For us, Christmas makeup ranks high on the list of reasons to enjoy the holidays (okay, it’s right behind opening presents). With holiday parties, family time, and the magic in the air, it’s a great occasion to make a statement with jewel tones and glitter.
Plus, it’s a great reason to use that bold makeup you’ve stashed in your drawer! A red lip is never more appropriate than during the holiday season.
Here are the best holiday and Christmas make-up ideas you’ll want to try this year.
Trendy Christmas Makeup Looks:
The red lip is big this year when it comes to Christmas makeup looks. I’m especially loving the matte red lip (check out this lipstick here) because it tends to stay put and is really edgy.
Cat-eye variations are also still really popular. This is definitely a time to go bold, so break out your darkest waterproof eyeliner for the occasion.
However, if you’re more simple, nude makeup is really hot right now for Christmas makeup looks, too. Try out a glossy nude lip, various nude highlighter shades, and gold eye makeup with a pale smoky eye. You’ll see lots of inspo for this look below!
I recommend that you first decide if you want to go bold (bright or dark lips, heavy eye makeup, etc.) or go for the softer, blended, nude palette. Think about the event: are you hanging out with your family in someone’s living room or heading to a dressy nighttime work event? Choose what palette works, taking into consideration where you’re going and the outfit you intend to wear.
Next, choose what pieces you’ll need to really make the look pop. Study the inspiration photo and think about what makes this look so gorgeous.
Any of these Christmas makeup looks are stunning, but you’ll definitely want to pair each look with an appropriate occasion!
Christmas Makeup Ideas:
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