Trendy Makeup Looks to Make Your 2023 Holiday Gatherings Special


The holiday season is a magical time, filled with parties, gatherings, and lots of festivities. It’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with your makeup and try out some new, exciting looks. From the cozy warmth of latte makeup to the edgy vibes of gothcore, there’s a style for every occasion. We’ve pulled together some of the top makeup trends to help you make your holiday gatherings extra special.

Latte Makeup

Imagine the warm, comforting hues of your favorite latte – now picture that in a makeup look. Latte makeup is all about soft, neutral tones like browns, beiges, and soft pinks. This look is great for family gatherings where you want to look polished but not overdone. Use a matte brown eyeshadow, a soft pink blush, and nude lipstick to achieve this cozy and inviting look.

Vampy Lips

Vampy lips are a bold choice and perfect for making a statement at evening events. Think deep reds, purples, and even black for a daring look. Keep the rest of your makeup simple to let your lips be the star of the show. This look pairs well with a simple winged eyeliner and a light contour.

Icy Cool Tones

Cool tones are making a big comeback. Think icy blues, purples, and even greens. These colors are great for creating a look that stands out. Try a cool-toned eyeshadow palette for your lids and pair it with nude or pink lipstick. This look is perfect for holiday parties and nights out with friends.

Bold, Wind-Burnt Blush

A bold blush can give you a fresh, “just-came-in-from-the-cold” look. Apply a rosy or peach blush generously to the apples of your cheeks and across your nose for a wind-burnt effect. This style pairs beautifully with a simple eye look and a tinted lip balm.

Dramatic Lashes

Lashes can make or break a look. This holiday season, go for dramatic lashes to add a wow factor to your makeup. You can use a volumizing mascara or opt for false lashes for extra drama. Keep your eyeshadow simple if you’re going big on lashes to keep the focus on your eyes.

Minimalist Dewy Skin

Sometimes, less is more. A minimalist look with dewy skin is perfect for those who prefer a natural look. Use a light coverage foundation or a tinted moisturizer, a little concealer where needed, and a highlighter to get that glowing skin. Pair this look with a light blush and a sheer lip color for an effortlessly beautiful appearance.


Metallics are always in for the holiday season. Gold, silver, and bronze shades can add a festive touch to your look. Try a metallic eyeshadow, or for a more subtle look, a metallic eyeliner. Pair this with a matte lipstick to balance the shimmer on your eyes and you’ve got the perfect look to ring in a new year.

Double Liner

Why settle for one eyeliner look when you can have two? The double liner look involves using two different shades of eyeliner, usually black and a pop of color, to create a unique and playful look. This is a great way to add some fun to your makeup and is perfect for holiday parties.


What would it look like if Barbiecore took a walk on the dark side? Kind of like this. Gothcore is for those who like to make a bold statement, gothcore is the perfect trend. This look is all about dark, dramatic makeup. Think black or dark lipstick, heavy eyeshadow, and bold brows. It’s a dramatic look that’s perfect for making a statement at any holiday event.

Glitter Accents

The holidays are a time for sparkle and what better way to embody this than with glitter accents in your makeup? You can apply glitter to your eyelids, dab a little in the inner corners of your eyes, or even along your cheekbones for a subtle shimmer. The key is to use it sparingly to create accents rather than overwhelming your face. 

The holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with your makeup and try something new. Whether you prefer a subtle, natural look or something bold and dramatic, there’s a holiday makeup trend for you. So go ahead, have fun with these looks, and make your holiday gatherings extra special with your stunning makeup!

Come see the talented makeup artists at  Martino Cartier Salon for a fresh and festive look to wow everyone at all of your holiday gatherings. Call 856.582.6600, book your appointment online, or download our free mobile app available from iTunes or Google Play to schedule an appointment easily from your phone. You’ll find us at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ.