by Emma Peters December 11, 2017

To a makeup artist, the holiday season means just one thing - creative, festive looks galore! I've had a ball working on makeup for different models and clients all year, so I thought it was high time I shared some of my favourites.

These three makeup looks will take you from Christmas Day to New Years looking utterly professional. They're all simple to achieve with the right products too (and really, any excuse to treat yourself at Christmas time is a great one right?)

Holiday Look #1 - Smoked Sugarplum

Smokey Makeup Tutorial NZ

(Photographer: Aaron K, Hair & Makeup: Emma Peters)

If you're keen to give your Christmas party a bit of a sultry edge, this is the look for you! A classic smokey eye teamed with sugarplum pink lips is a gorgeous contrast and is guaranteed to turn heads no matter what the occasion is.


Eye of Horus Goddess Eyeliner in Smokey BlackThis smooth, black eyeliner adds a dose of drama and definition to a classic smokey eye. It's easy to use and easy to blend too, so you can smudge away 'till your heart's content.

Inika Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Platinum SteelA dynamic duo in two show-stopping shades is exactly what you need to add definition to this otherwise shadowy look.

Model Rock LashesMake sure your lashes stand out against all that moody black with a pair of luxe lashes from Model Rock. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes too so you can pick and choose the look that screams "you".


Eye of Horus Bio Lipstick in Venus Pink - This soft, feminine pink contrasts an edgy eye wonderfully and adds a lick of tantalising colour too!

Holiday Look #2 - Bauble Brights

(Image: @bitebeauty)

2017 has been all about bright lips and glowing, natural skin, and this shot from BITE Beauty is the perfect example of how it all comes together. It's a fantastic look for parties, events, or simply celebrating a colourful summer.


Inika Light Reflect Highlighting CremeCreate a subtle, glimmering glow on your cheekbones and the high points of your face with Inika's Highlighting Creme. It creates a controlled, dewy look to leave you feeling refreshed and youthful.

Nude & Noir Multi-Use Face Palette in ProvocativeThese soft pinks and subdued bronze tones are the perfect combo when it comes to defining and adding colour to the face. What's more, they all come in one versatile palette - convenient!


BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche in RadishTo nail the hot pink look you can use BITE's creamy Amuse Bouche in Radish, but don't be afraid to mix things up when it comes to colour. The great thing about this particular lipstick is that it comes in heaps of bold, vibrant shades. Beetroot, Pepper, Sugarcane, you name it.

Holiday Look #3 - Happy Holiday Bronze

 (Photographer: Aaron K, Hair & Makeup: Emma Peters)

Bronze-toned makeup and summertime go together hand in hand, and fortunately there are heaps of great natural makeup products that'll help you get your glow on. This is a great look to take from day to night with some killer mascara and a bit of eyeliner like my lovely model has here.


Inika Mineral Eyeshadow in Copper CrushThe quickest way to create a bold, bronzed look is with some killer eyeshadow. This shade from Inika is warm and golden, creating an unmistakably summery vibe.


Inika Baked Mineral BronzerThis baby is perfect for creating a quick, natural bronze glow or flawless looking contour. It's made from baked mineral powder so it's light-wearing and won't weigh you down throughout the day (or night).

Nude & Noir Multi-Use Face Palette in BijouThis palette is an absolute Christmas treat, with four unique shades custom built to create a cohesive, beachy look. It comes with a coordinated bronzer, highlighter, lip colour and eye colour so you can play up virtually any area you want.

Tailor Glow Pot in AstraFor a gorgeous, ethereal glow look no further than Tailor's brand new Glow Pot. It creates a glimmer of rose gold great for use on the cheekbones, high points of the face and inner corners of the eyes too.


BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lipgloss in HoneyThis sheer gloss with golden flecks rounds this look off with style. You can use it on its own or on top of your favourite lip colour for a finishing touch of sheen.

Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.

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