With all the discussion of holiday gifts, perfect party dresses, and gleaming bling, we seem to forget the ultimate finishing touch for any Christmas or New Year's Party: Flawless holiday makeup. That's why we are beyond grateful for Napoleon Perdis, Hollywood's legendary beauty guru who's responsible for the glorious glam looks of everyone from Jessica Szohr to Anna Lynne McCord to Sarah Michelle Geller. This L.A.-based makeup magician always has a few beyond-easy tricks up his sleeve for nailing the most beautiful looks—specifically how to score the sexiest smoky eye, the best bold lips, and a pristine complexion. So, we were thrilled to pick his brain and come back to you with some fool-proof makeup must-tries that will make your holiday beauty look really stand out (in a good way!).
Click through to reveal the best holiday makeup tips and secrets now.