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Glamorous Holiday Makeup

'Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and festive nights out on the town. Look your best at any event with tips for creating a glamorous holiday look from Martha's makeup artist, Charlie Green.

Have Fun
Holiday makeup is meant to be fun: It's the perfect time to play with glitter and sparkle on the cheeks, brow bone, decolletage, and shoulders.

Try: Cargo Blush in Tonga (More Info | Buy), Cargo Medium Bronzer (More Info | Buy)

Let It Glow
Dab a little Vaseline on cheekbones to add a dewy quality to the complexion.

Try: Vaseline

Less Is More
Either have statement eye makeup or a statement lip color. Never do both at once.

Try: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Rouge Saadi

Go Smoky: Eye Makeup How-To
For a smoky eye, apply eye makeup before foundation and blush or bronzer. This way any excess eye shadow can be easily wiped off without removing your other makeup.

To create a smoky eye, begin by lining the perimeter of the lid with liner. Using a clean brush, smudge the liner over your lid to create a base for eye shadow. (This will also make the eye shadow stay on longer.) Press or pat on eye shadow layer by layer; do not use a sweeping brush motion across the lid. Blend shadow into lid and eyebrow arch with a clean brush.

Apply mascara on upper lashes, letting it dry between each coat to build up bulk. For lower eyelashes, dab a tiny amount of mascara onto a small, clean mascara wand, then brush the small applicator onto your lower lashes. (This will prevent clumping and give a more natural look.) Finish by curling lashes with an eyelash curler.

Try: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara, Sephora eyelash curler (More Info | Buy), and Yves Saint Laurent Ombre Solo eye shadow in Smokey Grey

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