25 On Point Christmas Party Looks
The Halloween paint is officially off and the Christmas race is on. Brace yourselves ladies, the festive season is starting, and bringing with it the onslaught of Christmas parties. Meaning: time to figure out how on earth you’re going to look party-ready when you’ve spent eight hours in front of a computer screen and even less time sleeping the night before. Not to worry though. We’ve done the legwork for you so you don’t have to, and rounded up the 25 hottest (and easiest) Christmas party looks around. The kind that will sort you out in minutes for every possible Christmas event situation, from Charity Gala to office night out, to end of the evening club.
We’ve even included tips and tricks on how to get the look yourself in no time flat. Leaving you free to get back to what’s really important at this time of year… repeatedly moaning about how it’s FAR too soon for any Christmas ads to be up yet.
1. The Beyonce
For show-stopping wow-factor, Beyonce’s killer ponytail is the way to go. To get the look, apply a small amount of our new Rise & Shine Root Lift Lotion to the roots of hair to smooth flyaways and hold your hair in place. Secure at the top of the head, and then tong the ends of your pony tail with the ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand.
2. The Film Noir Drama
Smoky, sultry and timeless. This Film Noir look from Pixiwoo will guarantee you a kiss under the mistletoe. Tutorial here.
3. The Colour Pop Mani
If you’re feeling a little Mad Men this Xmas, take a leaf out of their own office Christmas party scenes and copy their seriously sixties colour pop mani. Essie’s Tart Deco polish is just the shade for the job.
4. The Vamped-Up Cocktail
Our classic Cocktail Look, amped up for the party season with a bold red lip. Follow our tutorial to get the Cocktail Look (or download our app and let us do it for you!) then apply a vampy red lipstick, like Laura Mercier’s Plumberry.
5. The Pink Pop
We’re in love with Vivianna Does Makeup’s powerful pink lip! To get the look, keep your makeup paired back with just a little tinted moisturiser (we adore Laura Mercier’s) as a base, to let your lippie be the main event. Lord & Berry’s Fuschia Lipstick is an excellent dupe for this shade.
6. The Xmas Wave
Ella Eyre has the most fabulous hair ever. Fact. To get her ultra voluminous waves this Christmas season, spray our new Big & Bouncy Volume Spray all over damp hair from root to tip before tipping you head over to rough dry the hair upside down with the ghd Air. Next, apply a little Protect & Prime Styling Cream throughout mid lengths and ends, before taking small sections and tonging with the ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong. Finish with a tiny amount of Soft & Silky Nourishing Oil rubbed between palms and smoothed over the hair to banish flyaways and add shine.
7. The Beautifully Nude
Nude with a hint of smoke, this party look from blogger Patricia Bright is seriously stunning. Get the look with our smoky Evening Makeup. Tutorial here.
8. The Glitter-Bug
This glittery eye from My Pale Skin Blog just screams Christmas party! Loads of Laura Mercier Metallic Shadow in Copper Sunrise, with a little Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta patted on top will create a similar look.
9. The ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup
The “it” makeup of 2015, sometimes less is more – as blogger and fashionista Frédérique Tietcheu proves with her beautifully bare makeup look. Rather than going fully bare-faced, the secret to this look is to keep makeup subtly enhancing. Get the look with our ultra natural Day Makeup. Tutorial here.
10. The Glamor-Puss
The classic blow out and the ultimate Christmas Party hairstyle, guaranteed to have you feeling a thousand bucks as you swoosh your bouncy mane about on the dance floor. We call it the Luxe Blow as it’s just that – utterly luxurious. Get the look by following our tutorial, or download our app to have us do it for you pre-party!
11. The Xmas Party Eye
Shiny, shimmery and statement, the metallic eye is an instant way to inject some festive cheer into your beauty look. Teamed with luminous skin and a nude lip, it’s THE party look of the season! Tutorial here!
12. The Hint Of Glimmer
Shimmer, shimmer, shimmer. Lit up from within skin is the ultimate Christmas accessory and we have just the trick to get the look. Laura Mercier’s new limited edition Candleglow Luminizing Palette has just landed at blowltd, and it’s the key to any glowing look. Infused with light, the palette contains soft powders for the face, cheekbones and eyes that work to illuminate the face, creating a gorgeously natural glow.
13. The Sparkle Mani
Hello sparkle! The most Christmassy mani of all the manis is the one that glitters like a thousand Xmas decorations. Leighton Denny has launched a brand new I Am Goddess collection for AW15, filled with shimmering, sparkling polishes perfect for the party season. Apply a coat of Under Cover base coat, two coats of your slected sparkling shade, and finish with the ultra high shine Crystal Finish top coat.
14. The Ruth Crilly
The inestimable Ruth Crilly graced our hallowed Fast Beauty halls this year, modelling our Party Look makeup. Featuring a bold red lip, flawless skin and a shimmering bronzed eye, it’s the Ruth Crilly-approved party look of the year. Download the app to have us do it for you, or follow our tutorial here.
15. The Golden Flick
A sexy flicked liner look is great for parties – and a shimmering golden one is the perfect Xmas party update! To get this look, create your flick using Eyeko’s Eye Do Liquid Liner. Designed by Alexa Chung, queen of cat eyes, you know you’re in safe hands with this pen. Next, apply a little golden shadow under the eye and in the inner corners – Laura Mercier’s Sateen Eye Shadow in Gold Dust is a great pick. Finally, dip a small eyeliner brush into Laura Mercier’s Metallic Creme Eye Shadow in Platinum and apply a small amount over the top of your flicked liner.
16. The Undone Updo
The only way to wear your updo this year is undone. By undone, we mean the Undone Bun – a perfectly textured, relaxed, thoroughly modern hairstyle that works for every event. Pinned up into a loose bun, it’s the best way to do a party updo without looking like you’re on your way to the prom. Follow our tutorial here to get the look.
17. The Kylie Jenner Pout
Kylie Jenner may have had just a little help with her now infamous pout, but glossy, plumped up lips can be yours – without stepping into a doctor’s office. The secret is DuWop’s Lip Venom, the incredible lip gloss and plumping hybrid beloved by Hollywood’s A List. Apply onto lips and wait a few minutes to see the results appear before your eyes!
18. The Sleek ‘n’ Straight
Super-straight, liquid sleek hair that would make a Kardashian green with envy. This look seamlessly takes you from Christmas Party to the nightclub afterparty, without frizzing or poofing. Watch our full tutorial here to get the look.
19. The Half-Glitter Mani
The easiest way to turn your mani Xmas-party ready? GLITTER POLISH. Just apply a little sparkly polish like Leighton Denny’s I Am Diva to the upper half of the nail, on top of your existing mani to transform it within seconds. To disguise chipped polish, just apply your glitter polish at the tip of the nail, rather than the base.
20. The Romantic Party Face
Our ultimate date night beauty look, created by blow LTD’s Chief Makeup Artist, Anna Lubbock works just as well for a Christmas party too. Flirty and romantic, it’s sure to catch the eye of that co-worker you’ve been crushing on all year. Tutorial here.
21. The Bardot
Half-up, half down, you can’t go wrong with Brigitte Bardot’s signature hair ‘do! A hybrid of formal and laid-back, it’s the halfway point between the two and will suit any and all party situation. To get the look, just follow our tutorial here.
22. The Smoked-Out Cat Eye
Hailee Steinfeld looks all grown up with this gorgeously smoky red carpet look. To get the look smudge Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Smoke in the outer corners of the eyes. Next, use Eyeko’s Eye Do Liquid Liner to draw yourself a dramatic cats eye flick. Now, take you Caviar Stick and smudge it under the lower lashline to complete the effect. Full points if you match your lipstick to your clutch bag like Hailee!
23. The Game of Thrones Braid
Braids have never been so hot, thanks to the incredible Game Of Thrones television series. Our Halo Braid is a great alternative to the traditional updo, and would put Cersei Lannister herself to shame. Watch the tutorial here to learn how to master this braided look.
24. The Waved Bob
A long bob is THE hair cut of 2015, and Jourdan Dunn is a prime example of why. Run a tong through the lengths, and in minutes you’ll have a tousled hairstyle that suits every occasion, from day to night. For effortless waves, you need our Beach Blow tutorial – or if you want us to come create the look for you, just download our app!
25. The Alexa Chung Party Eye
All we want for Christmas is Alexa Chung’s eyes. This smoky eye look was created by Alexa’s favourite British brand, Eyeko. A.K.A the Alexa Chung eye experts. Our favourite It Girl even created a line of Eyeko products that are the key to any Alexa Chung-esque look! Find the tutorial to Alexa Chung’s party eyes right here!