This is a post all about cute winter makeup looks.
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If you’re anything like us, you love switching up your makeup looks to match the season.
Wintertime is full of incredible makeup inspiration, from the warm glow of the holiday season to the sparkle of freshly fallen snow to the rosy cheeks you get after spending time outside on a snow day.
Winter makeup trends are incredibly versatile, so no matter whether you prefer a natural, dewy clean girl look or a full beat, you can totally adapt your signature makeup preferences to the winter season.
If you’re looking for inspiration to help you switch up your signature makeup look for the season, look no further!
We’ve rounded up 22 of our favorite cute winter makeup ideas that will have you looking impeccable all season long!
Here are 22 Cute Winter Makeup Looks for Winter 2024.
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The Cute Winter Makeup Looks for Winter
1. Holiday Red Lips
2. Classic Smokey Eye
The classic gray smokey eye trend of the 2000s and 2010s is back!
Pair the eyeshadow look with nude lips and a barely there blush for an unforgettable night out look.
3. Baby Pink Cheeks
A baby pink or bubblegum pink blush look is one of the hottest makeup looks of the season.
It gives a flushed, healthy look that brings a little life to the dreary winter months.
4. Easy Brown Eyeshadow
If a dramatic smokey eye isn’t your style, try a simple matte brown eyeshadow all over your eyelid for an easy one-and-done eye look that’s impossible to mess up.
5. New Year’s Sparkle
For a shimmery, glittery look that’ll have you shining like a disco ball, try a sheer, super-sparkly eyeshadow topper.
This eyeshadow look is the perfect balance between subtle and attention-getting because of the neutral color, but high-impact glitter. Check out these New Year's Eve nail ideas to complete your celebratory look.
6. Vanilla Girl Makeup
The “vanilla girl” makeup look is a fun winter variation on the classic “clean girl” makeup look.
This winter makeup trend is all about a natural-looking complexion with subtle tones of champagne shimmer on the eyes and cheeks.
7. Cold Girl Makeup
“Cold girl” makeup is another of our favorite winter makeup ideas, inspired by what your face would naturally look like after coming inside from a day playing in the snow.
The “cold girl” makeup look is all about flushed red cheeks, glossy red lips, and subtle accents of frosty shimmer on the brow bone and cheekbone.
8. Soft Matte Complexion
If you have an oilier skin type, the resurgence of the soft matte complexion trend will be perfect for you.
The soft matte look is all about keeping your natural oils at bay without sucking all the life out of your skin, leaving you with a velvety smooth complexion.
9. Dewy Highlighted Cheeks
Dewy highlighted cheeks are the perfect way to add a little shine to your makeup look without big flecks of glitter or high-impact shimmer.
Instead, you create a glazed donut effect on your cheeks with a glossy, dewy cream highlighter!
10. Light Laminated Brows
Laminated brows are one of the biggest eyebrow trends of the past few years.
For a lighter, less dramatic version of the laminated brow look, invest in a clear brow gel that will allow you to brush your eyebrow hairs up and out.
11. Oxblood Lipstick
For a darker, edgier, gothier version of the holiday red lip look, try a dramatic oxblood lipstick shade!
A matte oxblood lipstick is also a callback to the Tumblr girl aesthetic of the mid-2010s, which is also back in a huge way!
12.Red Lip Gloss
On the other end of the spectrum, if a bold red or oxblood lip is a little too dramatic for you, try a red lip gloss for a more natural version of the red lip trend.
A sheer red lip gloss will give your lips a natural flush and high-shine finish, adding the perfect hint of color without doing too much!
13. Lavender Eyeshadow
For a fun and festive pop of color, try a lavender eyeshadow look.
A matte or shimmery lavender eyeshadow look is vibrant enough to grab people’s attention, but it’s not super loud, so it’s perfect for the girl who just wants to dip her toe into the world of more colorful eyeshadow looks.
14. Brown Mascara
If you’re looking for a more natural, no makeup makeup look, try swapping out your normal black mascara for a subtle brown mascara!
Brown mascara still gives your lashes the length and volume you’re looking for, but makes your overall makeup look seem less stark and dramatic.
15. Faux Vacation Tan
If the dreary winter weather is seriously sapping your Vitamin D levels, fake it until you make it with a bronzy, faux vacation tan look.
Use bronzy, shimmery products all over your face for a makeup look that makes you look like you just got back from a tropical holiday vacation!
16. Duochrome Eyeshadow
Duochrome eyeshadows are one of the coolest makeup products on the market, shifting different shimmery, iridescent colors when the angle of the light changes.
Some of the most popular duochrome eyeshadows shift from brown to green, lavender to icy blue, or pink to purple.
17. Forest Green Eyeliner
If a classic black winged eyeliner is a part of your daily makeup routine, try upgrading to a forest green eyeliner for a softer, but also more holiday-inspired look!
18. Euphoria Makeup
We still have a year to go before Euphoria Season 3 premieres, but in the meantime, you can still take inspiration from the iconic glitter, shimmer, graphic eyeliner, and rhinestones that make the classic Euphoria makeup look so iconic.
To add a little extra sparkle to your New Year’s Eve look, add a couple of rhinestones around your eyes for a little extra drama!
19. Soft Glam
Soft glam is one of our favorite makeup trends for special occasions.
It’s a full beat makeup look that’s still soft, hazy, and neutral, enhancing your natural beauty and making you look like the best version of yourself!
20. Monochromatic Makeup
Monochromatic makeup looks impeccably put-together, but it’s also super easy to achieve.
To achieve this look, all you need is a multi-use cream product that you can apply to your eyelids, cheeks, and lips, giving your overall makeup look a purposeful, cohesive vibe!
21. Latte Makeup
Latte makeup is an offshoot of the monochromatic makeup trend, combining warm brown tones on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.
It’s natural and neutral, but still stands out just enough to make you look polished, put together, and most importantly, as warm and cozy as a gingerbread latte!
22. Grungy Eyeshadow
When the weather gets colder, it’s the perfect time to bust out an edgier, grungier eyeshadow look.
The best thing about this look is that it’s supposed to look imperfect, so you don’t have to spend hours blending your eyeshadow, you can just slap it on and go!
From glittery eyeshadow toppers and face gems to soft matte skin, blushing pink cheeks to bold lips, winter is the perfect season to experiment a little with your makeup and find your new signature look!
No matter what your skin tone, skin type, or makeup preferences are, one of these cute winter makeup looks is sure to inspire you this season.