When it comes to eye makeup, our MO usually consists of brows and mascara, but there's something about the holidays that has us reaching for the shadows. Perhaps it’s because a red lip feels a little on the nose this time of year, or maybe it’s an excuse to play with the shimmery midnight-blue and silver shadows that go neglected most days of the year. If you're like us and don't play with all the colors of your palette on a daily basis, you might need a pointer or two with the holidays fast approaching.
So, we went to shadow extraordinaire Teni Panosian of Miss Maven. “During the holidays I like to play around with different looks for each event I go to. One night it’ll be a winged liner look, and the next a cranberry smoky eye," she says. "The holidays are a time to really get festive!”
Ahead, she shows us two very different but equally stunning eye looks, all using one (totally giftable) palette: Clinique's Indulge in Colour Set ($33). See her step-by-step tutorials below!
Smoked-Out Winged Liner
If you're not a liner person, but you still love the look of winged eyeliner this is for you. It's softly smoked out, so you get the best of both worlds.
Step 1: Apply a pale pink shadow across the entire eyelid and blend out the edges. The foam applicator in the Clinique palette is perfect for this because you can lay down an even wash of pigment.
A Purple Smoky Eye
If you don't try a colored eye shadow during the holidays, when will you? Don't be intimidated. Neutrals are involved too.
And that's. A little shimmer, a little color, and perfectly festive. “With a smoky eye, I keep the lips nude, matte or glossy,” Panosian says. “An eye makeup look like this is perfect to pair with an edgy holiday dress; something that incorporates metal accents or metallic fabric.”
Ready to give it a go? Shop the Clinique Indulge Palette in Colour Set below: