9 Dazzling Glitter Holiday Makeup Tutorials To Try

by Alexa Tucker

There's never a better time to wear glitter than the month of December. After all, the holiday season is practically made for dazzling. Whether you've got a stacked party schedule or just a little time on your hands, it's the perfect opportunity to test out a new sparkly makeup tutorial.

The great thing about glitter is that it can be as subtle or bold as you want it to be. Whether you're feeling just a sweet touch of sparkle or full-on glam glitter, there's a look for every mood. And even though eyes usually get all of the shimmer love, now's the time to get creative and crafty with the stuff. Wearing glitter in a unique, unexpected manner is a surefire way to stand out at any event.

There are so many ways to wear glitter you may have never considered: Try it on your cheekbones, dusted over your lips, or even in your eyebrows. How much or how little is up to you, but no matter what, sparkle can make any ensemble infinitely more festive.

Here are nine sparkly makeup tutorials to try this holiday season. Test them out and make them your own — glitter is for playing, right?

Cocoa Cat Eye

The glitter's chocolate brown hue is a great way to warm up a classic cat eye.

Smoky Gold Shadow

A sultry smoky eye meets festive gold glitter in this shadow tutorial.

Ruby Red Lips

Give your holiday red lip a major update with a layer of glitter over top.

Fun Flecks

Sometimes, it's a good thing to paint outside the lines, as this tutorial proves.

Rose Gold Shadow

Not into traditional holiday glitter hues? Keep it year-round friendly with bronze-y pink or rose gold.

Gilded Brows

Totally unexpected and totally fabulous. Keep the rest of your makeup simple for the biggest impact.

Seriously Silver Lids

The touch of color within the silver adds depth and makes it the perfect New Year's Eve look.

Bold Green Eyeliner

Green glitter eyeliner sends the message that you're serious about this holiday spirit thing.

Darkly Sparkly Eyes

This ultra glam eyeshadow look makes a huge statement. A subtle pink lip keeps the focus on your smoky masterpiece.

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