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Holiday Makeup How-to: Celeb Beauty Looks that Inspire

Amp up your makeup routine this holiday season. Whether you prefer glamour and sparkle or a subtle, natural look, we've culled some of our favorite celeb looks sure to make your holiday party—and mistletoe—season brighter than ever.

Vanessa Hudgens

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To recreate Vanessa Hudgen’s look, you’ll need a black kohl pencil liner, a shimmery metallic shadow, mid-tone bronze shadow and false lashes. Sweep shimmery shadow from your lash line to crease, apply a mid-tone brown to your outer corner and lower lash line, line your top lash line and inner rim with black kohl liner. Apply a generous amount of mascara to your top and bottom lashes and then apply false lashes to your top lash line. Finish this look with cream blush and berry lips.

Mika Newton

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This look is about major lashes and magenta lips. Apply a satiny vanilla shadow from lash line to brow bone. Use a brightening concealer under the eyes. Apply lots of mascara to top and bottom lashes and false lashes with mega drama like Ardell Double Up. Try Maybelline’s Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry for lips. It's the perfect shade for the season.

Kate Bosworth

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Kate Bosworth’s understated look is perfect for girls who want to enhance their natural beauty. To get the look, fill in your brows one shade darker and keep the eyes minimal. Use a matte vanilla shade from lash line to brow bone and define your crease with a light warm brown. Use a stain on the lips like Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stain in Romantic.

Katy Perry

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Katy is rocking the classic pinup look—a holiday favorite. A vivid red lip such as L’Oreal Colour Riche British Red is one of our favorites. A thick line of liquid liner on the top lash line and lush false lashes seals in the pinup vibe. I bet she’s even wearing her own lash line for Eyelure.

Taylor Swift

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To achieve Taylor’s beauty look, line your top and lower lash line with a deep black liner like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liner in Perversion and really smudge it out with a golden brown shadow like NARS Galapagos. Peachy lips and cheeks round out her sexy, smoldering look. 

Charlize Theron

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Charlize’s look is glamorous but understated. Sweep a champagne shadow from lash line to crease and smudge a thin line of dark brown shadow along upper lash line. Apply lengthening mascara to your top and lower lashes and a set of natural false lashes to top lash line. Apply bronzer and a peachy blush. The perfect nude lip like Charlize’s can be recreated like NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls. It's a peachy nude that works well for multiple skin tones.

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