Ultimate Holiday Makeup Guide

This Holiday season is all about bold colours, sparkles, and looking your best. We’ve already given you a comprehensive Holiday Dress Guide, but what about makeup? Makeup is all about expressing yourself and having fun, and there’s no better way to do it than with these items below. We’ve covered quality, wearability, festivity, and affordability.


Primer & Setting Spray

The Holiday season is always packed with parties that go on until the early hours, and there’s nothing more irritating than worrying about your makeup creasing or running when dancing and mingling with new people. A good primer and setting spray will make you set for non-stop partying.


Left to Right: NYX ($14 USD), Urban Decay ($18-$39), Benefit ($13-$39), MAC ($27)


Make your cheekbones shine brighter than the star that tops your tree with these amazing highlighters!

Left to Right: Artist Couture ($26.99 USD), Stila ($51), Colourpop ($8 USD)


To recreate those rosy cheeks you get from standing out in the cold without actually having to subject yourself to the horrors that are late December winters, a long-lasting and highly pigmented blush is a must.

Left to Right: e.l.f. ($6 USD), Too Faced ($32), Kat Von D ($18 USD)


Make your lips pop all night with metallic mattes, bright reds, and a dose of glitter with these products below.

Left to Right: Bite ($17), YSL ($42), Jouer ($18 USD), Maybelline ($9.99)



Good quality and highly pigmented shadows are bound to carry you through the night and make sure your eyes shine more than those Christmas lights.

 Left to RightMilani ($10 USD), Kat Von D ($57), Natasha Denona ($215), Smashbox ($35), e.l.f ($4 USD)


‘Tis the season to have fun with your makeup! You can always go with a classic black liner, or play with some colour and make your eyes sparkle with glittery gold and silver liners to look fierce AF.

Left to RightNYX ($4.50 USD), Kat Von D ($25),  MAC ($15.30)


Complete your eye looks with the perfect mascara that will make everyone envious of how long your “natural” lashes are.

Left to Right: Too Faced ($15-$30), Maybelline ($6.99), Benefit ($16-$31)

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