This year’s secret to turning heads through the holidays? A flash of eye-catching colour! Yes, this Christmas it’s time to move far out of your comfort zone and ditch that trusty smoky eye you always turn to; it’s fail-safe, we know, but why not take the opportunity to try something different? Because, after all, if you can’t try a frosty eye at Christmas, when can you?
This past month, beauty muses embraced boldly accented eyes amping up the drama with the wickedest eyeshadow game we’ve seen in a while. For starters, American model Paaloma Elsesser channelled the coolest take on a modern ice queen with her white painterly stroked lids — you could feel the chilliness just looking at her Instagram grid, brrrrrr!
Then there was Lily Aldridge, whose frosted pink eyeshadow and neon pink eyeliner reminded us that Pepto-Bismol shades in meteor-shower-inspired swathes are just the way to do pink right now. Speaking of celestial glows, make up artist Patrik Ta didn’t hold back when it came to Gigi Hadid’s twinkling eyes turning them into a gradient rainbow with dustings of metallic yellow glitter and dagger-sharp onyx winged liner.
A few other highlights: Songstress Lizzo kicked off her Saturday Night Live debut with megawatt violet eyes, Hailey Bieber embraced a rusty-green take on her usual black smoky look, and a pink metallic-eyed Rosie Huntington-Whiteley proved that she does actually wear colour sometimes.
Scroll down for 9 mesmerising, crystallised gazes to pull off this Christmas…