4 Makeup Looks Perfect for Holiday

They’re not for the faint-hearted, but these looks will certainly set you apart.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 4 Makeup Looks Perfect for Holiday Nails Latte Makeup
/ Courtesy Laquan Smith

1/ Latte Makeup

Hot right now, this trend refers to soft, shimmering bronze skin, eyes and lips in a subdued colour palette of earth tones (think shades of brown and gold). To achieve the look, begin with a clean, fresh face. Apply a moisturizing primer. Blend tinted foundation into your skin with fingertips. For the eyes, choose a brown eyeshadow palette with three progressively darker shades that start at the lid and end at the outer crease. For LaQuan Smith’s show, Huda Kattan created a bold graphic liner to emphasize the eyes. Next, apply a copper bronzer to cheeks. To really glow, add highlighter to cheekbones, brow bone and the tip of your nose. Finish with a creamy lipstick in a warm tone.

Toolkit: Sephora Collection Eyeliner Pencil To Go, $8.00. Kaja Eye Bento Bouncy Eyeshadow Trio, $35.50. Makeup By Mario SoftSculpt Shaping Stick, $41.00. Lawless Forget the Filler Lip-Plumping Line-Smoothing Satin Cream Lipstick, $41.00.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 4 Makeup Looks Perfect for Holiday Glam Risk
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2/ Take A Glam Risk

Wear an outré lipstick in gothic shades: blue, burgundy, vixen red. Even nude can be gothic if worn matte and with a blue undertone. The key to pulling off this look is full commitment. Go with dark rimmed eyes, chunky earrings, or ear cuffs – make it known that you intended to make a statement.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 4 Makeup Looks Perfect for Holiday Bare Skin
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3/ Bare Beauty

For the ultimate fresh-face, once-a-week remove dead skin and clogged pores with an at-home alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) facial – no appointment needed. Targeting dullness, dehydration, and hyperpigmentation, your skin will be baby smooth!

Toolkit: Indie Lee AHA Exfoliating Solution,125ml, $52 USD; indielee.com.

City Style and Living Winter 2023 4 Makeup Looks Perfect for Holiday Nars Adeam
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4/ Black Magic

“This season my inspiration was music,” designer Hanako Maeda said backstage right before the Adaem Fall 2023 show, “most specifically the music I was listening to in my childhood,” she added, explaining that as we’ve seen Y2K exhaustingly bleed into the runways and people’s closets, she was curious about what culture she was consuming during that time. “My childhood was a lot more punk or emo, I listened to pop-punk like Blink 182 or Green Day, so a lot of the textiles and silhouettes come from that subculture of fashion.” Other inspirations include Harajuku and the gothic face of Lolita style.

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This original article first appeared in the Winter 2023/24 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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