Holiday Party Ready Make-up

Cue the holiday music and spray-on snow because the holiday season is upon us. Now is the time to throw tinsel around like confetti and, of course, for holiday party prep. Let’s talk about some make-up essentials and hacks to create your perfect holiday party-ready look.

Must Have’s for Holiday Party Ready Make-up

This special time of the year calls for more than just your regular everyday face. If every other day of the year you rock a look that says “I’m beautiful in an effortless, glowy, woke up like this” sort of way then put away that natural, barely-there palette.

If there were ever a time to get bold with your look, then a holiday party is that time. Here are 3 areas to focus on to get the most impact from your holiday party make-up:


Start your look by blending aa multitude of rich colors in the creases and outer “v” of your lids to mirror the warm, cozy feel of the season. Use a glitter eyeshadow in the center of the lid for a fun, festive touch. Hey, this is a party after all. Finish with a winged liner and lashes for a truly, stand-out look for your eyes.


A bold, red lip is a classic holiday party look. Do not, I repeat, do not be afraid to use glitter eyeshadow with a bold, red lip. Just remember to use a lip liner before applying any color to avoid any “bleeding”. This is a holiday party, but it’s not Halloween.


Brightening up your cheeks with a bit of color will help to balance out your face. After you kiss your cheeks with your favorite blush, don’t forget to use a highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones to add a bit more glow to your look. Those holiday lights will have nothing on you.

It’s Party time

Concentrate on these 3 areas to create a holiday party look that you’ll feel comfortable in. Remember, you’re shooting for a look that’s a departure from your everyday face but you’ll want to feel confident no matter what.

Not ready for a big change? That’s fine. Use a glitter eyeshadow with a more muted color and tone down the red lip to something a bit less bright.

Make sure you keep the party going all night. Holiday parties usually come with lots of apps, drinks, and other activities that can dampen your party look. Don’t forget to bring essentials to touch up through the night from hugging your aunt to sipping that glass of wine. Bring. It. On.