Planning a holiday party and planning your holiday look have this in common: There's more than one way to do it. Just like there's no one-size-fits-all fete, there's no set-in-stone way to get ready. So, will you be the one done up like a wintry ad — you know, bronzey eyes paired with a red pout? Or, will you play the rebel and don metallic lips and sport gold-leaf covered eyes? (Or — will you even have time to get ready?)
Generally, all holiday parties can be split into two categories. For every seasonal sit-down that allows you to ponder your look in advance, there's a last-minute office party that calls for impressive backseat makeup skills. So, in the interest of covering our bases this year, we’ll teach you how to tackle both.
For the ultimate guide on getting ready, we tapped a team of celebrity pros intimately familiar with all kinds of beauty prep (holiday craziness included): facialist Joanna Vargas, makeup artist Katey Denno, hairstylist Jen Atkin, and celeb manicurist Jenna Hipp. Click through for their tips, whether you’re taking your sweet time to primp or are already halfway out the door.