Our Favorite Beauty Looks From Holiday Movies We Love

Augusta Falletta
Our Favorite Beauty Looks From Holiday Movies We Love
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Every year around the holidays we watch our favorite holiday movies that we’ve seen a million times before, but somehow they feel new again with each new December. Counting the amount of times everyone in the Beauty High office has seen Elf in total is nearly impossible, yet every year we watch and re-watch, often picking up on some new details we missed the year prior. This year as we watch our oldie-but-goodie favorites, we’ve been picking up on some pretty fabulous beauty moments.

Cindy Lou Who made braids famous before Pinterest did, Cameron Diaz’s bob haircut is totally on trend again, and Donna Reed did matte lips before matte lips were a “thing”. We rounded up our favorite feel-good films and the beauty looks they’ve been inspiring for years, plus how to get each look. Whether you’re going for full volume curls or a daytime smokey eye, we’ve got your look covered for the holidays.

Which is your favorite holiday movie look? Tell us in the comment section below! 

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Natural Makeup: Zooey Deschanel, now famous for her long, brunette locks and blunt bangs, is hardly recognizable as a blonde in Elf, but we love her look as a natural beauty. Opt for a swipe of lip gloss, light blush, and a smile. 

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Bob Haircut: Cameron Diaz looks amazing with a bob in The Holiday and we're happy this cut is trending again because it's flattering on just about every face. 

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Making Waves: For wavy hair like Lauren Graham's in Bad Santa, go for a texture spray like this one from Bumble and Bumble

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Matte Lips: Donna Reed can do no wrong and her matte lips in It's a Wonderful Life follow this rule. To get the look, try NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Red Lips: This one's a classic for the holidays and we love it on Jenny McCarthy in Santa Baby. Use our guide to find the perfect red lipstick for you to find your perfect shade for the holidays. 

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Major Volume Curls: No one does a good voluminous curl quite like Beverly D'Angelo in Christmas Vacation. For this look, use a full volume mousse before curling hair. 

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Light Smokey Eye: The smokey eye will always look gorgeous. We especially love it on Keira Knightley in Love, Actually. Get the look with a smokey shadow palette like this one from Too Faced

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Highlighted Cheekbones: Queen Latifah glows in Last Holiday and it's not just because of her happiness. To get her subtly shimmering cheeks, try this highlighter from Jouer

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Megawatt Shine: Rosemary Clooney's beyond shiny hair in White Christmas has us reaching for shine serums and shampoos left and right. For high hair like this, try a hair mask like this one from It's a 10

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Braids for Days: Minus the giant top portion of hair, we love Taylor Momsen's adorable braid in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 

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