So you’ve got your Christmas outfit all planned out, found the best gifts for everyone in your family and friend group, and perfected a delicious dish to bring with you to Christmas dinner. Amazing! Seems like you’re all set to tackle the stresses of the holiday season with ease, right? But wait—have you thought about your Christmas makeup look? While usually the outfit takes a front-row seat, the beauty look that accompanies your holiday ensemble is just as important.
So to help you in the beauty department, we took a serious scroll through Instagram to find a handful of Christmas makeup looks we think you should consider trying come December 24 and 25. And because we know everyone’s beauty preferences vary, we thought we’d rank the looks from subtle to extreme glam so you won’t have a problem finding one that fits you.
Ahead are 10 Christmas makeup looks to try ASAP, plus the key product needed to re-create each for yourself.
You’ve heard it time and again: A good, volumizing mascara is all you need to brighten up your face in no time. Pack on the layers for some low-key drama.
What’s a holiday makeup roundup with a rich, burgundy lip moment? Wear this deep hue with a bright-red dress for a cool color contrast.
This easygoing makeup look is a great way to add a pop of holiday color into your look. After all, red lipstick is truly classic.
Go Old Hollywood glam by pairing bright red lips with bold, winged liner.
The ’90s are back and bigger than ever, so it’s no surprise this all-over nude makeup moment is a hit right now, too.
This Christmas makeup look might take a bit more time, but the end result will be utterly gorgeous.
Line the inner corner of your eyes for some high-impact drama.
Dare to go green? We definitely think this one’s worth a try.
Create super-bold wings, gloss your lids, and swipe on red lipstick for an Old Hollywood glam makeup moment that’s perfect for Christmas dinner.
Don’t be afraid to go dark and smoky with your Christmas makeup. It’ll look so great paired with a red or green dress (or an LBD, of course).
Next up, Christmas day outfits you’ll love.