Retro-Inspired Beauty Looks Perfect For The Holidays

Whether you're the type who plans their outfits around beauty looks or beauty looks around outfits, there's one trend you really can't go wrong with during the holidays: retro-inspired glam. Think of your favorite old Hollywood stars — the big, glossy, curled hair; the flawless skin; the bold lashes. There's a reason those looks are still inspiring beauty today. And what better time to call upon a classic red lip or winged liner than during the holidays, one of the most nostalgic times of the year?

One of the best things about emulating retro beauty is that it can be reinvented in so many different ways with fresh colors and techniques. That's why we've partnered with GUESS 1981 fragrance to inspire your makeup looks for the holidays this year. From smoky eyes with a burgundy hue to a pastel 60s look with a bit of shine — all finished with a modern, sexy scent — retro has never looked (or smelled) so stylish.

Babydoll Lashes + Bold Pink Lips

Guess 1981 is the ultimate holiday scent that's delicate yet perfectly unforgettable. Replicate the fragrance's sweet and sexy duality in your makeup look with bubblegum pink lips and voluminous lashes. The combo will make you feel festive and sultry all night long.

In fact, whatever your holiday beauty look, complete it with a spritz (or two) of the perfume. With notes of woody ambrette, sandalwood, and musk combined with jasmine petals, amber, and juicy pear, it's an intoxicating blend ideal for any kind of celebration. Just don't be surprised if guests keep asking what scent you're wearing.

Hunter Green Cat Eyes

A beauty look fit for the holidays, hunter green cat eyes are a festive interpretation of a true classic. Instead of your standard black liner, just try one in a deep grey-green shade. The best part? It will take you from day to night — or from work straight to your next holiday party — without ever feeling out of place.

Burgundy Smoky Eyes

The smoky eye is a beauty staple. Give yours a new twist by switching up your color palette. Swap out traditional black and grey shadows for deep plums and burgundies. This will create a warmer, softer effect and a completely fresh take on the vintage GUESS look (not to mention one that's toned perfectly for the holidays, too).

Classic Red Lips

You really can't go wrong with classic red lips. They work with any outfit — whether you prefer bold prints and bright colors or toned-down neutrals and minimalist silhouettes. Keep the rest of your face fresh and glowing for a more modern look this holiday.

This post is sponsored by GUESS Fragrance.

Photography: Brayden Olson; Makeup: Meredith Baraf; Hair: Nicole Blais; Wardrobe Styling: Stacey Cunningham; Prop Styling: Pakayla Biehn; Art Direction: Molly Kugelmann/Bustle