14 Makeup Moments to Inspire Your Holiday Glam


This year’s holiday season may look a little different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slay all of those Zoom parties and celebrations at home with incredible makeup. You may find yourself perusing Pinterest and Instagram for some fun glam inspiration, but no need to look any further!

Whether it’s for celebrating Christmas with your friends and family over Zoom, or for bringing in the New Year on your couch, these makeup moments will take your holiday glam to a new level.

Simple but Stunning

You can never go wrong with a strong eye liner and a gorgeous red lip! Instagram user @fryncesca slays this look. The classic glam moment is great for any holiday occasion and will wow your friends on Zoom.

Shades of Christmas

@fatima_muxya takes the classic colors of Christmas and turns them full glam. This colorful shadow, intense highlight and stunning red lip will take some precision, but if these are the results, it’s so worth it!

Sparkling Silver

@mannymua733’s shimmering glam has us singing “Silver Bells” at the top of our lungs! The cooler tones in the lipstick perfectly balance out the sparkling shadow to produce a gorgeous, iconic makeup moment.

Garland Gal

For those looking for more literal Christmas makeup, go with @makeupbycaitz’s garland inspired eye moment. The mismatched liners are seriously impressive and will add a little art to your glam.

Frosty & Fab

A little less Christmas, and a little more frosted snowman! For those looking for a less traditional look, this glitter glam paired with dewy skin is everything. @ohh_maly is giving us serious Euphoria vibes here, and we are living for it!

Graceful Green

If you’re wanting a more subtle look, this green shadow from @hannahhagler is everything. Although on the more muted side, the slightly shimmering eye and pink lip serves elegance and grace that’s perfect for the entire holiday season.

Radiant Red

For those who want to make a bold shade of red even more gorgeous, go with @momoss91’s stunning shadow! Perfect for Christmas or New Year’s, it’s shimmering, smokey and guaranteed to turn some heads.

Candy Cane Chic

Another classic Christmas staple turned into glam! @vanessa_gyimah slays this candy cane-inspired look. And her accompanying nude lip with pigmented blush brings everything together for a perfect makeup moment.

Boldly Blue

This pink lip and snowflake-inspired shadow from @beautybymariel has us swooning! Not only does it showcase beautiful, cool blue tones, but it also serves serious Elsa vibes that everyone will appreciate.

Mrs. Claus’ Cat Eye

Another daring red moment, but this time from Instagrammer @giada.zuccarelli. The double winged smokey eye paired with sparkling red lip seriously elevates this Santa moment, and we’re obsessed.

Green & Gold Galore

@_makeupbylisa’s winged shadow paired with gorgeous highlighter, dewy skin and a darker lip is chic and radiant. Whether for a New Year’s celebration or for Christmas day, this glam is guaranteed to impress.

Plaid Party

This plaid glam from @ctln.makeup is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before! The classic Christmas pattern is a gorgeous look that takes precision and serious artistic ability to recreate.

A Pop of Neon

For those who like a darker, more emo moment, this glam from @im_lxzrnw is perfect! The pop of neon elevates the look without sacrificing the fierceness of a black lip and smokey eye. Plus, it works for any occasion!

All that Glitters is Gold

Lastly, @lovephoebee’s gold glam is perfect for any occasion, but especially if you’re looking for something that pops! The pigmented shadow will leave all your fellow Zoomers wishing they could pull this off.

Which look is your favorite? Sound off in the comments! And be sure to tag us in your looks on IG at @readthetease!

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