Top 7 Holiday Beauty Tips

Racquel Frisella wearing Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Whether you’re traveling home for Christmas to see family, or heading out to glitzy parties to see old friends over this festive period, no doubt you’ll want to look your best! With my top seven Christmas beauty tips you’ll be looking gorgeous for those under-the-mistletoe moments.

1. Skin Party Prep

Glow in a bottle! Literally. It’s no secret Lux Pads are one of my all time favorite products. You only need to use them twice a week and the night before a holiday event is definitely the time! Use this medical grade acid wipe after cleansing, before bed, and wake up to an overnight facelift! You’ll feel bright, glowy and tight in all the right ways. 

2. Party Make-Up

Christmas is the perfect time to go a little more heavy and bold with the make-up and have some fun with it! One secret to looking great for your Christmas party is to put on your eye shadow first. Then apply your foundation and any other make-up you want to wear. This way you know that any loose eye shadow won’t fall in those places you don’t want it. I also like to keep neutrogena makeup wipes handy to help clean up any unwanted eye makeup that may land on your cheeks. A cotton Q-tip works wonders too for spot treating any clean up! Two of my all time favorite eye shadows are  Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Star Gold and Pillow Talk Instant Eyeshadow Palette.

3. Simple Sleek Pony 

Christmas is such a frantic time that it can be difficult to find the energy to fuss over hairstyles. Yet if you want to look fantastic then one of the best beauty tips you can master is the art of simple hairdos. If you want to put your hair up, try a sleek pony. Tease your hair first to give a little volume by backcombing at the part. Use ½ pump of my favorite hair oil serum KérastaseElixir Ultime Hydrating Hair Oil Serum and put your hair in a parted sleek pony. Then, take one piece of the pony and wrap it around the ponytail holder and secure with a bobby pin for a finishing touch. This look is elegant, simple and most importantly quick.

4. The Perfect Red Lip

Nothing says Christmas like the perfect red lip! Slathering the perfect Christmas red plumpness on your pout will definitely bring you some Christmas cheer this year. To master the look, line your lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in No Walk of Shame.. Then apply a creamy lipstick Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in No Walk of Shame..  I love this color because it is red, but not too bright and looks great on all skin tones. To glam up your lips even more add some my fav clear lip gloss.. Don’t forget to throw your lip essentials in your clutch before you run out of the door – you may need to retouch if you happen to step under the mistletoe

5. Combat Alcohol Side Effects 

Although you may like sipping a tasty espresso martini or cosmopolitan, your skin doesn’t. Alcohol dehydrates you and can leave your skin dry, gray and dull. To make sure your skin glows despite the endless flow of alcohol over the festive period your moisturizer won’t be enough. Instead invest in a medical grade hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid. Apply in the morning after a night out and give your skin a good “drink of water”. I recommend my RFA HA Peptide Serum layered with RFA Silk Serum on top to really lock in the HA and nourish the dehydrated skin. 

6. Tired Eyes

All those nights partying to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album are bound to leave even young eyes looking tired. To make sure you stay looking bright and alert over Christmas give yourself a little eye massage to get rid of puffy eyes. Begin at the corner of one of your eyes in the crow’s feet and work your way up, between your brow bone and your eyelid, and onto the eyelid itself rubbing as you go until you reach the outer edge of your eye. Repeat along your lower lash line. Use RFA Hydrating Eye Serum while performing your massage (I do this morning and night! Its a non-negotiable for me!). This hyaluronic eye serum delivers super hydration benefits to plump and smooth the eye area minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with antioxidants rest assured your eye area will be protected from free radical damage to prevent aging. Pro-Tip: Apply to your lips as well 😉

7.  Flat Stomach

For most of us, a flat, washboard stomach is like the elixir of life – a distant, priceless dream that will never become a reality. Yet I have a few tricks that might make that flat tummy achievable. Try taking 1st Phorm Opti-Greens 50  they do a fantastic job in supporting the digestive system. These greens contain probiotics, digestive enzymes, and really support your GI system by removing leaky gut and keeping your BM regular. Not to mention, did you know your gut health is directly connected to your skin health?!  I drink 2 scoops of this every single morning with my protein shake. While I’m not promising they are going to make your 6 pack appear, they will absolutely help deflate any bloat and give you that ‘morning stomach’ feel all day long. That way you’ll be feeling extra confident in your Christmas outfit. We may also want to limit sodium as well as consider cutting out certain foods that can cause excessive gas and bloating. Try to limit things that contain refined sugar, or fermented products like cheese and alcohol. But at the same time it’s the Holidays, enjoy!

8. Smile

I’m about to reveal one of the best beauty Christmas tips of all time, so sit comfortably and listen up. Here it is: have FUN. It sounds so simple, but whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make sure you spend time with people you love and people who make you feel good about yourself. Having a great time is the perfect beauty treatment because when you’re having a great time it shows: your skin glows, your eyes brighten and everyone warms to you and wants to spend time with you.

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Racquel Frisella

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist based in Saint Louis, Missouri

I work as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist with 12 years of experience in the Aesthetic Industry. I see patients both in-office at Racquel Aesthetics for treatments as well as online for customized, complimentary skincare plans. I focus heavily on preventative and corrective injections, treatments, and skincare.  My career is my passion and I love to help people feel like the very best version of themselves. I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children under the age of 3. I love all things beauty, fashion, and fitness. I am creating this site as a place to share my expertise on beauty, anti-aging, and skin while also giving a glimpse into my lifestyle as a mom, wife and lover of fitness!  


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