Makeup Trends For Your Holiday Party

The holiday season is party season. We all know that holiday parties come with a more heightened sense of fashion and style than most other parties throughout the year. This festive time calls for the best dresses, the most dazzling shoes, and the latest and greatest in makeup.

With your upcoming holiday work parties, friend gatherings, and family reunions, we want to keep you up-to-date on winter makeup trends that could not be more perfect for your special event.

  • Winter Berry

    While summer can keep its warm tones, like coral, winter is the perfect time to pull out all of your cool berry shades, a color that can look great on many parts of your face. A dark berry or burgundy shade on your eyes could be just the right color for your party. In fact, it’s the perfect color to enhance your regular smoky eye, a trend that is, once again, hot this season. A berry blush is the perfect way to wrap up the wintery look.

    And don’t forget your nails! Berry nails were big this fall and will be a great look for the holiday party.

    Try Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Black Plum for that berry smoky eye. Nars’ blush in Sin is the perfect light berry hint to brighten your cheeks. Deborah Lippmann’s Miss Independent nail color is great for berry nails.

    • Blue Eyes

    This spring will be bringing in a big trend of vibrant blue eye makeup (think cobalt). If you would like to show the world (or at least the other partygoers) that you are up on all the latest style trends, you might want to break this one out a couple months early. Now, don’t think 80s right now; this is a sleeker look. You can try a blue eyeliner to start subtly, or you can go big by filling in your lid up to the crease.

    Mac’s Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Petrol Blue is a fantastic deeper shade that may seem less scary. Nars’ bright Matte Eyeshadow in Outremer is for the bravest of us fashionistas out there!

    • Dark (really dark!) Statement Lip

    We’ve all, undoubtedly, tried the bright red lip for the holidays. It’s always a solid choice. But this year, if you’d like to shake it up a bit, you can try an extremely dark wine color. Black lips were a big hit in this fall’s runways. While black may be a bit extreme for your office party, you can use it as inspiration and courage to try a darker shade than you’d normally buy.

    Remember to keep the rest of your makeup a bit tamer when you put such emphasis on single part of your face.

    Try Yves Sait Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 205 Prune. Or, if you’d like to use a stain that stays on all night, Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet is lovely.

    • Strong brows

    Thick brows are hot right now. Think a little less wax and tweezers and whole lot more eyebrow gel to keep those unruly hairs in place. For your holiday party, try filling in your brows to a slightly fuller thickness. Of course, just because thick and filled-in brows are trending doesn’t mean that eye brows should become overgrown; they should be kept to a nice shape.

    Anastasia’s Brow Powder Duo is the perfect tool for filling in those brows. Their Tinted Brow Gel can help hold the hairs in place without making them look stiff.

    Prep your skin for an evening out with moisturizing Marula Oil  


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