15 Inspiring Holiday Makeup Looks to Celebrate the Season
Ah, the holidays—a time for food, family, and way too many photographs. Copy these festive holiday makeup looks for picture-perfect winter style.
Keiko Lynn has mastered the art of bringing color into classy makeup looks. Navy is a timeless shade that will pair perfectly with shimmery holiday eyes.
Shimmer can feel a little overboard for daytime looks in the real world, but holidays are a time to bend the beauty rules a bit. This sparkling look from MaskCara uses bronzer and highlighter to add a warm glow to otherwise pale winter skin.
A deep cranberry color practically screams “Happy Holidays!” This stunning lip look from Makeup and Beauty Blog reminds us of our favorite Christmas condiments—only this looks a lot better on your face.
Rose Gold Eyes
A combination of shimmering eyeshadow and gorgeous rose-gold eyeshadow creates the perfect look for any holiday gathering. Get the full tutorial here.
Shameless Fripperies put together the ideal beauty look for girls who prefer a more subtle effect. This soft, pink-hued palette will look perfect whether for the office Christmas party or your grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner.
Classic Red Lips
A timeless red pout with barely-there foundation and a subtle cat-eye is a classic holiday look. Kissable Complexions‘ flawless look is glamorous without being over the top.
Keiko Lynn took a basic cat-eye and turned it into the holiday look of our dreams. Trace your lower lash line with an eye-catching silver liquid liner for an instant festive touch.
Frosty Lip and Eye
The perfect winter beauty style? Something frosty, and we aren't talking about the snowman. Keep in mind that this look works only for wintertime—overly frosted makeup any other time of year can look like throwback J.Lo. Get the full tutorial here.
Dulce Candy masters the art of going green without looking gaudy. This wintergreen look will have everyone pining for you.
Nude Lip, Bold Brow
If you have early morning plans or you’re attending a conservative work party, nothing beats a bold eyebrow and nude lip. This look from Mackenzie Renae is effortless holiday makeup inspiration.
This orange-red lipstick inspiration from Miss Natty’s Beauty Diary is a Thanksgiving must-do. What better holiday makeup than a bold lipstick the color of changing leaves?
Bright Pink Shimmer
If you’d rather not mess with dark winter colors, consider this tutorial from Makeup Geek your license to be bright and merry. The shimmer keeps it festive and fun, but the colors say “I haven’t forgotten better weather.”
Purple Lips and Copper Eyes
If you’re over the standard holiday red-lipped look, this trendy purple lip tutorial from Nikkie Tutorials is a great alternative. The copper eye adds a subtle contrast to the daring shade.
Purple and Gold Smokey Eye
Got night-out plans with your sweetie this holiday season? This gold and purple smokey eye from Beauty Bybel is glamorous and winter-ready.
Classic Holiday Makeup
If you’d prefer to stick to the holiday classics, this subtle style from Makeup By Tiffany D is your holiday makeup go-to. It can be worn everywhere from church services to a holiday party.