25 Stunning Holiday Party Beauty Looks Straight From the Runways
Our options to celebrate the holidays this year are pretty varied. Well, at least compared to 2020. If you’re planning on partying in person, you should still only include a few friends or family members. If you’re relying on Zoom for your get-together, the guest list can be far more expansive. Either way, you’re going to need a stunning holiday party beauty look.
Now that you’ve got your holiday party outfit locked down, it’s time to think about your hair and makeup. Easier said than done, right? There are tons of options out there so we decided to narrow it down by compiling some of the best runway beauty looks of the last few seasons.
If you want to focus on your eyes, try a twist on the standard smoky eye. ’Tis the season of bling so you can go with sparkling metallic shadows. When it comes to lips, skip your basic (aka glossy) red lipstick. Embrace a more matte formula or favor pinkish or darker shades. You can also take a diffused approach by concentrating the color in the middle or on the corners of your lips.
On the hair front, dress up your locks with a pearl headband or two, a festive headscarf or a statement barrette. If your gathering is shaping up to be more casual, opt for a loose low ‘do.
Scroll down to find your perfect holiday party beauty look no matter your party plans.
Some strategic gold accents will really make your eyes sparkle.
Tie your braids into a stylish knot at the nape of your neck for head-turning results.
A bold berry lip is a welcome switch from classic holiday red.
Two headbands really up the ante. Add in drop earrings to balance out the look.
Bring the drama with copper-colored wings. Finish off the luxe look with a perfectly pink pout.
Try spreading on a terra-cotta shade all around to highlight your eyes. A glossy lip is a great way to polish off the look.
Sporting a gold headband around the back of the head is an ideal ‘do for minimalists.
Double up your flicks and pair them with a slightly diffused pink lip.
Instead of reaching for the glossy red lipstick, try a more matte version.
Really bring the bling by adding gold leaf to your eyelids and a pearl headband to your locks.
Go for an ice queen vibe by simply drawing a single line of white liner down the center of each lid extended to the inner corners. Swipe on some white mascara and you’re ready to party.
Take the double pony up a notch by positioning a big barrette between the two elastics.
Vamp up your look with a moody plum lip.
The holidays are a great excuse to be a little heavy-handed with the silver shadow.
An off-center part and a polished top knot go surprisingly well together. The sparkling rose gold shadow makes it holiday-appropriate.
This relaxed low ‘do is pretty effortless. Leave a strand or two loose to increase the laid-back feeling.
Balance a somewhat sparse smoky eye with a slightly glossy lip.
Try a diffused lip with the emphasis centrally located.
A rectangular swipe of green shadow definitely looks festive. Especially if you have red hair.
Slick back your side-parted strands into a low pony.
Surround your eyes in rose gold shadow and cover your lips with an equally shiny pink gloss.
Apply thick black liner to just one side of your eyes. Add in a festive headscarf to replicate the luxe look.
Glistening pinkish lipstick is unexpected, especially if you make it darker around the outer corners of your mouth.
A smoked out cat eye restricted to under your eyes is all kinds of cool. Apply a layer of mascara to draw even more attention to your unique eye look.
Who says you have to stick to traditional holiday hues? Highlight your eyes with a blend of light blue and light purple shadows.