Your holiday beauty routine should be glam, glamorous, and, most importantly, simple so you can enjoy the parties, delicious food, and family time this time of year brings. While that means using things like glitter and bold eyeliner to enhance your look, it doesn’t mean you have to spend hours trying to get it right.
Below are gorgeous holiday hacks and hairstyles that emphasize flawless results and, dare we say it, are simple. Let’s face it: the sooner you get prep ready, the sooner you can celebrate, and we’re here to help you look your best.
Whether hosting a Christmas party with friends or spending Easter with your family, everyone should have a signature holiday look that is quick, simple, and always looks fantastic. One of the most significant holiday makeup, especially for Christmas, is glitter eyes.
Subtle holiday makeup looks
I like to experiment with glitter in my eyes for the holidays. With all the lights shining around you, the glitter spots flicker more in the morning, giving your facial skin a beautiful glow and shine.
You can start simple with a glittering eyeshadow. Suppose you want something more natural and professional looking for. In that case, I recommend wearing a shimmering golden eyeshadow on the lids, then lining the upper eyelash line with a dark brown or black coating and adding a little mascara.
The glitter of the golden eye shadow gives a subtle shine to your eyes, making them appear larger and brighter.
Be Bold: A 5-Step Guide to Eye Glitter
For more than one-holiday party look, follow these steps:
- Start with a white shadow on the lid as a base
- Add a bit of golden cream shade to the eyes
- Take gold or rose gold glitter
- Dab a few glitters on a makeup brush
- Gently press the brushing on your eyelids to add glitter
- Once done, apply 2 or 3 layers of mascara. It is an example of a bolder makeup look. You’ll stand out at a holiday party – it is a great way!
Other Ways to Add Glitter to Your Holiday Makeup Looks
Different simple ways to add a few glitters to your makeup and add a slight shimmer and shine to your holiday look are at: Use a good highlight, or add glitter to your lipstick
When getting a good highlight, buy a cream highlighter, and apply it on your cheeks and above your eyebrows. Add a few glitters mixed into your shine cream to give your look a little extra shimmer.
You can also do this with lipstick, such as a matte red or pink. Then, taking a lipstick brush or a thin brush, dip the brush in a sparkling eye shadow or glittering eyes.
Another great tip is to tap next to the brush in the centre of your lips, gently adding a few glitters to your lipstick. Seal this look with a clear gloss. You’ll find your makeup look has a little extra glitter and shine without going overboard.
There is even sequin concentrate, which is super cool! It explains why it is one of the leading beauty trends.
Glitter On Your Eyelashes Too
Also, if you are a fan of false eyelashes, buy some with glitter added to the eyelashes. You can find them in most makeup and beauty supply stores or costume stores.
Apply the false eyelashes with eyelash glue, then put on a little mascara. Again, this adds a subtle sparkling look to your eyes. Use matte eyeshadow made of simple gold and black eyeliner to complete the unique look.
How to Easily Remove Holiday Makeup Looks
These looks add a subtle hint of glitter without going too far on top. With glitter, when you go for a more subtle look, you can always easily keep your makeup looks clean and accurate.
Glitter can be difficult to remove, so if mixed with your shadows, highlighter or lipstick, it makes it easier to remove when you’re done rocking your look. I always go with more gold glitter looks because silver tends to be too bold and bright and is harder to pair with your outfit and the rest of your holiday makeup.
So have fun this holiday season, and be shiny with your makeup look, adding a little glitter for a bit of shine during the holidays.