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Party Season Makeup: The Cocktail Look Step By Step

Lareese Craig
by Lareese Craig Published on December 5, 2014

'Tis the season to get all glammed up and what better way to do just that than with a makeover made JUST for Christmas. We teamed up with our fast beauty pals at blow LTD to get the 411 on cocktail makeup minus the fuss. Pucker up honey, it's happy hour where you're heading.

Finding the dress is the easy part. Deciding what makeup to team with it? One big headache. Red lip, nude lip, eye liner, no eyeliner, the party prep dilemmas are endless! It's why we recruited the help of professional fast beauty experts blow LTD. Happy. Days.

This year we're gonna be the last ones on the dance floor if it's the last thing we do. Here's how to create a celeb worthy cocktail look in 20 minutes flat. They don't call it fast beauty for nothing!

How to get the cocktail look:

1. Cleanse the skin, then instantly moisturize and prime with Heir Atelier ultimate makeup prep.

2. Use a brush to apply foundation and dab concealer under eyes or on any blemishes.

3. Cover the entire eye area up to the brow bone with shimmering cream eye shadow.

4. Create a fast, feline flick with liquid liner pen.

5. Apply mascara starting at the base of the lashes and jiggling up.

6. For definition, apply bronzing powder to apples of cheeks and sweep to the temples.

7. Finish look by filling in brows with a brow pencil and a slick of lip gloss on the lips.

WATCH the tutorial here


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by Lareese Craig

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