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2021 Holiday Makeup Looks

Updated: Nov 30, 2021


Your ultimate guide to holiday makeup that you need to read right now.

It's the most wonderful time of the year...the end of the year. This means you get to be festive and upgrade your look, and wear glamorous holiday makeup. Christmas holiday parties and New Year's Eve, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and more. Whether you are hosting or attending a virtual or in-person gathering, show up with a beautiful, bold and stunning (party make-up look). Don't fret, we have you covered with easy holiday makeup looks and bold party makeup looks to get beautified this holiday season.


2021 holiday looks

The Perfect Red Lip for the Season


If you are looking to apply minimum makeup but want to be bold, give your nude and pink lipsticks and lip gloss a break and apply a bold red lipstick. Find the perfect red lipstick for your skin tone for the holiday. Red lips are a beautiful bold look and when paired with dewy, glowy skin. With minimum eye shadow, your entire face becomes the gift at the party. Mastering the perfect red lip is not easy. You also want to find the perfect red lips for your skin tone. There are a few important steps to follow including finding your perfect red lipstick for the holidays. Understanding your undertones, the ingredients in your lipstick and using arm swatches will all help you find the prefect red lips for this season and beyond. If you can't narrow down your choice, consider a (lipstick gift set) to test-run several colors.


Holiday Eye Makeup that will make people will stare


When it comes to Christmas eye makeup, super-sparkly bright eyes are in this holiday season. Opt for champagne shimmery shadows with pops of color, and don't forget silver and gold. If you must have a shimmery cat eye, smoke it out with a brown eye shadow and create soft, not hard wings and mix neutral eye shadows on the base of your lids and up into your eye crease. Lightly sweep silvery-champagne shadow all over your lids and onto the inner corners of your eye use an eyeliner and eye shadow that has shimmer in. Look into (holiday lipstick sets) as well as they should have a couple of different red shades that could be your match.


Lash Out: Holiday Eyelash Looks


Eyelashes have become a staple item in almost every makeup routine. Whether you are curling your lashes, applying mascara or wanting full or partial eyelash extensions, lashes can change the shape of your eyes and complete a makeup look. There are so many different types of eyelash extensions available out there. Visit a certified esthetician before your holiday party to complete your holiday eyelash makeup look so that they are applied safely and seamlessly. Go beyond your lash line and get a lash tech to put on the finishing touches.


Easy Makeup Holiday Ideas


Neon holiday eyes, natural glam, glossy, and luminous and light makeup are just a few ways you can achieve simple holiday looks this season and, good news. These looks are evergreen and can be tried and showcased beyond holiday parties. Simple touches like applying red eye shadow blended in the corner of the eyes gives way for fun color play and inspiration for holiday makeup.


Sweet Holiday Cheeks


Apply cream color on your cheeks this holiday to add brightness and hydrate your skin simultaneously. A lot of beauty brands are releasing special edition blush gift sets. Be on the lookout for some of these sets to ensure that your cheeks are bright, and compliment your eyes and lips. Beauty brand Glossier has a user-friendly blush, "Cloud Paint, that is a seamless buildable gel-cream that's enjoyable to apply and easy to wear for all skin care types.


Holiday Makeup Gift Sets


If you are considering changing up your look this season because of your many events filling up your calendar, don't forget about your hosts at these events. Do something out of the ordinary and to give the holiday party makeup gift set. Sure, a bottle of wine can go a long way (if your friends and families are at least 21 yrs old ) but, a makeup gift set - or even booking a facial for family and friends - is a nice way to show your appreciate and gratitude during the holidays.


If you have an interest in fashion and want to learn more about makeup or cosmetology, consider taking some classes at Cortiva Institute. You can increase your skill set and potentially turn your hobby into a new career.