Finally, an alternative to the ugly sweater: pretty makeup.

A bad investment.
A bad investment.

In honor of the holiday season, people are drawing candy canes on their eyelids to get into the spirit without having to don itchy wool with horny reindeer on them.

"Festive" need not be ugly, it can also be quite cool (and confusingly make people want to eat your eyelids).


This Instagrammer showed an edible candy cane for comparison, and the eyeliner version is, in fact, quite accurate.

Double down on the Christmas color scheme by throwing in some green.


It definitely takes a steady hand to pull off such tiny stripes.

Tis the season! #candycaneliner #candycane #holidays #makeupartist #eyeliner

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If you lack the surgical precision necessary to pull it off, there's always the companion to candy cane eyeliner: candy cane lips.

Day 2 of Lipmas πŸ’πŸ½ #candycanemakeup #12DaysOfLipstick #12DaysOfLipmas #makeup #lips #lipstickvideos2

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My live viewers challenged me to do candy cane makeup! I think I did pretty good! #crystalsmakeupbag #candycanemakeup #slay

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Candy cane lip art 🍭

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You wear what you eat.