We're firm believers that no holiday makeup look is complete without a gold sparkly eye or silvery metallic lipstick. It's like the shiny bow on top of the present. But that doesn't mean you should cake on so much glitter you look over decorated.
We turned to the runway and the red carpet to track down the prettiest metallic makeup looks anyone can pull off. Whether you want to play it safe with a highlighted cheek or go for a statement-making smoky eye, these holiday makeup ideas will give you a frosty shimmer that rivals the freshly fallen snow.
If you prefer shimmer to glitter, this princess-inspired makeup (from Alice + Olivia's Spring/Summer 2015 show) is perfect for you. Sarah Lucero, Stila's Global Director of Creative Artistry, created the "dreamy, hazy look" by highlighting the face just above the cheek bone and out towards her hairline.
For a full-on frosty effect, perfect and highlight the skin (like in the previous look), then focus on the eyes. Line the inner corner and bottom lash line with a metallic white or silver liner. "A glitter eyeliner or pencil is an easy way to add some sparkle," says Youngblood Makeup Artist Philip Luque.