The Kira Kira Guide to Holiday Beauty

Let everyone's favorite app dictate your beauty look for the holidays.
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Pat McGrath Labs

It can be said that Pat McGrath is the visionary who brought glitter lips to the masses. Her latest product offers a new take on that—with pigmented, long lasting matte liquid lipsticks complete with an iridescent powder and gloss. Mix and match as you please.

Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST 007, $75; at Sephora

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Glow from the heavens with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new Sugar Glow Kit. Use the various shades to create a contoured look that screams glowing but is still easy to wear during the day.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit, $40; at Sephora


Nars's new Wanted palette has everything you could ever ask for—including chic matte shades and some insanely pigmented glitters. The packaging is just as pretty. Bring it with you to change your makeup from day to night on the fly.

Nars NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette, $59; at Sephora



Too Faced

Too Faced’s new Chocolate Gold palette is completely over the top, replete with a chocolate scent and pigmented, molten shades. Use the collection’s pearlescent Diamond Highlighter, newly released Glitter Pop eyeliners, and gold pigment to complete a golden glamour aesthetic.


Too Faced Chocolate Gold collection, $17-$49 at Too Faced


Brushes with a dash of glitter prove to be much more inspiring than the typical set. Why should your beauty tools be any less sparkly than the finished look?


IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA, All That Shimmers; $58 at Ulta



Dior Beauty

Dior Beauty’s new mini palette has just the right amount of shimmer for a holiday look—plus, the gem-like contours make it super instagramable. Top it all off with one of the brand’s creamy mirror eyeshadows.


Dior 5 Couleurs Precious Rocks Eyeshadow Palette, $63 at Dior and Dior Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow, $30


Lit Cosmetics

For the most intense glitter eye look we’ve seen, use Lit Cosmetics' Glitter Pigment Lit Kit. It has everything you need to literally make everyone in the room ask, “How’d you do that?!”


Lit Cosmetics Glitter Pigment Lit Kit, $28; at Bloomingdale's

Kat Von D

For iridescent shine in high-impact shades, Kat Von D’s Metal Crush highlighter palette and the Everlasting Glimmer Lipsticks can’t be beat. Use the lipsticks over your favorite matte shade for a total, whimsical transformation.

Kat Von D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette, $36 and Everlasting Glimmer Veil, $22; at Sephora 

Fenty Beauty

Go bold or go home with Fenty’s Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter and shimmery eyeliner. Mix and match different shades of the glosses to create a prismatic iridescent shade, and apply the eyeliners over a traditional matte cat eye for an extra pop.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter, $19 and Eclipse 2-In-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner, $20; at Sephora

Lush Cosmetics

Lush’s Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar is as pretty a product as it is a cute object to display on your vanity. Use the shimmer powder inside as a highlighter or body glitter. The container itself can also be used as a solid version of the product.

Lush Cosmetics Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar, $9.95; at Lush Cosmetics

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