Sparkle Baby

Makeup artist Allison Smith demonstrates how to put your party face forward this season. We show you how to make her amazing looks a little more wearable. For, you know, real life.

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Shine Bright Like a Bowl Full of Glitter

Top by Tome, tomenyc.com.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC, $20, sephora.com.
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To get this look, makeup artist Allie Smith had model Bianca lay her face onto a plate of glitter. Fancy something sparkly, but a little less over the top? Line your upper lash line with Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC.


Swap a Cat Eye for an Eye of the Tiger

Top by Ellery, elleryland.com.
Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Lash Ombre Mascara, $13, walgreens.com; Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Eye Pencil in Lustrous Sapphire, $8, ulta.com.
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Think party eye makeup ends at a smoky shadow or winged liner? Nope. The area under eyes is prime real estate for statement makeup. Recreate a version of this look with a swipe of blue liner and a few layers of bright blue mascara—on your lower lash line only, please.


The Other Cheek

Dress by Missoni, missoni.com; earrings by Arme de L'Amour, armedelamour.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Rose Frivole, $40, yslbeautyus.com.

Most of us don't think of a statement cheek when it comes to holiday party beauty, making it all the more impactful if you can actually pull it off. Nail a toned-down version of this look by keeping a bright pop of blush only on the apples of your cheeks. Build up layers of a bright cream formula for the perfect amount of punch.


Never Confuse Your Glass for Someone Else's

Dress by Mikhael Kale, mikhaelkale.com.
Nars Cosmetics Killer Shine Lip Gloss in Provoke, $28, narscosmetics.com; Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in 13 Rose Pastel, $25, makeupforever.com.

Sure, blue glittery lips aren't exactly wearable in the traditional sense (unless you're Lupita Nyong'o at a Star Wars premiere, in which case, you go for it), but man, do they look good. If you're not willing to go all the way with this look, try layering a sheer purple gloss (purple is much easier to pull off than blue) with a tiny bit of glitter on your lips.

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