Listen, there’s nothing wrong with a red lipstick-smoky eye shadow combo for all those holiday cocktail parties. But this season, a new festive palette is suddenly looking so right. Warm metallic shades reminiscent of desert sunsets are the mood of the moment—think skin-flattering smoky sienna, clay red, burnt gold and dusky peach. It’s earthy and amped up for evening with a metal-like shine.
Try: NYX In your Element Shadow Palette in Metal.
For nighttime glamour, add a thin stroke of long-wearing black liquid eyeliner overtop (try: Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner in Intense Black). And don’t forget the mascara! Cocktail hour calls for full, fanned out lashes, rich in colour and drama
Try: CoverGirl Peacock Flare Mascara.
A peach-toned blush and lip is the ideal match for blazing neutrals on lids but be sure to vary the finishes—too much sparkle and you’ve gone adrift.
Try: Quo Beauty On the Go Trio.
As the final touch, do up those nails! Red could go wrong with the season’s Burning Man-esque palette, so go for an opaque deep purple instead.
Try: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Rock Royalty.
With your boldly festive look at the ready, throw on a sparkly jacket and bring the heat this holiday season.