Holiday Makeup: From Office Cocktail Party to New Year’s Eve

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Sara de Boer | Dave M. Bennett | Instyle.com

Sara de Boer | Dave M. Bennett | Instyle.com

Everyone says it, yet it bears repeating: the smoky eye is in. Frankly, it’s ALWAYS in, in some variant or another. The latest version, seen here on singer/actress/Dancing with the Stars alum Brandy, and Mad Men’s January Jones, it takes on a more winged look for an updated, more structured take on a classic smoky eye.

STEP ONE: Trace the inner rims of the upper and lower lash lines with dark pencil.

STEP TWO: Apply your favorite colorOn…Professional Instant Eye Shadow at an angle so that you deposit color a bit lower at the inner corner and higher on the browbone at the outer corner. Blend with your finger so that the “wing” extends about 1/4 inch past the outer corner of your eyes.

STEP THREE: Blend the rest of your eye look to the desired intensity, then set with our colorOn “Get Set” powder. This will keep your precise lines and shades sharp throughout the night. Then apply two coats of black mascara on top lashes. Use whatever is left on the wand to define lower lashes.

You’ll note both TV stars opted for bare blush and a neutral lip that matches her particular skin tone. It keeps the eyes the focus of the face. Be sure you remember to groom your brows as well, to frame that perfect makeup look.

Noche

Noche

In need of some advice on which colorOn instant eye shadow would work for this look? Try Noche for the classic

Ibiza

Ibiza

black/white/grey, Ibiza for a deep chocolate gradient (fabulous with blue eyes), or El for a mix of chocolate and mauve that brings out the green in green or hazel eyes.

El

El

Gypsy

Gypsy

If you’re feeling like it’s just not the holidays without some shimmer, opt for colorOn’s Gypsy, Lava, or Bronze Goddess for the same look with a glittering twist.

Lava

Lava

You can top any of these looks with our Smooth Shimmers and Metallic Glitters.

Bronze Goddess

Bronze Goddess

Don’t forget that colorOn is offering you a $10.00 Holiday Promotion – use the case-sensitive code Hd12122010 at checkout and receive $10.00 off your order, good through December 31st.

We”ll be back Friday with our Winner Circle drawing. Happy holidays, stylistas!

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