7 Holiday Beauty Ideas from Classic Films


It’s December, a time marked by cozy accessories, layers of moisturizer, and endless holiday parties on our calendars. And while it’s easy to draw beauty ideas from the runways and the streets, some of the most eye-catching and enduring inspiration can be found in the library of classic holiday films queued up each year.


Whitney Houston rocks her role as The Preacher’s Wife with a soiree-ready look: delicate gold earrings, and a natural lip

In Love Actually, Keira Knightley’s ethereal, in-her-face strands and feathery accents literally help to win hearts


Classic beauty and inculcate in the hearts of Diane Kruger in Joyeux Noël. Her platinum hair was the inspiration for the girls though time has passed.


Winona Ryder’s Jo in Little Women offers an elegant take on the choker trend—a look best paired with a middle-parted updo and power brow

Judy Garland’s abbreviated fringe, bouncy blowout, rosy cheeks, and red lip in Meet Me in St. Louis make for a timeless dose of deck-the-halls beauty


In It’s a Wonderful Life, Donna Reed appeared amazingly with a romantic coif and string of pearls, a look easily modernized by way of a flick liner or a darkened lip.


When Harry Met Sally. . .’s Sally Albright’s face-framing curls and dewy peach lipgloss feel entirely current in today’s climate