Inspiration with these Christmas makeup ideas

Your makeup is just as important as your outfit, gifts, and the Christmas dinner on the big day itself, so get it right the first time. Pull up a chair, get your makeup bag ready, and perch yourself in front of a mirror. It’s time for us to start playing around in your makeup box!

Gold glitter eyes + red lips

When it comes to Christmas, you can’t get a more iconic look than red lips and gold glitter eyes – two of the biggest shades associated with the festive season. To achieve this brilliant eye makeup look, you’ll need to start with a primer – this is important to make sure your eye makeup doesn’t move at all.

Emily Ratajkowski's Dramatic Eyeliner

Forget a subtle flick and go for a bold cat-eye like Emily Ratajkowski. Line both your top and bottom lashes with an inky liner, and then layer on some mascara for an eye-opening Christmas makeup look.

Bella Hadid’s Bronze Eyes

You can’t go wrong with bronze eye makeup for the holidays. I mean, it’s basically a neutral and it pairs well with everything. To recreate Bella Hadid’s look, load up on the mascara, sweep on a matte bronze shadow, and swipe on a shiny nude lip.

This look screams ‘FESTIVE’!

If you invest in just one piece of makeup equipment this year, let it be highlighter. A highlighter has the capacity to completely transform your face, and your makeup look, with just a simple swish. It’s one of those beauty products you just can’t live without, and is definitely essential for creating Christmas makeup ideas to copy this season just like this one.

Bold eyeliner and brown smokey eye

Be bold this Christmas with statement eyeliner. There are lots of different shapes that you can create with eyeliner, but this one is glam and has a wide flick. You may need to practice a little but the end result will be worth it. Recreate this look or try the eyeliner with different eyeshadow shades.

Ombre lips

Wanting to try out a more modern party season makeup look for your lips? Give ombre lips a try! Thanks to the colour graduation, ombre lips are a great option for women wanting to give the illusion of fuller lips all year round. Add a festive touch by experimenting with browns and golds, or deep red tones for perfect party makeup.

Rihanna’s Glossy Cranberry Lips

Rihanna’s makeup is super simple to do and yet it still makes a huge statement. Load up the mascara to make your lashes really pop and add a high-shine lip gloss in a cranberry shade to give your lips a holiday vibe.

Bold glitter eyes

Christmas is full of vibrant deep reds, sparkling golds and festive greens, so why not take inspiration from the festive season and add more bold colours to your party makeup? To finish off our party season makeup ideas, try something different with royal blues that can elevate your makeup for perfect New Year's Eve party glamour. Dark blue glitter makeup embraces the serenity of a starry winter night with its shimmering sapphire shades.

Classic Crimson

Truly nothing says Christmas like a velvety red lip. A subtle wing and a touch of blush complete the look.

Holiday Glam

Sometimes, you just need to dress up like a Christmas Barbie. Red lips and winged liner are holiday staples, but the dewy shimmer eye shadow makes this version feel fresh. Try Shiseido Aura Dew Highlighter in Lunar for a similar vibe.



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