5 Celeb-Inspired Holiday Makeup Ideas: How to Get the Look!

Christmas is coming, and a happy New Year, too! With busy schedules and endless to-do lists, when it comes to parties and get-togethers the last thought on our minds is, “What makeup am I going to wear?!”

Well, good news, friends. I’ve done the homework to help you feel extra pretty during this special holiday! I’ve assembled five different holiday makeup looks to complement multiple styles and personalities you can pick the look that matches your mood!

Follow along as I share looks from classically cool to rocker chic and everything beautiful in between! I’ve also included makeup product suggestions to achieve these looks, along with tips and tricks on how to get the look in a snap!

  • Holiday Looks 1 of 11

    Which holiday look are you going to rock around the Christmas tree?!

  • Selita Ebanks – Classically Cool 2 of 11

    Show up to your holiday parties looking classically couture! The black liquid winged eyeliner paired with a subtle ombre red lip gives this classic look a cool, modernized twist. 


    Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Get The Classic Look 3 of 11

    Lips: Line your lips with NYX's 'Cabaret,' slightly feathering the color inward from the corners of your mouth on your upper and lower lips to start the ombre look. Use your finger to diffuse the color on the corners of your mouth to add the soft transitional fade effect. Apply Revlon 'Striking' to the center of your lips, filling in the rest of your perfect pout. Gently rub your lips together to melt both colors and voila! Classic red lips with a fun ombre' twist!


    Eyes: Now onto the eyes ... I love this Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette because it has every shadow you need to create multiple neutral eye looks. Start by applying 'W.O.S' all over the lid for a "your lids but better" look, then apply 'Faint' in the crease and outer "V" using a fluffy eyeshadow brush (blend well!). Finish off the eyeshadow with 'Venus' under your brow bone and on the inner tear ducts to brighten up those sparkling beauties! A classic eye look wouldn't be complete without a liquid winged liner. Stila's liquid liner makes it easy-peasy to create your perfect wing — simply draw it on like a marker, choosing how subtle or dramatic you want your flick to be! Coat your upper and lower lashes with your favorite mascara to finish off your eyes!


    Finishing touches: When using mainly matte products, it's good to add a hint of shimmer and light back into your face. E.l.f.'s Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder is perfect for adding a little color to your cheeks as well as a glistening glow! Using a slightly shimmery bronzer as a blush is a great way to add color to your face without competing with a bold red lip! 


    NYX Slim Lip Pencil ‘Cabaret'; $3

    Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm ‘Striking'; $6

    Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette; $26 

    4 Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ‘Jet Black'; $20 

    e.l.f. Essential Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder ‘Warm Tan'; $2.75

  • Pia Toscano – Sultry and Smokin’ 4 of 11

    A good smokey eye is always glam and looks gorgeous in pictures — pair it with a neutral lip and glowing peach cheek like Pia Toscano's for a stunning look that can't be beat! 


    Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Get The Smokey Look 5 of 11

    Eyes: Let's start with the eyes shall we? Using Smashbox's Smoke Box eyeshadow palette, apply the plum color across your lids, use the brown shadow in your crease and outer "V" (once again, blend blend blend to avoid harsh lines!), apply the gray shadow liberally along your lower lash line, and use one of the lighter colors to highlight your brow bone and tear ducts.Use the chubby eyeliner pencil to line your upper and lower waterline, as well as your upper lash line. Using an eyeshadow brush, smudge the liner into your lash line on the upper and lower lids — this will really add to the smoked out, sultry look! Finish off your eyes with a few coats of Benefit's They're Real Mascara for a loaded lash effect  — everyone will be asking you if they're real or not (wink wink).


    Finishing touches: When wearing a strong, smokey eye, it is SO important that you keep your eye area extra light and bright. Apply the Maybelline Highlighting concealer under your eyes and along the top of your cheekbones and blend it out with your ring finger towards your hairline. Dust a soft layer of Milani's 'Luminoso' blush over the apples of your cheeks for the perfect glowing peachy cheek. Finish off this fabulous look with a swipe or two of NYX 'Creme Brulee' Butter Gloss, and you will be lookin' good as gold!   


     1 L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Smouldering Eyeliner ‘Black'; $8

    Benefit They're Real! Mascara; $23 

    NYX Butter Gloss ‘Crème Brulee'; $5

    Milani Baked Powder Blush ‘Luminoso'; $7

    Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer ‘Ivory'; $8

    Smashbox ‘Photo Op - Smokebox'; $39 

  • Kim Kardhashian -Rich Lip 6 of 11

    Don't have time to create a classic Kim Kardashian dramatic smokey eye look? No prob. Kim doesn't always have the time either! A deep, rich lip is a quick and easy way to look stunning in seconds! 


    Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Get The Dark Lip Look 7 of 11

    Skin: Starting with the face — contour your cheekbones and bronze up around your hairline with 'Laguna' Bronzing Powder by NARS. Use the highlighter stick above your cheekbones, under your brow bone, and on your Cupid's bow (where your upper lip dips into a "V" shape) and blend out with your fingertips to create that soft, candlelit glow.


    Eyes: Bulk up your lashes with 2-3 coats of 'Carbon Black' mascara and run some bronzer along your crease for slight definition. Finish off this look with the true star of the show, MAC's 'Rebel' lipstick! Apply two coats of this rich baby straight from the bullet, and you will be ready rock in no time! 


    MAC Lipstick ‘Rebel'; $15 

    L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume ‘Carbon Black'; $8

    Nars ‘Laguna' Bronzing Powder; $36 

    Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity ‘Sparkling Sand' Highlighter Stick; $11

  • Maria Menousos – Luscious Lashes 8 of 11

    Glowing skin and luscious lashes are always in this fresh and flirty look  is the perfect pair for any party wear. 


    Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Get The Luscious Lash Look 9 of 11

    Skin: Start by mixing the Skin Illuminator Highlighter with your normal foundation and apply it to your entire face for a healthy, all-over glow. For an extra dose of glow, apply the same highlighter on its own over the tops of your cheekbones and down the center of your nose!


    Eyes: Cover your lid in Make Up For Ever's 'Matte Taupe Grey' shadow stick and blend it out with your finger or a brush for a soft gray shadow. Apply your flirty falsies — when your lashes are completely dry, blend YOUR lashes in with the false ones with one coat of mascara. Coat your bottom lashes in mascara as well to make your eyes POP! Now if you really want to make a powerful lash statement, you can double up your lashes by putting another pair on top of the ones you already applied, and BAM! Lash heaven.


    Finishing touches: Complete the look with a natural, mauve-y pink blush and a creamy nude lipstick! 


    No7 Skin Illuminator Highlighter ‘Pink'; $8

    Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow ‘4E- Matte Taupe Grey'; $20 

    Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara ‘Blackest Black'; $7

    Ardell Natural Lash ‘Black 120'; $4

    NYX ‘Mauve' Powder Blush; $6

    Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte ‘1 Nude Beige'; $34 

  • Ashlee Simpson – Sparkling Metal 10 of 11

    This look is for all my rocker babes out there who like to bring the POW to the party! 


    Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Get The Sparkling Metal Look 11 of 11

    Eyes: Start by putting down a sparkly gray base with Rimmel's 'Guilty Grey' Shadow Stick. Fill in your upper lid and crease, and apply liberally underneath your eyes as well. Use a fluffy blending brush to blend away any harsh lines and to smoke out the color. To create more dimension and sparkle, wet an eyeshadow brush and apply Lancome's 'Electrifying Sparkle' over the top of your base keeping it on the upper and lower lids and away from the crease. Line your upper and lower waterline with the black gel eyeliner and finish off your eyes with a few coats of your favorite mascara!


    Finishing touches: Warm up your look with an iridescent, peachy-pink blush and a few helpings of  Nars' 'Turkish Delight' on your pretty puckers. The soft, peachy-pink hues will add color to your face without competing with your dramatic, sparkling eyes.  


    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick ‘Guilty Grey'; $4

    Lancome Color Design Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow ‘ Electrifying Sparkle'; $24 

    Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ‘Blackest Black'; $10

    Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush; $29

    Nars ‘Turkish Delight' Lip Gloss; $25 

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