What Your Holiday Makeup Says About You

For some, the holidays are a time of endless food, quality family time and the gift of giving. For others, the holidays also serve as a fabulous excuse to show off some prime makeup skills. But no holiday routine is created equal. Your go-to look makes the statement of the season, but what is it actually saying? Check out the festive, seasonal looks below, and find out what your holiday makeup really says about you.

Red Lipstick

You definitely know what you’re doing. The holidays are your personal playground, and you are probably one of those people that puts up the Christmas decor before Thanksgiving. Your life mantra is “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all the hear.” The Grinch has nothing on you, and you pegged the red lip before Taylor Swift could write your name in a blank space. Others take note: you are hands down the real deal.

Smoky Eye

Watch out, Cara Delevingne, this girl means business. You don’t have time to sit at the kid’s table on Thanksgiving. You’re playing with the big boys now. You are the ultimate Secret Santa. You could make Clark Griswold cry with your Christmas lights display. You alone are in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. Every. Single. Year. You take Black Friday and Cyber Monday very seriously. Basically what I’m saying is you’re actually Santa Claus. But in a chic way.

Glitter. Glitter Everywhere. 

Get it, girl. If New Year’s Eve was ever personified, it would be as your makeup. Thanksgiving and Christmas are nice, but your glitter screams “new year, new you.” You’re probably ready to get down on December 31st and start poppin’ bottles (of sparkling cider) to Auld Lang Syne when the clock hits twelve. When your glitter is on the prowl, everyone knows you’re ready to put your best heels forward and break out your sequined mini. Go big or go home, am I right?

Classic Cat Eye

Wow, three months away from home and you’ve aged three years. You are mature. You are classy. You are collegiate. This makeup look is the go-to for impressing extended family members during holiday dinners. Suddenly you’ve gone from awkward Miranda Cosgrove from School of Rock to Kate Middleton on her royal tour. And a Happy New Year to you, too.

Au natural

This semester took a lot out of you. You’ve spent three grueling months applying makeup in an attempt to cover up your exhaustion. Forget impressing anyone back home – they know what you look like, they can deal. This holiday season, you’re giving your skin a break and rocking what your mama gave you. More power to you, honey. Take “No Makeup Monday” to the extreme, we support you. All you need to focus on right now is getting to the pumpkin pie first.

Photo credit: Alex O’Brien

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