11 Holiday Makeup Looks Right Now to Carry You Through December

Updated 04/08/19
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Social media is a guilty pleasure—there’s no denying that. Its downfalls are both well-documented and numerous. And Pinterest is no exception. Just like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it consumes an embarrassing amount of our time and energy. But we can’t help it—it’s a verified gold mine of beauty advice. And unlike other internet platforms that are mostly memes and GIFs (no hate—we love them just as much as you do), you don’t have to shuffle through crowded content. One quick search (like our “best holiday makeup” query) is all it takes to prove that Pinterest was made for beauty lovers. That’s why this year we turned to our fellow pinners for all things holiday makeup inspiration. We found the prettiest holiday makeup looks so you can spend a little less time planning your party look and a little more time tackling that mile-long holiday to-do list.

Keep scrolling to get majorly inspired!

Girl with red lip

The holidays call for a festive red lipstick along with light and neutral eyes. Go brighter and bolder with a super-pigmented red like Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick Elson ($40). With so much focus on your lips, dust your favorite soft tones across your lid. Try Urban Decay Naked3 Palette ($54).

Sparkle Eye

People cannot get over how gorgeous this sparkly eye is on Pinterest and neither can we. The ever-so-talented Katie Jane Hughes (a Team Byrdie favorite) creates the dreamiest makeup looks and this shimmery eye is equally as aesthetically astounding as her glam skills. Achieve a simple swipe of sparkle with Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow ($24).

natural makeup look

This year, Pinterest lovers seem to be into a minimalist makeup approach for the season. Do as a French woman would and don a fresh face paired with a sultry red lip. Try Charlotte Tilbury Patsy Red ($37). 

girl with berry lip

Here’s major proof that a classic berry lip never gets old. Makeup vlogger Ellarie’s simply stunning look is so popular on Pinterest, and we’re assuming it’s because her raspberry-red lipstick accompanied by wispy lashes serves up ultimate glam. Wear the same shade as her: Morphe x Ourfa Lip Contouring Set (discontinued) with Ardell Wispie Lashes ($5). 

girl with smokey eye

Who’s the fiercest of them all? This. I mean, a deep emerald eye, is a show-stealing look suit for any holiday party. Like beauty blogger Melissa Alatorre, smoke it out past your crease for extra drama. There’s no better time to go all out with your glam than the holidays. To achieve this look try Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad Photosynthsex ($88) with a glossy nude lip with a hint of shimmer like Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer ($30).

Girl with golden eye

Beauty guru Amrezy truly looks like a piece of art. When talking about holiday makeup, it’s not right if a little glow isn’t involved. This screenshot-worthy glam is the epitome of lit. Thankfully, she shared the products used to create this look and a few standout products are Urban Decay Moon Dust Eyeshadow Space Cowboy ($22), House of Lashes Iconic Lite Lashes ($12) and Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($54).

Taylor Hill

Wearing black lips for the holidays? Pinterest says yes.

girl with brick red lip
Sazan Hendrix

Taupe eye shadow, a classic red lip, and a good pair of falsies are the ingredients to this chic holiday makeup look.

girl with red lip

We are all for this high-fashion take on holiday beauty. Who knew freckles paired so well with wine-stained lips? Leave the mascara and liner at home; just be sure to accentuate the natural contour of your eye with a taupe eye shadow in the crease. Pat Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12) over the high points of your face for a subtle, dewy sheen. 

Girl with red lip

Evidently, Pinterest devotees are super inspired by classic glamour. All you need to replicate this is a cherry lip, a classic cat eye, and some rosy blush. We love Makeup Forever Artist Face Color Highlight, Sculpt and Blush Powder in Rosewood Blush ($23)

emily didonato

All this vintage-inspired look requires is a classic red lip and a set of falsies. Try Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick ($55) and Ardell Natural Eyelash Wispies ($6). Pair the look with some voluminous waves, and you’ll be holiday party-ready.

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