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.

1. Foundation

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.

2. Lipstick

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.

6. Lipstick

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?

8. Eyeliner

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.

10. Perfume

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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