In the coming days, you’re likely to be bombarded with holiday makeup ideas, tutorials, and inspirations. This is great news for your Pinterest boards, but what’s the real takeaway from any of these alleged “how-tos”? For most of us, watching a YouTube makeup tutorial is more likely to make us reach for another bag of chips instead of a makeup brush.
Enter Beau Nelson, red-carpet makeup artist to some of the chic-est purveyors of effortless beauty, including Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Kristen Stewart. Nelson was kind enough to lend us his expertise on achieving high-impact makeup that doesn’t take an expert — or someone remotely good at makeup, even — to do.