Lazy-Girl Party Makeup: 7 Foxy Looks

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It's the holiday season — and your bank account is seizing. With all of the goodwill and cheer you're spreading, there's very little coinage left for splurging on yourself. Which is fine, except for the fact that your calendar has been booked with holiday parties since Halloween. So, you come to a crossroads: treat yourself to a new cosmetics arsenal and bust your budget, or go to every holiday party with the same, ho-hum makeup look.
Luckily, we just made the choice for you: neither. We're offering seven sultry party looks that you can pull off with just five products. No tortured checking account, and no repeating the same red lip from last year.
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Impossible? Not so. We enlisted the help of makeup guru Rommy Najor, and the results are pretty gorgeous — and nothing like the been-there-wore-that looks you typically fall back on. Consider this an early holiday gift from yours truly.


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Yikes! Spikes!

Many shy away from seriously spiky lashes, but Najor claims that this runway-ripped beauty look is simple to translate into the real world. The trick? Pair the amped-up lashes with glossy lids and dewy skin.

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First, coat the lashes with one swipe of mascara. "You should definitely start with the mascara first," Najor says. "That way, if you mess up, you can fix it [without destroying the whole look]."
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After your initial coat, flip the wand so it's vertical. Then, rock the tip back and forth against the lashes so it thickens them up. To achieve the ultra-mod look, Najor suggests pinching the tips of your lashes together with your fingers or tweezers. Repeat the same steps with your bottom lashes.
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To achieve a glossy texture on the lids, Najor suggests dotting on your good, old-fashioned lip gloss. If you're nervous about using your lip gloss on your eyes, opt for a product made for just this occasion, like MAC Studio Eye Gloss.
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Move your wand down, and give your lips a good coating. If you're looking for an ultra-glossy look, Najor suggests tapping the wand along the high points of your cheeks, as well.
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The glossy texture of the lips and eyes softens the spiky lashes, giving this seriously mod look a modern twist.
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Center Fold

If all-over shimmer has you running for the hills, give this simple trick a try — concentrate the pigment in the center of your lids. It will allow you to wear the daring shades you've always wanted to rock, without looking like a rave girl. In fact, at first glance, most people won't notice the shadow is simply dotted in the middle of your lids.

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Dip your shadow brush into your pigment, and dab it right onto the center of your eyelid. "The easiest way to find the center is to just line up the shadow with your pupil," Najor says. Repeat the step along the lower lashline.
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Next, take your lipstick and apply just one swipe to your top and bottom lips. The trick is to make this look like a slightly stained raisin shade instead of the deep burgundy it can become when layered.
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The result is an unexpected pop of color, tempered with a subtle, berry lip — the perfect makeup marriage.
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Heavy Metals

Think bronzed-on-bronzed is only good for summer? Not so. This shimmery look is clutch for any holiday party — especially that ugly-sweater gig where you don't want your makeup and pullover to clash.

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First, swipe the bronze shadow (from the eye palette) from your lashline to your crease. Then, swipe it just below the lashline to encircle the eye in a halo of molten metal.
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Next, swipe the gloss across your lips. Before it fully dries, take your finger and tap on some of the same bronze shadow you used on your eyes. "Concentrate it on the center of your lip and then blend outward," Najor says.
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Beach babe? Please — this bronzed goddess is walking in a winter wonderland.
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Twice Bitten

Ready for the easiest look of your life? This one is subtle, sexy, and only requires one product — your lipstick.

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Start by dotting your lipstick on your cheek. Najor suggests applying the lipstick to the back of your hand first before tapping it on with your fingers. "This allows the color to warm up, so it becomes more pliable," he says. Apply it just below the apple of the cheek and swipe it up towards the ear.
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Then, use your pointer finger to tap the lipstick onto the center of your lips and blend it outward. "Once you're done, blot your lips with a tissue and reapply the lipstick," Najor says. "That way, you'll get more of a stain."
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Rosy cheeks never looked so sexy.
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Streaks Of White

For those who like their holiday makeup with a little more edge, why not try this cool twist on divergent liner? Swap onyx wings for white, and add a graphic swipe to your crease for a sweet update.

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Start with your frosted liner in the inner corner of your eye. Draw along the socket until you reach the center of your pupil.
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Next, draw a line from the center of the eye and wing it out. "Start with the top line first, and then make the bottom one parallel to it," Najor says. "If you do the bottom line first, you'll disrupt it when sketching on the top." Both lines should stop about halfway across your lid.
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The rest of your makeup should stay bare — this liner speaks for itself.
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Purrrrrr-fect Line

If the cat-eye is still calling your name, don't pair it with a red lip. Give it a bordeaux update to make this look more modern.

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First, draw on the cat-eye. Najor suggests starting with the flick and drawing inward. "Mark a dot on each eye where you want the wing to end," he says. "Then, start from there and draw in towards the corner of your eye." Skip the mascara — it will look more modern that way.
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Then, go full-nine with your lipstick. Give yourself a couple of coats to bring out the deep berry color.
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That classic look just got a lot more sultry.
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Eye, Oh My

Simple, smoky eyes? Total snooze. Take advantage of the metallics that are everywhere during the holidays, and give yourself a layered look that's sure to turn heads.

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First, apply your dark eyeliner, and then smudge it with your fingertips. Make sure you smudge immediately after swiping on — it dries quickly, so you'll only have about a minute to get the perfect smear.
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Using your fluffy shadow brush, swipe the bronzed shadow from the eye palette all over the eye. "Make sure you hit your lower lashline, too," Najor says.
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Finally, add a dot of the light liner to the inner corner of the eye. "You'll only have a minute to play with the white and blend it out," Najor says. "It's a long-wear pencil, so it dries quickly." Dot on the pigment, and then quickly tap it with your finger to soften.
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You'll never want to go back to a black smoky eye again.
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