Ready to Party: Glamorous Holiday Makeup Looks

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

Holiday makeup should be glamorous with color and sparkle. Here are a few holiday prep tips for achieving your perfect holiday look.

~ Elegance Makeup ~


Silver-Gold Eyes

Try adding a touch of silver or gold on your eyelids. Apply the shiny silver or gold at the base of the lid, then apply a thin layer of black to the perimeter of the eye along the lash line and smudge. Go back with the silver or the gold to create a gradation.


MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo


Lots of Lashes

What better way to amp up your look than with long, lush lashes. You can either achieve this through the use of mascara or false lashes. Double coat mascara & apply natural to bold dramatic lashes for that red carpet stand out flutter!


Cover Girl Lash Blast

Revlon Fantasy Lengths False Eyelashes

MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara


Bold Lips

Bold or red lips are always chic and look especially festive during the holidays. Whether you go red or not, lip stains are also a must if you want a bold lip color to last and it won’t rub off during holiday parties. You want to choose a color that flatters your skin tone. Use cherry for pale complexions, coral for olive, or either color for dark skin. The goal is to look pulled-together, not overdone.


Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick

Mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker

Revlon Colorstay Lipstick


Blushed Cheeks

The holidays are great for a rouge cheek with a dose of the right blush. Try these shades for your skin tone.

Fair Skin – when applied with a light hand , hot pinks give fair skin a beautiful, natural look

Medium Skin – Coral looks gorgeous on all skin tones, particularly on warm, medium complexions

Dark Skin – Use shades with bold, true pigments, such as really vibrant orange or fuchsia


NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge


Glittery Eyes and Lips

Glitter is what is going on this season. For a fun holiday look, mix glitter with a deep blue or burgundy eye liner. A smoky eye is always nice, and glitter sticks to cream so you won’t have to worry about it coming off. Thick, noticeable glitter in place of more traditional shimmer gives the look an edge.


Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast

Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder


Shiny, Nude Lips

A natural-looking pout is definitely practical and can be sexy too, especially if you add lip liner and high-shine. Lining with a lip-tone color gives fullness to the mouth. Holiday makeup should feel glamorous and playful! A shiny lip will enhance an everyday look in seconds. Nude, glossy lips go with everything. It is an effortless look that can take the bare faced beauty to full-on glamour instantly. On the catwalk you may find nude lips paired with polished make-up and sleek hair, or chic waves and subtle shimmer to give it a beach vibe. For a party look, pale, glossy lips are excellent with smoky eyes or with high-color on cheeks and eyes.


L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick

Whether you’re going for subtle holiday hostess or bold vibrant diva, any of these are sure to give you your star worthy holiday makeup look that will surely get you noticed!

Have your own tried and true holiday makeup tips? Share them in the comments below.


About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only enhance one’s beauty from the inside out, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

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