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Lancome Holiday Look

We are definitely in the thick of party season! I have a few that I need to attend  before the new year and I love this daytime to nighttime look that Lancome National Makeup Artist Darais created. A simple eye look that can be worn during the day and then glammed up at night with a more intense eyeliner. Add a red lip and you’re ready to go!

Lancome Holiday 2014

Here’s how Darais created the look so you can do it at home

ALL ABOUT THE EYES

A sexy modern cat eye is on-trend this holiday season. It’s simple – enhance your daytime eye look (I suggest using Color Design 5-Pan Palette in Chocolate Amande ($50) during the day to maximize this look) with Artliner in Noir ($30.50).  Then, line the inside of your eye (the water line) with a white liner, like Le Crayon Kohl in Blanc. To add a holiday color pop, use Le Stylo Waterproof in Ivy, Jade or Aubergine ($27) on the lower lash line and smudge with the sponge end of the pencil. To finish, apply two coats of Grandiôse Mascara ($32).

INSIDER TIP: If you can’t draw the liquid liner on, try placing the applicator on its side and stamping it along the lash line instead. To clean up the edges and winged out part dip a Q-tip in your favorite eye cream.

ALL ABOUT THE LIPS

Dark and bold lips are always a hit at any party. L’Absolu Rouge in Ruby Silk ($30) is a great shade for holiday. Right before you leave for a party or dinner, apply Le Lipstique in Rougelle or Raisinberry ($25) for long lasting, beautiful, deep lip color.

INSIDER TIP: If you are going to focus on your eyes, create more of a natural look with your lips and use Le Lipstique Lip Liner in Nude Tan or Sheer Natural.