6 Great Party Makeup Ideas and Tips

Getting through the holidays is never easy - there's family drama to deal with, shopping stress to handle. But it is possible to get through the holiday beautifully. Get your party face on with our favorite products for flawless skin, bold lips, and sparkly nails. And, as we all know, looking good is half the battle.

Belmacz Sparkle Lip Balm

Sure, bold lips are showstoppers. But what's the art of attention-grabbing without a little sparkle? Add 24-karat gold leaf to your lips (literally) with Belmacz's Sparkle lip balm ($29).

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Benefit BadGal Mascara

Though the holidays are all about human kindness, too much do-gooding can be exhausting. Drop the Christmas caroler act and unleash your inner vixen with Benefit's BadGal mascara ($19) in luscious plum.

Don't stop there - check out our roundup of the eighteen best lash lengtheners.

Red Nail Polish

For the holiday traditionalist, red nails should fit the bill. Rival Dad's ancient Santa suit with vibrant shades like Mac Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy ($13), Paul & Joe in Appassionato ($14), and SpaRitual in Radiant ($10).

Experiment with the 45 other shades in our nail polish roundup.

Foundation and Concealer for Perfect Skin

Unfortunately, your extended family remembers a time when you had less-than-flawless skin. Show up looking fresh faced with the help of Becca Luminous skin color ($42), Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizing balm ($50), and Too Faced Absolutely Flawless concealer ($20).

Learn to achieve the no-makeup look.

Fake Eyelashes

If the barrage of ugly sweater parties has you longing for a body-con cocktail dress, compromise by showing off ladylike eyelashes instead. All you'll need is a trusty eyelash curler (try Shiseido's, $19), faux lashes (we like Duralash by Ardell black flare mini eyelashes, $4), and some eyelash glue ($2).

Sound complicated? See our how-to video for applying fake eyelashes.

Nars Blush

So you didn't want to join in with the ice skating or the snow fort making. Fake a healthy flush with Nars blush in Douceur ($26), a sheer, rosy pink. Hey, baking those cookies was hard.

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