5 Easy Celebrity Makeup and Hair Ideas For the Holidays

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Get inspired by Hollywood glam and recreate A-list beauty looks to rock during party season.

No holiday look is complete without a little festive glam to match the ensemble. 

In addition to holiday outfit ideas, we've gathered a handful of makeup and hair looks to try for the party circuit, inspired by our favorite celebrity muses, of course! 

Although glitter and a red lip/cat-eye combo are holiday staples, we're eyeing unexpected takes to shake it up this year. 

From Lupita Nyong'o's shimmery purple lips to Thandie Newton's playful bubble ponytail, read on for our tips on how to achieve gorgeous looks for this season. 

Purple Lips

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong'o is giving red lips a run for their money! Try the unexpected and wear an electric purple pout instead. Her makeup artist Nick Barose used a purple lip pencil from Lancome all over the lips as a base. Then, he swiped on the brand's purple lipstick and added shimmery shine at the center with a gloss. 

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Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Violette Coquette $29 


Lancome L'Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Positive Energy $26

Red Lips and Eyes 

If we still haven't convinced you of switching it up from the red lip (it's a classic!), dare to pair it with matching eyes for a romantic result, like Margot Robbie. Blend a scarlet hue all over the lids and right above the crease. Dab on a metallic red on the center of the lids with your finger to add depth and sparkle. 

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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick $28


Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Revel $14

Bubble Ponytail 

We love Thandie Newton's playful take on the sleek low ponytail. (A polished look like this especially complements statement designs like sequins or prints.) Part the hair right at the center and comb it down with a smoothing cream to achieve the slick look. Tie your hair at the base of the neck with a polyband elastic into a ponytail. Add volume and texture to the tail with a texturizing spray. Secure hair tie in 2-inch increments and pull at the hair to fan out and create the bubble effect. 



Scunci Mixed Size Polybands $5


IGK Beach Club Texture Spray $29

Statement Headpiece 

Soft waves is the go-to hairdo for most, but we suggest elevating it with one easy accessory! Channel Emma Stone with a celestial hair adornment, wrapped around the base of the head and secured with bobby pins. 



Melinda Rose Atlas Wrap Tiara $135

Green Shadow 

When we saw Lucy Hale rock green eyeshadow in the summer, we bookmarked this image, waiting to recreate it for the holidays. Her makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan broke down the look on her Instagram. She applied a forest green cream eyeshadow from Chanel all over the lid, crease and lower lash line as a base. Then, she swept an emerald color (using a Kat Von D palette) and finished off with a lime green Kryolan loose metallic pigment on the center of the lids and inner corners to highlight. 

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Chanel Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Verderame $36


Kryolan Pure Pigments in Pure Envy $20

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