Holiday parties are the
time to dive into your closet and pull out the sparkly, the glittery, the lamé, right? The clothes are fun and festive, so why does it seem like "holiday makeup" so frequently falls into the ol' champagne-shadow-and-red-lips category? Don't get us wrong, we love a classic — but, this season, we're craving something different. Fresher.
Good thing we know makeup artist extraordinaire Daniel Alvarez of Brooklyn's own Woodley & Bunny
. Thanks to his imagination, creativity, and willingness to push the boundaries while still keeping prettiness in mind, we've got three gorgeous and unexpected holiday makeup looks
. (Red on the eyes? We're going there, and it looks good
.) Oh, and did we mention that they're totally easy to DIY? Consider this our little gift to you. Read on to see how it's done.
Photographed by Winnie Au; Modeled by Adrea / Red Agency; Modeled by Phenix / Red Agency; Modeled by Fiona / Q Agency; Hair by Adam Maclay; Styled by Jen Steele; Makeup by Daniel Alvarez