Christmas Party Makeup Ideas 2016: Get a Gorgeous Party Look This Holiday Season

Christmas Party Makeup
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You see the bright lights and colors while shopping and at home around your tree. You see the colorful, glittering decorations. And there are ways to really blend in stylistically during this special time of year with Christmas party makeup ideas 2016. This holiday season, there’s a ton of gorgeous makeup looks that can help you make an impression at any party or event. And these gorgeous party looks really let you get creative with makeup.

Your Holiday Makeup Essentials

There’s always some debate about what makes, say, the perfect Christmas party makeup, or how to do holiday party makeup perfectly. Beauty looks are a bit subjective. However, there are some key holiday makeup ideas that stylists recommend above others. For instance, it’s good to go with the shinier holiday makeup collections with their metallic options when choosing from Christmas party makeup ideas. Since you see so much tinsel or gold and chrome colors this time of year, these are the good holiday makeup trends to follow.

Good products and makeup tips to help with this metallic trend are as follows:

  1. For eyes—Avon Chrome liquid liners or Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Defining Liner in Gilded Brown. These products can give a smoky-eye effect while adding a bit of a metallic glimmer.
  2. For lips—L’Oréal Color Riche Rouge Gold Lip Color. This is part of the L’Oréal Gold Obsession Collection, new for 2016. All of the lipstick colors in this holiday makeup collection have gold in them, making them well-suited to Christmas party makeup ideas.
  3. For face and cheeks—L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Highlight in Golden Glow. Small applications of this provide a gold color to the cheekbones.

*NB: For the above three applications, it’s good to have a foundation that works well with metallic liners, lipsticks, etc. Many pros recommend L’Oréal True Match Foundation as one of their holiday makeup essentials; it is a good base for Christmas party makeup ideas. It runs in 23 shades too, so you can experiment a bit to see which one(s) work best.

  1. For fingernails—Barry M Molten Metals Nail Paint in Copper Mine. This gives nails a foil-like appearance that’s great around Christmas lights.

Odds and Ends

There are some other holiday party makeup and hair ideas you can experiment with. Giving your lips and lashes dark, definitive matching looks is one. Using other Christmas colors in eye or lip makeup like cherry red, pale blue, or even a bit of pink is another. Hair-wise, vintage styles like short curls or long flowing waves are known to attract attention.



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