Winter Beauty: 8 Makeup And Hair Styles To Inspire Your Party Look This Holiday

With Christmas and New Year’s ringing just a few more days, parties, reunions, school and work get-togethers and gatherings with close friends and family are bound to happen. It’s the time when you can deck out in your best outfits and festive makeup looks so you can greet the season and the new year with positive vibes and a beautiful feeling. If you’re looking for some hair and makeup styles to boost your look, here are some of the latest standouts from K-pop stars you can take inspiration from:

Pastel Mix

Who says pastel and light colors are only good for Spring and Summer? This season, brighten up your look with a combination of peach and yellow, as in the case of TWICE’s Chaeyoung, Sana, and Dahyun, who all look both adorable and chic with this style, and top it all off with some star sparkles. They matched their eye makeup with equally cute lip gloss in pink and coral shades.

Lisa of BLACKPINK also rocked this look in one of the group’s stage performances, only this time she wore a combination of purple and green jewel tones, finished off with a sharp wing eyeliner tip and semi-matte lip.

Pink Shine

APRIL’s Naeun is known for her youthful look and pretty smile. Below, she accentuates her features with shades of glittery pink eyeshadow and highlighted cheeks. This look would go well with either day or night parties.

Sweet Flush

Red Velvet’s Irene wore an exaggerated blush for one of her magazine shoots, pulling off both a cute and a sultry look. It can give your complexion that healthy color while also contouring your face.

Neon Blast

If you’re in a festive mood, try one of Sunmi’s bright neon eye makeup combinations that will surely be a hit at your holiday party! Instead of blending the colors, her makeup artist applied each of them in edgy angles to make a more interesting high fashion look.

Subtle Freckles

Faux freckles became a huge trend in Korea the past year and it’s still a favorite look as seen on Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon. Only this time, it’s more subtle and natural-looking. You can create your own by using a fine-tipped light brown eyeliner pen, a pencil eyeliner, or a q-tip to dot those freckles. Complete your look with a glossy red lip and you’re all set for holiday hopping!

Color Hair Streaks

Show off the colors of the season by adding strips of red on your long hair just like AOA’s Seolhyun or (G)I-DLE’s Minnie who has green streaks.

Or you can try what Chungha does and rock all three trends: pink eyeshadow with eye glitter below the water line, soft blush, and glittery streaks on her hair in red, green, and blue colors.

Bold and Brave

A bold lip color can be the main highlight of your look. Just like HyunA, you can try a velvety red or matte lipstick. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, go for a darker, deeper shade in a combination of wine, purples, and grays. This style is best for glamorous outfits and statement-making looks. Just keep the rest of your makeup minimal, and you’ll be ready for a grand entrance at the party.

Golden Girl

Only MAMAMOO’s Hwasa can pull off a strong look with gold and copper colors in different textures. She amplified her look even further with nail art that has gold and gem accents.

Hey Soompiers! Which hair and makeup look from these stars do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor and stylist based in South Korea. She has recently authored a book on K-pop style published by Skyhorse Publications, New York. Check out her book “K-pop Style” and Instagram at @dianne_panda.

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