Your Guide to Perfect Party Makeup

Looking for some beauty inspiration this holiday season? We asked celebrity makeup artist Nico Guilis (she's worked with Alexis Bledel and Dree Hemingway!) for some tips on how to master some of the most gorgeous makeup looks from the runways. And the best part? With her easy-to-master instructions, you can rock these looks at your next party!

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November 12, 2013 11:34 AM
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REFINED METALLICS

Instead of standard gold and silver, opt for a deeper, more sophisticated metallic eye, like the burnished take at Andrew GN A/W 2013. "The look is very late 1920s-inspired, and the tone of the bronze looks marvelous in the evening light," says Guilis. To achieve the look yourself, use a flat medium brush (2.Real Techniques Shading Brush) to place a slate grey shadow (like the left shadow in e.l.f’s Essential Holiday Glitter Eyeshadow Set, 4) on the lids and gently fan out. "If you don't want to carry the dark pigment all the way to the brow, bring it just past the crease," suggests Guilis. Top with a bronze (1. L'Oréal Infallible® 24 HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush) for sparkle—press first onto the inner corners of the lids, then gently blend out to the lid.