15 Christmas Eyeshadow Looks That Are Perfect for the Holiday Party Season
If there’s ever a season to give your beauty routine a temporary makeover, it’s Christmas. Between holiday parties gussied up with glitzy dresses and cookie swaps calling for tacky sweater garb, the holidays are full of festive occasions worth accessorizing with cherry-red lipstick, shimmery eyeshadow, or classic winged liner.
Christmas eyeshadow wants you to dump that barely-there beige for the night and instead swipe on a wintry plum, icy champagne, or even sage green. Any of these Christmas eyeshadow looks will pair nicely with your classic LBD or new sparkly skirt. From mod and monotone to retro and winged, these Christmas makeup ideas will spice up the season.
Feel like a walking winter wonderland when donning this look. Champagne and icy-hued highlighters double as sheer, shimmery eyeshadow. And let's be honest, we’re loving that twinkle. Find the tutorial here.
Make those peepers really pop with jewel-toned lilac. Unexpected and romantic, it’s perfect for ice skating and Christmas tree hunting.
We think this just might make Santa blush. Feminine and pretty, this look captures the holiday spirit with rose gold eyeshadow and a warm coral lip.
Christmas Tree Green
Rock this sage green shadow for your Christmas sweater party, cookie swap, or secret Santa exchange. It’s just the festive kick that will get the party started.
Trade in classic holiday red for bold navy. Try this shimmery shadow for your fanciest Christmas parties. Find the tutorial here.
Deck the halls with boughs of berry. Celebrate the holidays in style with a bold berry-hued shadow. Tip: Wet your angled shadow brush before applying for cleaner lines and more pigmented color.
What do sleigh bells and tree tinsel have in common? That shiny finish! Metallic is quite festive, after all. Show your spirit with metallic bronze shadow lining your eyes on both the top and bottom.
Jingle Bell Gold
Twinkle more than a Christmas tree with this glittering gold cat-eye. Get the look with Stila liquid eyeshadow.
Give your classic winged liner a Christmas makeover. Deep jade green pops on brown eyes. Find a similar shade here.
Plum Smoky Eye
When in doubt, a subtle smoky eye will see you through the holiday season. This look uses purple tones and liner to make it less harsh, which also makes green eyes pop. Find the shadow palette here.
Find a more festive look, we challenge. This glittery red pops on brown eyes. Find the tutorial here.
Feign a fresh glow, and everyone at the holiday party will wonder where you’ve been. Tahiti? Bronze eyeshadow bounces off peachy blush and lip color.
Neutral Winged Liner
Did ever a perfect flick of eyeliner exist? Keep the eyeshadow neutral-toned and matte—because this bold cat-eye doesn’t need anything else.