Holiday Makeup Ideas | Warm & Cozy

Natasha Denona Sunrise

Day Spring, Phlox, Glory, Clove


‘Tis the season for holiday parties, festive gatherings, and spending time with loved ones, and to that end, I thought I’d share some color combinations that might inspire your next look! As a bit of a twist, I pulled color combinations from past and present pre-made palettes along with some picks using single shades. This is part one (of three) and features more warm-toned, more gold and copper-leaning kind of looks. I’d love to hear what shades or palettes you’ve been reaching for this holiday season!

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Sydney Grace Raspberry Kiss

Aim High, Dream Big, Be Kind, Keep Smiling


Too Faced Gingerbread Spice

Ooo Burn, Warm and Toasty, Bake It Til You Make It, Gingerbread


Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Bronzed to Perfection, Amber, Lost Princess, The Commons


Natasha Denona Nude (Mini)

Lumino (212M), Bronzage (120M), Soil (213CM), Quoin (211CM)


Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign

Wondrous Knight, Magnificent Chestnut, Amber Jewels, Brilliant Realm


Pat McGrath Bronze Seduction

VR Fire Opal, Bronze Blaze, Blitz Flame, Disobedient


Urban Decay Naked Honey

Honey (2019), Amber, Queen, Drip


Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Rustic (214M), Seed (224CM), Coco


Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Blaze, Aztec Ruins, Ladies Dancing, Amber


Natasha Denona Gold

Lime Chrome, Oro, Python, Log (Igneous)


Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Chocolate Bar, Amber, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Solomon


Pat McGrath Midnight Sun

Jubilee, Blood Moon 005, Vermillion Venom, Xtreme Dusk


Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Blushed, Go for It, Sweetheart, Plummet


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What fabulous combinations and I can’t help thinking that although PMG’s eyeshadows are lovely, but so very expensive, they don’t seem to be any better than SG’s when shown in this manner.
Love the gold, bronze and rhasberry combos.

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