The holiday season is here; we can hear the eggnog calling your name! We can't think of a better time of year to spice up your makeup look than the festive holiday season. There are endless makeup looks that you can create (at home) that are the icing on top of a gorgeous and festive outfit. Whether it be a shimmery lip, a glitzy eyelid, or a statement eyeshadow look, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone this year and try something new! We're breaking down some of our favorite holiday makeup looks that are sure to have your guests saying, "sleigh!"
Soft and Romantic Makeup
If you're not much of an everyday makeup wearer but want to add a touch of Kris Kringle to your makeup look this year, then this section is for you! We love a barely-there makeup look for all types of events, ranging from everyday wear to events as extravagant as weddings (and a holiday soirée falling in between!). All you need is mascara, blush, and neutral-pinkish lip gloss! If you're feeling extra adventurous, add a peach-toned eyeshadow to your lids, et voila!
Metallic Sparkly Eyeliner
If you want to make a subtle statement this year, this makeup look might be for you! When it comes to holiday styles, metallics and sparkles will always be winners for us. A sparkly metallic eyeliner makeup look is one of our favorite trends this year and is an incredible way to add some tinsel to a natural makeup look! Toss in a nude lip, volumizing mascara, and a bombshell-shimmery outfit, and you've got a fully festive and fabulous fit!
Want to go big and bold this year? Check out statement eyeshadow makeup looks! These looks are fun to create and a great way to let your creativity shine. Embrace bright colors that make you feel merry and bright, and don't skip on the shimmer!
When deciding what direction you want to take your look, base your decision on what best reflects your personality and coordinates with your outfit. If you want to add a pop of color, use bold and bright colors on your eyelids (and don't forget to blend!). If you're rocking an outfit as colorful as the holiday fruitcake, add depth and drama to your look by creating a stunning smokey eye! The options are truly endless when crafting a bold and head-turning eye makeup look; it's a fun way to get extra festive.
Instead of sticking to the traditional look of a single-winged line along the upper lash line, holiday makeup lovers can draw attention with a dramatic look that emphasizes the lower lash line. If you wear eyeliner frequently and are comfortable creating a cat eye, this holiday look was made for you! For maximum drama, draw the liner toward the inner and outer corners of your eyes. It can be a tricky technique to perfect and requires practice and taking your time! Keep makeup remover and Q-tips close by to correct any mishaps and to help sharpen your lines. Precision is key to achieving this fa la lovely makeup look!
Berry Red Lips
Berry red lips are a fabulous way to create a perfect holiday makeup look and make a statement. The color adds a bright, festive touch that can be balanced with shimmery or glittery eyeshadow for a truly magical holiday look. Not only does it add an extra level of glamour, but it also adds dimension and light! This makeup look is always a fantastic go-to and is easily achievable at home; all you need is a lip liner, lipstick or gloss, and a shimmery eyeshadow! Keep in mind red lips are easily transferable. We always recommend testing out different brands until you find the most dinner and drink-friendly option in your shade! If you're unsure how to select the best shade of red for your skin tone, check out our blog, The Bold Red Lip; A Brides Guide to Selecting the Perfect Red Lip, for our tips.
This holiday season, embrace the festive cheer with exciting holiday makeup looks! From barely-there makeup looks to statement eyeshadow and under eyeliner to bold red lips, there is something that everyone can enjoy this season. For those who love a barely-there look, a few swipes of volumizing mascara and nude lip is all it takes. For those who want to go bold, add some shimmery eyeshadow and a berry red lip to complete the holiday look! If you prefer to skip the DIYs and leave the glamming to the professionals, inquire with Updos For I Dos here. While we specialize in bridal hair and makeup, we love to let our creativity shine and create thrilling makeup looks for your next holiday event!