Holiday Party Beauty Guide

After spending weeks bundled up in the cold, holiday parties offer a much anticipated opportunity to slip back into a dress, swap the boots for a pair of heels, and get dolled up. If you’ve marked your calendar with upcoming holiday parties, then you’ll want to make sure you’re prepped to turn yourself into a walking Christmas ornament.

Here are some holiday styling tips you can use for your next Christmas or New Year’s party:

Angelic Eye Makeup


What is it about the holidays that make us want to embrace all things sparkly? It must have to do with twinkling Christmas lights, or the way snowflakes glisten under streetlamps. Whatever the reason, it’s the season of light-reflecting sequin, velvet, and of course, shimmery makeup.

You can give yourself a dramatic look similar to a burlesque dancer, or simply use some shimmer to highlight the corner of your eyes or brow bone. Glittery eye shadow can sometimes be thought of as juvenile, but by pairing it with a nude lip color or simple gloss, it’ll make your eyes pop without looking like a disco ball.

If you’ve thought about trying out lash extensions or getting more playful with your eye makeup, a holiday party is the perfect chance to try out a more elaborate look. Aside from the tried-and-true smokey eye, you can give your eyes a more angelic look by using your eyeliner to draw a winged-tip. Add some extra long lashes and you’re good to go!

Best Lip Colours for Holiday Party


Christmas office parties and other events always seem like the perfect occasion to finally try a classic red lipstick, though it’s become a bit expected. You can shake up your palette a little bit by exploring shades of cranberry, plum, or Merlot. You can also try blending shades to obtain a multidimensional, signature colour, like copper and wine or peach and gold.

If you’re not into eye shadow, but you still want some sparkle sparkle, you can gently pat silver or matching glitter over your lip colour of choice. A sparkle lipstick would work as well.

When choosing the best lip colour for a holiday party, just make sure there’s a nice balance between your lip color and eye makeup.

Holiday Hairstyles


Braids are perfect for holiday parties; their ornate look and texture complement the knitted fabrics and embellishments typical of the season. (They’re also great at keeping long hair out of the appetizers). You can give the standard braid a dressier look by putting it to the side, or give yourself a crown of braids.

Classic up-dos, buns, and pinned-up curls are also popular. Remember that vintage hair accessories are in this year, so finish your look with a hair comb, velvety ribbon, or black bow.

Festive Nail Polish


Showing up to a holiday party all decked out but forgetting about your nails is a crime you don’t want to commit. We recommend doing your nails ahead of time, so that they’re ready for numerous gatherings prior to Christmas and into the New Year.

You don’t have to do anything fancy, a simply festive colour in matte works well, but you can get as fancy as you want with sparkly shellac, or seasonal motifs such as snowflakes, ornaments, Christmas trees, and more.

Now that you have your holiday beauty game plan, all you need is the right pair of shoes, but that’s a whole other topic! If you need help creating the perfect holiday look, book an appointment with us today for one of our hair, makeup, or nail services.