DIY Glimmer Holiday Look

When it comes holiday party beauty, your options are endless, but we like to think the most festive look involves luminous skin, glimmering eyes, and a statement lip. Sound like too much? We can assure you it’s not. With the expert guidance of celeb makeup artist Lauren Andersen, you can easily pull off this memorable beauty look.

Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial!

  • Before
    PHOTO: Justin Coit


    The look calls for radiant skin, so choose a luminous foundation and go easy on the face powder.

  • Step One: Amber Eye Shadow
    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Step One: Amber Eye Shadow

    Use a small flat brush to press an amber gold eye shadow into your lid. Apply it all over, and then carry the shadow down along your lower lash line. We’re using the copper shade from Kevyn Aucoin’s The Eyeshadow Duo ($42) in 204.

  • Step Two: Garnet Eye Shadow
    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Step Two: Garnet Eye Shadow

    Smoke out the eye shadow with a darker shade in the outer corners and along the lash line. We’re using Garnet from Lorac’s Pro Palette ($42).

  • Step Three: Waterline Eyeliner
    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Step Three: Eyeliner

    Define your eyes by smudging brown eyeliner into your upper lash line, concentrating on the outer corners. To add a bit of drama, line your waterline with a rich brown eye pencil. To make sure it stays in place all night long, use a waterproof formula like this Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20) in Whiskey.

  • Step Four: Soft Pink Blush
    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Step Four: Soft Pink Blush

    For the cheeks, apply a generous dusting of a pale pinky-peach blush. We’re using Chanel’s Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45) in Innocence.

  • Step Five: Oxblood Lipstick
    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Step Five: Oxblood Lipstick

    The finishing touch? A statement lip. Choose a warm, deep red like oxblood to complement the golden look. Andersen recommends applying dark colors like this Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick ($8) in Bold Bordeaux with a lip brush for better control.

  • Done!
    PHOTO: Justin Coit


    Add a fresh coat of mascara before you head out the door, and you’ll be holiday party-ready!

    Photographer: Justin Coit
    Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
    Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

    Manicurist: Barbara Warner

    Producer: Jenna Peffley
    Model: Lyzy


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