Yeah, we're just as shocked as you to see in-store Santa displays and gift guides going out in droves. Where did the year go? November's going to whiz by in a blur just like the rest of those months, so, we're getting ahead of our style game — especially since the holidays are the time to impress all of those people you may only see annually.
With that in mind, we've enlisted the crazy-talented (and fun!) M.A.C senior makeup artist, John Stapleton, to show us how to shine like a red-carpet star with three dazzling and distinctive looks. Whether you want to sip vino rocking a killer Cabernet lip like Dita
(watch the teeth!), unwrap the secrets to that gilt glow you see in the klieg lights, or just surprise 'em in a retro cat-eye and poppy lip, you'll blow your fellow partygoers away with your mad makeup skills!
Photographed by Molly Cranna