10 Makeup Looks Our Editors Are Wearing This Holiday Season

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Think about the perfect holiday party. Maybe it's at a jam-packed dive bar with sparkly ornaments hanging down from the ceiling, and you're swaying to the tune of Feliz Navidad. Or, it's more low-key, just a few friends around your coffee table catching up over champagne and assorted cheeses. Either way, you're probably already planning your outfit.
And no outfit — be it a slinky LBD with strappy heels or a cheesy bright green Grinch sweater — is complete without the festive hair and makeup to match. Luckily, this year, we're making the getting ready process a nonissue by dropping a treasure trove of chic beauty looks that will take you from your college friend's Ugly Sweater banger to your parents' classy NYE dinner party in style.
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Ahead, check out our editors' favorite holiday makeup looks — from dark vampy lips to pink glitter eyelids — that are getting us excited for all the parties to come.
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"'I love glitter!' is an expression I have never uttered — ever. But there is something about a sparkly swoop of vibrant color that I can't wait to experiment with come party season."— Lexy Lebsack, Senior Beauty Editor
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"Magenta? Orchid? Hot pink? I'm not sure what to call this color, but I know I want to wear it this holiday season. Paired with a (nearly) bare face, air-dried hair, and glossy lips, this is a rad look to wear to any festive occasion this year."— Lebsack
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"For the nights when my personal brand is, 'I'm way too fucking cool for this party...'" — Lebsack
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"And here, my friends, is my holiday piece de resistance: inky lips, metallic eyes, and a shimmery pink cheek. See you at the bar." — Lebsack
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💕PINK💕 Pt 2 @elizabeth.wood is perfectly pink using Love & Light Oil in “Eternal flame”, New “Vivid” waterproof cream palette and “Prism FX Hydrating lotion” and.all from Danessa Myricks Beauty . . Makeup: @Danessa_Myricks Photo: @Danessa_Myricks Model: @elizabeth.wood wood . . Skin: Vision Cream Cover Foundation shades N3 & N6 Prism Fx Hydrating Lotion Powder Bronzer in “Light” Evolution Powder (Shade 2) Love and light Beauty Oil I. “Eternal Flame” Cheek/Glow: Love and light Beauty Oil “Eternal Flame” Vision Flush in “TuTu” NEW! Waterproof Cream Palette in “Vivid” . Eyes: NEW! Waterproof Cream Palette in “Vivid” Love and light Beauty Oil “Eternal Flame” . Lip: Vision Cream Cover New Luxe Cream Palette in “The Feminist” . Brows: @Benefit 24 hour brow shaper & setter . @Benefitcosmetics precisely my brow pencil shade 4 & 6 @benefitcosmetics Gimmie Brow Shade 3 . Tools: @cozzettebeauty brushes . Makeup Set lighting: @glamcorofficial . . Camera / lighting Camera/lighting: @Sonyalpha A9 Profoto D1 lights paired wirh profoto zoom reflector with honeycomb grid @sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS . Find them alll at the link in my bio or  at Danessamyricksbeauty.com. free shipping in the U.S. For all orders over $60 Stop by one of our retail partners: 🇺🇸 @abracadabranyc. 🇺🇸 @Alconeco 🇺🇸 @nigelbeautyemporium 🇺🇸 @frendsbeauty 🇦🇺 @editkit.com.au. 🇺🇸 @camerareadycosmetics 🇲🇽 @nuestrosekreto 🇺🇸 @norcostcopromua 🇺🇸 @norcostcoatlantacostume 🇬🇧 @gurumakeupemporium 🇬🇧 @beautybashofficial 🇵🇱 @visageshoppl 🇹🇹 @jeulynn 🇵🇦 @mirandamakeupart . 🇺🇸 @themakeupShack 🇦🇺 @scottys_makeup 🇦🇺 @beaudazzledbeauty 🇺🇸 @lillysmakeupbar 🇰🇿@make_up_studio 🇫🇷 @monochromeoff 🇷🇺 @beautydrugs_ru 🇺🇦 @makalendra_beauty_products 🇨🇦 @saralindsaythemakeupstore 🇺🇸 @themuaproject 🇳🇬 @707.artistry . #danessamyricks #danessamyricksbeauty #glowingskin #glowing #glow #dewyskin #dewymakeup #glossylids #pink #glossy #lookoftheday #waterproofmakeup #pinkmakeup #pinkeyeshadow #themakeupshow

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"Lately, I've been obsessed with the blush-as-eyeshadow draping technique. If I can use just one shade from cheekbone to browbone, it simplifies the whole process. Add a lot of highlight, and I'll be gleaming all the way through New Year's night." — Jessica Cruel, Deputy Beauty Director
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"Loving a good two-toned eye lately! It's punchy, adds definition if you layer the deeper color on the outer third of your eye, and is surprisingly easy to do yourself since it literally takes two shadows, max (and maybe some mascara)." — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer
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"I'm kind of obsessed with this play on smoky gunmetal gray. Like Olivia Palermo, I want to wear the color in my deconstructed off-the shoulder knit sweater and my soft metallic eyeshadow." — Megan Decker, Beauty Assistant
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"A great party look is always backed by killer confidence, and nothing has me feeling myself more than a soft, dewy highlight that bounces light off my cheekbones. The VS Angels, who got the Charlotte Tilbury glow treatment, are my visual inspiration." — Decker
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"It's no secret that I love any opportunity to wear glitter, and this holiday season is when my sparkly obsession will hit its peak. Right now, I'm really digging this look Nina Park created for Zoë Kravitz. The translucent base lets the iridescent flecks of glitter really shine and keeps anyone who is kind of glitter crazy from going overboard." — Sam Sasso, Beauty Writer
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"I know, I know, it sounds pretty lame that the one makeup trend I'm most excited try this season is a cat-eye. Nonetheless, I'm finally ready to commit to mastering the look that, let's be real, is REALLY tricky to get right. Besides, who wouldn't be inspired by a glossy, glowy look like this?" — Sasso
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