DIY Holiday Beauty

Holiday parties are in high gear and unfortunately, not all of us have a pro readily available to make us look our best for the fests.  Here is your step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide to getting a complete, flawless look for that next seasonal soiree. Each product costs $40 or less and makes a perfect gift to give or receive.

About DDF Ultra-Lite Peel ($40; ddf.com): A gentle leave-on peel formulated with effective exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Contains elm extract to exfoliate, refine and encourages healthy cell renewal. Ideal for sensitive skin.

Other Products:

-Cargo ColorCards ($24, cargo.com): Portable single-use eye shadows in jewel tones embossed onto super flat cards that glide on easily with a fingertip or brush as a sheer shimmering color wash for the lids.

- Jane Iredale Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Eye Shadow Kit ($17.50, drugstore.com): Five sultry hues to enhance and define your eyes.

- MAC Little Darlings Lipglass and Lusterglass Gift Set ($29.50, department stores): A limited-edition holiday gift set of five mini-sized lip colors in a glossy patent cylinder-shaped gift box with a lift-off lid.

- Philosophy Warm By the Fire ($30, philosophy.com): An ultra-decadent bath and body gift set inspired by the simple pleasure of sipping hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire.

-Smashbox Gift of Glow ($39, sephora.com): A collection for the eyes, lips, and cheeks carries all the essentials for a luminous golden glow.

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