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About nine Christmases ago, I purchased silver eyeshadow, deep red lipstick and some glitter for my office holiday party, but then I realized I didn’t have the nerve to actually put them to use. (Because I didn’t know how.) Now, thanks to the abundance of impressive beauty vloggers that paint and sculpt like queens, I can fearlessly wear my festive mood on my face.
Avoid the dilemma of nine Christmases ago and trust the below videos, at least one of which is sure to fit your specific holiday makeup needs!
Lisa Eldridge: Classic Smokey Eye
For failproof sexiness and an air of mystery, you can always lean on the smokey eye. Not to mention this look is practical since you can keep your eyes as the focal point of your look, leaving your lips free for all the champagne toasts and puff pastries.
AndreasChoice: My Dark Lip Routine
Whether you want to rock Andrea’s hypnotizing ombre lips or simply learn how to fill in dark color without drawing “outside the lines,” you need this video! This is literally how you glam up your entire look in just one (albeit semi-long, ultra-meticulous) step.
pixiwoo: Naked Smoky Palette / Rihanna Makeup
British makeup artist Sam Chapman shows us how to make your eyes dazzle (without triggering flashbacks to your teen years). That along with a subtle yet super impactful contour that oozes sophistication and the prettiest shade of pink for the lips create the classiest — yet fun — holiday look EVER. (Also, can we talk about her skin? #goals!)
Deepica Mutyala: Classic Holiday Party Glam/New Year’s Eve Makeup Look
Think you can’t pull of red lipstick with a red dress? Think gold eyeshadow with red lips is a bit much? Think again — it’s the sexiest way to go matchy matchy and it’s oh-so perfect for the holidays! Deepica shows us how it’s done.
Glamour UK: How To Do Party Makeup with Isamaya Ffrench
If you’d rather go bold and edgy and unique, you need to watch this interactive tutorial with Isamaya Ffrench, YSL Beauté makeup ambassador. Isamaya suggests you approach makeup as an accessory, like jewelry, and see how it will fit with your overall look. (And make sure you wear makeup as opposed to letting it wear you.) For example, if you plan to rock all black for your holiday party, try a mascara in dark eggplant. Eyeshadow? A reddish-pinkish tone. Sound scary? It’s anything but — just watch and learn!