Holiday Make-up Ideas

posted on: 12.21.2015

As a painter I've aways enjoyed doing my own make-up. I especially love the holidays when a rocking little extra glitter or a bolder shadow is totally acceptable. So with Christmas this week, Holiday parties in full swing and NYE just around the corner I thought I'd send you off with a few ideas on how to jazz up those lids. Happy Holidays friends, xoxo.
In painting, to make a color pop you usually pair it with it's complimentary color, thus blue-eyes are best paired with oranges, browns and/or golds. However, I find that using a variety of blues, although your eyes may appear slightly grayer, can also draws attention to the color itself. What I am saying is- don't be afraid to match your shadow to your iris, the more blue the better! Not to mention, dark blues and purples are a great way to switch up your smokey eye game.
Since green is virtually non-existent in my shadow pallet, I chose to use light tan and blush shadows paired with green sparkled eyeliner instead. I wanted my face to say "I love Christmas!" without looking like an elf escapee from the North Pole. 
Finally, above you will see the holiday up version of my normal eye approach. As you read above, golds and browns make blues pop, so my usual shadow game involves some sort of range of these colors. But since it's the most wonderful time of the year, I chose to amp up the look with gold liquid eyeliner. If you love sparkles and shiny things as much as I do I strongly suggest you invest in a few glitter eyeliners. Trust me, you'll love having that extra pizazz for a special occasions. 

*All make-up c/o Born Pretty. Be sure to use the discount code UPG10 when shopping for your Holiday make-up needs at Born Pretty!


  1. You look stunning! Love the smokey eyes and the bold lip! Perfect for the holidays!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. All the makeups are gorgeous, but the first one is definitely my favorite!

  3. You look so beautiful! Love all of them :)


  4. My favorite is the bold gold subtle and classy. You are stunning in all of them btw.

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    XOXO Alyssa

  5. You look beautiful! :)

  6. Love your ideas! Looks so beautiful!
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  7. gorgeous makeup, dear! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  8. beautiful u:)and oh merry christmas!!!!!

  9. Your makeup is flawless! Such a great look for the holidays!


  10. These are some amazing make-up ideas for the holidays!
    Fashion Soup

  11. You look so pretty babe.
    Lovin the eye makeup as well..

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  12. The bold gold is my favourite. Really festive and I think you could add a red lip to it as well. xx

    Ashleigh |

  13. Pretty, pretty- loving all 3 looks on you, doll!
    I usually break out the red lip for Christmas- perfect time of year to go super duper red. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. Love all the different looks on you! They're all such simple changes that look great!
    An Unblurred Lady

  15. These are such pretty looks. I'd actually wear them for nights out, not just the festive season ;o)


  16. You look beautiful! I tend to wear pretty neutral and natural makeup, but it is so much fun to glam it up for the holidays! Great looks!


  17. You look gorgeous in every single look Michaela! Hope you had a lovely holiday and have a Happy New Year!

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