10 Easy Makeup Looks to Get You Through the Holiday Season
After the RSVP comes the pre-party, and whether you have one holiday event on your calendar, or ten, part of your party prep is going to include figuring out how to do your makeup.
Luckily, you've found yourself in the right place. We've studied all of the recent red carpet glam to find easy, festive, and just downright gorgeous celebrity makeup looks to wear to each and every holiday function you're attending (whether it's over Zoom or a small gathering IRL).
From Zazie Beetz's pearl eyeliner, to Dakota Johnson's monochromatic plum smoky eye and lipstick, your search for makeup inspiration ends here.
Keeping reading for the 10 coolest, festive makeup looks to get you through the holiday season.
Julianne Moore's Charcoal Smoky Eye
Highly elusive, but just plain gorgeous, the charcoal smoky eye is a classic makeup look that works for just about any occasion on your calendar. Although the smoky eye has a reputation for being tough to master, it's easier than you think. The trick is to start with sheer layers to build up to an opaque finish, rather than starting off with heavy-handed strokes. A textbook example: Julianne Moore's smoky pewter eye makeup by Hung Vanngo.
Kerry Washington's Matte Red Lip
When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a swipe of red lipstick. For a soft, longwear formula that doesn't dry out lips, try Neutrogena's moisturizing lipstick balm.
Chrissy Teigen's Allover Glow
If glitzy eye makeup and bold lips aren't your jam, a golden glow is a solid alternative. Chrissy Teigen paired her bronze eyeshadow with radiant skin and a glossy nude lip.
Janelle Monáe's Fuchsia Lipstick
Red isn't the only statement lip to wear this holiday season. Switch things up with a vibrant fuchsia matte lip like Janelle Monáe.
Olivia Munn's Winged Eyeliner
Lupita Nyong'o's Green Eyeliner and Berry Lip
As Lupita Nyong'o demonstrates, red and green can look can super chic when worn together. Her makeup artist Nick Barose gave the festive colors a modern twist with a cool turquoise cat eye and deep berry lip. For those dying to know the actress' exact lip color, she's wearing Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Lipstick in Pigeon Blood Ruby.
Lucy Boynton's Metallic Silver Eye
Icy like the weather outside, the holiday season is the perfect time to try out metallic eye makeup. Jo Baker remixed the classic cat eye on Lucy Boynton, by creating a negative space wing and filling it in with silver glitter.
Zazie Beetz's Pearl Eyeliner
There are other ways to wear pearls rather than just around your neck. Case in point: Zazie Beetz's pearl eyeliner. The decals are a cool twist on the classic cat eye — and the gem itself.
Dakota Johnson's Monochromatic Berry Eye and Lip
Monochromatic makeup with a seasonal twist, Dakota Johnson swapped blush pink for a matching berry eye and lip. The neutral undertones of this shade mean it looks amazing across a wide range of skin tones.
KiKi Layne's Royal Blue Eyeshadow
It wouldn't be the holidays without a bit of shimmer. Here, KiKi Layne demonstrates how gorgeous metallic blue eyeshadow can look when haloed around the eyes.