Holiday Beauty Trend: The Sugar Plum Fairy Look Using the Latest Makeup Releases

Holiday Beauty Trend: The Sugar Plum Fairy Look Using the Latest Makeup Releases


Iridescent lids, rosy cheeks, and petal-pink lips—the Sugar Plum Fairy beauty trend is all about looking ethereal for the holidays

Say goodbye to classic red lip and cat-eye because the hottest, or shall we say sweetest makeup look this holiday season is all about embracing shine. Similar to most of the beauty trends that went viral this year—such as the glazed donut skin and nails—we have makeup mogul Hailey Bieber to thank for it. The latest addition to her looks that the online world is fawning over is called the “Sugar Plum Fairy” makeup look.

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Hailey Bieber Sugar Plum Fairy makeup
Hailey Beiber’s go-to makeup look for the holidays

Inspired by the character Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker ballet, a role that Bieber once played when she was 16 years old at the New York City Ballet, the look is composed of a mix of pink glossy lids, drunk blush with frosty highlight, and finished off with juicy pink lips and faux freckles.

Hailey Bieber Sugar Plum Fairy makeup
Photo: HAILEY BIEBER (via Instagram)

Below we listed down the latest beauty releases to recreate the Sugar Plum Fairy look:


For the base of the makeup, Hailey always lets her natural skin to shine through, so we recommend TEVIANT’s Ultimate Skin Master Collection. A face collection curated by celebrity and wedding makeup artist Albert Kurniawan, the collection is made with skincare ingredients and color adaption technology to help make your skin look and feel its best.

Ultimate Skin Master Collection

Start with their Ultimate Skin Master Luminous Radiant Primer (PHP 750) that evens out and brightens the complexion while helping your makeup stay on longer. For a more natural finish, go straight in with the Ultimate Skin Master Concealer (PHP 595), which gives just the right amount of coverage with a velvety finish. However, for those who are looking for more coverage, the Ultimate Skin Master Foundation (PHP 995) has a buildable medium to full coverage formula that fully hides discolorations without making your skin look flat and dry.


Made To Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Iconic Masterpiece Blush

The focal points of the Sugar Plum Fairy look are the eyes and cheeks. Try out the KIKO MILANO Holiday Première collection that has the pink and purple hues that you’ll need. First, apply the Iconic Masterpiece Blush (PHP 1,500), which has a peachy-pink tone and gold shimmer, on the apples of the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose. This will mimic how the face naturally flushes in cold weather. Next, use the same blush on the crease of your eyelids to make your look more cohesive. Lastly, top it off with matching metallic shimmers that can be found in their Made To Shine Eyeshadow Palette (PHP 1,600).


A sample of a makeup look using the Jellyfish edition
Lighting Edit Unlocked

Shimmer on the face can emphasize skin texture and make you look like a tin man. To avoid this, we highly recommend HOURGLASS’ Lighting Edit Unlocked in Jellyfish (PHP 6,400). This limited edition palette features beautifully curated pans of the best-selling Ambient Powder. It comes in a finishing powder, blush, contour, and highlighter form. The formula of each powder lends a multi-dimensional, soft-focus luminosity that imbues the skin with an ethereal glow rather than a glittery one.


Lip Elixir
Lip Tracer

Last but not least, to match the whole dewy look of your skin, use the newly released SUNNIES FACE Lip Tracer in Suede (PHP 395), which is their pink mauve shade to outline your lips. Next, fill in the center of your pout with their Lip Elixir (PHP 395), which delivers a non-sticky and glazed finish.

It’s the season to sparkle. and since the Sugar Plum Fairy look is easy to do, soft, and wearable for any occasion, anyone from a makeup lover to a beginner can enjoy it.

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