Christian Sismone

The holiday season this year will be a bit different. As someone wants to make the best of the moments, I wanted to share a festive holiday makeup look for brown girls! Now you may be driving to see family or maybe you are able to safely getaway, make the best of the moment and I’m going to show you looks that can be a hit be it on a Zoom Holiday Happy Hour or with your family.

When I was younger, I use to marvel at one of my cousin’s mother who would no matter who was coming over always fixed up and looked well put together. This always made me want to look amazing as any day that I’m alive is a special occasion. She gave that opulent Diahann Carroll energy no matter how late she may have stayed up the night before to ensure the meal for the day was impeccable.

I created this look that I would personally wear if I was going out to visit. When I think holiday I think festive with shimmer and can be made a bit moody with a dark lip or can be toned down with a nude or pink lip.

Festive Holiday Makeup Look for Brown Girls

So for bday month this year, I really was out there ordering like the world was coming to an end. I saw this Pat McGrath palette was on sale and I had to go ahead and make that happen. For the holidays I’m all for the festive extra look yet make it look flawless. The worst thing to me is to do a bunch of stuff and it clashes unless that was your desire.

Festive Holiday Makeup Look for Brown Girls
Festive Holiday Makeup Look for Brown Girls

This look was very much a freestyle using 3 palettes as I sadly must say the Pat McGrath palette doesn’t have enough matte shades to my liking. I had fun creating this look as it truly was a creative expression. I am true to my matte nude eye looks but we all need a bit of sparkle in our lives! If you are really digging this look let me know in the comments!


Nars Soft Matte Foundation in Manus

Pat McGrath Concealer in MD23

Nars Blush in Orgasm X

Becca Highlighter in Chocolate Geode

Festive Holiday Makeup Look for Brown Girls
Festive Holiday Makeup Look for Brown Girls


Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity

Juvia’s Place The Berries Palette

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

Ardell Wispies Lashes


Makeup Forever Liner in Limitless Brown

Essence x Ulta Beauty Girls Unite in Power Nude- Sadly this has been discountined

I opted for a nude lip as it makes things so much easier especially if your enjoying your meal. No one wants that dreaded half eaten off lip look lol.

Now you can’t complete your look by having a festive mani! I’m colors from the Olive and June Winter Box which makes me happy. Their boxes are the perfect gift for your mani-loving friends or yourself! It provides all the things to create a salon-like mani at home. I love rocking an accent nail and a nice color which just gives a little razzle-dazzle.

olive and june obsessed and obi on brown skin
Rocking Olive and June Obsessed and Obvi

I hope these holiday beauty looks inspired you to dress up and make this year a great moment. What are your holiday plans? Are you staying at home or you going to see family? I truly believe whatever you do make the most of the moment as you never know what’s coming on the horizion.