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Are you the life of the party? The music lover? Or are you the one who actually pulls it all together? We all have a party personality and now is the time to let yours shine.
Holiday season is just as much about the party as the presents. From office celebrations to family get-togethers, your schedule post Halloween is as busy as it gets. It's hard to keep it all together so being prepared is key, especially when it comes to your beauty routine. Your face is the first thing guests see, so your makeup vibe will say a lot about you, and the shin dig (especially if you're the host!). Want to plan your party holiday makeup now? Ulta Beauty has everything you need from start to finish to create the holiday's latest looks.
The Music Lover
If you've got a passion for playlists and create one for every party you attend during the season, you're the one who controls the vibe. Your lineup easily jumps from Jay Z to Journey, so they never know what to expect when you're around. A bit of sparkle never hurt anyone, especially when it's spread out on your face like fairy dust. Try a shimmering powder on your cheeks. Be sure to use the right brush – a kabuki or a fanned brush from the It Brushes for Ulta All that Shimmers set ($58) is ideal for a flawless and even application. Dark kohl rimmed eyes with just the right amount of golden glow on your lids with lips to match will create an exotic and exciting look.
If you love throwing parties, you probably love to plan and are likely the biggest holiday lover in the bunch. You've sorted it all out from place settings to tablescapes, so a picture-perfect look is a must. If Elsa showed us anything, it's that blues are perfect for the season; frosty eyes scream holiday. Plus, those soft blue/turquoise lids with just the right amount of dimensional color can't be missed during "look 'em in the eye" toasts and cheers. To match, create a balanced holographic effect on your cheek by swiping with similar shades. For eyes, the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette ($38) with 35 mattes, shimmers, satins, foils, and even a glitter is all you need. Since there is so much drama up high in this look, keep the lips neutral.
If you like to make a grand entrance, you want all eyes on you. Since you're always the life of the party, your look needs to stands out. Think dark berry lips coated with Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat ($22), a new mega-sparkle top coat designed to wear over matte liquid lipstick. For eyes, the Too Faced Pretty Little Planner ($42) is perfect for creating a sultry smoky eye. It's loaded with 15 of your favorite Too Faced matte and shimmer eye shadows, plus their bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. As if all that glam wasn't enough, the palette is set inside a super cute leather case and includes a Too Faced Limited Edition Beauty Agenda so you can keep all your party plans – and your makeup looks – in one place.
Bestie Who Brings It All Together
Are you the friend who does it all? Sends the invites, wraps the presents, coordinates the outfits and helps your friends shine? Your big smile and bright eyes are the ones everyone will expect to see at the door to greet them, so you can't disappoint. Get your eyes to glow with Becca Après Ski Glow Collection: Glow Face Palette ($54) – an eye palette holding seven eyeshadows based on the brand's famous Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighting pressed powders. Start light on the lids and layer darker as you move up and out for a smudgy, saturated color. Double down on your lashes with bareMinerals Make Mine a Double Volumizing Mascara Duo Full-Size Plus Bonus Travel Size Mascara ($19) to really get your eyes to pop. Bring it all together with a chrome, mirrored nail polish and slightly stained pink lips.