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5 Celebrity Beauty Looks to Try This Holiday Season

Trying a new makeup look for the holiday season is the perfect way to not only update your appearance, but keep your budget in check. Just like fresh accessories, a bold lip color or jeweled eye can instantly transform that little black dress you may have worn a dozen times before - without the cost of a investing in a completely new head-to-toe outfit. Here are 5 gorgeous celebrity-inspired makeup looks to try for all your upcoming holiday get-togethers.

1. Super Smokey Eye + Light Lips

Ashley Greene's eyes smolder in a super sexy smokey eye. Cover the entire lid with a metallic shadow, then go into the corners and creases with a darker charcoal shade. Blend well, avoiding the arches. Finish with multiple coats of a true black mascara like Diorshow Waterproof Mascara and a high-shine pout with Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss.

2. Golden Eyes + Dark Lips

Rihanna flips the script with shimmering gold lids and a bold dark lip. Pick a warm gold hue (like Stila's Gold Eye Shadow Trio) to give your eyes a sunny glow, then work the shadow all over the eyelid onto the arches. To make a dark lipstick last, first line then completely fill in the lip with a complementary lipliner.

3. No-Liner Liner + Coral Lips

Make your eyes pop without the use of eyeliner like Emma Stone by building up your mascara on both the top and bottom lashes. Another trick? Rim your upper waterline with a flat brush dipped into gel liner (see The Beauty Department's amazing tutorial for the how-to). Next, add a soft silver power to open your eyes up even more. Finish with a coral lip (like NARS Sheer Lipstick in Beautiful Liar) and peachy pink blush.

4. Rosegold Shimmer + Natural Lips

Jessica Chastain's rosegold lids and almost-nude lips evoke images of a winter wonderland - so light and ethereal! Flawless skin is a must for any "natural" makeup look, so start with something like Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Skin Primer. For eyes, try the NYX Glam Aqua Luxe Eye Shadow Stick in Rose Gold. It's buildable and pretty much foolproof!

5. Soft Smokey Eye + Pink Lips

Marion Cotillard draws you in with her deep blue eyes thanks to a soft, smokey effect. For this chic day-to-night look, start by blending a neutral shadow on your lids then use the same color to gently outline - Trish McEvoy's 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner in Smoky Quartz is the perfect two-in-one tool for the job. Finally, try Buxom's Insider Eyeliner to line your inner rims for added drama.

Which looks would you try? Do you take advantage of the holidays to try new makeup looks or stick with what's tried and true?
i need to try these out
#1 Megan, (Homepage) on 2012-12-03 14:52 (Reply)
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