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7 Brilliant Holiday Makeup Looks To Glam Up The Season

by Jazmyne Hambrick

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As we enter this classic holiday season, it’s a great time to experiment with festive makeup looks. Of course you can slay classic holiday looks like red lips and winged eyeliner, but ‘tis the season to add a little extra glitter and shine!  To that end, we’ve hand-picked 7 glamorous looks that are inspired by this holly jolly season. 

Winter Breeze 


 The weather outside is oh so frightful! Match the winter-cold night with snowy blue lids. Makeup artist Stefie applied colourpop fresh concealer, target glitterally obsessed duo, and blue moon palette.                                                                                                             


Candy Cane Christmas 

 If you love the candy cane pattern, as much as we do, get inspired by this candy cane pattern eye makeup, by Liege, Belgium, makeup artist Sarah. For the eyes, Sarah used carnival XL pro palette, milk (White) wet liner ,and the life liner quick’ n easy. The retro matte liquid lipcolour ‘feels so grand’, and NYX glitter primer were combined to make a red glittery lip effect.  

Silent Night 

 Try this stunning glittery teal eye look for a holiday night on the town. This look was done by no other than Beyonce’s makeup artist, Sir John. 

Timeless Red  

There’s nothing like wearing bright red lipstick for the holidays- paired with a minimal amount of eye shadow and a dash of gold highlight. Rock Sydeney Martin’s look using the code red shade rooi paired with lipstroke okto from CTZ cosmetics. 

Naughty or Nice 

Smokey eyes and a bright dual orange combo is great for any occasion. Whether you feel naughty or nice you can never go wrong with this makeup duo. Makeup artists Allan Avendano and  Ruby Vo, styled our fav, Christina Ricci, for this look.     

Winter Wonderland

It’s always a magical feeling entering a winter wonderland. Be inspired with this incredible smokey cream-white eye make up on the iconic Jodie Turner-Smith styled by makeup artist, Sheika Daley  



Be as green and mean as the grinch with this cute shimmery green eye makeup. For this look, instagram influencer, Mary jay, used Makeup Shack’s rainforest palette, and the mini norvina pro pigment palette vol. 2 – for the shimmer outcome. 

Header collage includes photo by Stefie ,  Sydney Martin , and  Mary Jay                                                                                             

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