Make’em Look Twice This Holiday! 

The holidays are all about going glam. Unless you’re invited to an ugly sweater party, you’ll want your makeup to be on point to match your stunning outfit. The following are holiday look inspirations to consider for your very busy winter calendar.

Matte Makeup

If you haven’t heard about matte makeup looks, then you may be living under a rock. Matte lip color is very hot this holiday season. For your look, choose bold shades such as a very deep red, or a berry color. Matte foundation can be used to complete your holiday look since the makeup looks great in photos and covers up imperfections.

Sparkle and Shine

Glitter will be used generously this holiday season in both makeup looks and nail art. Glitter is often pre-added to shadows and lip colors, but you can also mix in your own supply. Choose metallic shades for your shadow colors, such as copper and gold to add even more drama to your looks. For your nail color, choose a metallic shade or a marbled look.

Smoky Eye

Keeping up with the drama theme of holiday makeup, apply dark brown shadows for a smoky look. If you want to add a touch of shimmer to your eyes, use the darker shade on your bottom lids and a shimmery lighter shade for the top. Full dark lashes and brushed brows will only add to the intensity.

Retro Eyes

Cat eye has come back with a vengeance this holiday season. Go overboard with the liquid eyeliner and accentuate the eyes with eyelash extensions. You could even give your cat eye a twist by changing up the shade you use from black to more festive greens or reds.

Natural Beauty

If you prefer your makeup understated, then you should definitely rely on a neutral color palette for your holiday look. Choose a neutral color and apply that same shade to your eyes, lips, and cheeks. You could even get a manicure with a nude nail color. This look is gorgeous when accompanied by a little red holiday dress.

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