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7 Holiday Makeup Looks To Try This Year

Leave your merry makeover to us!

The holiday season is the perfect time to go all-out on your looks! While it may not be as jam-packed with events to attend IRL as before, it's still a great excuse to bust out that shadow palette that’s been hiding in your vanity drawer. We still want to look “Extra” on those video call reunions of course! So dust off those makeup brushes, because we’ve put together 7 makeover must-haves to put at the very top of your Christmas list!

1. Bold and Bright
We’re starting the list with the most classic holiday makeup look of all time — The Bold Red Lip. And what better way to pull it off than with the iconic Mac Ruby Woo? With this pop of color, you won’t need much of anything else. You can even top it off with some clear gloss for some extra festive spice! Just remember to line your lips to avoid lipstick bleeding.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick 3g - Ruby Woo (Red)

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick 3g - Ruby Woo


2. Wing it!
Also a timeless go-to, you can opt to flex your eyeliner skills by going for a kitten eye or a killer cat-eye! (Ariana Grande who?) Just make sure you use one that is budge-proof and easy-to-use like this one from Clinique. So you can spend less time applying and more time taking bomb selfies! No filters needed!Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen 0.67g - Black

Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen 0.67g - Black

3. Glam But Make It Natural 

The Snatural Look (Get it? Snatch + Natural) is something you’re going to want to master as it can be worn all-year long! The trick is to remember that it is all about balance. Meaning, you can still reach for your big voluminous lashes and apply bold eyeliner, but tone your look down a bit with a nude lippie and natural eye makeup. Try rosey and brown shadows from Bobbi Brown!Bobbi Brown Nude Drama II Eyeshadow Palette 1.13g

Bobbi Brown Nude Drama II Eyeshadow Palette 1.13g

4. Smokey Staple

Is your blending game strong? Because when all else fails, you can never go wrong with a classic smokey eye. Just like the Natural Glam, you can complement your smoldering look from The Body Shop’s Down to Earth Quad Eye Shadow with your favorite MLBB! And the secret to nailing this smokey staple? Avoid looking washed out by layering on as much blush as you need!
The Body Shop Down to Earth Quad Eye Shadow Brown 02 8.8g 

The Body Shop Down to Earth Quad Eye Shadow Brown 02 8.8g

 

5. Merry in Berry
If you’re in a bit of a grungier mood, you can swap your classic red with this gorg berry shade! This Cranberry not only gives you an instantly sexy holiday makeup look, but it is also one that almost anyone can wear. Fluff your brows, layer on some mascara, swipe on this Laneige Lipstick, and you’re good to go! Tip: You can blot your lips for a more effortless vibe.Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick 3.5g - No. 325 Cranberry Red

Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick 3.5g - No. 325 Cranberry Red

6. Golden Glaze
If you’re all about the glossy, wet-look trend as much as we are, then you’ll love the Teviant Glow To Glass Cheek Palette! Top off your holiday look by dusting some on the high points of your face and even your body to shine as bright as the ornaments on your Christmas Tree or to get your glow on no matter the time of year!
Teviant Glow To Glass Cheek Palette 10g – Resin

Teviant Glow To Glass Cheek Palette 10g – Resin

7. Sparkly Stunner

Lastly, What’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve without a bit of sparkle? Be the life of the party with the Revlon Colorstay Glaze Stick Eyeshadow. Not only is it a showstopper, but it is also beginner-friendly! Just glide the shadow all over your lids and blend it out with a brush or your finger. Plus, it has a super-staying power that will keep you glam ‘til the A.M.
Revlon Colorstay Glaze Stick Eyeshadow 1.04g – Sequin

Revlon Colorstay Glaze Stick Eyeshadow 1.04g – Sequin

That’s it for our merry makeover list! We hope we were able to inspire you with ideas for your next go-to holiday look. And for our very last tip: Don’t sweat it! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Apply whichever makes you the jolliest and enjoy the rest of the holidays slaying your Christmas and New Year traditions while spending quality time with the ones dearest to you.