From glitter bomb lids to shimmering lips, there are many acceptable, appropriate ways to express your holiday cheer through your beauty look this season. But one look we can’t quite get behind is the latest holiday beauty trend that’s taking off on Instagram: Christmas tree eyebrows.
No, we’re not joking around here. The look, which involves fraying your brows into a tree-looking shape and adding “ornaments” of glitter and jewels (and in some cases a green tint), is taking off on social media. So to prevent you from surrendering to the trend, we’re giving you four festive makeup looks, created by Glamsquad, to wear to your holiday parties instead, based on your desired level of wow-factor.
If you want to keep it simple:
You can’t go wrong with a glistening winged liner look, which adds a touch of cheer without going over-the-top. Swipe a gold-toned glitter liner (we used Too Faced’s peel-off formula for easy removal) on your upper lash lines and pair it with a few swipes of mascara.
Buy It! Too Faced Lucky Pop! Glitter Eyeliner in Lucky Bitch, $20; sephora.com
If you want to get in on the theme — but you’re committed to your smoky eye:
For a nighttime holiday party, update your go-to smoky eye with a glittery charcoal shade. It’ll still create the sultry look you’re used to, but with a ton of festive sparkle. For the most impact (and staying power), layer a shimmery powder shadow over a glittery cream.
Buy It! Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Eye Ink Shadow, $45; esteelauder.com
If you really love glitter:
If ice queen is more your style, swipe a champagne-colored eye shadow all over your lids, and pair it with a few coats of bright gold mascara on your lashes — a look that’ll amp up your wink in seconds.
Buy It! YSL Mascara Vinyl Couture in I’m the Fire, $29; nordstrom.com
If you want to go bold:
Looking to make a statement? Before you think of trying a Christmas Tree brow, consider Ciate’s glitter flip lipsticks. The bold shades, which come in everything from pink to black, start off matte (perfect for daytime), but switch to a glitter-bomb look as soon as you smudge your lips together.
Buy It! Ciaté London Glitter Flip in Iconic, $19; sephora.com
What’s your favorite holiday makeup look? Sound off below.