9 Eye Makeup Looks That Are Setting The Bar High This Holiday Season

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Dec 22, 2021
9 Eye Makeup Looks That Are Setting The Bar High This Holiday Season


The holiday season is upon us and we’re ready to get glammed up and go out. Parties, dinner, and nights out on the town – whatever the event, we can’t wait to pick out an outfit and break out some fun, colourful, and shimmery eyeshadows that have been sitting at the bottom of our makeup bag for a while. But what to do with them is the question. To get some inspiration for the festive parties, we have rounded up the dreamiest eye makeup looks that are bound to turn heads. 

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An Out-There Neon Look

If you love a colourful look but want to crank it up a notch, take a poppy, pigmented shadow, and apply it to the upper inner corners. Next, diffuse out with your favourite eyeshadow brush, makeup sure to keep the colour heaviest right under your brow bone. 

Graphic Cat Eyes To Make A Statement

It’s not an exaggeration to say that we’ve been admiring this photo ever since Zendaya first posted it. Who knew graphic cat eyeliner pairs so well with a curly top knot? 

Diamond Dose

The queen of edginess wore glossy, sparkly eyeshadow that caught the light as she moved around but otherwise faded against the fresh backdrop of her complexion – best of both worlds. It’s the perf meet-in-the-middle solution for those who wish to strike a balance between dramatic and demure. Win-win all around!

It Was All Yellow!

Yellow shadow seems like it would be hard to pull off, but Margot Robbie, and her makeup artist Pati Dubroff, proves that it can actually be executed beautifully – especially when teamed up with soft petal-pink blush.

To Turn Heads

Nikki Wolff is the expert makeup artist behind this graphic eyeliner look. It might look deceptively simple, but that sharp precision is incredibly difficult to replicate. Trust me, I tried. Use a precision liner to ape the look.

Perf For Minimalists

From bright-blue and slime-green to sparkly lines floating in the cut crease – the graphic eyeliner trend gave way to experimenting with varied hues and styles. Let your natural skin texture shine through by using minimum products and tracing an inky eyeliner across the upper eyelid for a fuss-free yet fashion-forward makeup look. 

Copper Eyes, Hypnotise

Glitter for NYE celebration? Shocking. Inspiring. Amazing. Listen, we know glitter isn’t a new trend, but it sticks around season after season for a good reason. It’s really fuckin’ pretty. Cover your lids with a layer of glitter primer, then dab on loose eye glitter, packing it on, or keeping it sheer based on your beauty aesthetic. 

To Glamm To Give A Damn

It’s pretty much an unwritten rule that every type of celebration calls for glitter. A dramatic sultry eye is the ultimate going out look. Pair with slicked back, wet-look hair for added drama. 

Life’s Better In Pink

This Christmas makeup look might take a bit more time, but the end result is gonna be utterly gorgeous. Pair it with red lips to take your glam look up a notch. 

We can’t wait to wear them!

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