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.
Life’s a Peach – Skin Awakening BlushRRP $29.95
L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach – Skin Awakening Blush is a blush that brightens the face. For a natural flush of colour, apply the blush on the apple of the cheeks, blending outwards. Build up with light layers until the desired shade of peach is achieved. It is infused with peach butter and has a juicy peach scent. Available in one universal blush shade.
TruNaked Eyeshadow PaletteRRP $22.95
COVERGIRL TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette is an eyeshadow palette that contains eight neutral shades. The universally flattering shades are made to be blended together for endless possibilities. The formula is highly pigmented, offers incredible colour payoff and delivers a velvety soft feel. Available in six shades: Smokey, Nudes, Sunset, Dazed, Peach and Queenship.
Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek StainRRP $64.00
jane iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain is a multi-purpose lip and cheek stain. The stain adjusts to each individual’s chemistry for a shade that flatters the skin’s undertone and enhances natural colouring. The non-drying, long-lasting formula contains olive butter, avocado butter, wild rose wax and beeswax to nourish and moisturise lips and skin. Available in three shades: Forever Red, Forever Pink and Forever Peach.
- L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach – Skin Awakening Blush, $29.95 at Adore Beauty
- jane iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in ‘Forever Peach’, $54 at Adore Beauty
- COVERGIRL TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Peach Punch’, $14.95 at Dick Smith
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:
Scandaleyes Exaggerate Eye DefinerRRP $13.95Rimmel London Scandaleyes Exaggerate Eye Definer is an eyeliner pen that glides on effortlessly and gives high colour impact to instantly define and enhance eyes. The buttery-soft, water-repellent eye makeup formula provides extreme wear for up to 24 hours.
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:
Steam Straight Brilliance – VSS9900ARRP $199.95VS Sassoon Steam Straight Brilliance – VSS9900A is a hair straightener that delivers the power of conditioning steam technology with three times more steam (compared to VSP9500A) for long lasting, poker straight hair that glows with shine and vitality. Conditioning steam mist infuses hair with moisture while transforming all hair types, textures and conditions; from fine, damaged and colour treated to even the hardest to style thick, coarse and afro textured for straight-in-one pass results proven to last up to 24 hours.
Super Lustrous™ LipstickRRP $21.95Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick with LiquidSilk technology evenly unifies pure colour with moisturisers and vitamins. Vitamins A, C and E protect and condition so that colour wears evenly. Available in: Skyline Pink, Demure, Blushed, Soft Suede, Pink Pearl, Blushing Mauve, Caramel Glace, Mink, Smoky Rose, Blushing Nude, Rum Raisin, Brazilian Tan, Ipanema Beach, Pink Velvet, Softsilver Rose, Goldpearl Plum, Teak Rose, Fuchsia Fusion, Wine With Everything, Plumalicious, Berry Haute, Raisin Rage, Violet Frenzy, Coralberry, Siren, Kiss Me Coral, Abstract Orange, Cherry Blossom, Cherries In The Snow, Fire & Ice, Red Lacquer, Ravish Me Red, Certainly Red, Sandstorm, Jungle Peach, Snow Peach, Icy Violet, Fifth Ave Red, Honey Bare, Pink Cognito, Pink Cloud, Kissable Pink, Fuchsia Shock, Pink Sizzle, Lovers Coral, Carnival Spirit, Rich Girl Red, Berry Couture, Plum Velour and Terra Copper.
LipstickRRP $36.00M.A.C Lipstick – the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. A lipstick with hundreds of highly pigmented hues and a choice of finish, including Matte, Satin, Lustre, Amplified, Frost, Cremesheen and Retro Matte. Available in Matte: Beatrix, Velvet Teddy, Marrakesh, Rocker, Midnight Breeze, Velvet Rebellion, Gwendolyn, Winifred, Bronze, Powerhouse, Victorian, Valiant, Whirl, Honeylove, Mehr, Really Me, Kinda Sexy, Diva, Yash, Please Me, Lady Danger, Russian Red, Taupe, Stone, Chili, Deep Rooted, Candy Yum Yum, Antique Velvet, Sin, Pink Plaid, Studded Kiss, Instigator, D For Danger, Lightly Charred, Mangrove, Lavender Jade, Red Rock, In The Spirit, Breathing Fire, Heroine, In My Fashion, Men Love Mystery, Persistence, Pink Pigeon, Smoked Purple, So Chaud, Tropic Tonic, Punk Couture, Matte Royal, Dreampot, 4EVA, Naturally Transformed, Modern Temptress. Available in Satin: Shrimpton, Faux, Twig, Brave, Myth, Verve, Snob, Amorous, Mocha, Spirit, MAC Red, Del Rio, Rebel, Dew, Captive, Cherish, Cyber, Fleshpot, Film Noir, Media, Paramount, Peachstock, Photo, Pink Nouveau, Retro and Sushi Kiss. Available in Lustre: See Sheer, Hug Me, Patisserie, Plumful, Carpicious, Cockney, Flamingo, Fresh Brew, Giddy, Jubilee, Lady Bug, Lovelorn, Lustering, Midimauve, Milan Mode, Politely Pink, Pretty Please, Spice It Up!, Sweetie, Syrup, Highlights, Gold XIXI, Touch. Available in Amplified: Blankety, Cosmo, Vegas Volt, Brick-O-La, Chatterbox, Craving, Dark Side, Dubonnet, Full Fuchsia, Fusion Pink, Girl About Town, Half ‘n Half, Impassioned, Morange, Fast Play, Saint Germain, Neon Orange, Show Orchid, Up The Amp, Violetta. Available in Frost: Spanish Fly, Skew, Angel, Icon, On and On, Time to Shine, Model Behaviour, Pick Me Pick Me!, Bombshell, CB 96, Costa Chic, Crème De La Femme, Fabby, Bronze Shimmer, Fresh Moroccan, Gel, New York Apple, 0, Odyssey, Pink You Think?, Plum Dandy, Soft Hint, Designer Blue, Wild Extract, Spoiled Fabulous. Available in Cremesheen: Sweet Sakura, Pretty Boy, Dozen Carnations, Crème Cup, Modesty, Pure Zen, Crème Dnude, Crème in Your Coffee, Peach Blossom, Coral Bliss, Love & Cherished, Brave Red, Crosswires, Dare You, Fanfare, Hang-Up, Hot Gossip, Lickable, Party Line, Pink Pearl Pop, Ravishing, Shanghai Spice, Shy Girl, Speak Louder, Speed Dial, Sunny Seoul, Nippon, Star Magnolia, Japanese Maple, On Hold. Available in Retro Matte: Ruby Woo, Relentlessly Red, All Fired Up, Dangerous, Flat Out Fabulous, Runaway Hit, Steady Going.
Patti Dubroff described this subtle glow, rosy-cheeked look on Lily Alridge as “clean and timeless”.
Cream EyeshadowRRP $15.99
Models Prefer Cream Eyeshadow is an ultra-pigmented eyeshadow that applies like a cream and dries to a matte, metallic finish. The super creamy formula glides on easily, and it is easy to blend and build for a customised look. It has a long-lasting and crease-free formula, with a one swipe colour pay-off. Apply over lids, layering formula to build intensity. Use one shade for a simple day look. For a dramatic smokey eye, cover the lid in highlighter shade and use a darker shade on the outer corners of the eye and blend. Available in two palettes: Gold Rush and Pink Lustre.
Get the look:
- 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
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.
False Lash Telescopic MascaraRRP $26.95
L’Oréal Paris False Lash Telescopic Mascara features micro-stretching fibres, which link and bind together to build the length and intensity of lashes by up to 1.2mm. The gentle formula applies smoothly, and is comfortable to wear, for a truly captivating lash look. It features a unique, technologically advanced brush. Thanks to its design, the brush stimulates the eyelid shape to capture every lash, lengthening the lashes with each stroke. Available in Magnetic Black and Waterproof Black.
Colour Elixir LipstickRRP $20.95Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick moisturises and conditions lips, smoothing your lip texture day by day and visibly transforming their look and feel. The lipstick bullet has a SilkTherapy™ complex with Silk Protein that helps sustain moisture levels the smoother lips become. Available in Dust Pink, Pretty Flamingo, Magenta Divine, Eternal Flame, Secret Cerise, Mulberry, Ruby Tuesday, Scarlett Ghost, Flushed Fuchsia, Maroon Dust, Burnt Caramel, and Mystic Mocha.
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).
100% Natural LipstickRRP $19.95
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick is a lipstick that offers bold colour as well as moisturising ingredients. The formula contains beeswax, moringa oil and raspberry seed oil to soften and condition the lips. It comes in 14 shades, and offers a smooth, satin finish. Shades include: Iced Iris, Fuchsia Flood, Magenta Rush, Sunset Cruise, Nile Nude, Blush Basin, Suede Splash, Scarlet Soaked, Ruby Ripple, Russet River, Tulip TIde, Lily Lake, Brimming Berry, and Juniper Water. Available at David Jones from March, and Myer, Priceline and selected pharmacies from April.
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.
Long-Wear Cream ShadowRRP $47.00
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow is a long-wearing formula that resists creasing and smearing and looks flawless till the end of the day. The cream shadows are formulated with a buildable formula that deliver rich colour with a soft, velvety finish. Easily applied with fingers or a brush, these shadows stay on for up to 12 hours without transferring or creasing. For a polished, professional look, apply on clean lids (no powder shadow underneath) with the Cream Shadow Brush. Using short, sweeping brush strokes layer colour on lids for desired effect. For a more sheer effect, use fingertips to blend. Available in nine shades: Bone, Sandy, Sand, Beach, Malted, Cement, Heather, Shore and Velvet Plum.
essence plumping nudes lipgloss, $4.50 at Target
Main image credit: @patrickta
Which of these beauty looks would you most like to try?