Sadly, there aren't a lot of female Christmas characters, but I've managed to scrounge up a few Christmas beauty tips based on holiday characters from popular Christmas tales. You might not want to look round like Frosty or furry like the Grinch, but you'll actually find both of these characters on this creative Christmas list. So read on for the crazy Christmas beauty tips inspired by beloved Christmas characters.
This is one of the best Christmas beauty tips for those who spend the winter suffering from a red nose. Unless you're planning on leading Santa's sleigh, you want to keep that redness away. Remember that the Rankin/Bass version of Rudolph did try to cover up his nose before realizing that it was useful. Unfortunately, there's really no benefit to having a red nose that's runny and painful. To deal with this issue, always make sure that your purse is equipped with moisturizer, concealer, and lots of lotion-infused tissue. Try using a green-tinted concealer to counteract the redness, and keep your nose covered with a scarf whenever you're outside in the cold winter air.
This beauty tip is based on Frosty the Snowman, who had "two eyes made out of coal." However, you definitely shouldn't use those two lumps of coal you got in your stocking as eyeliner, you naughty girl! Instead you can try using activated charcoal pills as eye makeup. Just break open a pill and pour the contents out onto a plate or jar lid. Dip a moist eyeliner brush into the charcoal, swirl it around, and apply. You might want to break open a bunch of capsules and store the contents inside a separate container so you don't waste a whole pill each time you do this.
Remember that scene in "Home Alone" where Kevin McAllister slaps aftershave on his face and screams? It might seem strange to base a beauty tip on a little boy, but you also shouldn't be applying certain substances to your skin during the wintertime. All those toners and harsh cleansers might be drying it out. You can actually use oils like extra virgin olive oil to remove your makeup and wash your face, and you might need to switch to a thicker moisturizer. Kevin's house needed a few extra barriers to protect it from burglars, much like your skin needs a few extra barriers to keep that cold, dry air from getting in.
If you're looking for a way to treat dry skin, try going green. You definitely don't want to be covered in green fur like the mean ol' Grinch, but there's nothing wrong with making yourself temporarily resemble the villain. Just mash up an avocado and mix it with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to create a moisturizing face mask. Slather it on and leave it on for 30 minutes. You should also put on a Santa Claus hat and tell your significant other or your kids that you're going to steal Christmas.
This might be one of the weirdest beauty tips I've ever dreamed up—it's based on the leg lamp from "A Christmas Story." The lamp counts as a Christmas character, right? Some might argue that the legendary leg lamp is tacky, but I love the idea of fishnets paired with sexy black stilettos and a dress with fringe at the bottom. It's a flirty look that's perfect for a holiday party. And if the party food sucks, show your festive ensemble off at a Chinese restaurant and enjoy a little "Chinese turkey."
I love the idea of a holiday look inspired by the Sugar Plum Fairy from "The Nutcracker" ballet. When I think of sugar plums, I imagine purple plums covered in sparkling sugar. So look for a sparkly purple dress to pair with tights and ballet flats or boots. You can also look for purple glitter nail polish and sparkly purple eyeshadow. Everyone will be wearing red and green to holiday parties, so why not try to stand out from the crowd while still channeling a popular Christmas character?
Here's a line from "Twas the Night Before Christmas": "His eyes—how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!" As mentioned above, you don't really want your nose to be red. However, you should definitely brighten up your face with a little rose-colored blush. It will give you a cute flushed look that will make you look like you just came back from a fun snowball fight. Just don't overdo it—you don't want to end up looking like a Christmas clown.
It might seem weird to base beauty tips on Christmas characters, but it can actually be a fun way to make your holiday look a little more festive. And ideas like those listed above aren't as in-your-face as Christmas socks, Christmas light earrings, and ugly Christmas sweaters. So can you think of any other beauty tips based on popular holiday characters?
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