25 Perfect Holiday Makeup Looks and Tutorials
Recently we’ve officially entered Party Season. This time of the year not only brings cold, snow, and Santa Claus, but it also brings family dinners, company parties, and gatherings with friends. Wherever you’re heading to this December, your makeup needs to be on point, right? From shimmery lids to vampy lips, we’ve found a holiday makeup look for you.
Get inspired and learn how to achieve some of these 25 gorgeous looks. They will definitely get you in the Christmassy mood. Enjoy!
1. Purple Smokey Eye with a Pop of Glitter
This purple smokey eye with a pop of shimmering glitter is the ideal look for any festive occasion. Shades of brown and purple look flattering on just about everyone, so make sure to give this look a try!
December is the perfect time to pop a little bit of glitter onto your eyes, right? Not only will it brighten up your whole face, but also make your eyes pop. As you can see, you don’t have to go crazy with it – less is more in this case.
2. Golden Smokey Eye and Red Lips
Nothing says “holiday makeup” quite like golden smokey eye and red lips. The look is perfect for a last minute holiday event.
Step 1: Start by applying an eyeshadow primer or concealer and let it dry.
Step 2: Next apply a neutral base eyeshadow all over your eyelid (this step will make the blending easier). Dip the tip of your favorite blending brush into a dark chocolate, matte eyeshadow and apply it to the outer corner of the eye in a “V” shape. Blend!
Step 3: Using a tapping motion, apply a dark gold eyeshadow (ABH;Amber) on your eyelid. Top it with a baked gold eyeshadow (ABH;Peach Sorbet).
Step 4: Highlight the inner corner of the eye with a shimmery champagne shade. Smoke out the lower lash line using the chocolate shade from the step #2.
Step 5: Complete the look with a black liner, false lashes and red matte lipstick.
3. Grey Smokey Eye with Glitter Liner
Step 1: Prime your eyelids with an eye primer or concealer. Trick for a smooth bottom edge: Take a piece of Scotch tape, press it to your hand a few times to make it less sticky and place it as pictured. Apply a transition color (a peachy/orange shade) to the crease. With a black matte shade, smoke out the top lash line.
Step 2: Apply a dark grey eyeshadow all over your eyelid.
Step 3: Blend with a clean blending brush until there are no harsh lines.
Step 4: Apply a gel liner along the upper lash line.
Step 5: Next apply a silver glitter liner above the black gel liner.
Step 6: Highlight the inner corner of the eye with a silver glitter. Use black liner and black and brown eyeshadows to smoke out the bottom lash line. Apply false lashes.
4. Green and Gold Glitter Look
If a grey smokey eye feels too much for you, try rocking this gorgeous gold and green eye makeup look. Sparkly and glittery shadows like these will add an instant festive feeling to your look. If you have brown eyes, opt for gold, copper, green , and blue shades. Peach, bronze, purple and chocolate brown will make blue eyes pop, while burgundy, plum, pink and cranberry shades will enhance green eyes.
5. Smokey Cut Crease
Holidays are the perfect time to glam-up your beauty routine. A smokey cut crease is always a good option. This makeup technique will make your eyes look bigger and, of course, sexier.
6. Brown Matte Cut Crease
A cut crease doesn’t have to be dramatic – you can create it using soft, brown matte shades as showed above. Pair it with red lips and you’re ready for a family dinner or a holiday party. The look was created using the Too Faced “Chocolate Bar” palette.
7. Brown Smokey Eye + Gold Glitter Liner
Before holidays, make sure to have at least one glitter liner in your makeup kit. You can use it to create endless makeup looks, plus it’s a fun (and easy) way to add a pop of glitter to your look. Put it along your upper lash line or lower lash line for an instant glam.
8. Green Metallic Look
Step 1: Fill in your brows and add a transition color.
Step 2: Apply a dark brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye in a “V” shape. Blend until there are no harsh lines.
Step 3: Apply a metallic green eyeshadow or pigment over the lid.
Step 4: Then apply black gel liner along your upper lash line and blend the dark brown shade from the step #2 to the crease.
Step 5: Deep out the outer corner of the eye using a smaller brush and black matte eyeshadow.
Step 6: Apply black gel liner to your bottom lash line and smoke it out with black and brown eyeshadows. Finish the look by applying your favorite false lashes.
9. Smokey Bronze Eyes + Dark Lips
During cooler months, you might find yourself reaching for your darker lipsticks more often. You’re not alone. Moody reds and purples are our favorite shades during fall and winter. This holiday season, pair your berry lips with a black and dark gold smokey eye for a vampy and sexy look.
10. Gold Glitter Eye
We’re obsessed with this gold glitter look. So, how to make your eyes sparkle like this? You will need two products – eye glitter glue & loose glitter. If you are a glitter lover like us, this type of glue is a MUST in your makeup bag. The product is designed to keep the glitter on the eyes all night long (or until you take it off). Crazy!