It’s that merry time of year again, with festive food, sparkly outfits and the party season is finally upon us, so we’ve compiled six makeup trends to get you ready for any party. Whether it’s a family get-together or college hangout; these looks will do the trick.
Channel old-school glamour
A classic favorite, the best time to rock a dark lip is this season, as seen on many celebrities such Shay Mitchell and Lily Collins. If you want to channel old-school glamour, add a dark berry lip with nude eyes and lashes of mascara. To make sure you have the perfect red lip for the whole night, start with outlining and filling your lips with a lip pencil and then use a lip brush to apply the color of your lipstick for a precise finish. To avoid edges that fade, add concealer around the sides of your lips and blend it out. Pair this makeup trend for Christmas with a dramatic winged eyeliner and a subtle touch of blush.
Smokey eyes, nude lips
If you want your eyes to be the highlight, go for the smoky eye—a classic makeup trend for the holiday period. Instead of the usual black shadow, shimmer in gold shades instead. A nude palette such as the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is a perfect compact for a quick smoky eye look. Start with a light brown shade for the base color for your eyes then add a darker gold-brown color in the crease. Apply a dark brown or black to brush on the outer edge and blend into the other colors on your lid for a smoky effect. Since this is all about the eyes, apply coats of mascara or opt for fake lashes and finish with some eyeliner in the waterline around your eyes. Pair this look with a nude lip for an extra dramatic look!
Something that we have spent years trying not to do, is achieve clumpy spider lashes. However, as seen on a few F/W 2016 shows, this makeup trend is now in style with its clunky eyelashes. To achieve spider lashes, focus most of the product on the tips of your lashes rather than just root to tip. This look has been seen paired with glossy nude lips and natural eyes, which is great for a unique Christmas lunch look. For the evening, add a dark lip but keep the lids natural, as the eyelashes should be the stars of the night.
Dazzle in Rose
Don’t leave your bronzer behind with the fall and summer months as this makeup trend is all about looking like a contoured golden goddess. If you want a classic understated festive look, focus your efforts on contouring and highlighting using gold-infused products. Use a mixture of matte and shimmery products to avoid looking like a golden disco-ball! On top of prepped skin and foundation, use a gold-based highlighter, such as Urban Decay’s Afterglow highlighter, to apply across your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, down the length of your nose and on your chin. Then apply bronzer gradually across the sides of your face and pair this with a matte rose-nude lip and rose-gold cream eye shadow such as Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes To Mesmerize Mona Lisa.
Holiday vibes—coloured eyeliner, eyeshadow
A unique way to bring in the holiday season is to sport the seasonal colors on your eyes. Now, I’m not saying use red eye shadow or red eyeliner—you might wan to avoid looking like you have an eye infection! Opt for greens and golds, instead. For something a little more adventurous, line your bottom lash line with green eyeliner and apply a gold shimmer onto your top lid. Add a black winged liner on the top lid and highlight to your brow bone and inner eyes. Blend the gold used on the top lid gently with the green eyeliner to create a festive look. Pair this with a bright red lip and you are Christmas-ready.
Metallics and chrome are big colors this season as seen in holographic makeup, clothes and accessories and make our list of makeup trends for Christmas. Although metallic lips have been a big trend this summer, they’re in to finish off the year with them too. Metallic lipsticks, such as Kylie’s Metallic Lipsticks and ColorPop’s Ultra Metallic Lips, make it easy to add that trend your holiday style. But if you don’t have metallic lipstick in your makeup bag, you can just as easily apply a red lip and gently dab gold eye shadow ontop. Concentrate on the center of your lips patting the excess highlighter all over to give your lips a copper-red metallic color.
What are your favorite makeup trends for Christmas? Let us know!