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Holiday Makeup Trends 2017

Top Trends for December 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of year for a reason. The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to reflect on the year and enjoy a bit of mulled cider. The vibes are festive and the weather is white, we just love everything about the season! It is that time of year where celebrations ensue and before you know it, your calendar is packed full of Christmas parties. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, we’re here to give you some 2017 holiday makeup trends that are guaranteed to leave you looking both elegant and glam.

Why not have a bit of fun and get creative? We think these looks are guaranteed to elevate your look at every party!

Stained Red

If you’re not in the business of risking dramatic makeup looks, we’ve got you covered. One of the biggest holiday makeup trends is going to give you that extra edge and a unique look. It doesn’t hurt that it takes seconds to achieve!

Reach for your favorite red lipstick; a necessary weapon every woman must own. Instead of apply as usual, simply pat it onto your lips using light motions. Once it is all patted in, blend it out with your finger and focus the most product right in the center of your lips.

Lastly, take a tissue and blot your lips. You’ll be left with a stained red lip with a slightly ombre effect fading outwards. This simple look can be paired with anything from the most dramatic smoky eye to a natural fresh face, so have a little fun with your red this year!


You may have noticed by now that glowy skin has been the number one trend of 2017. All year it has been all about the glow and the more blinding the better! We’ve lost count of how many highlighters have been released this year, but we’re definitely not complaining.

Unsurprisingly, this is still one of the top holiday makeup trends! Instead of fussing about with eyeshadows and bold lipsticks, here’s an easy option that’s very on trend.

Stick to a natural fresh base, applying a weightless foundation or even just skipping foundation altogether! Now, step away from the powder! That’s right, you’re going to let your natural dew shine through. Take any cream or liquid highlighter and hit the high points of your face. Go for your cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow, and your temples. Just pile on the glow!


Flushed with Blush

In the past, this look may have been reserved for high-end fashion models on the runway, but this holiday season we’re taking it to the streets. After evening out your skin tone with your foundation, it’s always necessary to go in with some blush to put some life back into you! Once you’ve found the perfect blush shade, they can be a makeup lover’s best friend.

Instead of lightly patting on the blush, this holiday season is all about going overboard. Take whatever blusher you typically love and pack it onto your brush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks but then drag upwards. Taking your blusher higher isn’t only on trend, but it also frames your cheekbones beautifully. Think of it as another form of contouring!

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Smoky Earth Tones

Will smokey eyes ever go out of style? We’re not betting on it. A smokey eye will always be our best beauty weapon. We’ve all gone for a smokey eye at least once in our life as it really is just the ideal go-to makeup look whenever you need to go extra glam. Well, surprise, surprise they’re on trend right now!

One of my favorite holiday makeup trends is adding earthy tones to the smoky eye. Instead of going for a classic black or brown smokey eye, try greens and greys to add a little interest. 

The easiest way to incorporate earthy tones to your look is to simply go about your smoky eye as you normally would. Then, as a finishing touch just take the earthy toned eyeshadow of your choice and blend it all over your lid. This will give the entire look that overall earthy tone that we’re all about this holiday season!