Holiday Makeup Trends

The lights twinkling throughout the neighborhoods; the holiday music dancing in stores and restaurants; the fabulous runway fashions coming to life at parties, benefits and banquets; and the holiday makeup….Oh, the makeup! #Team Fab adores this festive season for so many fabulous reasons.

This year, it’s all about making a statement! Whether it’s show-stopping eye makeup options or creative takes on a classic eyeliner look, the holiday makeup trends are all about creating stand-outs for both casual days and special nights out. Everything seems to have the luster of reveling in life lived in the lap of luxury. And the best part for us at Make Me Fabulous, the part that makes us grin from ear to ear— tried and true comebacks hitting the runway.

Cat eyes are a huge staple for the cooler seasons of the year

The best cosmetic tool showing up at the fall and winter season’s collection presentations is liquid liner, in all its glory. Different designers use it for different purposes, but all create bold graphic lines and designs to add an edgy touch. Check out Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $22 at Make Me Fabulous.

Stila Liquid Liner/Make Me Fabulous
Still liquid liner, at Make Me Fabulous

The 1960s, 1980s and the 1990s have crept back in

Interesting combinations of the BEST those decades had to offer. We are seeing really bold “Twiggy” lashes separated in clumps and  reminding us of posh girls, from rich families, attending boarding school and discovering mascara for the first time. We love HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara, $23 at Make Me Fabulous.

HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara/Make Me Fabulous
HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara at Make Me Fabulous

Smoky eyes are taking sultry to new heights

The eyes always seem to have the perfect pop when you smudge in some grey in lighter or darker hues, or even some brown to give the perfect manifestation of a shadow. We are seeing this paired with gorgeous lashes applied with mascara and the brows worn full and more natural this year. Try a Grey-Brown shadow in Queen Tiffany by bareMinerals, $14 at Make Me Fabulous. 

Queen Tiffany bareEscentuals/Make Me Fabulou
Queen Tiffany by bareMinerals at Make Me Fabulous

Extremely Red Lips and  Berry-Colored Lips

Red lips are back in a range of colors, but the classic and the really red looks deserve their own special mention. We like bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm, $16 at Make Me Fabulous. Berry colors are a huge hit at the runway shows, from London to Paris, Milan and New York. Check out bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Live Large, $18 at Make Me Fabulous.

Pop of Passion and Live Large/Make Me Fabulou
bareMinerals Pop of Passion™ Lip Oil-Balm at Make Me Fabulous


The Dewy Look

Created using natural foundation. Clean dewy skin is always in. It is another trend that has transcended time and defeated its constrictions, appearing again in the fall and winter collections.
The dewy look appears all over, either as a sporty, sweaty creation or as a whimsy, girly look. Try Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream by bareMinerals, $29 at Make Me Fabulous.

Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream by bareMinerals, $29 at Make Me Fabulous.
Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream by bareMinerals at Make Me Fabulous.

Keeping to the Waterline

One trend that really intrigues us is the use of liner on the waterline, a look which can appear positively stunning with a jet black liquid version to really make the eye color pop against its outline.

Waterline Sample/Make Me Fabulous

So whip out that eye liner and bold red lipstick, pull on that fabulous red dress, and hit those holiday parties like the glamorous diva you know is just waiting to break free! We promise you’ll look… simply fabulous!

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