Get festive fast! Beauty tricks to shimmer and shine at the Christmas party

Picture perfect looks to make you stand out on the holiday party circuit

Get festive fast! Beauty tricks to shimmer and shine at the Christmas party

When it comes to holiday parties, all that socialising, catching up with old friends and inevitable Instagram-ing means that you'll want to look and feel your absolute best. Enter these brilliant party make-up tips and looks to try at your next seasonal soirée.

Holiday get-togethers are the perfect opportunity to shake up your beauty routine with a little extra sparkle and some fun accessories.

We've rounded up eight simple ways to update your everyday make-up for your festive bash, including shimmering party looks, fabulous nail art ideas and picture-perfect 'dos.

Are you ready to find your new style? Get inspired by these perfect party looks below.

Add some shimmer

Want all eyes to be on your eyes at the party? Add some holiday sparkle with a shimmery gold eyeshadow, gently swept across the eyelids.

Start with one layer and then build up, depending on how much glitter you want to show off. Make your eyes really pop by teaming with a smoky eye, like actress Lily-Rose Depp.

Go metallic

Not into shimmer but still want your eyes to pop? Try a copper tone or bronze eyeshadow instead! Sweep eyeshadow across lids and gently dot below the lower lash line to really frame your eyes.

Copy Swedish beauty Alicia Vikander's look by keeping the rest of your party make-up neutral, with a softly stained lip.

Go bold


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If you tend to stick to a nude lip or neutral eyes, then now is the time to give those vampy lips and smoky eyes a go. Because if you can't do it at Christmas, then when can you? But just remember to do either/or - not both! 

Worried about lipstick ending up all over your teeth?  Learn how to apply lipstick so that it stays on where it should here.

Nail your party look


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Novelty Christmas jumpers aren't just for keeping warm (or for the royal family) - they're also Instagram's latest nail art trend!

That's right - this fabulously festive trend is all about knitwear-inspired designs on your nails and the results are anything but ugly. Find out more about this holiday beauty trend here. 

Nifty nudes

For an understated yet stunning look, embrace neutral tones and stick to a similar nude shade for your eyes, cheeks and lips like Sienna Miller.

This is a great option if you'd prefer to let your frock or accessories your look's main focal point.

Hair accessories


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There's nothing like a sparkling accessory to make a special occasion even more special. Even something simple like adding some pretty hair grips or a colourful headband can transform your everyday 'do into a party-ready style (plus disguise hair that hasn't been washed for a few days). Find more party hair ideas here

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