How to Do a Festive & Glam Holiday Makeup Look Over 50

15 Materials
20 Minutes

Today, I am creating a glam holiday makeup look. This look is super soft on the eyes with a bold lip. The lip is going to really bring together the festive holiday vibes for this look.

Tools and materials:

  • Face primer
  • Eyeshadow primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Highlighter palette
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Mascara
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Lipstick
  • Makeup brushes
  • Beauty blender
Applying primer before makeup

1. Primer

I'm applying a photo-perfecting primer. It really has quite a blurring effect on my skin.

On the top of my cheeks, I'm using a dewy primer. This will add a little bit of glow to the top of my cheeks 

For my eyelids, I'm using my eyeshadow primer.

Applying foundation with a brush

2. Foundation 

Using a foundation brush, I'm applying my favorite go-to foundation! I love using products that are ageless. They go on so smoothly and make my skin look so flawless. 

Once I apply the foundation with a brush, I like to go over it with a beauty blender to make sure everything is blended smoothly.

Applying concealer with fingers

3. Concealer

For my concealer, I'm using my favorite blending concealer. It really works well for my skin. 

I'm using very little over the darker areas of my skin and tapping it in with my fingers. 

When I'm done, I smooth it out with my beauty blender. 

Using setting powder under eyes

4. Set your under eyes

To set my concealer I'm using setting powder. I bake it under my eyes using a brush.

Applying a cream color over the lids

5. Apply the base eyeshadow color

For my eyeshadow, I'm using a classic colors palette. I love palettes that have very simple and classic colors. The neutral colors are just beautiful! 

I'm doing a very soft eye so I'm starting with the cream color over both lids. 

Applying a truffle color on the crease

6. Apply the crease color 

For the crease color, I'm using the color truffle, 

I'm doing a very light application because I want this look to be soft. I'm bringing the soft brown to the outside third of my lid and blending out using my blending brush. 

Applying a highlight color in rose gold

7. Apply the highlight color

Now, I'm tapping my finger into a rose gold color and putting a very very light application on the outside third of my lid. 

Then, I'm going back in with my blending brush to blend it all in.

8. Apply the shimmer color

Next, I'm using a shimmery eyeshadow over my movable lid. This application is going to be heavier than the others. I'm applying this color very softly underneath my eyebrows as well. 

Applying bronzer to the face

9. Bronzer

Next, I'm going back in with my bronzer for some color. I personally love bronzer! It gives your skin a super soft color. I'm working the bronzer through my hairline down to underneath my cheeks and chin.

Applying blush to the cheeks

10. Blush 

Next, I'm applying my blush. I'm doing a very light application just to warm my cheeks up a little bit. I'm working this blush through the outside and upstairs area of my cheeks. 

Applying gold shimmer highlight

11. Highlight 

For highlighter, I'm using a gold shimmer shade. Using a tapered brush, I'm applying it to my upper cheekbone.

Filling in eyebrows with a brow pencil

12. Fill in eyebrows

For my eyebrows, I'm using a brow pencil. It goes on very smoothly.

Applying mascara to the lashes

13. Mascara

Using your mascara of choice, apply the product gently. Be careful not to get any product on your skin.

Applying a liquid eyeliner

14. Apply the eyeliner

For eyeliner, I'm using liquid eyeliner. This is actually my first time using liquid liner!

Applying setting powder to the makeup

15. Setting powder

Using a brush, I'm dusting on my setting powder. This is for sure my No. 1 makeup product! It gives a beautiful glow to my skin. 

Bright lipstick for the holidays

16. Lipstick 

For my lips, I'm using bright and long-lasting lipstick. This color gives the look such a pop of color! 

Glam holiday makeup

Glam holiday makeup tutorial

This is the finished look! As you can see, the bold lip paired with the soft eye creates a festive and holiday makeup glam look. I hope you have enjoyed today’s holiday party makeup tutorial!

Let me know in the comments below what you think. 

Suggested materials:
  • Face primer
  • Eyeshadow primer
  • Foundation
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