The holiday season is the perfect time to cozy up in sweaters and comfy boots, but your style can still be glam. With the perfect winter outfit and bold makeup, you can look great on December 25th. Makeup is a very personal part of your style, and these Christmas makeup tips can be altered to fit your favorite look. Pick colors in the palettes mentioned, but make sure they compliment your skin tone.
Christmas makeup: colors
Dark deep tones are best for festive holiday parties. Red and plum come in a variety of shades and can be worn bold or subdued. If your skin is dark, use shimmery colors so they truly stand out. Creamy red blush and gold-toned eye shadows look great on dark skin tones. For lighter complexions, use mauve and plum eye shadows in a powder form. Red lips look great on everyone and are perfect for Christmas.
Christmas makeup: smoky eyes
Get a dramatic look with dark smoky eyes. Start with a fresh face and smooth eyelid primer on both lids. If you do not have primer, try a light foundation. When dry, apply a black eye liner from corner to corner on your top and lower lid. For smaller eye shapes, you may want to only line the outside corners. Use a small brush or your finger and smooth a dark shadow on top of the liner and in the crease of each eye. Use a neutral tone or a shimmery gold shadow and apply to the rest of the lid. For a more dramatic effect, drag the crease out in a cat-eye effect with the darker shadow color.
Christmas makeup: red lips
The ultimate holiday look is only complete with a signature red lip. Start by choosing a deep color that is not too purple. Prepare lips with a primer or non-greasy chapstick. Use a red lip liner and trace the outside of the lip line. Fill in with a matte red lip color. Add gloss throughout the night to keep lips moist and pretty. You may need to retouch lips after eating depending on the type of lipstick you choose.
Christmas is a great time of year to go glam with your makeup. Natural is out and bold is in during the winter months. Follow these tips and get a look that will turn heads. Add a cozy winter outfit and plenty of cute accessories, and you are ready to take on the cold while still looking great.