6 Easy Holiday Makeup Looks

6 Easy Holiday Makeup Looks

6 Easy Holiday Makeup Looks

Welcome to the season of shimmer and sparkle — the holidays are here, bringing you plenty of opportunities to look your festive best, no matter the occasion.

For many people, these parties and get-togethers tend to take place at the end of their workday, presenting them with the classic challenge of transitioning their makeup from a day to nighttime look.

Creating looks that shine in any occasion is one of the many things students in cosmetology programs learn, but don’t worry! Here are six easy holiday makeup looks that anyone can master, giving you flattering and festive ways to shine this holiday season.

Shimmer and Shine During the Holidays with These Makeup Looks

Jewel Tones for Eyes

Eyes will pop under deep jewel tones like sapphire, emerald, and magenta. You can sweep across the brow, or add of pop of festive color with a jewel-tone underliner.


The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to add some sparkle to your shine. You can go as subtle as adding a glitter liner on top of your normal liner, or as bold as a sparkly eye shadow palette. Remember the golden rule with glitter — a little goes a long way!

If you’re trying to go straight from day to night, a soft, shimmery eye could be just the right fit. Glittery browns, golds, silvers, or white eye shadows are all festive choices for the office and the after party.

Red Lips

It goes without saying — a bold, red lip is an excellent choice for a holiday look! Before you commit, spend time trying a few different shades of red to find the one that best matches your skin tone. Red lips make a bold statement, so go subtle with the rest of your makeup for a polished look that will make your red lips pop!

Add Sparkle to Your Holiday Look with These Makeup Ideas

Glowing Skin

If full, dramatic makeup isn’t your thing, you can still shimmer and shine this holiday season with glowing skin. Sweep a shimmery highlighter along your cheekbones and chin, being sure to blend. Pair this with a coral blush on your cheeks, a neutral shadow for your eyes, and a rosy lip color for an all-over refreshed and glowing look.

Silver and Gold

Shimmery, metallic shadows are a great way to create a festive holiday look. Go big with all over shadow, or create a subtler look on the inner corner of your eyes.

Pump Up Your Lashes

Take your dramatic eyes to the next level with false eyelashes! They’re easier to put on than you think, but it takes patience and practice. You can wear them with any type of makeup, but to get the full glam effect, pair them with shimmery or smoky eyes.

If you have a passion for hair and makeup, why not turn it into a career? Health and Style Institute offers cutting edge, comprehensive cosmetology programs, so contact one of our admissions advisors today!

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