by Marianne Dabir
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After a year full of red carpets, film premieres, and major fashion moments galore, Vanessa Hudgens is ending 2013 with an even bigger bang-by turning 25! Although she's firmly of the Young Hollywood camp, she marked the big event with an Old Hollywood-themed bash with all of her famous friends: High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale, gal pal Jena Malone, and pop duo Aly and AJ were joined by beau Austin Butler and little sister Stella. Everyone was decked out in ultra glamorous gowns, fur stoles, and long satin gloves, but it was Vanessa's shimmering eye makeup that totally stole the show.
To complement her opulent ensemble, the star donned actual glitter on her lids. Even though it's a high-impact look, it's actually a deceivingly simple to DIY (hello, fancy holiday parties!). First, start with a pearlescent smoky eye-we recommend opting for iridescent eyeshadow to add to the high-shine appeal. Then, apply a tiny bit of cream shadow to the inner corners, and carefully dust on some loose glitter using a Q-tip. All that's left to do is top it all off with black mascara, and you're done! For extra drama, you can add a swipe of noir winged eyeliner à la Vanessa.
Just like with any statement makeup, it's best to pair peepers this bold with low-key accents-a bright lip color would make it overdone, but Vanessa's nude hue fits the bill. With glossy, side-parted waves and Art Deco-inspired jewelry, her ensemble is reminiscent of old-school Tinseltown...but with a thoroughly modern twist.
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