If you’re anything like me, you like to really pull out all the stops during Christmas time: decorating the house, tree and dining table really lifts the spirits. But what we really look forward to is getting our outfit ready from the shoes to the dress to the hair and… the makeup!
If you’re looking for some inspiration, have a look through our collection of holiday makeup tutorials ranging from the softly understated to the delightfully dramatic.
We love glitter, seriously; and the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to express that love. This icy, sparkly eye shadow look is the perfect touch for a white Christmas.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – Maryammaquillage
If you still want some sparkle but don’t want it to be quite as heavy as the previous style, rather opt for this single glitter stripe right above a cat-eye line. It’s a lot more subtle, yet noticeable enough to actually make an impact.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – VeckoRevyn
Use some gold and red metallic pigment on top of your red lipstick for a richer, almost velvety look. Not only does it look great, but it’ll also help set the lipstick so that it lasts longer.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – BeautySwatch
Use a silver liquid eyeliner with a very fine brush to add these adorable snowflakes to your beautiful smoky eye.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – Beautylish
A simple green eye shadow can make an incredible impression, but instead of simply sweeping one tone across your entire lid, follow this tutorial for a more varied look with some beautiful depth of color.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – GlamExpress
This mistletoe detail is just too cute! With a steady hand you’ll be able to master it (although you may need a practice round!). Just be sure to keep the rest of the face rather understated so that you don’t look overdone.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – SamplesBeauty
If you aren’t one for heavy makeup but still want to do a little something special for your Christmas party or dinner then this shimmery look is the perfect option. The final look is rather demure and looks natural, but gives you that pop that you want.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – LuLu’s
Orange is the New Black
You don’t necessarily have to stick with Christmas colors; this illuminating orange-gold makes a bold statement without being too obvious at the same time.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – Snobka
There’s nothing more Christmassy than red, green and gold, so why not apply that to your eyes for some truly festive eye shadow? We love how this look incorporates all the colors without actually looking to dramatic or overdone at the end.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – LipstickOnYourPillow
Neutral Ombre Lips
If you’re going to vamp it up with the eyes then you’ll need a more neutral tone on the lips. Alternatively, if you want to put the emphasis on the lips instead of the eyes, use the same ombre technique but use a brighter, bolder color.
Makeup Tutorial and Instructions – Divinecaroline