Holiday party makeup: 3 step-by-step tutorials that will make you shine

holiday party makeup tutorial
Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow; Models from The Rock Agency
holiday party makeup tutorial

The holiday season is here and your dose of beauty inspiration has arrived in the nick of time! We don’t know about you, but for us, getting glammed up is (more than) half the fun of any special event. In that spirit, we’ve created three attention-grabbing holiday party makeup looks that are just as much fun to create as they are to wear. We combed both runways and red carpets to incorporate the best beauty trends and hottest colour palettes for the season, so however you’re celebrating, these holiday makeup tutorials will make sure you do so with killer style.

Our first holiday makeup tutorial is a festive take on the ombré trend. We’ll show you how to create gorgeous colour gradients in warm shades of cranberry and plum on both your eyes and lips. While this look is ultra pretty and feminine, the presence of double-thick false lashes gives it more than a hint of sex appeal.

Next, we revisited the beautiful golden eyes seen at Dior’s Spring 2014 show and kicked things up a notch with an infusion of violet shades. This party-ready look is destined to become your go-to throughout this holiday season, as it can easily be transformed with a simple switch. Just keep the gold as your foundation and swap out the violet for any other shade du jour! The best part? It will always match your outfit.

For the final holiday makeup tutorial, we’ve got your New Year’s Eve look on lock. Taking inspiration from the sequinned silver eyes with a flick of black liner at Chanel’s Fall 2013 show, we dreamed up a look that is equal parts sparkly and smoky. The mix of shining silver, smoked-out black and glittering gemstones is a perfect for ringing in 2014.

Jump to: CRANBERRY OMBRÉ | SUGAR PLUM SMOKY EYE | BLACK & SILVER SHIMMER