50 Gorgeous Makeup Looks For Any Holiday Party

Posted by December 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Getting ready for an event in five minutes? Stick with lipstick sans other makeup. 

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For this look, go for minimal mascara, a soft brown eyeshadow, and a creamy rose lipstick. 

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For this look, combine a goldish-green iridescent shadow with a brown shadow to create a shimmering smokey eye. Finish with a clear lip gloss and head to the party!

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To define your jawline, dust bronzer along the bone and blend. Pair with a red lip and silver eyeshadow. 

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Contour your cheek bones by applying bronzer in a "U" shape under the apples of your cheeks, a "C" shape of highlighter above, and blush on the apples of your cheeks. 

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Extend your eyeliner past the corner of your eye and top it off with a pearlescent shadow on your lids. 

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Bring a bold brow to the next level with a brown smokey eye. 

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Top off a smokey look with gold shadow on your eyelid and the inner corner of your eye. 

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If the winter has you looking paler than usual, use a bronzer or gradual tanner on your face to brighten up your look at night. 

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For the ladies with darker hair, opt for a dark smokey eye to match - just remember to blend! 

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We love this take on a classic cat eye with matching lips and tips in red. 

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We're loving this eyeshadow with matte lips. 

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This season, choose a monochromatic look for your lips and cheeks while going bold with your eyes. 

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This glossy lip with metallic nails is holiday perfection. 

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This cat eye doesn't extend all the way to the inner corner of the eye, making the eye appear more open. 

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Have you ever tried white eyeliner?

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Pair a bare look with sleek hair and a few statement pieces of jewelry for a regal holiday look. 

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When grooming your brows, always brush upwards and outwards for a fuller look. 

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December is the ideal time to try out a dramatic eye look like this one. 

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By defining your lower lashes with mascara, your eye will completely open up. 

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Seeking a girly look? Experiment with light browns and pinks for a feminine touch. 

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The quickest way to open up and brighten your eyes is to apply a shimmery white pencil to the inner corner. If you're going to a party that lasts all night long, this look will keep you from looking [...]

 

The quickest way to open up and brighten your eyes is to apply a shimmery white pencil to the inner corner. If you're going to a party that lasts all night long, this look will keep you from looking tired during the wee hours of the morning. 

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Three things we're obsessed with? Bold brows, red lips, and extreme side parts. This look is a stunning beauty trifecta. 

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Bored of your every day mascara look? Go for a spider-inspired look with slightly clumped lashes and finish it off with a killer crimson lip. 

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Line the bottom of your eye from inner most corner to outer most corner and finish off the line by smudging. The end result is so glam! 

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The unexpected green eyeliner in this look brightens up her whole face. 

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This icy, pale pink lipstick is a ladylike counterpart to the bold eyeliner. 

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This sultry look is taken to the next level with a slightly two-tone lip, darker on the outside and lighter on the inside. 

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If our false lashes could always look this good, we'd never go a day without them. 

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The simplicity of this look is absolutely breathtaking. Photo Tip: Just before you take pictures at the holiday party, line the water rim of your eye with white liner to brighten the whites of your [...]

 

The simplicity of this look is absolutely breathtaking. Photo Tip: Just before you take pictures at the holiday party, line the water rim of your eye with white liner to brighten the whites of your eyes. 

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This nude lip pulls the entire lip together effortlessly. 

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Heavily smudged eyeliner and a modest lip gloss compliment each other so beautifully. 

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For a gorgeous take on black and white, use a bold black cat eye with translucent white shadow for huge impact. 

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This neutral look with a ponytail will be a great look option for an elaborate party dress. 

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A center part will put the emphasis on your bold brows. 

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Nothing says "holiday party" like matching lips and tips that remind everyone of red velvet cake.

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Gold eyes, bronze cheeks, and bare lips are flawlessly topped off with a longer-than-life braid. 

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This dramatic cat eye has us reaching for our liquid liner. 

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When going so heavily on lashes and brows, balance out the look by keeping your cheeks and lips minimal. 

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Heading to an intimate gathering? Go for a natural look with BB cream and blush. 

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This icy blue in the inner corners takes this look from "pretty" to "knockout"! 

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We're loving this smudged liner with peach blush look. 

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This retro-glam look works for a holiday dinner or drinks. 

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This grey smokey eye and pale lip works on just about every face. 

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Matte makeup paired with high shine lip gloss is such a lovely look. 

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Retro glam never fails. 

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Holidays are the perfect time to test out a colored mascara. 

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This look combines gold and black twice, once in the eyes and once on the lips, and we can't stop talking about this look. 

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Leave your face bare save for a bit of white eyeliner to look like a snow princess. 

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Beyond dark makeup with a beyond ballerina bun is the epitome of holiday beauty. 

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Whether you’re hosting or attending, the next few weeks are sure to have at least one or two holiday parties. Seeing old friends, making new ones and the unavoidable Instagram-ing of the festivities all mean one thing: you’ve got to look on top of your game. A fresh hairstyle and new dress can work wonders, but considering the amount of face time you’ll be spending with people, your makeup will pull your entire look together.

If you’re heading to an intimate gathering, company party, or an all out holiday bash, we’ve found a makeup look for you. From red lips to bold brows to cat eyes that make everyone envious, there’s a holiday look for you to impress long lost friends and make a lasting impression on new faces.

Most importantly, remember to prep your face with a good cleanser and lotion to make your makeup last for the entire party. Afterwards, don’t forget to remove your makeup and wash your face to avoid ringing in the new year with less-than-great skin.

Do you have gorgeous plans this holiday season? Tell us about them in the comment section below! 

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