Makeup Looks for Holiday Parties

Your go-to nude eyeshadow and light pink lipstick may work for the rest of the year, but December calls for something a little more dramatic. Go bold with dark lips, daring eyeshadow and glitter for days! Follow our makeup guide for looks you can try out at your upcoming holiday parties.

Glitter Queen

Tinsel, Christmas lights and snowflakes all sparkle this time of year – and so should you. Channel your inner glitter queen by swapping your regular eyeshadow for something light and shimmery. We love the new Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette from Sephora, which contains 16 luxe shades that are prettier than diamonds. Everything from rose gold to sapphire blue is available, meaning you can find anything to fit your style! Finish the radiant look by sweeping on a gold highlighter, like Anastasia Beverly’s Amrezy Highlighter from Sephora, which is guaranteed to make your cheekbones look luminous.

Dramatic Eyes

Focus on your eyes this season, adding a dramatic touch with black eyeliner, thick mascara and flirty eyeshadow. First, create a smoky eye using black cherry and rose gold eyeshadow from Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette from Sephora, which contains 12 beautiful pink hues. Afterward, draw a winged liner over your lids with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner from Sephora in satin black. Finish with a focus on your eyelashes, using the Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara from Beauty Brands, which instantly gives lashes more volume.

 Dark Lips

Get ready for kisses under the mistletoe by wearing dark, sexy lipstick. To keep your lip color from fading or cracking, start by rubbing on a lip primer. The Urban Decay Cosmetics Ultimate Ozone Multi Purpose Primer Pencil from Ulta fills in fine lines on your lips, prevents lipstick feathering and hydrates your lips with natural jojoba oil. Next, swipe on your favorite lip color. We love the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Lipstick from Neiman Marcus in Dark Velvet, which is the color of winter cranberries. Or, get a little more into the holiday spirit with this Santa-red Givenchy Lunar New Year Collection Limited Edition Le Rouge lipstick, which is a vibrant color that is sure to attract attention.

Any of these makeup looks will make you feel glamorous, confident and beautiful this holiday season, which is the best present you can give yourself!

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