Everyone wants to look great when greeting friends and family at a gathering.  It doesn't matter if your event is a casual get together, a company party, or an evening affair.  Add something to your everyday look for the occasion and try a new holiday makeup look.

#1 Subtle Beauty

For those of you who normally don't wear makeup, think of a great mascara to open up your eyes.  Pair that with a light weight lip gloss. (Get festive and go for the glittery one!)  Sweep on a little color with a bronzer or blush to really awaken your complexion.


Merle Norman Bronzer in Pool Side.

Red Apple Lip Gloss in Diamond Sands.

Maybelline Falsies mascara.

#2 A Hint of Sparkle or Pop of Color

Apply your normal routine but replace the liner with something that has some glitter in it.  You could also opt for a really bold red lip.  Red lips are a classic beautiful look for the holiday season.   Keep the rest of your makeup fairly simple to maintain the lips as the focal point.  Do play up your eyes with a great mascara.


Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick have shine and pigment.

#3 Full Face Holiday Glam

Apply your makeup for even skin tone.  Use a little extra blush.  Finish the look with a deep red or plum lipstick.   Make it festive with a hint of shimmer dusted across your face, avoid areas with fine lines.


Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner.

Shimmering powder duo in Kitten by Stila.

L'Oreal lipstick in any one of their plum shades that flatter you, shown is Plum Beguiling.