7 Beauty Looks We’ll Be Recreating This Holiday Season

7 Beauty Looks We’ll Be Recreating This Holiday Season

Here in Australia, our Christmas and holiday season is hot

This means there’s less time spent cosied up around a fireplace singing “Jingle Bells” and drinking mulled wine, and more time spent dressed up, in someone’s backyard, sipping a cold spritz and celebrating the holidays. 

And with holiday parties, comes holiday glam. 

So from end of year work drinks, to Christmas Eve and right through to New Year’s Day — here are seven beauty looks to inspire your holiday glam.

Peach Perfect 

Try a soft peachy shadow paired with a complementary lip stain and a subtle, warm flush of colour on your cheeks. Finish the tonal look just like Amanda Seyfried with a lick of mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

 Get the look: 

  1. L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach – Skin Awakening Blush, $29.95 at Adore Beauty
  2. jane iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in ‘Forever Peach’, $54 at Adore Beauty
  3. COVERGIRL TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Peach Punch’, $14.95 at Dick Smith

Defined Liner

Make like Ashley Graham and let a bold liner run the show. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to really allow your eyes to make a statement.

Get the look:

  1. MUD Eyeliner Pencil, $4.50 at Woolworths

2. ulta3 Longwear Lip Liner, $4.95 at Ulta3

3. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Exaggerate Eye Definer, $7 at Chemist Warehouse

Popping Pink

If you can’t go bright with your makeup during the holiday season, when can you? Take inspiration from Patrick Ta’s look on Adriana Lima and seek out the brightest pink lippy and blush you can find. Paired with sleek hair = utter perfection.

Get the look:

  1. M.A.C Lipstick in ‘Candy Yum Yum’, $30 at M.A.C

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Metallic Matte in ‘054 Femme Future Pink’, $5.95 at Cosmetic Capital

3. VS Sassoon Steam Straight Brilliance – VSS9900A, $199.95 at Myer

Natural Flush

Patti Dubroff described this subtle glow, rosy-cheeked look on Lily Alridge as “clean and timeless”. 

Get the look:

  1. Chanel Lipstick Rouge Coco Flash in ‘56 Moment’, $58 at Myer

2. Models Prefer Cream Eyeshadow, $15.99 at Priceline

3. Trinny London Eye2Eye in ‘Soft Moonlight Silver’, $34 at Trinny London

Classic Red

Beyonce is making a serious case for rebranding the Christmas season ‘red lip season’. Partnered with her gold-toned eye and fluttering mascara, this silky red shade is the perfect combination of glamorous and fun.

  1. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara in ‘Carbon Black’ ,$13.47 at Chemist Warehouse

2. Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick, $10.49 at Big W

3. NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Shadow Palette, $29.95 at NYX Cosmetics

Enclosed Cat Eye


Quite frankly, there’s no occasion that doesn’t call for a sleek cat eye. Emulate Olivia Palermo’s look by completing the loop all the way across the lower lash line. Finish with a berry lip and a slicked back bun and voila, you’re the chicest guest at the event (at least we think so). 

jane iredale Liquid Eyeliner , $39.60 at Adore Beauty

Aveda Air Control Hair Spray , $12 at Aveda

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick in ‘Brimming Berry’, $19.99 at Priceline

Dewy Metallic


Bring the sparkle this season with a cream glitter eyeshadow. Focus the metallic finish towards the inner corner of your eye and create some drama with a flick of liquid liner and a nude glossy lip. 

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $47 at Bobbi Brown

M.A.C Dazzleshadow, $36 at M.A.C

essence plumping nudes lipgloss, $4.50 at Target

Main image credit: @patrickta

Which of these beauty looks would you most like to try?

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  1. I generally rock the Popping Pink look whenever I dress up, so that’s perfect for me! I like the Defined Liner look but don’t think I could pull it off tbh, given how fair I am.

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