The smoky eye: a party staple

Eye makeup ideas for the holiday season

...Do you hear it? That's the sound of the holiday season approaching! Are you ready for plenty of Christmas parties and presents? We are, and we're also excited about the chance to amp up our beauty looks and try something a little bit bolder to wear with our festive outfit (Mrs. Claus? Not this year.)

Here are five of our favorite eye makeup looks that we'll be trying out over the party season. Will you be joining us?

Smoky eye

It's a classic beauty look for a reason. The smoky eye is seductive and perfect for a party. Turn yours up a notch by taking the eyeshadow under the eye and blending up to just below the brow bone. Keep lips natural and pair with a knockout dress!

Gold gloss

We've seen the glossy makeup look on the runway, but here's a version that we can work ourselves: glossy gold eyeshadow! Create the right finish by mixing clear lip balm/gloss/petroleum jelly with a shimmery gold eye shadow. Use your fingertip to sweep across the eye and all the way up to the brow.

Colored liner

Show your quirky side with an unexpected pop of colored liner. This purple shade works especially well on green- or brown-eyed girls. Keep the complexion matte and the lips neutral.

A wash of color

Sticking to the color theme, but in a more subtle way, blend three shades of rich, autumnal colors across your eyelid for a warm look to counter winter's chill!

Sparkle

Of course, you can't plan your party makeup without a little glitter! Be bold and go for bright, unusual shades like this chartreuse green. Keep it just to the lid, however, or you risk sliding into costume territory (which was fine for Halloween, but not for Christmas).

Happy almost-holidays!

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Colour Riche® Le Gloss Naturally Nude
Colour Riche® Le Gloss Naturally Nude
LA COULEUR INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW - Goldmine
LA COULEUR INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW - Goldmine
COLOUR RICHE LUMINOUS OMBRÉS- INCREDIBLE GREY
COLOUR RICHE LUMINOUS OMBRÉS- INCREDIBLE GREY
Infallible Silkissime Pure Purple
Infallible Silkissime Pure Purple
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