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5 Festive Makeup Looks For Your Holiday Party

Tis the season to dust off your sparkly dress and glam up your party beauty routine! To help you get into the spirit, here are five festive, party-ready makeup looks—from subdued to super sexy.

Smokey Eyes

A smoldering eye is pretty much de rigueur when it comes to entering a party like a vixen. Take it to the next level by fashioning the tips into a dramatic graphic shape, like exaggerated wings. To help get the look, use Scotch tape as your guide to ensure your wings are symmetrical and straight.

Or, try luminous eye shadow to beautify and brighten the look. Stick to rose or yellow gold shades if you have blue or green eyes. For darker complexions, go with bronze, copper, or pewter shades.

Cherry Bomb

Gorgeous red lips are commandingly pretty, and perfect to get into the holiday spirit. To soften the look, use a cotton swab and run it along the edges of the lipstick for a fresher approach.

Not in the mood for red? Carry berry-colored fall favorites into the winter season. When opting for darker lips, keep the rest of your makeup, including your eyes, simpler.

A Candlelit Complexion

Nothing gets the gents going more than a lax wash of iridescence on your cheeks. The reflective pigments are sure to give you a sexy “I was running around all day buying gifts” radiance and youthful glow.

Get a dewy base by using a tinted moisturizer and nude lip gloss. Then brush a peachy powder bronzer across the apples of your cheeks and a highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, sweeping out to the temples.

Metallic Top Liner

Glide a silver pencil across the tops of your lids. Use it by itself for a minimalistic yet metallic vibe. To perfect the look, draw a medium to thick line just above your lashes and darken your brows a couple of shades deeper than your natural color.

Go Natural

Nothing is prettier than a woman who is comfy in her own skin. Play it down by using a light powder, mascara, and lip gloss for a perfectly barely-there look.