The holiday season is the perfect time to try out a new makeup look. With the many upcoming office Christmas parties, Secret Santa exchanges, and intimate family meals, there are so many opportunities to get all done up and try your hand at some new makeup looks. However, the limitless options of makeup looks can be intimidating, so if you’re stumped about what makeup looks to try out this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. We’re here today to tell you about five makeup looks you’ll be dying to try by the end of this article. With the help of a DIY eyelash extension kit, your favorite holiday eyeshadow palette, and some sparkle, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect holiday makeup look in no time at all. Keep on reading to get inspired.
1. “Eye” am Dreaming of a White Christmas
This first makeup look is all about the eyes, hence the cheesy Christmas pun. For this look, make your face makeup look as natural as possible and avoid dark contours and bright blush and lipstick. Then, to contrast the natural look of your face makeup, go all out on your eyes. We recommend bold black eyeliner in combination with lash extensions. There are salon-quality DIY eyelash extension kits available online, so don’t worry about breaking the bank for salon lash extensions. You can get lashes that look just as flawless and last just as long with an at-home eyelash extension kit.
2. Smokey and Dewy
You might be surprised by this, but the smokey eye and dewy skin look just works; there’s no way around it. For the past decade or so, people have been pairing the classic smokey eye with a cakey, matte foundation. Thankfully, we’ve evolved as a society and now see the beauty of dewy skin. Not only is it better for your skin and allows it to breathe more, but the dewy face makeup look contrasts the deep smokey eye perfectly. When you try this smokey and dewy makeup look for yourself, you’ll see that you’ve been missing out.
3. Think Pink
People typically opt for red lipstick during the holiday season, but what kind of lipstick are all the people who want to be unique supposed to wear? Well, we have your answer: hot pink lipstick. Although the thought of a nontraditional hot pink lipstick during the holidays might startle you, it actually makes for a stunning holiday makeup look. Make sure to stick with matte hot pink lipstick, because hot pink lip gloss might be a little bit overboard. With this “Think Pink” makeup look, you’ll be making everyone’s head turn at all the holiday gatherings.
4. All I Want “Fir” Christmas is You
This fourth holiday makeup look is so stunning that no pun, no matter how cheesy, can take away from its glam. The focus of this look is a deep emerald eye shadow. Dark greens like this overflow with festivity, so what better way to celebrate the holidays than by trying an emerald makeup look? However, you can’t just stop at the emerald eyeshadow. To really tie this whole look together, you’ve got to add the finishing touch: gold glitter. Stunning in color and blinding in shimmer, gold glitter pairs perfectly with emerald-colored eyeshadow. Put some gold glitter on the inner corner of your eye to “wow” everyone who sees you.
5. Heavenly Highlight
If you’re someone who likes going heavy on the highlight, then this next makeup look will quickly become your go-to holiday routine. To recreate the “Heavenly Highlight” makeup look, you’ll need gold eyeshadow, eyelash extensions, and a whole lot of highlight. The gold eyeshadow will compliment the highlight on the cheekbones and make it stand out even more. Also, the thick, dark lashes (thanks to an eyelash extension kit) will separate the gold eyeshadow and shimmery highlight to bring just the right amount of contrast to the face. Trust us; the heavens will open when you try out this “Heavenly Highlight” makeup look.
In summary, here are the five makeup looks you should try this holiday season:
- “Eye” am Dreaming of a White Christmas
- Smokey and Dewy
- Think Pink
- All I Want “Fir” Christmas is You
- Heavenly Highlight
We hope this article has given you all the inspiration you need to try one of these makeup looks yourself. Feel free to improvise and switch things up as you please, and always remember to wear makeup with confidence. You look stunning, so act like you know it!