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Keeping up with cool, seasonally savvy makeup trends is one thing. Pulling them off is quite another. We know you love it when we break things down into baby steps when it comes to your beauty routine, so we're back with more tricky makeup trends, and stellar advice on how to pull them off. Local makeup artist Shannon O'Brien holds our hands and guide us through three makeup techniques that would normally scare off most would-be glamazons. She proves it's really not that hard to master strong brows, bold lips, and dewy skin. Follow Shannon's step-by-step instructions (and photos, for you visual learners), and add these trade secrets to your resume. There are plenty of party days left until New Year's, so start practicing now, and get ready to hit the holiday circuit putting your best face forward.
Photographed by Stephanie Bassos