Add sparkle to your holidays with clean beauty

Green beauty expert Michelle Bilodeau highlights fresh holiday looks and the products you need to pull them off.
December 8, 2021 2:47 p.m. EST

The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year - and it's not just because of the presents! All of those festive parties are the perfect time to experiment and have a little bit more fun than usual with your makeup. Green beauty expert Michelle Bilodeau says you can have a lot of fun with your holiday looks with clean beauty, and even shared some amazing products to try this year that will leave you sparkling. 

Find out where you can get them for yourself below, and watch the video above for more from Michelle!

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A classic red lip is perfect for the holidays. The latest red lip is a soft matte finish. Keep skin dewy and fresh, and pump up lashes with a lash strip, for a glamorous take on the season.   


Ilia Super Serum SPF 40 Foundation

This award winning serum foundation creates a light, dewy finish that you can build. It’s a mineral sunscreen that also contains skin-loving ingredients like plant-based squalane, niacinamide and hyaluronic acids. The founders even say, depending on your skin type, you can wear this over top of serum, no need for a day cream. It protects against UV rays, as well as blue light, and comes in 30 shades. 

The Detox Market | $45


LASHGOD You So Marilyn Strip Lashes

These strip lashes offer a classic cat eye look. Made from cruelty-free, vegan, hypoallergenic fibres, they are lightweight and durable, and can last up to 25 applications. They work with any temporary liquid adhesive or eyeliner adhesive. 



Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick in Hot Tomato

A bright, cool-toned red, in a soft matte finish is perfect for the season. This lippy contains nourishing cocoa butter and tapioca pearls with fatty acid waxes, to keep lips hydrated while wearing. It’s also a lightweight formula that lasts. 

Sephora | $37



Bright liners and shadows have been popping up on runways for a few seasons now. What’s so special about wearing it during the holiday season is it is so unexpected, and it adds so much fun to any look. Keep your eyebrows strong and your lips muted.


Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Eyeshadow Pencil in Cobalt Blue or Sky Blue

This creamy, vegan eye pencil can be used as a liner or a shadow, and it’s packed with pigment, so the vibrant colour really pops! The wood of this pencil is made from FSC-certified forests. To apply, either draw along the lash line and flick out for a colourful cat eye, or you can add to the lids and use fingers to smudge out the colour. You can also create some geometric shapes if you’re feeling daring.

Cheekbone Beauty | $24


Plume Nourish & Define Refillable Brow Pencil

This refillable brow pencil comes in six shades to really match your brow tone. It is made of 100% natural, plant-based ingredients, containing organic castor oil to help maintain hair strength and length, and vitamin E to nourish skin and hair. Start with small flicks at the inner edge of the brow and use short strokes into the out edge of brow to create a fuller look. 

The Detox Market | $24


Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Shine

This sheer gloss contains apricot wax, sunflower seed oil, and other hydrating ingredients. They add a hint of colour, and a lot of shine. | $10



If you’re craving a getaway (who isn’t?), take those cheeks to the next level with a hit of blush and bronzer. A relaxed look for an intimate holiday party, glowing skin is always in season. Whenever working with bronzer, adding highlighter is a must for that generous hit of sparkle.


Vapour Beauty Luminous Foundation Stick

Vapour Beauty’s foundation stick offers customizable, light to medium coverage. It contains frankincense, myrrh and lotus to help calm, soothe and protect skin. The formula doesn’t contain any water, plus it comes in a recyclable tin container. It comes in nearly 20 shades, so you can use different shades for concealer or contour. 

The Detox Market | $61


Kjaer Weis Flush and Glow

A buildable cream blush with a cream bronzer, this product contains rosehip oil and sweet almond oil to hydrate skin while providing lasting colour. Apply cream blush to apples of the cheeks, and use the bronzer to contour under the cheekbones, along the side of the nose, on the top of the forehead and around the temples. 

The Detox Market | $44


Bare Minerals Endless Glowing Highlighter

This talc and glitter-free mineral highlighter helps minimize pores while providing a beautiful, lit-from-within glow It offers a smooth finish, and is buildable. This will help set your makeup, while adding a generous hit of shimmer.

Shoppers Drug Mart |  $37