It’s now December, which means our calendars are likely filled to the brim with holiday-related events of all sorts for the next few weeks. But just because we’ll be hopping from one festive dinner to another festive party, doesn’t mean we need to douse ourselves in glitter and rock a bright red lip. What about holiday makeup looks for those of us that lean slightly toward the darker side?
Witchy girls, rejoice. We’ve compiled six looks to help you achieve pretty—but definitely not typical—holiday makeup creations, so you can let your goth flag fly. Makeup artist Clara Rae tells us how to perfect our witchy vibes well throughout the holidays, and what typical, glitzy holiday makeup trends we can finally ditch.
Click through the gallery below for a little bit of mystery, a little bit of sultriness, and just the right amount of grunge for that soiree you'll inevitably have to attend.
Photographer: Franey Miller
Stylist: Sam Bates
Makeup: Clara Rae
Hair: Jeanie Syfu
Hair Assistant: Kyia Jones
Manicurist: Tori Huang
Models: Lara at Heroes, Arselidja at Muse, Danielle at IMG
Skip the classic red lip
While a classic red lip is, well, classic, it’s definitely a bit overdone during the holidays. For all of the goth babes out there, Rae recommends opting for a deep, almost black shade of matte burgundy or dark plum lip color rather than a fire engine red.
M.A.C, Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in ‘High Drama, $21, available at M.A.C Cosmetics.
Danielle is wearing an Ellery dress and Diesel top.