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9 Party Makeup Ideas You'll Need Come Holiday Season

With the holiday season almost upon us, we can imagine you have a full agenda of parties to hit, and even more beauty looks to try. But with so many makeup trends to choose from, how do you cut your list down to flaunt your best looks? If you ask us, that’s a great problem to have, but we’re here to lend a helping hand. From metallic smoky eye looks to pretty in pink lip makeup and rose gold highlighters, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating show-stopping party makeup looks. Keep reading to learn nine party makeup ideas that will take your holiday look to new heights.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #1: METALLIC SMOKY EYE

A traditional smoky eye is undeniably flattering, but a metallic smoky eye instantly ups the ante. The holiday season is all about playing with color and finishes, and this look is a real head-turner. The star of your look will be a shimmery eye makeup palette like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quads in Army Brat. Start with an eye primer to create a smooth base and apply the shade that closely matches your skin tone. Follow up with a darker shade, blending it into your crease. Finally, brush the metallic gold shade across your lids.

Once your shadows are in place, be sure to go over each section to blend for a seamless finish. Next, apply like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, creating a chic wing to complement your look. Finish off your eyes with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara for lengthened lashes. Voila!

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #2: PRETTY IN PINK LIP MAKEUP

While a pink lip color may be part of your everyday makeup look, it can also be perfect for a party. Start by lining your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipliner in Coral, then apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-Caron. Top off your look with a clear gloss to add some depth and lots of shine. 

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #3: SHIMMER CUT CREASE

Nothing says party makeup like a gorgeous cut crease. The perfect way to show off your amazing eyeshadow blending skills, all you’ll need to get the look is a shimmery shadow of your choice and a few cool-toned transition shades. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Perpetual Purple as your shimmer and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude Intense for your transition shades, and follow our tutorial: How to Create a Cut Crease.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #4: ROSE GOLD EYELINER

The colored eyeliner trend is here to stay, and there’s no better time to embrace the trend than for a major celebration. Coat your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold to add a subtle sparkle to your eye makeup. This color will highlight your gorgeous eye shape and give you free rein to complete your look with a bold lip and highlighter combo.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #5: OMBRÉ LIP TREND

Hairstyles do not corner the market on the ombré trend! Spice up your lip makeup look by blending three of your favorite lip color shades for a chic finish. Since the holiday season is all about playing with color, why not add a metallic lip into the mix? Start with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner in Rose and line your lips and the corners of your pout. 

Next, apply the L’Oréal Paris Crushed Foils Metallic Lipstick in Bronze with a flat liner brush, avoiding the corners of your mouth. Follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Blackcurrant Crush, using a lip brush to blend it onto the corners of your lips where the lip liner was applied. Accentuate your cupid’s bow with your highlighter of choice and get ready to party the night away.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #6: COBALT EYES

Cobalt blue eyeshadow is where it’s at. While blue might not be the first color you think of for the holidays, there’s no better time to branch out with your eye makeup. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure and swipe the sparkly blue shade all over your lid. Finish your look with liquid eyeliner and a few coats of mascara for the ultimate eye-catching eyes.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #7: GOLDEN EYES AND CHEEKS

In this case, everything that glitters is gold! Start by painting your lids with gold eye shadow, then carry the gilded hue down to your lower lash line. Then, bring your cheeks in on the fun by sculpting your cheekbones with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Highlighter in Gilded Glow. You can also apply the highlighter to the bridge of your nose to add dimension to your face. The result: a totally glow-getting makeup look.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #8: SPARKLY UNDERLINER

Who says eyeliner is only reserved for your upper lash line? Give the sparkly underliner trend a go and apply a shimmery champagne shade to your lower lash line. Amp up your look by extending the lash line out to create a wing. Perfect for those who want to skip going all-in with their eyeshadow look, this makeup option allows you to accentuate your eyes with ease.

PARTY MAKEUP IDEA #9: GREEN LASHES

Do you really make the most of your lashes? We think not! Sure, you sweep on a coat of mascara to play them up a bit, but they could be the focal point of your makeup look—if you let them. Keep the rest of your look simple and apply a couple of coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Green. The green hue is perfectly appropriate for this time of year, and the best part is, anyone who knows how to apply mascara can pull off this look.

Need a hairstyle to go with your gorgeous party makeup? Click over to our article on How to Wear Hair Glitter for the Ultimate Sparkly Strands.