Best Beauty Buys For Holiday Party Survival

Illustrated by Jenny Kraemer.
Whether you love or loathe the holiday season, unless you plan to become a social hermit until the New Year, you’ve got to follow the Boy Scouts' motto to always be prepared. With parties cramming your calendar, not to mention family obligations and the rigors of daily life, how can you maintain your sanity and look your best?
Although I can’t be much help in the mental faculties department, I do have some reliable appearance-enhancing tips so you can use skin care and makeup to your advantage — without spending a lot of extra time or money. Ahead, essential pointers and product recommendations to help you survive week after week of partying.