The most wonderful time of the year is here; Michael Bublé’s Christmas album is on repeat, the greatest parties of the year are in full-swing, and like every holiday season, glitter is everywhere—on the eyes, lips, you name it. To mix up your beauty routine this holiday season, we’re taking inspo from some of the best red carpet beauty looks from this year, (a ton of which were super festive btw) that don’t require a pro akin to Hung Vanngo to recreate. From frosty ‘90s inspired eyes to glossy bordeaux pouts, this roundup of red-carpet-ready ladies will have you re-thinking holiday beauty in no time.
She may only be 13-years-old, but this starlet has red carpet beauty down to a science — she never disappoints. Millie Bobby Brown’s frosted eyes, subtle nude lip and barely-there brows are from a time before her time, the ‘90s. 29Secrets Pick: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream ($29) in the colour Snow.
Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s celebrated braids, Olivia Culpo’s Golden Globe hair — paired with this unmistakably dreamy red smokey eye — exudes a certain kind of romance that’s perfect for the holiday season. 29SecretsPick: Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($35) in the colour Warm Brown.
Lashes For Days
These spidery lashes on Selena were created by none other than makeup pro Hung Vanngo. Add drama to any look this season by doubling up on the falsies, and applying an extra set to the lower lash line. 29Secrets Pick: House of Lashes Precious Lower/Bottom Lashes ($8.90)
Modern Hollywood Glam
Zoe Kravitz’s half-braided, half-loose blonde ringlets literally take “old” out of old Hollywood glam. The fresh evening ‘do, paired with a poppy-red lip and warm golden eyes come together seamlessly to create the perfect holiday bombshell look. 29Secrets Pick: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Edition ($43) in the colour Orange Electro.
Flirty Feline Flick
The classic feline flick underwent a bold revamp this season, which Vanessa Hudgens wore with both grace and fierceness. Save yourself the trouble of creating the perfect wings and instead opt for this easy-to-apply chunky cat eye. 29Secrets Pick: Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner ($24.18)
Pop of Blue
Emily Ratajkowski’s mermaid blue eyes are drop dead gorgeous. Although this look is from the 2016 Emmys red carpet, the trend is still going strong — we saw Chanel’s Spring 2018 line-up of models sporting a striking blue shadow. Coincidence? We think not. 29Secrets Pick: Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow in Night Blue.
A midnight wine-coloured lip, as demonstrated by model Sara Sampaio, can add a hint of mystery to any look. The deepest of plums, bordeauxs and mulberries are the best way to channel your moody side this holiday season. 29Secrets Pick: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($24) in Damned.
Rihanna shut it down when she showed up to the Met Gala in May in a Comme des Garçons number with pink flushed cheeks and matching lids (not to mention a showstopping Rei Kawakubo number). Get the look using a cream blush formula that’s both blendable and long lasting, so you can look fresh faced past midnight. 29Secrets Pick: Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($31) in Yatch Lyfe.