If the never-ending holiday bonanza of family dinners and themed parties has you frazzled already, then it's probably best that you get your business in order now, and by business I mean your makeup. Not only will pre-planning your looks keep you from trial and error mishaps, but it will get your holiday beauty buzz going throughout the New Year. Here are 10 gorgeous holiday beauty looks you need to start copying STAT.
The Big Poof
The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with new styles, including your hair. Give your locks your best and biggest by giving the poof a sleek treatment. To take the larger-than-normal bump to a holiday level, simply add a bejeweled headband. Your hair will promise to be the center of attention.
Soft Grey Lids
Matte grey eye shadows are a softer and more romantic alternative to smoky shades and metallic hues. Practical and pretty much mistake-proof, all you need to get the look is a light shade that you can build upon (depending on the occasion), black mascara, and a smudge of eye concealer to fix any mistakes.
Need a fun New Year's Eve beauty tip? Try swapping your usual black or brown mascara for an electric blue, an intense shade that will pop your eyes. To keep the look from becoming too eccentric, keep the rest of your face au-natural by opting for minimal blush and barely-there stained lips.
Do the Twist
Make up for your less than exciting holiday ensemble by giving your hair the fancy treatment, minus the expensive costs or the hour long sitting period. To get this holiday-inspired 'do, simply separate your hair into three sections, put the middle part into a low bun and twist the remaining two onto their respective sides. Now wrap the twisted pieces around the bun by securing them with a few bobby-pins.
Berry lips are sultry, romantic, and more importantly, really flattering. To keep the color on throughout the festivities, make sure to line your lips with a liner in the same hue before applying a long-lasting shade that is both creamy and non-sticky (a tell-tale sign that the shade will stay on). Keep the focus on your mouth by giving the rest of your face a dewy finish.
Dark as Knight
Once upon a time, dark lips were considered goth and even a bit spooky — as in, reserved for Halloween costumes only. Good thing those times have ended, because now dark lips are not only fierce, they are also fashion-forward. To give your dark mouth a sophisticated finish, make sure to opt for a glossy and high-shine lipstick.
Bright like a Diamond
Bright lips and eyes will give your festive gear a very merry touch. Lip colors in shocking coral, pink and violet are great options that work excellently with bright liner, silver shadows, and copper lids. To get your duo right, start mixing and matching now, and you will end up surprised with how many options you have.
The Messy Tail
Want a sure way to counteract stuffy relatives? How about by rocking a messy ponytail that will give your look an edgy and playful feel? Simply secure your hair into a low ponytail and use a comb to start pulling out some pieces. Remember that messy doesn't mean reckless—and there is always a thin line that separates both looks.
Fancy occasions call for sparkly accents like festive silver eye shadow. Perfect for the winter season, metallic shadows will give your look that coveted holiday gleam. Opt for nude lips and a subtle bronze to give your eyes the focus they so deserve.
Veronica Lake Waves
Old Hollywood glamour trends like soft Veronica Lake waves will give your holiday ensemble both a romantic and elegant edge. To complete this 40s-inspired look, opt for classic makeup staples such as ruby red lipstick and black as night mascara.