Holiday Makeup Trends


This winter holiday season boasts a wide variety of makeup trends, and we are so excited to try them all! Whether you just wear foundation or always have a full face of makeup, there is a trend to suit your style. We have listed our seven favorite makeup trends, and product suggestions, to help you recreate the looks!

Classic Red Lip
The classic red lip is a holiday makeup staple. It is bold, bright, and sexy. Keep the rest of your face neutral during the day, then spice it up with a smoky eye or cat eye for evening celebrations. We recommend any M.A.C Cosmetics lip products in the color Ruby Woo. It is super pigmented and complements all skin tones.

Clean Face & Strong Nudes
If you’re a concealer and done girl this trend is for you. The clean face & strong nudes trend focuses on natural beauty. Use beige and earth tones to enhance and accentuate your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Think natural glow and dewy skin. You can still be glamorous while keeping it simple. We love Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palettes (they contain soft gold and rose hues), Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks (there are numerous nude shades), and Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color Blush (the two neutral shades are amazing!).

Burgundy Smokey Eye
Burgundy is one of the richest and most flattering of all the fall colors. It looks beautiful on all skin tones and pairs perfectly with both brown and black liners. Wear it with a nude lip and slightly shimmery cheek to really make your eyes stand out. For a simpler look just blend the burgundy into your crease and lower lash line; for a bold look do a full burgundy smokey eye and blend with browns or pinks depending on how dark you want your smokey eye. Try Tarte’s Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Scarlet.

Metallic Makeup
Metallic makeup is transitioning from a fall trend to a winter trend and we love it! Metallics are shimmery and fun and the perfect way to express your personality via makeup. While fall metallics focus on gold tones, winter metallics focus on silver and blue tones. Add more metallic colors to your makeup palette for the holidays like red or purple metallic lips or green metallic eyeshadow. See our metallic trends 2017 article for product suggestions!

Glossy Lips
Channel your inner thirteen year old self for this winter holiday beauty trend-- glossy lips! Glosses are a great way to add shine and color to your lips without the fuss of smudgy lipsticks. Lip gloss can range from clear or neutral in color to bright and bold. Swipe a more subdued gloss across your lips if you want to highlight your natural beauty or are trying to accentuate your eye makeup. Use a more pigmented gloss to draw attention to your lips and show your fun personality. M.A.C lipglasses are amazing glosses that come in many colors, are not too sticky, and smell great!

Graphic Liner
The most daring holiday makeup trend this season is the graphic liner look. It is defined by sharp edges, unusual placement, open endedness, bold lines, and color. With the graphic liner, there is usually an absence of eyeshadow, since the liner is flashy enough on its own. Try an open ended cat eye or thick and squared off shape. Your favorite gel or liquid liner will work for this trend!

Long Lashes
Whether it’s accomplished with mascara or falsies, every woman strives to have long lashes. This holiday season super long lashes are the one beauty must have. If you have the time, skill, and patience invest in some false lashes and make your eyes bright and wide. If false lashes are not your style invest in mascaras and mascara wands that focus on lengthening your lashes. We love Benefit Cosmetics’ Roller Lash Curling Mascara. It completely eliminates the need to curl your lashes beforehand and your lashes will have never looked so long!