makeup looks 13 Christmas Makeup Looks to Put You in the Festive Spirit
There are many different ways to do holiday glam right.November 25, 2022
There are many different ways to do holiday glam right.November 25, 2022
When you think of Christmas makeup, your mind probably wanders to glittery and glamorous makeup for a festive celebration, but there’s also something to be said for the light and natural look for a cozy day at home. Regardless of how you celebrate, (maybe it’s a little bit of both) the right makeup look only adds to your ensemble. So, if you’re in need of some inspiration, we’re sharing 13 of our favorite holiday makeup looks to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
Gold eyeshadow is festive in its own right thanks to its high-shine, gilded finish. Pair it with red lipstick for a classic, Christmas makeup look that still feels wearable. To get the look, use a gold eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine and swipe it over the lid with a fluffy eyeshadow blush. For the crimson lips, we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color in Successful Red.
Think of this makeup look as TikTok’s clean aesthetic meets a homey, Christmas day. If you’re going to spend the day at home with family and friends, cozying up to hot cocoa and festive pajamas, you need a makeup look that’s going to match the vibe. For natural-looking, dewy skin use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum, which has a hyaluronic acid-infused formula that does wonders for dry winter skin.
Set your brows with the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievea-Brow Longwear Brow Topcoat, Waterproof Universal Transparent for a waterproof, transfer-resistant hold. And finish the look by topping off your lips with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you get dressed up for Christmas, a drama-filled smokey eye and vampy lip combo makes for a gorgeous statement. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme and prime your lids with the lightest shade before reaching for the darker shades to smoke out the outer corner.
Depending on your eye shape, you may need a darker eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black to line the waterline and complete the look.
Finish the eyes with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara to lengthen and define your lashes. Then, proceed to your pout with a vampy shade of burgundy lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Artistique.
If winged eyeliner is a go-to for your everyday makeup routine, dial things up a notch for Christmas and rock a double wing. To get the look, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner. the sharp, felt tip is perfect for graphic eyeliner looks.
Create a wing on the lower lash line, starting at the inner corner and moving outwards. Repeat this step on the upper lash line and finish your eyes with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara. Moving to your lips, carefully apply a generous layer of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in S’il Vous Plait and your makeup is good to go.
Rather than a single shade of eyeshadow all-over the lid, a cut crease features a dramatic contrast of colors that helps make your eyes pop. To achieve the look, an eyeshadow palette with a variety of similar shades like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude is key.
First, prime your lids with one of the matte brown shades in the palette, then, spray a flat eyeshadow brush with setting powder and use one of the shimmery gold shades to carve out the shape of your crease.
To keep up with the brown color story, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Brown to draw a wing on the upper lash line and apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Black Brown to your lashes.
Then, perfect your complexion with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation. Infused with firming serum, this buildable foundation balm delivers skin care benefits with a lightweight, radiant finish.
The revival of subtle, grunge makeup doesn’t take a break on Christmas day. To make the look a bit more festive, grab a deeper shade of shimmery eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Royal Onyx. Using a small fluffy brush, blend the eyeshadow all-over the lid and take it to the lower lash line to smoke it out.
Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Noir Balm Washable Mascara and top off your cheeks with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Rosewood.
Like gold eyeshadow, silver eyeshadow has a high-shine, chrome finish that adds just the amount of pizzazz your holiday makeup look calls for. For tin lids, use the lightest shade in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Silver Couture and apply it all-over the lid. Feel free to use one of the deeper silver shades in the palette to smoke out your eyeshadow.
Continue to pack on the shine with a glossy peach lip like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Lucid Glow.
Think of glass lips as an upgraded take on glossy lips. They’re wet-looking, high-shine and editorial-inspired. To get the look, apply a thick layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Clear to well-moisturized lips.
Then, take the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Luminous Hydrating Lipstick + Nourishing Serum in Perfect Burgundy and lightly blot it onto your lips, over the gloss. The goal is to create a subtle watercolor finish on the lips rather than a pigmented stroke of color. Finish the lips with an extra layer of clear lip gloss to blend all the colors together.
For sculpted, bronzed skin, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer and dust it just above the hollows of your cheekbones and on the perimeter of your face. Use a small eyeshadow brush and dust a layer of bronzer onto your lids as a neutral eyeshadow to finish the makeup look.
While blue eyeshadow seems the least bit Christmas-inspired, that’s exactly why we love it. It’s perfect for making a bold statement and mixing up your routine makeup look. For blue lids, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure.
With four shades of blue shadow in light and dark hues, plus shimmery and matte finishes, there’s sure to be one aligned with your preferences. For the most color payoff, dip your finger into the eyeshadow and gently swipe it over your lids. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend out any harsh edges.
For flawless skin, use a full-coverage foundation like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. With a 24-hour, waterproof, smudge-proof formula, it’s sure to keep your skin looking flawless all Christmas long.
If you want to go festive with your makeup, try this look to sport the classic red and green colors in the chicest way. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald and take a fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply the shimmery eyeshadow all-over the lid. Then, move onto the lashes and continue with festive shades by sporting the L’Oréal Paris Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Green.
Finish the look with a classic red lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick in Le Rouge Determination. The slim bullet makes precise application a breeze — no liner needed.
Festive makeup means doing things a bit differently than you normally would. Graphic eyeliner and ombré lips are upgraded takes on classic winged eyeliner and glossy lips that are staples in many a makeup routine.
Start the look off with the L’Oréal Paris Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof and create graphic eyeliner on the upper lid, extending to the outer corner. Finish the eyes with a few layers of mascara.
For the ombré lips, line your lips with a darker shade of lip liner like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in More Chocolate or Truly Burgundy. Taking a clean liner brush, lightly smudge the liner you just applied towards the center of your lips. Finish off your makeup look with a clear gloss like the L’Oréal Paris L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Clear.
The reverse cat eye or reverse smokey eye is a fun play on smokey eye makeup that does wonders for hooded eyes. To get the look, use a pencil eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner. Line the lower lash line, starting from the inner corner to the outer corner. Create a wing at the outer corner, then smudge everything when you’re finished.
Line the upper lash line and connect it to the wing you just created on the lower lash line. Finish the eyes with a few coats of the aforementioned L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara. Top off your lips with a matte lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in a shade of your choice to complete the look.
Colored mascara is a great upgrade for the classic shade of black that many of us tend to sport on a day-to-day basis. Curl your lashes and reach for the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Cobalt Blue or Deep Burgundy to give your lashes a vibrant pop of color.
Finish your makeup look with a soft, baby pink lip like the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss Pomegranate Extract in Pristine Pink.
Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Production Assistant: Jason Parigian, Digital Tech: Sam Kang, Photo Assistant: Hannah Lewis-Lopes, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Melina Kemph, Wardrobe Assistant: Kayla Martinez, Prop Stylist: Katrina Rozeville, Prop Assistant: Zach Molina, Model: Alexandra Cunningham