10 Eye Makeup Ideas That Will Help You Slay the Holiday Party Scene

Glitter is *officially* in season.

Holiday parties are the perfect time to be a little extra—especially when it comes to the eyes. For one woman that could mean a hint of shimmer on the inner corner of the eyes, for another it's full-on Liberace lids. Either way, Instagram is brimming with glittery, glossy, and richly-pigmented inspo.

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1 Seeing Stars

Makeup artist Michael Anthony put a 3D spin on eye statements, sticking small holographic stars along the lashline to accent a shimmery beige smoky eye.

2 Glitter Dust Smoky Eye

At the Julien Macdonald Spring 2017 show, MAC makeup artist Val Garland dusted a classic black smoky eye with golden shimmer, concentrating it in the inner corner of the eye for a small, gilded pop.

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3 Gold Statement Streak

After painting the eye with a matte burgundy shadow, Garland accessorized it with an unexpected streak of gold liner. To ensure it holds up through the evening, use a primer and set with loose powder.

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5 '60s Shimmer

If you're a cut crease enthusiast, channel the '60s with a generous wash of silvery shimmer shadow teamed with a dash of steel blue along the brow bone. Accent with spidery-lashes and double-winged liner, of course.

6 Mossy Glitter

Saturday night #mood. Apply glitters. Always. #makeupbyVIOLETTE using @maccosmetics #BTS

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Violette could convince us of just about anything when it comes to makeup—even mossy green lids for the holidays! Draw on thick graphic lines with a kohl pencil and fill in the negative space with viridescent glitter for a subversive statement.

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7 2016 Cleopatra

Using her new METALMORPHOSIS 005 kit, Pat McGrath elevated a thick black cat eye by painting gold pigment on the leftover space in the lids. Like modern art, ay?

8 Glimpses of Gold

Back during Anna Sui's Fall 2015 show, McGrath adorned each model with tiny, geometric pads of gold glitter in the inner corners if the eye, as well as and on the center of the upper/lower lids. Less glitter, just as much impact!

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9 Glossy Lids

For those that are glitter adverse, the gloss trend is here for you. You can swipe clear gloss over a matte shadow to add some light-catching dimension or just wear it on its own.

10 Glitter Undereye

On set with gorgeous @lillybrodie using @maccosmetics glitters #makeupbyVIOLETTE

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Both on its own and paired with a cat eye, Violette's perfectly-smudged-on iridescent pink undereye is unexpected way to get festive...and diffuse dark circles.

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