Last Minute Ideas for Christmas Eyeshadow Art

A holiday event is the perfect chance to wear Christmas eyeshadow art. Now all you have to do is avoid crying or rubbing your eyes at all costs.

In addition to sexy Christmas costumes the holidays are a time to wear statement makeup. Although nail art and lipstick art remain popular it seems like eyeshadow art is really popping on Instagram right now. The magic of the season has inspired beauty bloggers to create these ten unique designs.

1. Candy Canes

Candy cane realness —————————————————- You know what is super sticky? Crushed candy canes. I had an idea to create a series of makeup with bald heads – like the gold flake one I did with @victoriaroseartiste. Up first is the most popular holiday treat – CANDY CANES! Up next, something not so sweet… ? —————————————————– DETAILS : nails @timsnails @dnnailsspa // face @fentybeauty / brows @anastasiabeverlyhills / @mehronmakeup paint for eyeliner and lipstick / @makeupforeverca gold glitter // and @bennyemakeup spirit gum/latex for everything stickaaayy ! Let’s get on @anastasiabeverlyhills !! Tag away! ? —————————————————- #makeupartistmagazine #illusionmagazine #dupemag #dupemagazine #abstract #art #abstractart #socialenvy #PleaseForgiveMe #photooftheday #instaabstract #xmas #christmas #candycanes #candycanemakeup #candycane #christmascandy #xmaseyes #christmasmakeup #christmasphoto #sweettooth #crushedcandycane #anastasiabeverlyhills #dipbrow #anastasiabrows #abh #abhdipbrowpomade #sundayfunday

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LA makeup artist Alina Sauve is wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills brow makeup ($21), Fenty Beauty by Rihanna foundation ($34) and Make Up Forever Glitters ($21). Sauve also wears eyeliner and lipstick by Mehron Makeup, as well as stage makeup by Ben NYE to hold the candy cane crumbs in place.

2. Snow Queen

Photographer and makeup artist Anna Correus is wearing NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk ($4.50), Ardell Lashes ($4.14) and eyeshadow from the Zoeva Cosmetics 96 Palette. The glitter makeup is by Glitter Injections. The snowflakes and pearls are from a craft store and she wears a cosplay wig.

3. Green Lipstick

Makeup artist and 3D illustrator Caya Ryu is wearing Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lipstick in Mermaid Blood ($18) from the 2017 holiday collection. She used Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette ($42), DIPBROW™ Pomade ($18) and Moonchild Glow Kit ($40). That is Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23). On her face is Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer ($15).

4. Red Eyelashes

Makeup artist and curvy girl Jaeda Hopeph created this look with the Kat Von D. Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette ($62). The false eyelashes are by Benefit Cosmetics ($15). They have been tinted red with body paint. She used the Harry Potter Magic Wings Makeup Brush Set ($7.99).

5. Glitter Eyebrows

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Karish Vijay a UK makeup artist is wearing all Huda Beauty in her Christmas elf look. The eyebrows were done with primer, green eyeshadow and then glitter. The preceding post is a video tutorial.

6. Reindeer

Louise Calvert is a Kat Von D makeup artist living in the UK. To create her reindeer look she used the Shade & Light Eye Palette, Shade & Light Contour Palette, Shade & Light Glimmer Palette, White Pit Concealer, Trooper Tattoo Liner, Everlasting Lip Liner, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Painted Love Lipstick, Lock It Concealer, Lock It Blotting Powder and Setting Mist. The M112 eyelashes are by El Dora.

7. Christmas Lights

Madelyn Lindberg from the Chicago area is a freelance makeup artist. For her Christmas light eyes she use the Tarte Cosmetics Tarte in Bloom Palette ($46) with NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner ($7) and Vivid Brights Liner ($7) in multiple colors. She also wears Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23).

8. Holly Makeup

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Samanta, a Latina makeup artist and glitter addict, used the NYX Cosmetics Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palette ($17) for her holly. Her foundation ($29), concealer ($23) and eyelashes ($17) are by Mac Cosmetics. That is Nars blush in Orgasm ($30), and the gold glitter is Urban Decay Moondust ($21).

9. Tree Eyebrows

Christmas Tree Eyebrows ? Yes or No? ? #christmastreeeyebrows

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Hong Kong based beauty blogger Taylor R. recently went viral with her Christmas tree eyebrows, which were reblogged by Cosmopolitan, Allure, People, Mashable and Teen Vogue to name a few. She used wax to shape the brows, and then stuck on a lot of fake gemstones and two gold stars. She offsets her light eye makeup with red lipstick and lip liner that matches her ugly Christmas sweater.

10. Blue Christmas

❄️❄️ shoutout to every one else who’s eaten their entire advent calendar already – this is my first non religious calendar and now I see why ????? // @beautycocoonbox tint lipstick and liner : @juviasplace masquerade palette ?? – – – – – ________________________________________ #bloggersoc #makeuptutorialsx0x #linerandbrowsss #fakeupfix #universomakeup #stylevideo #makeupfanatic1 #makegirlz #wakeupandmakeup #hudabeauty #bretmansvanity #hypnaughtypower #fiercesociety #hairofinstagram #makeupforbarbies #allmodernmakeup #universodamaquiagem_oficial #makeupartistsworldwide #slave2beauty #makeupvideoss #peachyqueenblog #melformakeup #thegirlgang #blackswhoblog #universalhairandmakeup #make4glam #maryhadalittleglam #undiscovered_muas #inssta_miakeup

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Last but not least is Whitney X. Abigail from the UK who has already eaten her entire Advent calendar. She created this look with the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette ($28). Her lipstick and lip liner came in a Beauty Cocoon Box, a monthly subscription service based in the United Kingdom.

This Christmas season we are seeing a lot of eyeshadow art and body glitter. These high profile beauty trends are ideal for raves and music festivals where anything goes. It is a chance to express yourself creatively and wear something that you would not on everyday occasions.

If you like Christmas makeup then check out these 24 ideas for Christmas costumes.


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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.