It’s the holidays and what better way to channel our glitz and drama than a super glam holiday makeup tutorial?
The holiday season is riddled with numerous parties and a lot of fun which is a really good excuse to go all glam. Plus the weather this side of the planet is totally ripe for glamorous makeup looks, the temperature is a bit chillier than usual which we all know would hold makeup really well so I thought I’d share a holiday glam makeup tutorial today.
I know it can be intimidating to create this look especially for some of you who aren’t really used to wearing a lot of makeup, but trust me if you follow these instructions you won’t go wrong. Oh, Feel free to tweak the products used because anyway, it’s all about having fun.
Holiday Makeup Tutorial For The Glamorous
This super glam and dramatic holiday makeup tutorial is inspired by the holidays itself. Red lips and glitter. What more could you ask for? Perfect when clubbing, going to a party, late night Friday nights and any special occasion. If you’re bold enough you can even wear a version of this makeup look with these beautiful outfits perfect for the holiday as well.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get on it!
Products Used for the Holiday Makeup Tutorial:
- Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye
- Kat Von D Lock It Foundation (I honestly don’t need two foundations but for added coverage, you can opt to use two)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (I use Taupe because it fits my hair color perfectly)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade (If you’re using Taupe too, I suggest you combine it with the pomade in medium brown for added depth)
- NYX Blush in Taupe (A definite must have if you’re into contouring!)
- The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (Another cult favorite, if you have this trust me you don’t need any other highlighter, that is if you’re between my shade which is NC 15-20)
- Zoeva Coral Spectrum Blush Palette (I haven’t tried any makeup from Zoeva, I adore their brushes, though! I’m definitely keeping my eye on this blush palette)
- MAC Paint Pot – Soft Ochre
- Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
- MAC Eyeshadow Nylon (You’ll thank me for these dupes!)
- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood (Ofra in Havana Nights is said to be a great dupe for this hard to find lippie)
Step 1: Apply Foundation
Apply foundation on your face, go sheer or go full coverage however you prefer as long as it matches your body color. I know foundation could be a hard trick for oily skin, luckily there’s a list of the best foundation for oily skin on this blog site. When you know which foundation to put on, take note that the neck will always be a different color than your body, so my best advice is to match the decolletage unless you’re wearing a closed-neck attire. For this tutorial, Nikkie used MUFE Ultra HD and Kat Von D Lock It Foundation together.
Step 2: Apply Concealer to Dark Areas
Sometimes it’s not necessary to apply concealer, but if you need to, don’t forget to set the concealer with a setting powder immediately after to avoid creasing. This tutorial used It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer in the shade “light”.
Step 3: Set With Powder
Once you’re happy with your base, set it with a setting powder to lock the product in place. This is also going to help with the application of the powder products you’re going to apply next.
Step 4: Fill in Brows
Definitely fill your brows with color that matches your hair color. The rule is if you have light hair go 2 shades darker, but if you have dark hair go 2 shades lighter.
Step 5: Prime Lids
Prime the lids with eye primer or in this case MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre to help with lasting eye color and saturation.
Step 6: Contour Your Eyes
This tutorial shows us Nikkie using Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow in shade Orange Soda to create a transition and contour the eyes for a more deep and dramatic look. You can use a sheet of paper to make sure you have a perfect winged line at the outer corner of your lid. You also want to make sure that you apply it only to the crease.
Start with the lighter shade and work up to the darker eyeshadow color.
Step 7: Apply Gold Eyeshadow
Using a brush pick up a gold eyeshadow and deposit it right on the lid area. Nikkie used Makeup Geek’s Foiled Eyeshadow in “Untamed” to create this holiday makeup tutorial look.
Step 8: Glitter
Apply glitter right where the gold eyeshadow is to create texture and to highlight the lid more. In this tutorial, a glitter eyeliner is used. However, if you have cosmetic loose glitter in your kit, that should be good as well.
This is Urban Decay’s Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy which was used for this holiday makeup tutorial.
Step 9: Lower Lashline Love
Don’t forget to give your lower lash line some love and apply the same darker eyeshadow to create depth and to add more detail as shown in this holiday makeup tutorial.
Step 10: False Lashes
Apply false lashes for a bolder more wide-eyed look. This will truly turn your makeup look into glamorous.
Step 11: Contour
The next step is to contour your face, take note that the purpose of contouring is to create a more pronounced feature by creating shadows on your face. You can do this to narrow down you facial perimeter or to create a narrower looking nose. This holiday makeup tutorial used NYX blush in Taupe which is the perfect cool brown color the create illusions of shadow.
Step 12: Highlight
Using Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm Cosmetics, create highlights on the higher planes of the face to help create a more chiseled look.
Step 13: Blush On
Apply blushers between the contour and highlight and kind of blend it all together for a subtle glow to your glam makeup look.
Step 14: Red Lips
For this look, you can also opt for nude. However, this holiday makeup tutorial used “Unicorn Blood” by Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick topped with another shade called “Anna Nicole” to create a brighter lip color. It might sound daunting to be wearing metallic eyeshadow and bold red lips, but as long as you keep the lips matte it should work out well.
Here now, is the finished look!
Don’t you think the metallic gold eye look and bright red lips pair really well?
Watch Nikkietutorials in action through the whole holiday makeup tutorial on the video below:
The Holiday season is definitely the best time of the year to be wearing makeup that is bold and out there so don’t be afraid to bring out your inner fierce by going all out on makeup, but as always balance is key. In fact, hire a makeup artist if you may but if that is not within what you are willing to spend, then this holiday makeup tutorial is definitely a good example of how it is done.
If you think this holiday makeup tutorial is helpful, let me know if you’re going to use it to any party in the comments below; I’m sure you’ll enjoy this list of truly glamorous makeup looks you can get inspired by.