The holidays are quickly approaching, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to start planning your festive wear! Sure, this time of year also means friends, family and holiday cheer — but let’s face it, the parties and socializing are a huge part of the fun.
From holiday office parties to ugly Christmas sweater parties to Hanukkah celebrations, there is so much celebrating going on this time of year … and so many opportunities to get dolled up. When I was growing up, Christmas was the only time my mom would get her nails done professionally. She would choose the same color (dark burgundy) every year, and it was always a signal that my dad’s office holiday party was approaching (and that Santa Claus would be along soon).
These days, beauty trends are even more seasonal and funky, such as this Candy Cane Eyeliner that HelloGiggles highlighted just in time for holidays. Check it out on @oh_whats_her_face:
Talk about holiday spirit! This look would be perfect for a fun, festive holiday party. Perhaps not for a work event, but what about for an “ugly Christmas sweater” party?
Here are some more holiday glam ideas:
You can get this look by using white liquid liner and a red matte lipstick.
This look definitely isn’t one you’d wear every day. Then again, the holidays only come around once a year.
If you aren’t ready to commit to candy cane eyeliner, there are so many other fun ways to create a holiday look. This is a wonderful time to wear a dramatic, bold lip, which is why so many beauty lines debut new colors around this time of year.
For example, how about Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in Troublemaker from Sephora’s Holiday Kiss Collection?
This color is so beautiful it almost makes me believe in Santa again.
Or what about Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick Black Cherry?
This color is so pretty, it will have your special someone pulling you under the mistletoe in 10 seconds flat.
You could also try gold leaf on your nails for a holiday beauty boost, like @dustanddance:
Or just go for glitter à la @naiilsbybella:
Or what about an understated matte look? On-trend and so pretty, like @nails_byklavdie:
Whatever you choose, just remember: Holidays are all about being glam and trying new things, so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
Check out this candy cane eyeliner tutorial below: