30 Holiday Party-Appropriate Looks That DON’T Involve Glitter or Red Lipstick

Updated 09/23/16

Holiday beauty looks usually involve red lipstick and glitter eye makeup—occasionally red glitter lips even make an appearance—but there are only so many times one can get photographed sporting a sparkly emerald cat-eye. If you prefer to take a less conventional approach to seasonal makeup, but still want to look festive, you’re in luck. The only requirement for looking holiday party-ready is makeup that makes a statement.

Click through to see 30 looks that will make you stand out sans glitter at your next soiree!

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Matte Burgundy Lips + Not Much Else

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Jet Black Liner + Lots of Lash

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Soft Pink Everything

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Flawless Skin + Glossy Orange Lips

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Soft Nudes + Neutral Shimmer

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Graphic Winged Liner + Frosted Lips

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Plum Smoky Eye + Brushed-Up Brows

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Wine-Colored Lipstick + Muted Gold Shadow

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Washed-Out Navy Shadow + A Pop of Blue in the Waterline

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Purple Eyes With Pink Everywhere Else

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Black Eyeliner Winged Out With Brown Eye Shadow

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Hot Pink Matte Lips + Bold Brows

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Glossy Cool Brown Eyes + Warm Blush

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Coral Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips

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Eggplant Lipstick + A Wash of Soft White Shadow

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Bold Green Eyes With Pale Pink Lips and Cheeks

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Dewy Skin + Shimmering Gray Smoky Eyes

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All Matte Everything With a Pop of Tangerine on the Lips

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Softly Blended Cat-Eye + Rosy Lips

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Softly Defined Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips

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Wash of Lilac Eye Shadow With a Touch of Inner Corner Shimmer

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Flawless Skin, Brick Brown Lipstick, and Plenty of Mascara

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Purple Gradient Eye Shadow With a Hint of Shimmer

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Dewy Skin + Two-Toned Eyes

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Spidery Upper Lashes + A Bright Coral Top Lip (Risk-Takers Only)

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Glowing Skin + Gunmetal Eye Shadow

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Berry Lips + A Rosy Pink Flush

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Matte Skin, Dewy Eyes, and Glossy Statement Lips

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Serious Smoky Eyes + Bright Blush

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Sculpted Features + Defined Eyes

Which look would wear to your holiday parties? Tell us below!

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