33 Christmas Makeup Look Ideas Straight out of a Fairy Tale

This year, Christmas is about to get extra merry, especially if you get inspired by these cool Christmas makeup look ideas!

Ditch the traditional red lipstick and loose hair, and opt for something more eye-catching and worth the occasion! Christmas makeup doesn’t have to be just gold and silver, you can get really creative and let your imagination run wild!

In the round-up below we selected some of our favorite Christmas makeup ideas – prepare to be bold!

Whether you’re sporting this makeup for a dinner with your family, or a Christmas party, they are guaranteed to make you stand out of the crowd!

Get your makeup pallete ready, sharpen up your makeup pencils, and dust off the brushes – it’s time to get creative!

If you want to achieve the best results, it’s a good idea to test these Christmas makeup ideas a few days ahead of the event, to make sure you master the technique and look and don’t stress about pulling it off at the very last minute.

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33 Christmas Makeup Look Ideas

1. Golden Lips

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2. Ice Queen Makeup

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3. Christmas Kiss

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4. Christmas Mistletoe Makeup

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5. Christmas Lights Makeup

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6. Let it Snow Makeup

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7. Christmas Glow Makeup

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8. Frozen Eyes Makeup

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9. Xmas Candy Makeup

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10. Xmas Reds Makeup

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11. Pucker Up

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12. Snowy Kisses Makeup

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13. Red Ice Queen Makeup

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14. Christmas Lights Eye Makeup

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15. Snow White Makeup

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16. Sparkly Christmas Tree Makeup

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17. Candy Princess Makeup

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18. Brow Trees

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19. Winter Wonderland Makeup

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20. Frozen Makeup

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21. Metalic Eyes

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22. Sparkling Gems

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23. Snowqueen Beauty

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24. Festive Mascara

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25. Christmas Ribbon

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26. Colorful and Bright

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27. Frosty Eyes

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28. Santa Makeup

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29. Clowing Christmas Makeup

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30. Black and Gold

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31. Chrismas Tree Eyes

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32. Jingle Bells

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33. Reindeer Eyes

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Festive, Beautiful, Whimsical and Trendy Ideas

The festive season is here with us again and this is the perfect time to try out some festive, beautiful, and whimsical makeup looks.

These makeup tips will help you stand out in a cozy family gathering, a glamorous holiday party or just to feel the Christmas spirit every day.

Festive Foundations

The Perfect Base- Before you start adding color to your holiday makeup, it’s important that you have a flawless base.

Below are some tips to ensure that your skin looks its best:

  • Hydration is Key: Make sure that your skin is moisturized as winter weather can be harsh on it. You can use a hydrating primer to give your makeup a good base.
  • Choose the Right Foundation: Choose long-lasting medium-to-full coverage foundations for an all-day look. A dewy finish gives off radiance like one from Christmas lights.
  • Conceal and Brighten: create an even complexion by using brightening concealer under the eyes and highlighting blemishes/redness.

Sparkling Eyes

All About the Glam- The eyes are the focal point of any festive makeup look. Think bold, shimmering, and whimsical for this season. Here are some trendy ideas:

  • Glitter and Shimmer- They say nothing screams festive like glitter does. Therefore incorporate shimmery eyeshadows including glitter liners which will make your eyes shine.
  • Shimmering Eyeshadows: Go for metallics or glitters when choosing palettes. For instance, golds, silvers, or icy blues work well during the holiday season apply light shimmer all over the lid darker metallic shade in s crease for depth.
  • Glitter Liners: Add glitter eyeliner for a sparkly look into your routine of doing makeup Pop of sparkle comes with application over regular liner alone; thus achieving a more playful effect Gold or silver are classic options but also experiment with such bold shades as emerald green or ruby red.

Bold and Beautiful

For a more dramatic look, go for bold, rich colors that capture the essence of Christmas.

  • Smokey Eyes: A classic smokey eye with a holiday twist can be very impactful. Some of the smokes to use in creating this perfect eye over the holidays include deep greens, rich plums or even dark reds.
  • Cut Crease: Add some dimension to your eye makeup by using a cut crease look that stands out. Use contrasting colors like deep red and gold to make your eyes stand out.
  • Luscious Lips: Your lips are where you can really show off your Christmas spirit. Here are some ideas to make your lips pop:
  • Classic Red: A classic red lip is timeless and perfect for Christmas. Go matte, long-lasting formula that will keep your lips looking flawless throughout the night.

Perfect Application

Firstly exfoliate your lips so as to get rid of all dry skin. Outline them with a liner which will prevent bleeding of color fill them using the red lipstick chosen then add gloss on top for shine.

  • Bold and Unconventional- If you dare try something new with lip coloring, they say if you feel adventurous try an unusual color for lips.
  • Berry and Plum: Deep berry and plum shades are not only trendy but also evoke the richness of the holiday season.
  • The Return of Metallic Lips: Metallic lipsticks are coming back. Opt for gold or silver lip color to add a fun and fashion-forward touch.
  • Rosy Cheeks: The Perfect FlushTo go with your festive makeup get that fresh, rosy-cheeked look.
  • Blush: Select a blush that gives you a natural flush. Soft pinks, peaches, and berry tones work well on most skin tones. Apply to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples.
  • Highlighter: For a radiant glowing complexion apply some highlighter to high points of your face such as cheekbones, brow bone, and the tip of the nose.
  • Whimsical Touches: Adding Fun ElementsIncorporate some whimsical elements into your makeup for a playful and festive look.
  • Holiday-Inspired Designs: Get creative by adding holiday-inspired designs to your makeup.
  • Snowflakes and Stars: Use white or silver eyeliner to draw tiny snowflakes or stars around your eyes or on your cheeks.
  • Festive Stencils: Use stencils to create festive shapes like Christmas trees, holly, or candy canes. Apply over eyeshadow or on cheeks for a fun and unique look.

Sparkling Accessories

Some sparkle never hurt anyone!

  • Face Gems: Add small face gems around your eyes or along the cheekbones for some more sparkle.
  • Glitter Spray: A fine glitter spray can be used on hair or body giving it an extra touch of festivity.

Trendy Techniques

Staying Current These makeup techniques will keep you in line with trends this holiday season.

  • Monochromatic Makeup- Monochromatic makeup is quite trendy; wherein the same color is applied on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Pick festive colors like berry, mauve …or even bold reds.
  • Glossy Lids- Glossy lids are very modern right now! Apply clear gloss or a slightly tinted one on top of your eye shadow for that extra shiny look that will definitely turn heads.

Setting the Look

Long-Lasting FinishHere are some tips to make your make-up last the whole night:

  • Setting Spray: Get a long-lasting setting spray. Look for one with a dewy finish to keep your skin looking fresh.
  • Touch-Up Kit: During the festivities, carry a small touch-up kit with you consisting of blotting papers, compact powder, and lipstick to ensure your makeup always looks perfect.


Embrace the Festive SpiritThis holiday season, let your makeup reflect the joy, warmth, and whimsy of Christmas. Whether you go for classic elegance or bold and trendy looks just have fun with it and embrace the festive spirit.

With these ideas and tips, you will be ready to shine at any holiday party. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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