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Go-To Holiday Makeup Looks

One thing I love about the holiday season is that it’s the one time of the year where my high school friends who are based in Las Vegas, New Zealand, San Francisco, and Boracay come home to Manila to celebrate Christmas and New Year with their families. The brief time we have together is enough to plan as many get-togethers as possible, whether it’s brunch at a new restaurant or a fancy dinner in Bonifacio Global City. I’m sure almost anyone can relate, or has a similar scenario. In any case, here are a few go-to holiday makeup looks you might want to consider for your next family reunion, barkada dinner, or Christmas party!

1. Wine Wonder

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For an evening of wine-ing and dining with friends and significant others, a deep crimson hue for the lips will definitely complement that glass of Shiraz. Keep your lids simple, but make sure to go extra on the lashes!

We like: Malissa Kiss’ Velvet Matte Lip Color in Burgundy Dip or Wine Me Up (P299), Huda Beauty Classic Lash – Giselle #1 (P1,380) and W7’s Absolute Lashes Mascara (P449).

2. Pretty in Peach

For a light afternoon of giggling and gossiping with your high school clique, why not do a peachy monochromatic look that will look amazing in group photos—especially under natural lighting!

We like: Paprika Cosmetics’ Matte and Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette (P1,695), which you can mix and match on your lids to create a peachy effect, Maybelline’s Face Studio V-Face Contour Blush in Peach (P399), and Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte in Sugar Mama (P1,850) to finish the look!

3. Beiges and Brown

If you’re out to have lunch with the entire clan and you want something simple and lowkey, pairing beige or light brown lids with a matte, brown lipstick shade is your best bet.

We like: Pink Sugar’s Eye Candy Eyeshadow Quad in Café Latte (P399), and Maybelline’s Creamy Matte Brown Nudes in Nude Nuance (P299).

4. Drop Red Gorgeous

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For the office Christmas party, it might be fun to spice things up a bit with a sexy cat eye, thick lashes, and bold, red lips!

We like: Malissa Kiss’ Super Black Ultra HD Eyeliner (P349), KissMe Heroine’s Make Volume & Curl Mascara Super WP (P750), and Inglot’s HD Lip Tint Matte in 12 (P1,150).

Text by: Gretchen Gatan