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false eyelashesWhen people hear “makeup for a special occasion,” they often think of bridal makeup or prom makeup. However, a special occasion can range anywhere from a first date to a holiday party. Since the holidays are here, what better time than now to start planning your special occasion makeup for that big holiday party you have to go to?

There are a few things you must have in your makeup collection to complete your festive look. Let’s take a peek at a few of those ideas.

Burgundy Anything
It’s often thought that a burgundy lip is something strictly reserved for the fall time. However, don’t be afraid to whip out that burgundy lip color, wine-colored eyeshadow, and burgundy eyeliner for the winter months as well! An eye look with a wine-colored crease and a sparkly lid will make you look like you belong right on the Christmas tree! Makeup artists at spas will often be experts on the burgundy winter eye look, so don’t hesitate to utilize their services. Women generally spend an average $144 a year on beauty, so don’t be afraid to go crazy on the burgundy and wine colored makeup!

False Eyelashes
Often times, Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve parties are a place where you can feel free to get as dramatic as you want with your look. Many women will slick their hair back in a tight ponytail for a sleek appearance, while others will use false eyelashes to make their eyes appear bigger and bolder. False eyelashes are an easy way to spice up your look with little-to-no effort. You can even go to a spa that offers eyelash extensions as one of their spa services and have those applied instead of worrying about taking the time to put the lashes on yourself.

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere
A must-have for your holiday party is glitter. Whether you decide to use glitter eyeliner, glitter eyeshadow or apply a glitter polish to your nails, it’s probably a good idea to try your best to resemble a disco ball. The holiday season is one of those times during the year when it’s acceptable to wear as much gold, silver, or other colored glitters as you possibly can. It’s actually encouraged!

Since the holidays have officially arrived, it’s the perfect time to start planning your festive makeup. Follow the tips listed above for the ultimate holiday look.

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