It’s official: the festive season is here. With gingerbread spiced everything and party galore, December is a month packed full of celebration. This presents beauty enthusiasts with the perfect opportunity to get glammed up and experiment with Christmas makeup.
We’ve teamed up with the fabulous MUA and content creator Caitlin Darling @caitssdarling (owner of Studio One Makeup in West Sussex) to bring you some insta worthy festive party makeup ideas. Here are our top picks:
Smokey Bronze Glam
You can never go wrong with a smoky eye, right? This makeup staple can be easily adapted to suit your eye shape or colour preferences. Blend dark shadow in to your crease, outer corner and lower lash line. Press a bronze shimmery shade into the centre of your lid and inner corners to add a party szn vibe. Use a black pencil eyeliner on your upper and lower waterline for added intensity.
Keep it Classic
If you’re already rocking sequins or glitter, why not pair your outfit with a neutral and classy makeup look. Soft matte glam is one of our go-tos for any occasion. Blend a darker colour into your crease and outer corner, then use a lighter shade to highlight the rest of your eyelid. Add bold, fluffy lashes for an ultrachic look.
Green and Gold Hues
It’s not Christmas without a little gold… and green! Experiment with green eyeshadow then add a sprinkle of gold shadow or liner. Blend in brown, autumnal shades for a stylish finish. Keep it simple, or opt for something more out there like a cut crease or creative Christmas liner.
Go Bright and Sparkle
Makeup is the ultimate accessory. Accentuate your LBD with a pop of colourful eyeshadow. Play with shimmery and metallic bright shades - it’s Christmas, why not? Prime your lids then apply before foundation to avoid any messy fallout.
With pink décor and a dazzling dressing table mirror with lights, Studio One Makeup offers glam makeovers for Christmas parties, proms, and bridal looks. Check them out here.
After receiving her vanity mirror, owner Cait said: "Glamour Mirrors are the perfect lighting for any bedroom, vanity area or studio. I’m totally in love with my new Kendall Hollywood Mirror ✨ she comes with controllable LED day to night light settings for a professional makeup lighting set up. The Hollywood Mirror is now in my new studio and it is an absolute statement piece – I love it 💗"