‘Tis the Season: Celeb-Inspired Holiday Makeup Looks

‘Tis the Season: Celeb-Inspired Holiday Makeup Looks

With holiday season in full force, we got a bit blind-sided with busy schedules, a superb skincare routine, and holiday shopping. Now that the holiday fêtes have arrived, one less thing to worry about is the fun, festive makeup looks to try. We’ve rounded up our favorite celeb-inspired holiday makeup trends which are sure to turn heads at all those winter soirees. Now what to wear with the fierce face…

Ditch Basic Red’s for Cranberry and Maroon

We are loving Kate Bosworth’s deep cranberry lip. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo created Kate’s lustful pout and maroon eye with Le Marc Lip Crème ($30) in Grape Sangria and Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Set ($58) in Bloodroses. Signature red has always been a staple of holiday looks, step it up by trying deep maroon, cranberry, and even orange-red!

To recreate Kate’s look try…
For Lips:
Lorac PRO Matte Lip Color ($28 set) in Burgundy Wine
Dior Addict Lipstick ($35) in Daring
Urban Decay VICE Lipstick ($17) in Disturbed
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($20) in Gash

For Eyes:
MAC Eye Shadow Palette ($32) in Burgundy x 9

Those Blue Eyes

Emma Stone always seems to master the latest trends in beauty and fashion. She did it again at the La La Land premiere in Los Angeles, looking ethereal in sky blue eyeliner that perfectly matched her blue Prada dress. Makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, made Emma’s eyes pop by applying blue eyeliner to bottom lids only and adorning the inner corners of her eyes with specks of silver. Blue eyeliner is always a standout trend, try different shades of blue to line eyes and add some cool fierceness while mingling at the next winter bash.

To recreate Emma’s eyeliner look try…
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner ($21) in M-26, I-24, and S-20!

Glitter Lips

The holidays are for standing out and celebrating, what better way to make that statement than with a speckled pout. We loved the glittery red lip Naomi Campbell wore to the 2016 MTV VMAs. It’s the perfect show-stopper for all our holiday fetes. Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath is the culprit behind Naomi’s VMA pout, and with Pat’s Metalmorphosis kits ($60), we can douse glitter on everything! Pat’s love for glitter was also seen on Bella Hadid’s pucker at the DKNY fashion show in New York this year. Try a glitter-laced lipstick, or just layer your favorite lip color with a shimmery gloss or glitter powder.

For those sexy glitter lips try…
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21) in Adora and Gothica
MAC Glitter ($22)
NYX Face and Body Glitter ($6)
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper ($16)

Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.


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