9 Festive Holiday Ideas For The Ultimate Party Make-Up Look

With less than a month away from the biggest holiday of the season — yes, we’re referring to Christmas (and not to mention New Year’s) — this year’s year-end celebrations fall nothing short of sublime. Cocktail parties of sorts, reunion dinners with your friends and families, festive frolics, and the list goes on. In fact, we’re not surprised if your calendar’s already filling up for the month!

But with party season in full swing, it’s clear that the festivities make the perfect excuse for you to try out something different. If you haven’t already caught the hint, we’re talking about all things makeup. Think about that bold, glitter palette that you haven’t touched since the last Sephora sale that you swore you’d use for date night that’s probably still sitting on your vanity. What about that iconic red lipstick that you tried out at the store that you’ve been so hesitant with because it’s “too bold” for you?

Whatever the sitch is, Christmas is coming and what better way to ring in the joyous holiday than with a look that will sleigh slay. Ahead, we’ve listed out some of our favourite festive makeup looks for you to copy this party season. Thank us later.

1. BLUE, FROSTY LIDS 

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“The nights are drawing in and the sun is waning in” Hold up sis, just a reminder, we’re in sunny Singapore and unlike our western counterparts, winter isn’t coming. Nevertheless, if you’re still looking to cop that icy look, look no further than Sephora’s Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette that will keep your lids looking cool as ice.

Sephora Collection: Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette, $65. Available at Sephora.

2. MY LIPS, BUT BETTER

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The whole MLBB trend might be over for some, but if you’re just as obsessed as we are about that nude lip, steal this ensemble. Pucker up under the mistletoe with a creme nude-ish pink lipstick that adds a glistening bronzed rose hue of that of Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick Mini in Flesh Fatale.

Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick Mini – Flesh Fatale, $22. Available at Sephora.

3. BE BOLD IN BLUE 

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“The eyes are the windows to your soul…” Damn right it is. If there’s anything we want more presents, it’s eyeshadow. For a full experimental glam look that’s sure to turn the heads of your friends, cousins, uncles, aunts, and more, look over to this bold eye look. Play it up with Too Faced’s Peaches & Cream Palm Springs Dream Eyeshadow Palette which features a bold blue hue and other forgiving neutral shades that don’t only look good, but also smells good.

Too Faced Peaches & Cream Palm Springs Dream Eyeshadow Palette, $68. Available at Sephora.

4. CAPRICORN SZN

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If you’re reading this now, we’re pretty sure (well, maybe 80% sure) that mercury isn’t in retrograde. But whatever the case is, whether you’re an Aquarius, Taurus, Sagittarius or an asparagus, we’ve just found the perfect makeup edit for all you astrology obsessives out there this festive season. Sure, you might not believe in Santa, but if you’re fully devoted to the merits of astrology, consider welcoming Capricorn season with an apt option like Huda Beauty’s Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette before enhancing your cheekbones with a swipe (or two) of Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Swarvoski.

L — R: Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette, $105, and Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Swarvoski (Limited Edition), $130. Available at Sephora.

5. CELESTIAL EYES

Sweet dreams are made of these… For that coveted celestial cat-eye look, bring dimensions to your peepers with Charlotte Tilbury’s Starry Eye To Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette (Limited Edition) by adding a layer of warm brown before blending it with the darker beige shade under Dream Glow. Keeping with the starry-eyed concept, line your eyes with Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Liner in Glimmer Gold and Pop Purple.

Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Liner, $48. Available at Sephora.

6. GLITTER & GLOW

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While all things glitter is not gold, this sparkly number might just take your look up a notch to the next level. Take, for instance, this rosy-hued glitter feature that adds a strobe of highlight to your cheekbones… and your lids! To achieve the look, consider swiping on Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade, Ruby Richez.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter, $54. Available at Sephora.

7. TIMELESS 

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It’s not a Christmas roundup if we don’t include a bold red look! Whether you’re going for date night or you’re prepping for that annual Christmas dinner you’ve been looking forward to, look over to this timeless monochromatic trend by pairing your bold red lips with subtle hues on your lids. To achieve the look, consider Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestro Legendary in the iconic shade 400, ‘The Red’.

Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestro Legendary, $55. Available at TANGS.

8. INCANDESCENT GLOW

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Give your lids a festive spin with Pat McGrath’s Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana that gives the right amount of shimmer and shine to any Christmas get-up.

Pat McGrath’s Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana, $95. Available at Sephora.

9. WHITE EYELINER

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What better time to pull out that white eyeliner — like this STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner — that’s been sitting on your vanity than this festive season. Frosty eyes and freckles go hand in hand with a nude lip just like this look which not only accentuates your eyes but it also gives a unique touch for the ultimate doe-eyed effect. Sleigh away!

STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $34. Available at Sephora.
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