‘Sugar Plum Fairy’: the festive make-up inspired by the magic of “The Nutcracker”

'Sugar Plum Fairy': the festive make-up inspired by the magic of "The Nutcracker"

Only a few days left before New Year’s Eve, and therefore just as much time to find the beauty look that will make all the difference during this festive evening. And it is to Hailey Bieber that we owe – once again – the inspiration of the moment, with the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy Makeup’, a beauty treatment which is essentially based on blush and glitter, and takes us back to the magic of “The Nutcracker”.

Who better than Hailey Bieber to highlight the latest trend of the year in the world of beauty? It must be said that the American model, converted into a businesswoman, transforms everything she touches into gold, and has been driving makeup trends for months. We saw it with ‘glazed donut nails’, but also more recently with ‘strawberry makeup’ and ‘espresso makeup’, to the point of propelling the young woman to the rank of the most popular beauty icon. popular in the world in 2022. And it’s not about to stop since she could sign the make-up inspiration for these end-of-year holidays, with the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’, revealed on her TikTok account late last November.

When I was 16, I was the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker… Here is my 2023 version of this makeup. My favorite atmosphere for the end of year celebrations!“, explains Hailey Bieber in the caption of her publication. Viewed more than 20 million times, the video presents in just over a minute this beauty treatment which is essentially based on blush (a reminiscence of ‘strawberry makeup’?) and on the sparkling details. Two must-haves for this year 2023, and more specifically for these end-of-year celebrations.


when I was 16 I was the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker.. this is my 2023 version of that makeup. My go to vibe for the holiday season! 🍬✨

♬ Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky) – Ian Post

But then, how to reproduce the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy Makeup’? If you follow Hailey Bieber’s tutorial, you have to start with the complexion which remains – as such – very natural although luminous. After applying concealer, the American moves on to blush and places a good dose on her cheekbones, as well as a small touch on her eyelids. Which are then covered with micro-glitter, then with gloss – astonishing – to add more sparkle, as she herself specifies in her video.

The young woman completes her beauty look with a touch of shine on her nose, a few false freckles, and a brown lip pencil which she blends before adding even more shine with gloss. Despite the presence of glitter, it must be recognized that this beauty treatment is off the beaten track at this time of year, if only because it does not favor a very worked complexion and ultimately remains very natural. A make-up that could – once again – propel the American model to the rank of icon – if not influencer – beauty among the most popular of her generation.