During an already pricey season, the idea of splurging on a new look may seem daunting. Who can blame you? Everyone wants to look their best for the holidays!  So how can you look great without breaking the bank? Follow these simple and affordable tips to reveal a more beautiful you for the holidays!

Tip #1: Don’t skimp on sleep. No matter how much shopping there is to do and how many gifts you have to wrap, give yourself the gift of getting enough sleep. Being well rested will show on your skin, by helping it look radiant.

Tip #2: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants replenish your skin and a healthy, well-rounded diet helps you avoid overindulging on holiday treats.

Tip #3: To reveal younger-looking skin, moisturize. Try an anti-aging moisturizer using t retinol (a proven anti-aging ingredient). This can help you reveal brighter, smoother and younger-looking skin; that can deliver results in as little as one week, just in time for the holidays.

Tip #4: Embrace the New Year with a bold new hue on your lips. Try keeping the eyes simple, just several coats of lush mascara and a bit of icy shadow.

Tip #5: When opting for a dramatic eye makeup; work on eyes first, then the rest of your face. Eye makeup can get messy; mascara or flakes of eye shadow ending up on your face. Doing eyes first lets you clean around the eyes before applying your foundation.

Tip #6: Applying primer to your face and eyelids allows the pigments in the makeup to stick to your face, making you makeup last longer. A primer also absorbs oil, so your makeup is less likely to smear.

Tip #7: A great makeup tip is to opt for a smudge-resistant eyeliner and waterproof mascara for the night. (If it stays in place during a swim, then it’s good for New Year’s Eve).

Tip #8: Create the ultimate faux glow: apply highlighter to the apples of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and around the hairline.

Tip #9: A makeup setting spray can ensure that your face stays flawless without touch-ups and lock in your look. Just a few spritzes on your face for New Year’s Eve , or any special occasion, will give you one less thing to worry about.