With more parties than any other time of year, the holiday season is the perfect time to play around with bold beauty looks. While some go for wine-stained lips or subtle tinsel highlights, others show their spirit in a more literal way, like with the Christmas tree brows that filled our feeds a few years back. And this year, one woman has taken festive makeup to the next level with Christmas tree eyelashes.
UK-based makeup artist Kayleigh Golding created the look and posted it to her Instagram page with the cheeky caption: “When people ask me if I like Christmas…”
But what exactly inspired the idea? “I was feeling really festive and wanted to do an eye look to reflect that,” she told Allure. “Whilst I was brainstorming ideas, I was mindlessly playing with my eyelashes and staring at my recently decorated tree.”
Golding’s Christmas tree creation has definitely spread holiday cheer to her followers, as the post has nearly 11,000 likes and lots of comments praising her creativity. And if you’re still searching for fun makeup to wear to your last tacky sweater party, you’re in luck. In her post, she explains how she completed the look using false lashes and glitter.
She started by cutting up Ardell Lashes Demi-Wispies and stacking them to create the triangular shape of a Christmas tree. This was the hardest part, she said. She then painted the lashes with a green liquid lipstick by We Makuep before coating them with a liquid shimmer powder by Haus Laboratories, which she also appears to have used on her eyelids. To finish, Golding decorated her Christmas tree eyelashes with two types of biodegradable glitter from Glitter Palace and topped each set with a star.
Christmas tree eyelashes are one of the most creative beauty looks we’ve seen this holiday season, but maybe not the most wearable. However, to our surprise, Golding told Allure that they weren’t as heavy as they appear. “Surprisingly, they didn’t actually feel too uncomfortable. They did feel a little strange though, they were tickling my brow hairs,” she said, adding, “A small price to pay for all that holiday cheer.”
Of course, Golding isn’t the only one experimenting with Christmas tree makeup. Keep scrolling for some other festive looks.
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