Guide: How to do a holiday glam makeup

Christmas is just around the corner. There’re plenty of reasons to love the holidays, but especially for us at DUFF, Christmas makeup tops the list! December is full of holiday parties, great events, and family time which are a great excuse to level up your makeup look. Whatever occasion that is on your calendar is a great excuse to finally add some glitter, sparkle, and classical red colors back to your look to match up the magical spirit in December. And don’t worry, we got you covered up for this year’s Christmas makeup look. Scroll on for the best Christmas makeup idea you'll want to recreate for this holiday season!

1. Set the base

A great makeup base is what sets the scene for any makeup look. Therefore, the first step is to apply your usual face makeup such as primer, foundation, concealer, and powder to create a beautiful skin, that you easily can spice up with a touch of glitter and glam! That said, remember that there’s no need for more products than necessary, but instead you just need to create a base of a beautiful skin. The base should be natural and long-lasting, so try to avoid unnecessary layers of makeup if you’re not usually used to applying full coverage makeup.

2. Sparkly holiday eyes

December is the perfect time to dip into sparkly eyeshadow colors to create the perfect holiday glam look. This eyeshadow palette, Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, by Anastasia Beverly Hills has the most beautiful matte and dewy shimmer colors in tones of brown and red that will make your eyes pop for any holiday occasion! Likewise, the eye shadows are fully pigmented, so they’ll last all day and night during the festive parties.

To pull off this Christmas look, you should go for the dark color, Mulberry, in the crease. And to add the holiday glam, apply the beautiful glitter colors Sultry or Dreamer to the entire eyelid and make sure to blend the colors to avoid harsh lines.

3. Flirty fluffy lashes and flawless eyeliner

Once you’ve applied your eye makeup, the finishing touch is the lashes and eyeliner to quickly upgrade your eye game. If you’re used to wearing mascara on daily basis, then the holiday season is the perfect occasion to level up by adding a beautiful pair of fake lashes. 

Start by applying a coat of Supreme Lash Mascara on your lashes to make it easier to blend your natural lashes with the fake lashes. Applying winged eyeliner has never been easier with our Master Stamp & Stroke Eyeliner!  The eyeliner is a new unique 2-in-1 product as the dual-sided wing stamp pen and felt-tip liquid liner help create the perfect cat-eye every time. So, if you can’t find this eyeliner in your makeup bag yet, then you got something to wish for Christmas!

To create a glamorous, festive Christmas look, apply the Master Stamp & Stroke Eyeliner in size 8 mm. in black. To put the whole look together, apply our lash glue and a pair of Red Carpet lashes. Our lash glue is a must-have, as it's gentle towards your natural lashes as well as fake lashes! Red Carpet is the perfect match for any holiday occasion as it’s a full glam lash that adds a lot of volume and length. The combination of a light black eyeliner and the fluffy lashes will make the whole party talking!

How to apply the Master Stamp & Stroke Eyeliner:

  • Step 1: Shake the product before use.
  • Step 2: Place the wing stamp pen at the outer edge of the eye and press
    gently to create a sharp wing.
  • Step 3: Draw a precise line with the felt-tip liner along the lash line and
    extend the line to the wing.
  • Step 4: Repeat the process on the opposite eye using the other Stamp and
    Stroke liner.

Bonus tip: Make sure to hold on to the center of the eyeliner while applying, as it allows you to have fully control over the finish.

Do you wanna know how to apply lashes like a pro? Then click here for the perfect application guide.

4. The magical brows

Eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently. Brows definitely deserve a lot of care and love, as well-groomed brows help to accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and highlight your best features. To achieve flawless brows, this pencil, Brow Multitasker, by Esteé Lauder is suitable for creating a natural, full look. This eyebrow pencil is ideal for creating the perfect brows, as it’s a 3-in-1 tool with a unique triangular tip pencil, which fills and contours brows, a great brush to style the brows, and finally, a sponge-tip applicator primed with a brow powder that creates fullness and depth.


After you have styled and filled your brows as desired, it’s time to sculpt and shape the hairs into place to make sure the shape holds all day. This eyebrow gel, 24-Hour Brow Setter Gel, by Benefit Cosmetics is perfect to tame the brows and lock on makeup so your brows don't pull a disappearing act during the holiday events!

5. Kiss-proof lips

Truly nothing says Christmas like a deep rosey velvet lipstick. But remember, before applying lipstick, make sure that your lips are soft and well-groomed, otherwise your lipstick will call more attention to your dry flaky lips. Soft plumping lips are really a must - especially in the cold season.

The final step to recreate this glamorous Christmas look is to apply this beautiful lipstick by Yves Saint Laurent in the color Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick. The lipstick has a satin glossy finish that will make your lips kissable and ready for the mistletoe!