The Best Makeup Looks This Festive Season

The most wonderful time of the year is about to get a whole lot better thanks to these flawless festive looks. 

Michael Bublé is jazzing up every radio station, mince pies are having their moment in the sun (or freezing UK temperatures), and the impossible quest to find a showstopping Christmas party outfit is on. It can only mean one thing: the festive season is here!

Trying the Starbucks festive menu with friends? Getting in some last-minute Christmas shopping? Or letting your hair down at the work do? Your advent calendar might be getting emptier by the day, but your social calendar is almost certainly filling up.

So, to save you some time, we’ve rounded up our favourite festive makeup looks for any occasion this season, along with what we believe to be the best makeup for Christmas. It’s time to sleigh!  

Smokey eyes 

Everyone has their favourite Christmas classic. For some, It’s a Wonderful Life takes the top spot, for others, you just can’t beat Home Alone. But for us, no party season is complete without a signature smokey eye. Elegant, timeless, and just a little mysterious, it’s a look we can’t do Christmas without.  

Add a modern, festive twist to this classic with our Smoking Siren look. By pairing a Kiss Me Quick Lipstick in a neutral tone with our limited-edition Eyes On You Pressed Shadow in Moonshine, you'll create a look that’s the perfect accessory to any cocktail dress (or Christmas jumper for that matter).  

Red lip

From Rudolph’s nose to Santa’s coat, red is the colour of Christmas – so try injecting a splash of it into your Christmas makeup looks.  

Nothing screams ‘the holidays are coming’ like a red lip, and our Kiss Me Quick Lipstick in Hot Poppy provides the ultimate pop of colour. To really let your cherry pout do the talking, we suggest pairing with glowy skin, a subtle shimmer on the eye and, of course, confidence!   

If this sounds like your ideal festive aesthetic, ‘The Rising Starlet’ look is a cracker you’ll want to try out for yourself. 

Rosy flush 

High-glamour and timelessly sophisticated, a touch of rouge across the eyes and cheeks makes you look like you’ve just stepped in from a long, snowy walk (even if you’ve been binge-watching festive films and slurping hot chocolate all day).   

If you want to replicate the “I’m Cold” makeup trend that’s doing the rounds on TikTok, then Ruby Haze is the look for you. Perfect for festive events – from family get-togethers to Christmas markets – a sweep of Ruby Rock across the eyelids, complete with winged eyeliner and defined brows, is the perfect vibe for anything that sparkle season throws at you.   

Metallic eyes

You can never have too much sparkle, especially at Christmas. From the festive lights to the tree decorations, shimmer and shine is everywhere – and we’re here for it!

For an eye look that’s as captivating as the snow globe you keep losing yourself in, reach for our range of shimmer-finish Eyes On You Pressed Shadows. Richly pigmented, velvety-smooth, and oh-so-blendable, you’ll be glistening your way to Christmas Day.

Our Stars In Your Eyes look uses Eyes On You in Starlight for a pretty pop of frosty silver, combined with a gorgeous feline flick courtesy of our Ebony Silk Gel Liner. Sealed with Velvet Kiss on the lips, this showstopping, high-drama look will ensure you’re the centrepiece of any festive party!  

Show Us Your Looks This Year 

With these Christmas themed makeup ideas, you’ll sparkle your way well into the New Year. Why not start creating your own looks this season with our Christmas beauty gift sets?   

We’d love to see what you come up with. So, don’t forget to tag us in your recreations. Just use the hashtag #LoveTropic for a chance to be featured on our social media channels. 

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