When we think of holiday makeup, there’s probably one thing that immediately comes to mind: an excessive amount of sparkle. Alas, we decided that this year, we’re stepping away from the typical. Rather than the flashy, glitter-laden looks we’re used to seeing this time of year, we’re taking a more whimsical, ethereal approach to our makeup.
Below, we tried out six new trends that’ll give your party look a bit of an update—leaving all that glitz behind. Whether you’re waiting under the mistletoe or watching the ball drop, Champagne in hand, you’re destined to be the coolest girl in the room.
Treat the below as your source of holiday party inspiration this season.
Photographer: Lauren Perlstein
Makeup: Lindsey Williams
Hair: Remy Moore
Manicurist: Tori Huang
Stylist: Jenna Igneri
Models: Aalyah at IMG, Laura at Supreme
Choose holographic over glittery nail looks
Rather than go for the typical sparkling holiday nail, try a holographic “shattered glass” nail; it still catches the light but is much more interesting—and surprisingly easy to do yourself.
Manicurist Tori Huang started out using a layer of a base coat and two coats of pinky nude base color (though, you can use whatever color you prefer). Next, one finger at a time, she applied topcoat, followed by placing holographic cellophane she precut into geometric shapes with a tweezer, followed by a second coat of top coat.
Laura is wearing a J. Papa dress and Max Mara top.