5-Minute Holiday Makeup Look to Try This Season

5-Minute Holiday Makeup Look to Try This Season

You know how it goes: you spent an entire month picking your holiday season outfit…and then you have just a few minutes to put on your festive makeup. This season, my strategy is to get ready for this kind of situations way in advance. Saying so, I already started working on a few holiday looks that literally take a few minutes to put together and could be repeated with the items that you already have in your makeup collection. However, since I’m incorporating in these tutorials some of the new product launches, this post also includes my review of those makeup goodies.

Okay, before we begin, let me round up for you all the makeup that I used in this tutorial.


Foundation: L’Oreal Irresistible Pro-Matte Foundation

Concealer: Born This Way Concealer in Light

Contouring Palette: PopBeauty Setting 101 Palette

Blush: Becca Blushed with Light Blush Trio Palette


Brow Kit: Brow Duette in Classy Brunette

Eyeshadow Primer: Kryolan Eyeshadow Primer

Eyeshadow Palette: Smith and Cult Book of Eyes Interlewd Palette

Eyeliner: PopBeauty Fluid Popliner in Poetic Plum

False Lashes: Ardel Natural Black Lash #120

Mascara: Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara


Lip Liner: Stila in Pink Moscato

Liquid Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig


BH Cosmetics 14-piece Brush Set

e.l.f.cosmetics concealer brush

Now, when we know all the tools, let’s discuss the technique!

Step 0: Start by applying your favorite foundation and concealer. All of us have such different skin types and preferences that in this and upcoming tutorials, I decided to skip this step at all and allow you to pick your go-to foundation. In case you wonder, my current favorite foundation is L’Oreal Irresistible Pro-Matte Foundation that I use with a drop of Pixi By Petra Rose Oil Blend. I also love Too Faced newest concealer, Born This Way Concealer in Light, which I apply with my favorite e.l.f.cosmetics concealer brush (by the way, check out all of my e.l.f. cosmetics favorites in this blog post).

Brow Duette in Classy Brunette

Step 1: I decided to start my look with filling in my brows using Pop Beauty’s newest brow kit, *Brow Duette in Classy Brunette. I’ve been using this pomade and powder shade for a few weeks now and it’s my current favorite as it matches my brows so perfectly. I rarely use the brush that comes with the set, but I bet it’s so handy when you are on the go! Before applying the pomade, I brush my brows and then use an angled brush to apply pomade only. It has a color to it so you are not blindly applying a sheer product, but start contouring your brows. Once you are done, camouflage light colors of your brows with a powder that comes in this set.

Step 2: I decided to go for a colorful eyeliner for this look, that is why an eyeshadow primer is essential. My current favorite *eyeshadow primer is by Kryolan, it’s a line of professional makeup that is popular amongst makeup professionals and I totally understand why! It really prolongs the life of my eyeshadows and makes the application process so much easier!

Smith and Cult Book of Eyes Interlewd Palette

Step 3: Pick a light pink shade and apply it all over your lid. For this look, I chose a light pink shade from *Smith and Cult Book of Eyes Interlewd Palette that I reviewed in my October Beauty Favorites post. It’s a beautiful, pigmented shade that looks great on girls with green and brown eyes—I love the consistency of the shadows from this palette too!

Step 4: The next step is to apply an attention-getting eyeliner. You can pick any liquid eyeliner that you have in your collection, but I opted in for a new *PopBeauty Fluid Popliner in Poetic Plum that matches so perfectly my new floral dress that you saw in this post. This metallic violet eyeliner applies so easily and comes with a slight sparkle—it’s so perfect for holidays! By the way, the liner comes in three shades so expect additional tutorials on the blog featuring this eyeliner!

Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara review

Step 5: Put on your favorite false lashes. Mine are from the drugstore (Ardel Natural Black Lash #120) and I use a lash glue from my BeautyCon box.

Step 6: Apply mascara on your lower lashes. As you already know, my current favorite mascara is *Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara which features a miniature applicator that makes it easier to reach every single lash.

Becca Blushed with Light Blush Trio Palette review

Step 7: It’s time for a blush! You probably remember my raving review about Becca Blushed with Light Blush Trio Palette and I stand by it! Since we are going for a purple-pink vibe, I selected the shade SnapDragon which is the lightest in the palette. I applied the blush using a brush from my newest affordable makeup brushes set.

PopBeauty Setting 101 Palette Review and Tutorial

Step 8: This step is the most exciting for me because it features the new setting powder kit by Pop Beauty, *Setting 101 Palette. This revolutionary palette features three shades of setting powder: Translucent, Banana, and Peach that should be applied to specific areas of your face. In other words, it’s like a contouring, but with the lightest setting powder—so your makeup always looks natural and not overdone. As per the directions, I applied Translucent shade onto my nose and forehead, Banana (my favorite of these three!) went under my cheekbone, brow bone, and on my chin, and Peach set the under eye area and onto the cupid’s bow.

Smith and Cult Book of Eyes Interlewd Palette Tutorial

Step 9: At this point of my tutorial I realized that I need a bit more color on my lids so I added a bit of a darker pink shade from the same Smith and Cult Book of Eyes Interlewd Palette onto my crease and blended it with a medium blending brush.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig

Step 10: It’s a final step of this quick makeup tutorial which consists of applying a lip liner by stila (I used the Pink Moscato shade) and a liquid lipstick (mine is Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig that I purchased in this holiday gift set).

5-Minute Holiday Makeup Look to Try This Season

That was it, guys: an easy to repeat holiday makeup look. Please let me know in the comments area below if you liked this tutorial and whether you tried any of the products I mentioned. I look forward to hearing your opinions on these products!

  • I love the look you created, especially the bold lip. It’s so pretty and festive looks amazing with your dress.

    • Awww thank you so much! Yep, it was the idea to match my lipstick with my dress – I do it every once in a while and I feel it’s a cute way to pick your makeup.

  • Ellese Launer

    So a beautiful and fresh look! I love the lip color! Thanks for sharing gorgeous. XO, Ellese


  • Nikki

    I’m in love with your eyes. BTW, you look so gorgeous in that makeup look I love your lipstick.

    • Awwww you are so sweet, Nikki! Thank you so much!

      Love that lipstick too! It’s not my typical favorite color, but I really love the coverage and comfort it provides!

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    What a clever holiday look idea! These products are naturally beautiful, you look fabulous.

  • Such a smart idea, Katya! You look so stunning, as always!

    • Thank you so much, Amanda! You are the sweetest – as always!!

      By the way, love your makeup looks on Instagram – you are so talented!!

  • You look great. I love the lip color. I don;t wear much make up, but once in a while I do like to add some color.

    • Thank you so much, Jenn! This lip product adds a perfect amount of color to any makeup so if you are looking for a new lip product I really recommend it! xoxox

  • Jamie Yonash http://www.lifeis

    I love your look and it is perfect for holiday parties! Such great products too!

  • I love how simple the look is, nothing too fancy for the Holidays! I like the softness of the colors that you picked.

    • Thank you, Mai! Well, I would love to go super fancy, but usually I just don’t have enough time for it… So this season I decided to stick to a simple holiday makeup look. Also, natural makeup seems to be back in trend so it might be a cool idea to try this season!

  • Wren LaPorte

    I love what you did with your eyes and the lip color is amazing! I love it… and by the way, I LOVE your eyes. 🙂

  • Becca Wilson

    I love your look and that is takes five minutes is even better. Gonna have to give it a try!

  • Ave T

    Wow! Amazing eyes! Thanks for sharing a great make up tutorial. Love the lipstick colour you chose!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ooooooking fabulous girl!!!! I need that lip shade!!!!

  • Effie Isbored

    I am not really “in” to make up. I wear the same stuff all the time. I rarely even click on any of the beauty blogger posts but this looked so nice and so easy that I had to click. I am glad I did! I’ll definitely be trying something like this for my Christmas night out.

    • Awww I’m so glad you found this post helpful! I think that Christmas is a great occasion to experiment a bit with makeup! Please let me know how it goes! I’m so excited about your upcoming makeup journey!!

  • You look absolutely lovely. I wish I could learn to be more creative with eye shadow and other eye products.

  • Camesha

    You look very pretty. I really like the lip color. It certainly pops!

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  • Kerona Ledgister

    lovely makeup look you look gorgeous!!