Cupid's Pulse Article: Beauty Tips: 5 Holiday Makeup Looks to TryCupid's Pulse Article: Beauty Tips: 5 Holiday Makeup Looks to Try

By Melissa Lee

The holiday season is the best time to start experimenting with different makeup looks. Between the delicious food, family gatherings, and fun holiday parties, find some time to try out a few fun looks before heading to your next event. If you’re bored of the same old glittery eye look, never fear — Cupid’s here to save the day! Check out some of these dazzling makeup tips that will have you looking like the star of the party.

Head below and find a few of Cupid’s fave beauty tips for this year’s holiday makeup looks!

1. Silver eyeliner: Gold and silver looks are always a holiday favorite, but why not experiment with your eyeliner? Pick up some silver liquid eyeliner and try out this wintery look by lining your lids with the metallic pigment. Keep the rest of your makeup fairly neutral so all the attention goes to your eyes.

2. Rosy cheeks: Although the freezing temperatures may be enough to add some color to your cheeks, this flushed face look is perfect for the holiday season. Not only is it simple, but it’s definitely a change from the usual bronzed glow that we’re used to seeing. Use your favorite cream blush or cheek tint by applying to product directly to the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers, creating a rosy yet natural glow.

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3. Berry stain: This look is a step up from the classic dark lip, so if you’re looking to vamp it up this December — pay attention! Try a glossy berry toned lip stain and concentrate it in the center of your lips. Carefully blend out the color by desaturating the outer edges of your lips. This ’90s look is perfect, especially since you won’t have to worry about fixing your lipstick all night.

4. Colorful underliner: If the silver eyeliner look was too much for you, try this out instead. Pick up a colorful or metallic pencil eyeliner and smudge it through your waterline. Pair this daring flash of color with a neutral, natural eye shadow look so your eyeliner is the attention-grabber.

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5. Smoky eyes: The smoky eye is an oldie but a goodie — and perhaps one of the most difficult makeup looks to master. Instead of grabbing your favorite neutral eye shadow palette and attempting to create a smoky eye, try this gunmetal look instead. Using a black smudgeable non-waterproof eyeliner, trace the pencil into your crease, along the bottom lash line, and smear. Use your fingers to blend this baby out before gradually retracing the messy lines to make it darker. Swipe on your favorite mascara and you’re good to go!

What are your favorite holiday makeup looks? Leave your thoughts below!