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Festive & Flirty Holiday Party Makeup Look

The holidays are a time when we want to take our everyday makeup and turn it up a notch! Whether it's for the office holiday party or a gift exchange with the girls, this look is perfectly festive, without being overly glittery or labor-intensive.

While our first instincts are to go for red and green at the holidays, that can feel just a little trite. You can totally modernize the classic color combination with a beautiful golden olive on the eyes and a raspberry lip! This holiday party makeup will have you jingle-bell rocking all night long!

Check out my video tutorial below to get the look yourself:

Or follow these steps for a festive face:

  1. Starting with a primed eyelid, apply a warm, matte brown shadow to your crease. I am using Taupe from the tried-and-true LORAC Pro Palette.
  2. Next, dip a dense shadow brush into the color black from the same palette, and apply to the outer V of the eye. Grab a blending brush and soften the shape.
  3. Take what is left on your dense shadow brush and sweep along the lower lash line.
  4. Wet another dense shadow brush with a setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter or even water in a pinch. Pick up a generous amount of a golden/olive pigment like Utopia from Makeup Geek. Begin packing it onto the lid. I like to build up the intensity in layers for a metallic high-shine finish.
  5. Dip your blending brush back into the black, and reinforce your outer corner.
  6. Apply a soft black liner to the inner rim of your lower lash line. This is the fastest way to add instant drama. Maybelline Master Kajal is a good pick!
  7. Apply a liquid liner like L'Oreal Lineur Intense to an angled brush, and carefully apply to create a wing.
  8. Coat lashes with your favorite mascara. My fave is Benefit's They're Real. Apply a pair of false lashes to amp up your look to the fullest!
  9. For lips, Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in Flush will create the perfect semi-matte raspberry pout!

For more makeup tutorials from Ivy, go to Wake Up for Makeup.

Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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