It's that time of the year when busy city sidewalks are dressed in holiday style. The feeling is in the air and soon, it will be Christmas day—so it's definitely time to party!
This is the perfect time to lean into your most festive, creative side as you plan your much sought-after appearances at your holiday soirées. Skip the subtleties of your favorite matte neutrals and go bolder! Other looks will pale in comparison when you rock these sweet, shimmering pastels for your holiday looks, fresh from the runways, and you're sure to be the (silver) belle of the season.
WHITE CHRISTMAS dreaming
It's like a little blue eyeshadow moment, just like the looks you used to know! This icy yet soft pastel-blue eye look is a chic throwback to the colorful 90s trend of blue shadow but modernized with a more frosty touch that will have you feeling merry and bright.
Firstly, start with a perfected, glowing base. Start off with Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35 to smoothen your complexion and get your skin looking like it's glowing from within. Add Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Super Starlight to your cheekbones before foundation to get that highlight really popping. Then, even out your skin tone with Kanebo Full Radiance Foundation, a full coverage foundation that retains that delicate glow from within.
For the eye-catching star of the show, start with a soft and delicate wash of Stila Suede Shade™ Liquid Eye Shadow in Something Blue on your eyelids. Blend it out well until the edges blend softly and seamlessly onto the skin. Top it off with Stila Little White Lies Eyeshadow in Mint Myth just by your inner corner until the middle of your eyelid for that additional frosted shimmer that really makes this look.
SNAP, CRACKER, AND POP!
When your very presence is a present, you can choose to shine like one of the brightest gifts that only come around during Christmastime. Achieve this when you add colorful and playful pastel dots by your cheekbones — use the colors in the Stila Matte N Metal Eyeshadow Palette to get this look and top the dots with MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow in Last Dance to get that dazzling, multidimensional pop of shimmer.
Match this shine on your eyelids with a light wash of jane iredale Smooth Affair® for Eyes Eye Shadow/Primer in Petal. With the aforementioned Stila palette, take the plum color on the second row and apply it all over the lid. Top if off with a metallic, glittery finish with Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Plum On.
Carry on the shine to your lips to wrap it all up. Swipe a layer of Sisley Paris Le Phyto Rouge in 21 Rose Portofino to get your lips looking perfectly pink and top it off with Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in Suggestive Kiss for that magnified shine that highlights the curves of your lips.
DAYDREAM BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Believe your eyes because you're not dreaming for oh, what's this? A holiday look as soft and sweet as a daydream! These light washes of shimmering rose gold accents appear almost as a soft, pastel pink.
Achieve this look with MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly all over your eyelids. This creates a solid base color for your lids so when you top it off with Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma, a glittery rose gold shade, the color pops off more.
Add a pop of flushing pink to your cheeks with jane iredale Limited Edition Queen Bee PurePressed® Blush as it has subtle speckles of shimmer. Combine it with Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder - Pink Glow for a high-impact highlight that really pops. Bring back some structure to the softness of your makeup look by making sure that your brows are perfectly arched and sculpted with K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Lasting 3Way Eyebrow Pencil 24H in Mocha Brown.
For your lips, swipe on Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mighty Mimosa for a matching touch of pink, topped with Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey for that shiny, kissable finish.
RING-A-LING, SILVER BELLE
As Christmastime makes its way into the cities, you could be the silver belle among them all when you look your absolute best from skin-deep.
Start the look with nourished skin. Apply La Mer The Treatment Lotion soaked cotton pad all over a clean face with upward, gentle motions until it is fully absorbed. Then, apply Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher to add some radiance and luminosity to your complexion while it diminishes the appearance of pores. Get your moisturizing La Prairie Skin Caviar Premier Luxe Cream to seal in all that hydration and nourishment while the cream firms and lifts your skin.
Now, on to your makeup! First, apply Kanebo Glow Primer for an even and radiant complexion. Add to the perfected glow to your skin with Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF 50 in 103 - Ivory. Seal in the liquid products with Estée Lauder Perfecting Loose Powder in Translucent so it stays put the whole holiday night through.
For the bright star of this look, swipe Stila Suede Shade™ Liquid Eye Shadow in Smoky Silk, topped with the shimmer of the Stila Shade Mystère Liquid Eyeshadow in Psychic for that iridescent look. Finally, to finish it all off, don't be shy with that highlight on your cheekbones using the left-most shade from Stila Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette for when it catches the light and you work your angles just right, these holiday photos are sure to stun for Christmases to come.
Put your own twist on the trends of the moment, with looks that last from the pre-party to the after-party, this holiday season!
Photographers: Oliver Tam and Joy Frances Ulit
Art Directors: Hans De Barras and Kevin Dexter Magno
Producers: Jonnah Dayuta, Patty Mendoza, and Trina Domingo
Stylists: Nana Valdueza and Alex Lizares
Makeup: Tin Albano
Hair: Kierlo Velasco
Model: Livia Savio of ELITE Model Management