There are so many reasons to love the holiday season: the Christmas markets, the family get-togethers, the parties, there’s no better time to experiment and try out the viral beauty looks of the season. The most recent headliner on our social media feeds has been coquette and grunge glam. A trend that consists of makeup influencers deciding on whether their complexion suits light pink, gentle shades or a dark, smokey glam. Two contrasting colour palettes but together make a great contender for this season’s day-to-night looks.
No Mark Clips €3.50, Compact Mirror €3, Detangler €4
Perfecting your festive glam can take time and with our social calendars quickly filling up, it’s essential to have a few makeup looks good-to-go. Whether you prefer to channel a light or dark aesthetic, our new-in Grunge and Coquette collections are set to level up your classic Christmas look pronto.
Emerging from the evolving 90’s revival trend, this rockstar aesthetic has had a major moment in the beauty industry appearing on runways to red carpets. The vibe? Think smudged eyeliner, matte lipstick and dark nails all in various shades of burgundy, purple and black. While this may not be your typical jolly yuletide look, grunge glam is perfect for creating a striking statement for the festive season. Start by smudging the brown shade in our eyeshadow palette over your eyelid before softening the edges with the burgundy to have your bases covered.
Eyeshadow Palette €6, Single Eyeshadow Shimmer €3, Eyelashes €4
Makeup Blender Set €4, Brush Set €9, Eyelash Curler €2.50
Next, curl your lashes with our eyelash curler and go wild with your eyeliner to create a thick, dark smokey eye that is the key staple of the trend. For a touch of festive sparkle, use a fine brush to pat our singular eyeshadow shimmers on your eyelid and inner corners for an eye-catching shimmer that will define your eyes and make them pop. Grunge but make it glitz.
Single Eyeshadow Shimmers €3
Deep nudes, dark berries and straight up black work best for this look but for the festive season, we suggest using our lipstick and shimmer lip gloss duo to retain a glossy, crimson look that adds a sprinkle of Christmas magic.
The coquette aesthetic leans towards hyper-feminine traits such as rosy hues and pearlescent shimmers. Soft, subtle and super glowy, our celestial Cloud Nine collection is set to incorporate the ‘clean girl aesthetic’ to your festive glam for a look that will take you from your home to Winter Wonderland in moments. Glossy or sheer: it’s up to you when it comes to your coquette lip looks but if you’re gravitating towards the glossy side, prep your lips with our lip care kit before gliding our lip oil on top for a juicy shine.
Lip Stick and Gloss Set €8, Lip Balm €2.50
Lip Stick €4 Lip Gloss €2.50, Lip Oil €3
Leaning towards the sheer side? Our luscious light pink lipstick can be easily applied at home or on-the-glow. For your eyes, use our mascara and eyeliner combo to create an innocent ‘doe’ eyed look by elongating your lashes and adding a sharp wing. This snow angel look isn’t complete without some sheen so touch up your complexion with our glistening highlighter on the tip of your nose and cheek bones to radiate an ethereal glow. This makeup is at the top of our wishlist this festive season.
Mascara and Eyeliner Set €5
The centrepiece of this trend? Blush. By sweeping our liquid, dewy formulas over your cheeks and high points of your nose, you can create a flushed complexion that looks like you’ve been touched by frost.
Paddle Brush €4, Hair Detangler €4
Reusable Cleaning Pads €3.50, Rose Quartz Gua Sha €6
Grunge glam or Coquette makeup? What’s your mood this festive season?