15 Jewel-Toned Makeup Products That Are Perfect for the Holidays

November 27, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Holiday makeup is all about standing out, embracing glitter and shimmer and getting into the festive spirit. It’s our opinion that there’s no better way to check all three boxes than with jewel-toned makeup. Whether you’re going for a monochromatic effect or just want to add a pop of color, look no further than brightly colored gemstones like emerald, sapphire and citrine for inspiration. Read on for our favorite jewel-toned products, from a sparkling gold lipstick to a violet mascara. 


This rich purple shade is a sure way to make your eyes pop, especially if yours are green or brown. Create an amethyst-inspired eye look with Juvia’s Place Nubian Royal Palette and a swipe of L’Oréal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Deep Violet. Or for a one-and-done look, use Danessa Myricks Beauty Vision Flush in Grape on the eyes, lips and cheeks. 


Green is one of the most festive hues of the season and in a deep emerald shade, it looks more sophisticated than cheesy. Create a gorgeous green smoky eye with the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in Scarab and the IT Cosmetics Superhero No-Tug Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner in Mystic Emerald. If you’re bold enough to go for a green lip, the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hawkeye is the head-turning shade you need in your arsenal.


Give off dreamy ice queen vibes with a full face of sapphire-hued makeup. The Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bleu Hypnôtique contains a mix of blues, plus gold and frosty white shadows for day, night and party-ready eye looks. Top it off with a stripe of the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire. For a blue lipstick, there’s no shade more striking than the Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Explorer


Red lipstick may be in your comfort zone (we love the YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture the Slim Matte Lipstick in Rouge Extravagant), but red eyeshadow and blush can definitely seem intimidating. A few tips? Use less blush than you think you need to give yourself a natural, wind-bitten flush and keep the rest of your look simple. Try the Suva Beauty Hydra FX in Cherry Bomb for your eyes and Lime Crime Hotspot Soft Matte Blush on your cheeks.


The holiday season is the time to turn up the volume on the radiance dial, and yellow-gold makeup inspired by this quartz variety will have you glowing all the way. Apply the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencil in High Vibes just above a classic black winged liner for a gilded eye look, and layer the UOMA Beauty Black Magic Metallic Lipstick in Lady of Gold over a matte lipstick for a gold-flecked pout. And of course, you’re going to need plenty of highlighter. The Makeup by Mario Master Crystal Reflector in Citrine has a foil-like finish that will pop over video chat and IRL. 

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