Tis the season to drink hot cocoa, curl up by the fire, and try out new holiday makeup looks. With holiday parties already filling up our calendars and countless New Year’s Eve ideas floating around in our heads, it’s time to start thinking about what we’ll wear to these seasonal affairs.
Holiday makeup is so much fun. You can take a classic look like the smokey eye and up the glam factor by adding in gold glitter. You can go soft and feminine or bold and sexy, either one works for the holiday season.
From a soft wintery makeup look that shimmers without going over the top, to a full out glam New Year’s Eve makeup tutorial, these holiday makeup looks are all you need this season!
1. Warm Smokey Eye with Gold Glitter by Tania Waller
The smokey eye is classic makeup look that is perfect for the holiday season. In this tutorial she creates a warm smokey eye that works for the season and adds a touch of gold glitter to give the look a little something more. She uses the MAC Glitter in Gold for a sparkly holiday touch, but if you’re not a glitter gal, she also shows you how to get the look sans gold glitter.
2. Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial by AndreasChoice
If you want to bring the glam this holiday season, this makeup look features tasteful glitter eyelids and a gorgeous lip. Throughout the tutorial she gives you tips on how to make your look work best for the camera, since the holiday season means snapping more photos with your friends loved ones! She uses the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette for her eyes and the Burgundy lip liner by Italia for her lips.
3. 2 Holiday Makeup Looks! UD Gwen Stefani by MakeupByTiffanyD
Using the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette, you’ll learn two holiday makeup looks in this tutorial. The first look is soft and feminine. It’s more of a natural palette, but is still completely eye catching. The second features a bold red lip with a shimmering gold smokey eye. Both would work for anything from an office party to a more formal soirée.
4. Easy Holiday Makeup Tutorial! by Casey Holmes
This holiday look is simple to create, yet makes a big impact. One of my favourite parts of the look is her gorgeous lashes. Along with fake lashes, she also uses NARS Audacious Mascara, which really makes her eyes pop. The look is glamorous and classic which makes is perfect for the holiday season. You can keep the lips neutral or apply a red lip if you want to up the seasonal vibe.
5. 2 Sparkly New Years Eve Makeup Looks! by Carli Bybel
These sparkly makeup looks are perfect for ringing in the new year! Both of these looks were inspired by dresses she owns that both fit the bill for a perfect New Year’s Eve dress. If you’re a fan of matching your makeup with your outfit, and you have a sparkly getup you can’t wait to wear, try out one of these makeup looks for the night of. To make sure the glitter stays on your eyelids, she suggests layering on the MAC Fix Plus beforehand. Get ready to shine!
6. Winter/Holiday Makeup Tutorial by Nathalie Paris
The red lip screams holiday in this seasonal look. I love how soft and subtle the rest of her face is, while her lips and lashes really pop. It’s a sultry look that works for a fancy holiday party and would look awesome with your nicest LBD. She suggests the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara and if you want emphasized lashes like hers’, I suggest it too!
7. Soft Glittery Luminous Glam Holiday Makeup by NikkieTutorials
If you want some holiday shimmer but don’t want to go all out, this subtle luminous look is perfect for you. To get the soft holiday look she uses a range of products including NYX Blush in Taupe and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Her dewy complexion is the perfect base for the luminous look, so if you want to make a subtle statement, try this makeup look for one of your holiday fêtes.
8. Holiday Makeup Tutorial by Cosmobyhaley
I’m so in love with this holiday makeup look! Her lipstick is such a deep, gorgeous shade and her eyes are subtly shimmering. It looks great with an updo like she’s wearing so the focus can be completely on the makeup. Use the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer for a smooth base and work your holiday magic!
9. Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial by MakeupbyAmarie
This is a more mature, classic holiday look that would work well for an office party or anytime you want a look that’s more “sophisticated” than “fun”. She keeps it matte on the lips and the eyes, and I love how sultry the whole look is. She doesn’t overdo it on the glitter, instead opting to use a little bit of glitter on the inner corner of the eyes. The result is gorgeous and still very holiday-esque.
10. Minimal Holiday Makeup Tutorial! by Rachel Leary
Over the holiday season there are some times when you’ll want to wear minimal makeup. Perhaps the low key night spent with family on Christmas Eve, or your friend’s mid-day Chanukah get together. This tutorial is just what you need. She creates a soft, luminous eye, and goes bolder on the lip, but I love the contrast. If your skin gets super light in the winter, she suggests Benefit’s Dew the Hoola as a liquid bronzer.
11. Drugstore Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial by Amy Macedo
This holiday makeup look uses all drugstore beauty finds, which is amazing for anyone on a budget. The holiday season can get expensive, so why not save on your makeup, while still getting gorgeous results? The eyes are luminous and glam, but no too over the top. It’s a subtle look that brings the shine!
These holiday makeup looks will take you from your office fêtes, to holiday house parties, and your New Year’s Eve bash. They’re gorgeous, glittering, and will make you a stand out at any party.
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