Trending Christmas beauty looks

Whatever your plans this festive period, get ready to sparkle this season with these super-glam tutorials, created by some of our fave beauty influencers

Festive red lip

Beauty babe Saminah Chou gives this statement look a Christmassy twist

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You can’t go wrong with a red lip, especially at Christmas. Saminah’s top tip is to choose a lippy with staying power. Team it with a slick of liquid liner and some subtle shimmer on the eyes to make the look extra special.

"This has the most amazing staying power. Even if you’ll be wearing a mask you don't have to worry about this budging."

– Saminah Chou

The KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Lip Liner and KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw really goes the distance. It’s mask proof, kiss proof – it’s probably even mince pie proof! Get your festive red lip kit.


Soft glam glitter

Get a look that glows with professional make-up artist Lisa Caldognetto

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Get set to outshine the star on top of the tree with this glitzy look. Create the perfect base with MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, then make cheeks pop with NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm. Highlight your key features with Iconic London Illuminator.

"Apply the eyeshadow to the centre of the eye and inner corner. This will make your eyes look more dazzling than a disco ball!" 

– Lisa Caldognetto​​​​​​​

Add sparkle and shine to eyes with Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette. Layer and blend the matte and shimmer shades for depth and definition. And, of course, that all important twinkle! Shop the soft glam glitter look.


Blue & gold smokey eye

Alesha Hunt (aka Leesh That Girl) gives the classic smokey eye a Christmas makeover

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Add a pop of sapphire to the traditional smokey eye with Sleek Makeup Lucid Dreams Eyeshadow Palette, then use the Sleek Makeup i-Lust Into the Night Bronze Eyeshadow Palette for a shot of gold on the inner corner.

"This look is the perfect alternative to the classic black smokey eye. Adding those colours of blue and gold really help illuminate the look."

– Alesha Hunt​​​​​​​

Christmas lights extravaganza

Shine on with this vibrant look by BBC Glow Up runner-up James Mac Inerney

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Want to be a bit extra this festive season? It’s time to get merry and bright! Get creative with colour for a look that turns heads. This Christmas decoration-inspired beauty tutorial is bound to light up your celebrations.

"I love all the lights on the high street at this time of year so I thought why not bring some of that inspiration into this creative look?"

– James Mac Inerney

You’ll need some bold and beautiful faves for this one, including XX Revolution XXtravaganza Eyeshadow Palette, NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner, Rimmel Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner To Shadow. Shop the whole look here.

Now you’ve got your Christmas make-up all wrapped up, grab a glass of mulled wine, line up the mince pies and get set to sleigh.