Naughty & Nice: 2 Makeup Looks for the Holiday Party Circuit

RSVP “yes” to all those holiday party invitations you have rolling in. With these stress-free looks, you’ll be ready for every festive fete and family soiree. ‘Tis the season to look beautiful, after all.

Two Makeup Looks for Holiday Parties

The Naughty Look
A bold, smoky eye was made for holiday cocktail parties (that coal in your stocking is looking pretty good now, isn’t it?). To make it festive, go with a gold-flecked shadow and finally rock those false lashes you’ve been dying to test out. For ones subtle enough to complement your look, try Laura Mercier’s Glamour Faux Lashes – they’re sure to dazzle. And for hair, go full-on femme fatale with an ultra-sleek high ponytail. Here’s how.

The Nice Look
For family parties, leave the red lipstick at home. Instead, channel your inner Olivia Culpo and opt for a chic, girlish look. Simply apply Estée Lauder’s Shimmering Jewel Powder for a fresh, flawless glow, then choose a soft, pink lip color, like Lip Enhancing Gloss in “Shimmery Cool Pink” by Smashbox. As for your hair, soft waves or a braided updo is the way to go. And trust me, braids are easier to execute than you think – just check out this tutorial.

By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer 

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November 20, 2013