7 Gorgeous Holiday Makeup Looks for Dark Skin Tones

Updated 11/25/16
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Holiday season is in full force, with Christmas a mere nine days away and New Year's also just around the corner. Where has the time gone? In any event, we're in full-fledged beauty mode planning out our beauty looks for all of the holiday parties, family get-togethers, and various gatherings we'll be attending this season. And who better to turn to for holiday beauty inspo than celebrities? For ladies with darker skin tones, we found some of our favorite looks that you can completely achieve at home with products you probably already have in your makeup bag.

Our Favorite Holiday Looks

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Look closely and you'll see that Zendaya has an amazing double-winged cat eye going on. Paired with a Kylie Jenner–esque mauve lip, we foresee this being a popular look this season and into the New Year. To get that chic double wing, try using Clinique Quickliner for Eyes ($19) in Really Black. There's a built-in smudger on the tool to dilute the color a bit, but if you'd rather have an intense, sharp line, skip the smudge!

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This look screams New Year's Eve to us. The shimmery champagne lids, the rose-pink lips, and the fresh overall look are the essence of ringing in the New Year ahead. Try Sephora Eyeshadow ($5) in Indian Summer, and tap a bit of Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick ($22) in Pink Rose on your lips. 

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Gabrielle Union just doesn't age. While we can't get our hands on the apparent fountain of youth she's drinking from, we can find a pretty close dupe to the sleek oxblood color she has on her pout. Try Nars Audacious Lipstick ($34) in Charlotte.

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How good was Ciara's smoky eye at the AMAs? To get her super smoked-out look, we suggest using Make Up For Ever's Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow ($23) and smudging it out with your finger or a brush like the brand's 202 Small Precision Smudger Brush ($11). 

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If you like to be a bit lower-key at parties but are looking for a slight pop of color, try a sheer red lip like Zoe Saldana's. Swipe on Clinique Chubby Stick ($19) in Mightiest Maraschino for great color payoff without it being too heavy. 

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Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't still rock a bright pink lip. We love the high shine happening on Lupita's lips here, and suggest trying out Sephora's Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($12) in Pretty in Pink for a similar bubblegum shade.

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We love the look of intense shimmer for the holidays, like Kerry's seen above. Kat Von D's Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($13) in Static Age is a highly pigmented, festive hue that will last you all holiday party long.

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