes in a festive and bejeweled jar.
Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Collection, $270, christianlouboutin.com
Each individual lipstick comes in festive, black or gold packaging and already has a ribbon, making it perfect to hang on a tree. This set of Rouge Louboutin lipsticks in three different finishes comes on a gunmetal chain so you can even wear it as a necklace once the holiday season is over.
3. Nail Polish
Dior Diorific Vernis, $28, dior.com
Tell me this doesn't just look like the prettiest ornament you've ever seen. And you can have it on your nails, too.
4. Illuminating Pen
YSL Touche Eclat Rock Resille Collector, $42, yslbeautyus.com
The black-lace design on this illuminating pen gives it a little something extra— perfect for showing off on your vanity and your tree.
5. Eyelash Curler
SEPHORA COLLECTION Show Curl Lash Curler, $17, sephora.com
Lash lovers: How adorable would an eyelash-curler ornament be? Grab a little hook and hang a cutely colored one like this on your tree.
Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick, $50, lipstickqueen.com
This gorgeous case also comes in gold if you like mixing metals for your holiday decor.
7. Brush Holder
Sonia Kashuk Rising Star Brush Cup, $13, target.com
Repurpose this luxe-looking makeup-brush holder to instead hold some holly stems or even candy canes. Seriously, how pretty?
Guerlain Terracotta Kohl Loose Powder Eyeliner, $40, sephora.com
Loop a ribbon through the keyhole of the applicator to use this kohl liner as a darling decoration.
9. Lip Balm
Tony Moly Cherry Lip Balm, $10, nordstrom.com
Cherry or holly berry? Either way, group two or three of these lip balms together on your tree or mantel for an adorable bunch of festive spirit.
Burberry My Burberry Festive Eau de Parfum, $125, burberry.com
The best smelling, glittery snow-globe you'll ever have on display. Bonus: It can be monogrammed.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go do my makeup from the Christmas tree.
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