December is officially here and we’re pretty sure the holiday party train has already started chugging. These shindigs can run the gamut from kitschy and ridiculous to super formal and elegant, so it’s best to be armed with a beauty plan of attack for all scenarios. To help you stay prepared, we’ve compiled some makeup strategies for any and all parties you might find yourself attending this season. Happy holidays!

Holiday Party Makeup

Holiday Sweater Party

‘Tis the season for the festive (and often ugly) holiday sweater party. Try to offset that tacky ensemble with a fun and sparkly makeup look. That’s right, we’re telling you to reach for the stars, er, shimmer! Try a fun glittery eye with a soft, pink glossy lip or reverse it with a neutral lid and bright, glittery pout.

New Year’s Eve

The holiday season is the perfect time to get fancy — especially when the occasion calls for ringing in the New Year. Glitzy dresses are a requirement and nothing complements them like an equally glam makeup look. Turn up the heat with a sleek cat eye and oxblood lip or über-chic all-matte makeup look. See if you don’t get stopped right underneath that mistletoe!

Your Office Holiday Party

Some sort of work-related function is to be expected this time of year. And, we all know the importance of putting your best face forward when your boss is present. Go for a look that is the perfect blend of trendy and flawless, like a soft lid with a bold, bright lip. This combo is nothing short of impressive!

A Family Soirée

Chances are, at some point this month, you will be seeing your grandmother … and the rest of your family. We all want to look good in front of the fam, but a more put-together, sophisticated kind of “good”, right? Try an understated look, like the effortless, off-duty model or a sun-kissed, fresh-faced beauty. Grandma will be so proud. 

Models: Samantha Westernett, Erica Souza, Val Vega 


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