Inspiration: Holiday Party Makeup


It’s holiday-party season, and we’ve got you covered. After you’ve picked your perfect little party dress, complete your look with makeup that’s fresh and flawless with a subtle celebratory shine. Here’s how we achieved this look.

For a shimmering smoky eye, use the Laura Mercier Eye, Lip & Cheek Palette. Apply the midtone shade just above the crease and use the highlighter shade on the lids and just below the brow. The trick is just a hint of smokey—with a bold lip, the eyes shouldn’t be the focus; they should have a look that’s just kissed by champagne.

For a Bordeaux lip, apply red lip liner all over as your base for evenness and long wear. Then add a deeper plum shade with your finger to control intensity and color placement. Try NARS Lipstick in ‘Fire Down Below’.

Laura Mercier Eye, Lip & Cheek Palette | NARS Lipstick

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  • Cindy Lou December 17, 2013, 1:07 pm

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing the how-to steps. Love the way this look can be worn day or night by merely adjusting the intensity of the lips!

    • Jeff Powell, Blogs Editor December 18, 2013, 10:30 am

      Our pleasure, Cindy! Glad you liked our how-to. 🙂

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