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holiday glam

So chic. So easy. And so damn necessary at a time like this. Makeup artist Gucci Westman shows us how to shake things up for our holiday Zoom parties with a new palette of neutrals — and a pop of cheery red.


Written ByMAUREEN CHOI

Still in the midst of a global pandemic, in the most curious and bizarre year, we find ourselves in a peculiar predicament: How to celebrate the holidays when nothing feels normal about the holidays? This season, everything looks different — instead of typical family gatherings and unwieldy office parties, we’ll be keeping it small, safe, and socially distanced via spirited Zoom celebrations and FaceTime fetes. Given the more relaxed setting, though, you may be tempted to default to the lockdown doldrums of a bare face and sweats, but we’re here to remind you that it pays to dress up, especially at a time like this. There’s something so soothing and empowering about doing that. It’s a chance to upend the incessant monotony, to enjoy a bit of light and beauty in the dark, and to surprise and delight — both yourself and your virtual guests. To help make that an easy endeavor, we asked Gucci Westman, celebrity makeup artist, founder of Westman Atelier and the queen of streamlined luxury, to create a celebratory, four-step look that will wow all your Yuletide Zoomers. Grab your makeup bag and pull up a seat — the 2020 holiday festivities are just getting started.

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Blend this buttery powder with a subtle gold shimmer on cheekbones and right into the crease to add an extra little something — without the extra effort. No need to be precise here: the more you blend, the better it looks!

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Streaks (never a good look IRL or on-screen) happen when a brush deposits too much product onto the skin. That’s never the case with this glorious tool handmade in Japan. Its impossibly fluffy bristles glide flawlessly over your face for a luscious and even finish every time.

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Plush, pliant, precise — this pro brush is all you need for total eye perfection. The delicate, rounded shape covers lids in shadow seamlessly and fits strategically into the creases for added definition.

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A 97% natural mascara that pumps up puny lashes and builds a full, flirty fringe with the help of chicory root extract and carnauba wax. It lifts, thickens, and lengthens in a single swipe, but can easily be layered on without clumping, too

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 What we call a palette pleaser. This elegant compact packs a punch with its four velvety shades that can be used alone or mixed together to create a custom color. One slick delivers a surge of moisture (hello, marula oil!) and a longwear stain that will stay put through multiple kisses — and glasses of champagne.

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Fingers are great on the fly, but for a statement lip look opt for a slim, pointed brush like this one to spread color evenly and create sharp, defined edges.