Adding some holiday sparkle to your makeup can go one of two ways: Either you look like a festive editorial out of a high fashion mag — or, you go a little too hard and end up resembling Cindy-Lou-Who. Whatever your holiday makeup style is though — having the right monochromatic makeup products to get your look just right is key, so we’ve rounded up the best forest-green eyeshadow, lipstick, eyeliner items and more  to help you get there. Why forest green, you may ask? Red is so overdone for holiday — it’s time to give its complementary counterpart a little consideration.    


Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

The right skin care products get any makeup look off on the right foot. So to calm and soothe your face before makeup application, give your skin a little TLC with Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel. This formula works to cancel out any redness and inflammation — and is the stuff that green skincare dreams are made of.  



Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hawkeye

Truth be told, green lipstick is not for everyone. But, if you’re daring enough to try it — or if it happens to be one of your favorite lip shades — this deep green UD lipstick (with a bit of metalized sheen) is for you.



Lancôme Artliner in Menthe

To give your eyes some subtle color without overdoing the green factor, add this green liner to your upper lash line with a bit of a wing. Bonus: It’s a thick liquid pigment and won’t budge throughout the day into night.



YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in I’m The Excitement

Another fun way to add a little color to your makeup look is by using a non-black mascara. YSL’s green version adds just the right amount of festivity without being too overwhelming.



Maybelline The City Mini Palette in Urban Jungle

If shadow is your go-to way of adding a little color to your look, this City Mini palette is for you. Urban Jungle comes with a few variations of greens — wear them separately or all together for a cool emerald smoke out.



NYX Professional Makeup Duo Chromatic in Lucid

Lucid is the perfect green-sheened gloss to add a little holiday flair to your next festive look. Flecked with white and yellow gold iridescence, this one is sure to make others turn green with envy.  




About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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