One of the best places for makeup inspiration is Instagram. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find an incredible look to recreate on this visual platform. If you search the ‘festive makeup’ hashtag, you’ll find a broad range of creative makeup looks. From the very wearable to the bold and colourful. There’s a look for everybody here if you scroll for long enough.
In the Winter months, berry tones seem to be everywhere. From our chunky knit jumpers to our make-up, this is a shade that complements everyone. An entry level way to get this look is with a striking berry lip. If you’re feeling a little more dramatic you can add this shade to the eyes too.
There’s nothing more festive than a red lip. It’s a classic all year-round but it suddenly becomes very festive when worn throughout December. With a little brown in the crease of your lid and a little black liner across the top lash line, you’ve got yourself a make-up look ready for all the seasonal parties.
Hazel coloured contact lenses, such as the Freshlook Colorblends, would go really well with this look. You could also use blue coloured contacts for more of a contrast, try comfi Colors 1 Day in the shade True Blue.
Gold is another festive favourite for makeup looks. Make it shimmery gold and you’ll be even more on theme. To match your gold eyes, you could try a gold toned highlighter. Gold eyes can be paired with red lips for a stand-out look or with nude lipstick for a less intense look that still makes an impact.
If you want to look like you’ve made the biggest effort at the party, glitter is a pretty easy way to achieve that. In holiday colours of red, green and gold, glitter across the eyes will always attract attention, so perhaps not for the faint of heart. You can ease yourself into this trend by just adding a little to the inner corners of the eyes, or you can go all in by covering the lid and really packing it on for a stunning jewel toned stare.
Glitter doesn’t just have to be confined to the eyes. You could be a little different and cover your lips in glitter instead. Or make your look a little more wearable and just cover your eyeliner in glitter. This look would go well with many different coloured contact lenses, depending on the shade of the glitter.
If you want to channel your inner Christmas elf, green eyes is the way to go. Add several shades of green to add depth. Darkening the outer corners of the eyes will add even more drama. The most Christmasy colour combination might just be green and red, so pair your green eyes with red lips for a more colourful and bolder look. Green coloured contact lenses would look great with this makeup style, giving the overall look a matchy-matchy feel.