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5 Makeup Looks to Try This Holiday

Be more creative with your makeup looks!
5 Makeup Looks to Try This Holiday
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Be more creative with your makeup looks!

We may not have fall or winter, but we do have the -bers, the on switch for anything festive—and just in time for makeup that's making a comeback. From the less-is-more craze that really takes a lot of effort anyway, we're shifting to a more-color-and-shimmer-but-still-not-obviously-put-on mindset. We've picked the season's five ways to embrace pigment without going overboard.

1. Metallic

If the words "metallic" and "eyeshadow" bring forth forested-lid, over-tweezed brow nightmares, it's time to get over your ealry 2000s trauma. Think less Lizzie McGuire more KStew at the Met: Mettallic is reicarnated as foil accents, chrome nails and big glitter.


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REVLON PhotoReady Eye Art in Black Brilliance, P625, SM Beauty Store

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PERRICONE MD No Highlighter Highlighter, P1750, Rustan’s


NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Antares, P1650, Central Square

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DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail polish in Take the A train, P925, Rustan's

2. Dark

So. Much. Black. But it's less goth and more 1920s vamp. From velvety, smokey evening eyes to luxurious glossy plums, it's a more luxe take on fall's requisite dark beauty. 


NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Consuming Red, P1450, Rustan's

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REVLON ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Black Jack, P325, SM Beauty Store

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REVLON PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Coal, P525

3. Neon

The key to wearing shocking color, like with everything else, is in moderation. A slive of flamingo-pink liner here, or a shocking orange lip, or a bright blue shadow... but don't wear them all at once.

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LANCÔME Cushion Blush Subtil in Cerise Givree, P2350, Greenbelt 5

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Palette Spring Ouverte, P2500, SM Mega Fashion Hall


STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bella P1250, Rustan’s

4. Graphic


The minimalist's daydream takes an arty form with graphic lines that are cleanly drawn with liner pencils or with a liner brush for a more painted-on yet stil neat effect.


NARS Velvet Eyeliner in Kaliste, P1350, Rustan’s

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SALLY HANSEN Nail Art Pens in Fine White and Fine Silver, P380/each, Rustan’s

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SALLY HANSEN I Heart Nail Art Striper in Blueberry Burst, P255, Rustan’s

5. Texture

Texture now applis everywhere: Beyond glossy and matte, there are clumpy lashes, shiny skin and even crimped tresses.

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BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation Cushion Compact, P2900, SM Aura

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REVLON Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Smoky Quartz, P575, SM Beauty Store

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KARDASHIAN BEAUTY Volume foam, P850, Beauty Bar, Central Square

*This originally appeared in Preview September 2016 issue.