36 Festive Makeup Ideas For Party Season

It’s never too early to decide on your makeup look for the big day, and by big day we mean Christmas (obviously).

The festive season has crept upon us and now is the time to get prepared and choose what our faces are going to look like. We’ve searched the highs and lows of Instagram and put together our faves. Think duochrome eyes, gems, glitter, greens and red lips.

Get scrolling and pick your fave.


Create transformative looks this Christmas like @makemeupmissa, using the By BEAUTY BAY Metamorphic Palette. We’re obsessed with this blue look.


Have you ever seen a look more festive than this? @diana.manmua, this bright green lid and red lip is just *chefs kiss*.


You can never go wrong with an icy blue look at Christmas time. Take some inspo from @chellylovesmakeup91, you won’t regret it.


We’re obsessing over everything duochrome and shimmer this festive season. @fashionicide is giving us all the inspo for this one.


No festive look is complete without a little glamour, and this look from @chrysazacharaki is hitting the spot. 


We’re getting starry eyed thanks to this look from @annisachet. Blue shadow + star details = festive perfection.


This green cut crease look from @jennseren is giving us all the festive feels. Obsessed!


We’re always in the mood for face gems at Christmas, and @aleksandraorlenko is showing us exactly how it’s done…


Keep things simple but oh-so-chic with a golden cat eye this festive season. We’re taking @caz.beauty’s lead with this one.


This lilac-blue look from @bylaurajne is perfect for any festive party. P.S. use the By BEAUTY BAY Metamorphic Palette to recreate…


Gold smokes are a go-to all year round, but a must-have at Christmas time. @amywrightmua has nailed this golden, bronzy, smoky vibe.


Silver and grey shadows are officially trending and this look from @tayphillipsx is making it super hard to resist. With a look like this, you’ll be the talk of the Christmas party.


You can never go wrong with a nude eye and nude lip for the festive season, it’s a staple. @platonova_makeup, we are obsessed with this look.


Go graphic this festive season with a smoky, silver, graphic liner look- you won’t regret. Round of applause for @angelmmua please.


We wanna be glowin’ this Christmas, and @beatbyhanna is showing us just how it’s done. This ethereal highlight is a big vibe.


Go for grunge this Christmas like @lizophir. We are beyond obsessed with this 90’s inspired lid and lip.


If you can’t go all out at Christmas, then when can you? Opt for purple glitter on the eyes and lots of blush like @samwintermua, we’re gonna be doing the same.


Match the weather conditions and reach for an icy blue this Christmas. This look from @yaluut is pure perfection, and perfect for the festive season.


Sparkles for Christmas are simply a must. @avarietyofdistractions is giving us pure shadow envy with this unreal look.


Serve winter wonderland vibes this Christmas like @xoxo.val_. This is a look we will never get tired of.


Replace your plain cut crease this Christmas and add a lil’ bling. Thanks for the inspo @makeupwithlaceyy.


It’s not Christmas without a little gold. Switch out your classic jet-black liner for a gold alternative like @liahmorley. You won’t regret it.


If you can’t go all out with your eyeshadow at Christmas, then when can you? @makeupbymollyrae we are obsessed with this glossy green eye, and that skin.


Serving a euphoria inspired Christmas look, @fashionicide is here to steal the show.


Green glitter plus a nude lip equals a festive szn ready look. @honeynee_, you are the only one we want to see under the tree this Christmas.


‘Tis the season for a festive smokey eye. @vergmua you understood the assignment with this stunning teal green eye.


We’re always down for a neutral, glossy, glowy look, especially at Christmas. @brooketurnbullmakeup this look is a DREAM.


Feeling blue? Switch up your smokey eye like @theballerinabridemua, we’re obsessed.


We are always suckers for a bronze look, especially at Christmas. @charlotteomakeup is showing us exactly how it’s done.


Serious festive vibes incoming. @charlotteomakeup you understood the assignment with this candy cane inspired look.


We just cannot get over the detail on this look from @samantha_rose_makeup. Put an ethereal twist on your festive look and you’re ready for any occasion.


If going all out at Christmas is not your thing, we get it. Spice up your waterline with a green shade like @makeupbyrougy, we’re in love.


Candy canes? Check. Snowflakes? Check. @chloeandcosmetics has ticked off our Christmas wish list with this stunning look.


When it comes to Christmas, you can never go wrong with green. @sadeteniola, there is nothing about this look that we don’t love.


It’s Christmas, therefore there are no rules. This look from @chelslaysss is giving us festive feels. Teach us your ways.


You all know we love a graphic liner but make it festive and it’s a game changer. @makeupbysibelx we are obsessed.

FYI: This article was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.