Can you feel the excitement in the air? The holidays are here! Heartfelt gift exchanges, delectable meals, and swanky parties will soon be dotting your calendar, and you’ll want to look your best at every gathering. Make this holiday season memorable with a fun and imaginative makeup look. After all, why should Halloween be your only opportunity to flex your creative makeup muscles?

Here are 7 makeup looks that are guaranteed to spread holiday cheer. Recreate these makeup styles exactly, or put your own creative spin on them! As long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right.

Red Lipstick

Bold Red Lipstick

We’re starting basic with red lipstick. Bright red lips add a youthful vibrancy to your look in seconds. This confidence-boosting shade is associated with health, fertility, and attractiveness.

Try this classic red lipstick for the perfect pout. Balance your bold lips with a clean matte complexion and winged black eyeliner.

Candy Cane Makeup

The only thing better than stirring a cup of hot cocoa with a candy cane is wearing candy cane-inspired makeup. Give yourself a minty makeover by applying white winged eyeliner to your eyelids. Make the lines thick – this is not your average daytime makeup look!

Using a red eyeliner pencil, create short, feathery, diagonal strokes (pretend you’re drawing a second set of eyelashes) on top of the white foundation. Add a few red press-on gem stones to the outer corners of your eyes.

Reindeer Makeup

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, but have you ever modeled your makeup after them?

Use a white makeup crayon to create spots of varying sizes on your forehead. Dab white makeup onto the bridge of your nose and under your eyes.

Highlight the bridge and tip of your nose with a black makeup crayon to create the illusion of a narrow reindeer snout.  Complete the charming look with black mascara and a pair of antlers!

For a glowing Rudolph look, dab red makeup onto the tip of your nose.

Christmas Light Makeup

It doesn’t feel like the holidays until you decorate! Emulate the warm glow of Christmas lights with makeup.

Use a fine black makeup pencil to draw a string of lights. Start on your forehead at the point where you part your hair. Continue down one side of your face, curving and curling as desired. Use the black makeup pencil to create teardrop-shaped bulbs along the string.

Use colored makeup crayons to fill in each bulb. Add colorful press-on gem stones throughout the string of lights to add dimension and shine to your luminous look!

Silver Makeup

Frosty Snow Queen Makeup

There’s something magical about the first snow of the season. The air seems to go quiet as silvery flakes cover the ground, turning the world into a shimmering wonderland.

Capture the beauty of freshly fallen snow with dreamy silver makeup. Generously highlight your cheekbones, nose, chin, and collarbone with a makeup sponge filled with silver cream makeup. Use a clean makeup sponge to carefully dab silver cream makeup onto your lips.

Snowman Makeup

Let it snow! Use a makeup sponge to cover your whole face with white cream makeup. Dust a layer of white setting powder over the cream makeup to create an even matte foundation. 

Add black lipstick to your lips. Use a black makeup crayon to create three solid circles on either side of your mouth. These circles should appear to extend your mouth into a wide, jolly smile!

Apply orange makeup to the bridge of your nose in a “V” shape (the narrowest part of the “V” should land on the tip of your nose). This creates the look of a snowman’s traditional carrot nose.

Complete your snowman style with a red sequin bow tie!

Santa Baby Makeup

Santa’s coming to town! Dust gold makeup loosely over your cheeks, forehead, and nose. Highlight your cheekbones with red makeup for a warm and jolly blush.

Cover your eyelids in dark green glitter eyeshadow. Use light green glitter eyeshadow to dust the areas under your lower lashes. Use white glitter eyeshadow directly under your brows.

Apply red lipstick to your lips. Allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes. Layer clear shimmer lip gloss over your red lipstick.

Finish your holiday shopping, wrap your gifts, and set aside some time to play with makeup! We can’t wait to see what unique holiday makeup looks you come up with.