Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Makeup Inspired by Celebrities

Posted by December 03, 2012 2:30 pm

Heidi Klum hosted her Halloween party this past weekend since Hurricane Sandy postponed it. While her costume is impressive, the face full of rhinestones is probably uncomfortable and a bit much. Don't [...]

 

Heidi Klum hosted her Halloween party this past weekend since Hurricane Sandy postponed it. While her costume is impressive, the face full of rhinestones is probably uncomfortable and a bit much. Don't do this even if you're obsessed with rhinestones.

 

To add a little sparkle for a night out, press on one (or a few if you're daring) rhinestone on the outer corner of your eyes like Kat Graham did here.

 

Don't cover your face or eyes in glitter like Ke$ha even if you're at a holiday party or celebrating New Year's. Unless you're six years old, add just a touch of glitter to your usual makeup look to [...]

 

Don't cover your face or eyes in glitter like Ke$ha even if you're at a holiday party or celebrating New Year's. Unless you're six years old, add just a touch of glitter to your usual makeup look to update it for the holidays.

 

Shimmery eyeshadow like what Katy Perry is wearing is gorgeous. Find a gorgeous shimmery shade like bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor or dab on loose glitter on top of a cream shadow but be careful so it [...]

 

Shimmery eyeshadow like what Katy Perry is wearing is gorgeous. Find a gorgeous shimmery shade like bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor or dab on loose glitter on top of a cream shadow but be careful so it doesn't go all over your face.

 

Metallics are in this season, but blue metallic lips are too much unless you're Lady Gaga.

 

Wear the metallic trend on your eyes instead like Charlize Theron. Find a shade that goes well with your skin tone and a formula that isn't too shimmery if you want to find a more wearable look. Try Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow.

 

While we're feeling a little pasty without our summer glow, too much bronzer can be a bad thing. Catherine Zeta-Jones went overboard with bronzer and it's very noticeable. 

 

Use bronzer or blush like Minka Kelly to get a healthy glow and flushed cheeks without looking like an oompa loompa.

 

If you have a list of holiday parties and early invites for New Year’s Eve, you may be tempted to bring out your glitter and other festive makeup. While this time of year is great for playing around with fun trends, it is easy to take it overboard. You can bring out your inner glitter child when you’re playing dress-up at home, but when you’re ready to step outside, keep it minimal.

Metallics, glitter, and dark lips are gorgeous trends this season, but don’t do them all at once. Keep your regular beauty look but update it with a touch of sparkle for any holiday party or night out. If you normally do a matte smokey eye, change it up with metallic eyeshadow or add tiny rhinestones to the outer corners of your eye if you really want to sparkle. Check out the slideshow to see celebrities wearing dos and don’ts of holiday makeup so you can avoid any beauty faux pas while still embracing these fun trends.

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