The most wonderful time of the year is here again! That’s right, it’s Christmas – one of the most awaited holidays. It’s a celebration everywhere, and everyone has started to decorate their homes with lights and Christmas decorations. Christmas lights are everywhere, and so are the jingle bells, decorated trees, mistletoe, and wreaths. So, it’s only fair that you up your game when it comes to your outfit and makeup. I am sure you have already picked out the perfect outfit. So now, it is all about your makeup. Here are a few gorgeous Christmas makeup looks that you must try this festive season.
1. Holiday Shimmer And Highlight
Nothing beats a dewy shimmery look for the holiday season. It is perfect for those who want to keep it subtle but still have a bit of oomph. It brings out a bright glow without the need for any color. Pick a nude base after priming your eyes and layer it with a shimmery eyeshadow that is closest to your skin tone. Finish with some mascara. Now that the eyes are done, the rest of the face can do with the perfect highlights. Pick a shimmery highlight to do the trick. For the lips, stick to a nude color.
2. Golden Beige With Sleek Contour
Don’t limit your festive makeup look to the eyes and lips. Go all out with your contouring and let those gorgeous cheekbones pop. Blend a taupe shadow into the crease and below the waterline. Use a golden beige eyeshadow and apply a thin liner to complete the eyes. Use a peach-ish rose color over your lips and a shimmery highlight over your cupid’s bow and between your eyes to give you a dewy look. Use a brown shade for your brows and finish the look with some contouring powder.
3. Midnight Blue With Ombre Lips
No festive makeup lookbook can be complete without a typical dark shadow look. Here’s how you can add a twist to it. Apply a midnight blue eyeshadow with a hint of silver to appear like stars. Then, create ombre lips with a rosy shade. Line the center of your lips with a lighter tint and apply a darker shade towards the edges. Then, paint your luscious lips with a liquid lipstick. And voila! Your ombre lips are done. When you vamp up your eyes with a bolder shade, you need to tone it down a bit with the lips. The ombre will keep it from appearing too dull.
4. Silver And Mauve Smokey Eyes
Let’s agree with the fact that smokey eye is a classic eye makeup look that everyone loves. How about amping it up a bit? Do the smokey eye not with black and gray, but with a deep burgundy-mauve shade. Line it with a silver eyeliner over the eyelid as well as the waterline. You will love how this can make your eyes pop. Make sure to do your eyebrows with this look as deep mauve and dark brows work great together. To match that silver highlight in the eyes, you can give your lips a glossy, iridescent look.
5. Ultimate Winged Eye Contrast
We all know the typical winged eye, but that’s not enough for a Christmas feel. So, make it more dramatic by exaggerating the wing in the most stunning way. Your palette for this look would be limited to black and white for the eyes and a bit of beige. First, cover your eyes, lips, and waterlines with the lightest shadow. Open up those eyes with the white in the waterline. Next, go over the same with a deep black thick liner around the eyes and wing it out. Create an extra depth at the crease and smudge the kohl below the waterline. Now, get a voluminous mascara pen and give those lashes some jazz.
6. Pixie Dust And Green Eyes
A simple green eyeshadow can look very festive and vibrant. Add a bit of golden shimmer to it to create a stunning look. You can apply a wine red lip color. Christmas screams of green and red, so you’d do justice to the festive aesthetic. Keep the color subtle so that your face does not look overdone. To keep the look balanced, try to avoid pinkish tones for the blush and go for something more neutral. Or you could just stick to a bronzer.
7. Glittery Lips With Copper Shadow
Glittery lips are a thing right now. Apply a cranberry lip shade and top it off with some shimmer and gloss. Use a coppery shade for your eyeshadow. It will make you look flushed and bright. Smudge some bronzer around the corners of your eyes. To make your eyes look mysterious and sexy, you can line them with a maroon liner.
These are a few looks you can try this festive season. Don’t hold back. Go all out and try looks that you wouldn’t on a regular day. It’s the time of celebration and holidays should bring out the best in you.
Nisha is passionate about writing and loves to share her thoughts with the world. She has written many articles on yoga, fitness, wellness, remedies, and beauty. She keeps herself updated by going through interesting blogs every day. This fuels her passion and motivates her to write appealing and engaging articles. She is a regular contributor to StyleCraze.com and a few other websites.