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On the hunt for cosmetics ‘spo in time for all the Christmas parties you’ve been invited to this season? No need to look further afield, these are the Christmas makeup looks you need to save for later to make sure you slay all day.

Need to make it onto the nice list this year? Continue reading our Christmas Gift Guides.

Christmas Makeup Looks for Party Season

Dewy Highlighter

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Wig week🖤 . . Gonna post new pics of my fav wigs everyday this week 😍 This is one of my fav wigs designed by me ‘Kim K’ luxury synthetic lace front wig stocked exclusively @castawaybeautyofficial 🌟 . Photographer – @parisgoldingx @shamelessselfiesofficial 💙 . Makeup: Lipstick – @fentybeauty ‘Unbutton’ Eyebrows – @maybelline Tattoo Studio brow gel Foundation – @beautyblender Bounce ‘3.45’ Concealer – @maccosmeticsuk Studio Fix ‘NC 25’ Powder – @lauramercier Translucent Bronzer – @urbandecaycosmetics shape shifter contour powder palette Highlight – @ofracosmetics ‘Rodeo Drive’ Mascara – @maybelline Lash sensational . Outfit – @prettylittlething 💕

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The beaut @ccclarke looks unreal (always), and we love this simple look thanks so its focus on highlighter. Want to get the look yourself? Look for highlighter that are easily blendable. Whether you’ve got more kill with powder or liquid, time to wait for the dewy dumpling compliments to roll in,

We’ve selected the Solstice Sleek highlighter palette (and easily one of the best Sleek products) as it has four shades to blend in one easy palette. Add to the mix options from Barry M and high end Illamasqua, and you’ve got everything you’ll ever need to look lit this season.

Graphic Eyeliner

Pro MUA Val Garland is givin’ us all the festive feels with this beaut deconstructed eyeliner look – glitter (sort of) optional. Recreate this style by using one of our fave products from brands like EyekoStila and Rimmel.


Tamara Williams captures this look by Hung Vanngo, which is already on every single one of our Christmas makeup looks Pinterest boards already.



If there’s ever a time for metallics and glitter, it has to be Christmas Makeup, right? We’ve been Pinterest mad recently, and have been gathering some serious Pinspiration for our Christmas party looks.

For super shimmering eyes, we’re loving the new NARS Cosmetics Stud Single Eyeshadow from the Steven Klein collection. This light-reflecting, luminous powder is highly pigmented and full of celestial shine, perfect for a bold metallic statement this Christmas! For some high impact intergalactic lines, we’re using the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Bronzebeam, and the New CID Cosmetics I-Colour Longwear Cream Eyeshadow applied with a Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush.

Metallic lips might seam harder to pull off, but here at HQhair we believe that with the right attitude you can pull anything off! If a strong metallic lip isn’t on the cards for you, try something a little more subtle such as the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Floralies, or Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick Pencil in Allure. For added shine, we’re head over heels, (or space boots) for the Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss!

Take your look that extra galaxy further using Redken’s Metal Fix 08 Metallic Liquid Pomade to add some serious shine to your hair. This looks amazing applied to braids and tight, high-tied pony tails! Add a final touch with a layer of Scott Barnes’ Body Bling for a extra-terrestrial glow!

Soft Celestial Pastels

HQhair Space Age Christmas Makeup Inspiration Soft Celestial Pastel

We aren’t sure which look is more daring, but if you’re more of a magpie for the pastel shades, this Soft Celestial Pastel’s Christmas Makeup is perfect for you! Whether you go all out and dye your brows purple, or just take inspiration from the colours, our collection of pastel makeup inspiration is sure to give you some ‘out of this world’ ideas…

For pretty pastel lips, we’re using the NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Paimpol, a beautiful pale pink shade. Hue’s of blue and purple are making a statement too, and the Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer 9Stack in Serenity has some stunning shades, with icy shimmer to add extra sparkle. We’re using Pixi’s Fairy Dust Eyeshadow in Snow Sparkle for added highlight on the inner corners of the eye and even to dust along the cheekbones as a highlighter!

Now you know the best Christmas gifts under £15, it’s time to start shoppin’.

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I’ve always loved anything artistic and creative, and experimenting with makeup is no exception! Bold and bright lip colours are my vice. When I’m not trying out new make-up products, you can usually find me scrolling through Instagram, laughing at the latest snapchat filter, or catching up with friends over a few cocktails. Long Island Iced Tea is my staple.

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