The Best Holiday Makeup to Try This Season

The holiday season is finally here. Now that we’re out of the pandemic (mostly), it’s time to celebrate with friends, family, and coworkers. Holiday makeup 2022 is all about having fun again. Want to look and feel your best? From eyes to lips, cheeks, and beyond, here’s some of the best makeup (new products and old favorites) to try this season. 

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Best holiday makeup 2022

Roen Beauty No 52 Eyeshadow Palette: This petite pallet is holiday magic! With the perfect balance of sparkle and sophistication, it’s ideal for New Years makeup. The best part about it is that the cream shadows are easy to apply. You can even do it without a brush or a blender. It’s ideal to use the go or even to apply in the car. With gold and silver hues, you can create multiple looks with just one small palette. Better yet, the ingredients are clean and ideal for a range of skin tones. 

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lip Trio Kit: Add this fun trio to your cart for yourself or give it as a chic stocking stuffer. With three miniature versions (the perfect size for a clutch) of the iconic brand’s best-selling lipsticks, including Pillow Talk Orginal, Walk Of No Shame, and Supermodel, these matte colors are ideal to take you from the office to the gym and happy hour.

Makeup By Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick: However, if you prefer your mattes super creamy and moisturizing, Makeup By Mario Ultra Suede Lipstick is for you. Sam, a mid-tone pink nude, is particularly a good shade for those who prefer more neutral colors. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil: Sometimes, it’s okay to be a cheater. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil is soft but retains its sharpness. So you won’t need to sharpen every time you use it. Available in tons of shades, it will become an essential in your makeup bag in 2023. 

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eyes Trio: IT Cosmetics might be known for its CC cream and foundation, but its eye makeup is just as good. This limited edition kit has the Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick, Superhero No-Tug Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner, and Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara. It’s ideal for anyone who wants all the products for an easy look without overthinking.

Makeup By Mario Etherial Eyes Eyeshadow Palette: Do you like to create lots of different eye looks and really enjoy playing with makeup? Then you’ll love this Makeup By Mario Palette. It has everything you need for the holidays and beyond with lots of pinks, nudes, and browns in glittery and matte finishes. 

Guide Beauty Shadow Palette: This stunning palette features a variety of colors and finishes including champagne, copper, and green — all perfect for holiday glam. Guide Beauty’s products are easy to use and have “struggle-free packaging.” This palette in particular is designed to lay flat on the counter, so you can focus on applying it instead of keeping the palette open.

The Creme Shop Tres Cheek Cushion Blush: If you’re looking for affordable, clean makeup, look no further than The Creme Shop. The Tres Cheek Cushion Blush infuses color and moisture at the same time, which is important because many of us get dry skin in the winter. This super pigmented formula blends well and has a natural look.

Makeup By Mario Master Blade Brow Pencil: Don’t forget your brows. This is one of the best brow pencils of all time. It comes with a brush on one end, so you can brush the hair up. The other end has a pencil with a tip angled like a blade on a diagonal. So even if you don’t consider yourself a brow master, you won’t have any trouble perfecting your brows.

Christian Louboutin Beauty Les Yeux Noirs Lift Ultima: Can’t quite buy yourself the shoes? Buy yourself the mascara. Seriously! This lightweight mascara is long-lasting (12 hours) and formulated to define, fortify, and even condition lashes. It contains pansy extract, which nourishes eyelashes and reduces lash fallout. Best of all, this mascara is sweatproof, smudge-proof, flake-free, and heat-resistant. So wear it when you roast chestnuts by an open fire.  

Rodial Banana Lowlighter: Like a product that multitasks and easily fits in tiny makeup bags? You’re going to love Rodial Banana Lowlighter. It’s ideal for making you look awake and radiant the day after that long Christmas party or a few too many cocktails. Use it in conjunction with concealer to brighten up your under eyes. Because it contains caffeine, it’ll help reduce excess puffiness. It also has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E for an extra dose of moisture. Then use it where you normally use highlighter for a more subtle look than a traditional highlighter. 

Luxie Signature Rose Gold Brush Set: You can’t apply makeup without brushes, right? This 12-piece set from Luxie is ideal because it has everything you need to create just about any makeup look, including a large face powder brush, a large angeled face brush, a foundation brush, an eye blending brush, and an eyeliner brush among others. Also, can we talk about how pretty these brushes look on your vanity? It even comes with a pink holder that you leave open or snap close, making it easy to take everything with you on your holiday travels. 

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About Amanda Lauren

Originally from New York City, Amanda Lauren currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two dogs Milo and Lulu. Rarely seen in an actual gym, she is a group fitness enthusiast who enjoys Pilates (both East Coast and West Coast styles), spin, barre, power plates, yoga and her newest obsession, versa climbing. She will try any group fitness class at least once. When Amanda isn’t working out or trying to find the perfect pair of pink sneakers, she blogs about her adventures in fitness as well as fashion, lifestyle and beauty on