For some, the holidays are about the food. For others, they're about putting in serious QT with family and friends. But for beauty-lovers, the holidays — and all the dance-floor appearances that come with them — are a time for all-out makeup looks. We're not just talking about a dab of glitter here and there. From ice-queen-silver hues to geometric shadow shapes to even more unexpected picks — like that badass navy lipstick you've been itching to wear IRL — after-hours beauty has come a long way since the ubiquitous smoky eye of parties past. Plus, the end of the year is nigh, so why not go out with a bang?
No one understands this sentiment better than Maybelline (it's got the crazy-color game on lock), so we partnered with the brand and makeup artist Aminata Gueye to bring our dream looks to life. We're breaking down all the need-to-know info ahead, as well as pro tips from Gueye, to ensure your edgy lip-eye combo doesn't budge from dinner to late-night diner.