Get Holiday Makeup Looks for Less

From illuminating lids to bright lips, try these five winter-ready looks at prices you can afford.

November 15, 2010 11:13 AM
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Good as Gold

"I wanted the look of liquid gold on the eyes. Start with a wash of gold shadow all over the lids, then go back and give it depth with a taupe shadow and a little black mascara," says Lancôme's artistic director Aaron De Mey, who worked with model Daria Webowy. "Bronzer underneath the cheekbones gives a beachy feel."

ON MODEL DARIA WERBOWY: Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in 24 Karat, Color Design Eye Shadow in Waif, and Star Bronzer Poudre Sôleil in Bronze Riche.

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Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer in Sun Love, $8.
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NYX Chrome Eye Shadow in Canary, $6.
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Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Duo in Nudenick, $7.

Green Goddess

"I love emerald on the eyes," proclaims De Mey. "Balance the look with lots of black mascara and a neutral contour under the cheekbones for a subtly sculpted effect."
ON DARIA: Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Stunning Soirée and Définicils Precious Cells Mascara in Black.
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Mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Bare Hug, $10.
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New York Color City Duet Eyeshadow in Bowling Green, $3.
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Topshop Eyes Eye Shadow in Good as Gold, $12.

Bright Ideas

"I love a flash of color on the lips. Be it purple, red, or Day-Glo pink, gloss is rich, youthful—and easy to apply. Just keep the rest of the face neutral and use blush to add dimension," says De Mey.
ON DARIA: Lancôme Color Design Matte Lipcolor in Posh Pink and Blush Subtil in Shimmer Mandarin Sky; Essie Nail Polish in Secret Affair.
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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop, $7.
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CoverGirl Eye Enhancers Eye Shadow in Tapestry Taupe, $3.
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Almay Intense I-Color Light Interplay Technology Mascara, $7.
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Mehron Metallic Powder in Copper, $8.

Light It Up

"Silver highlights on the outer and inner corners keep dark eyes illuminated," explains De Mey of his smoky effect. "Keep the cheeks free of color and add a rosy stain on the lips to make the look more romantic, less severe."

ON DARIA: Lancôme Ombre Absolue Quad in Les Gris L'Wren and L'Absolu Crème de Brilliance in Le Rouge L'Wren.

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Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Fruity Pink, $8.
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L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Color Smokes Eye Shadow in Blackened Smokes, $6.
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Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Beige Pearl, $14.

Strike It Rich

"When using a light eyeshadow, always start with black eyeliner as a base," says De Mey. "It anchors the color so it doesn't feel like it's sitting on top of the skin. The more layers, the more sophisticated it is."

ON DARIA: Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Mademoiselle Chic, Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner in Black Ebony, and Color Design Lipcolor in Strike a Pose.

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Maybelline New York Eye Studio Quad in Purple Icon, $10.
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CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast in Black Fire, $8.
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Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer in Goddess, $3.