Holiday Beauty Do's & Don'ts

Get the lowdown on the must-have looks of the festive season, as selected by PEOPLE's beauty editor Eleni Gage. By Serena Kappes


DO: Use mascara for contrast. The shimmery shade (on Uma Thurman, Christina Aguilera and Ashanti) is "flattering on women of all skin tones because it's festive and sparkly on darker skin and ethereal and ice princess-y on fairer skin," says Gage.

DON'T: Go overboard. Hold back from also using body and face shimmer, or you'll end up looking like "a Christmas tree with too much tinsel."