It’s officially the holidays, isn’t it? I don’t know who claims it ‘officially’ (beside me, of course) but it’s here. The lights are up, the stores are decorated, the kids are doing Christmas projects at school, we’re in the season. And I love it. Part of the fun of the season is the parties with family and friends. Or at least I think so at least. We don’t have family here, so parties with friends is where it’s at. It’s so fun to dress up for parties and outings and feel so festive. So today I thought I would share some holiday makeup looks that are easy to do so you can mix things up a bit this holiday season.
If you’ve been reading for a while, you might know I am a huge advocate for BOLD lip colors. Bright pink, orange, red, wine – you name it, I’m for it. And (In my best Chandler voice) could there be a better time to where them? The best part of bold lips is that the rest of your look can be really simple. Actually, it should be. Just some simple foundation, eye liner, mascara & bold lip of your choice, you’re ready to go!
The Cat Eye
I love the cat eye. It lifts your eyes up, brightens them & makes them stand out all at once. It’s also simple. Well, let me clarify — it’s hard until you’ve got it down. Just give it a few tries when you’ve got a bit more time and soon you will have it. You can use regular scotch tape to tape off where you want your cat eye to be or connect the dots like in this tutorial. You can have it thicker winged out like this or nice and thin. Here’s the tutorial for the picture above done by Christie.
I know the smokey eye can be intimidating. It’s really not, I promise! I have a tutorial for a super smokey eye here. Just know it was way back when so it’s not too great… Here’s the tutorial to the pink smokey eye you see above. If it looks intimidating, just remember the basics — keep the dark colors on the outside corner/crease of your eye, the insides of your eye bright, and blend, blend, blend!
Yes, false eye lashes. I love these babies and would wear them every day if I could. They are so fun to have and make your eyes pop so much more. And what a better excuse to wear them than to a holiday party! I know I’ll be rocking mine. Oh and a side note, if you think you have the buy the more pricey ones to get good results, stop right there. The e.l.f. brand has amazing falsies that work just as well, if not better for a buck. I would suggest buying the DUO eye lash glue separately though since the e.l.f. one wasn’t too hot IMO. Both of these can be picked up at Target too!
Well, that’s it! I’m sure there are many other holiday makeup looks you could rock, but I wanted to keep it simple and share some that are easy. Hopefully one of these will help you branch out this holiday season!
What kind of look do you plan to wear to your holiday parties?