Holidays, parties and other special occasions are happening all year round. It takes a lot of effort and time to look amazing and unforgettable, right girls? Not only our outfits have to be on point – makeup must be on point as well! Most of the time I am sure you hire a professional makeup artist to help you to get ready. But when you don’t have enough time or you got a last minute invitation, you need to do it yourself and this can be stressful. However, do not worry. We are here to help you pick some of the best makeup looks for parties and events.

1# Create Halo Eyes

Everyone who follows makeup trends knows that eyes are the biggest focus each season. But, that does not mean that you should put a lot of makeup on them. The idea is to make them look natural, but also brighter and bigger. You should try to create the so-called halo eyes effect. You can do that by first blending a light cream color into the crease. Then, using a slightly darker color, contour around the eye.

Matte shadows work the best when contouring and blending. And, when you are satisfied with your soft matte look, add a touch of a brighter pearlescent shade, right in the middle of the eyelid. If you want to elongate the eyes, you can put eyeliner too! Lastly, put some mascara, and voila. This look will definitely change you, as it will open and lift your eyes.

A woman with makeup halo eyes
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Creating the halo eyes look is quick and easy. So, give it a try the next time you start preparing for a night out.

2# Add a Pop of Color with High Liner

Well, who doesn’t like adding a pop of color? We all do, right? And, what a better time to do that than for a New Year’s party, for example. If you want to create this look, start by creating a classic cat-eye, but this time using your favorite pop of color. It can be pink, green, blue, and pretty much any color that matches your eyes, hair, and complexion. For this step, you can use either a colored liner or an eye shadow. The latter one will make you look softer and it will be much easier to create, especially if you are new at this.

However, if you do not want a soft, blended look, but you only have eye shadows to work with, do not worry, there is a solution for that too. Simply wet a thin eye shadow brush, dip it in the shadow you want to use, and draw! Yes, a black eyeliner will always be a classic, but it is still an everyday look. Using a pop of color will definitely spice things up even if you decide to pair it with an elegant evening off-shoulder dress.

3# Create a Dewy Look

In the past couple of years, we were all buying cosmetics and makeup that were supposed to mattify our faces. Having dewy, or according to some a greasy-looking skin, was a big no-no! But, the year 2020 is going to be all about the dewy look. Thus, put your mattifying foundations, concealers, eye shadows, and lipsticks aside, and make way for some new products.

The idea behind a dewy look is to have natural-looking skin. So, you should focus on moisturizing creams and foundations, as much as on the rest of your make up. And, when it comes to the eyes and lips, again, keep it creamy and shiny. What is more, this look will not be ‘in’ only during this winter – the makeup you buy now will be fashionable for years to come. You can combine this look with day dresses or with glam, cocktail party dresses.

A woman with dark hair and dewy makeup.
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When creating a dewy look, feel free to use a lot of cream products.

4# Glow All Over Makeup Look

You do not have to wait for summer to put all that glow onto your face and body. But, we can all agree that having a bronzed look is simply the best. In order to achieve it, you do not have to call and to relocate to a place that is sunny all year round. You can achieve this look by turning to different, slightly darker shades. This does not apply to foundations! Your foundation must match your face and neck at all times. To bronze your face and make it glow, use liquid bronzer and highlighters. Use bronze colors on your eyelids and lips too. That way, you will not only look ready for parties but as if you had just got back from a tropical vacation.

A woman in the sunset light with bronzed makeup look
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If you want a tanned look, let your bronzer be your best friend.

5# Stick to the Classic Makeup

Sometimes, sticking to the classic is simply the best. This applies to shoes, clothes and of course, makeup. And, what can be more classic than a winged eyeliner and a red lipstick? You can never go wrong with that. But, be careful. Putting on black eyeliner and red lipstick is not as easy as it seems. It takes some practice, as we all know that if you have not mastered it completely, you are just a second away from ‘raccoon’ eyes. Thus, do not wait until the last minute to do your classic makeup look, as it might make you really late for the party. The same goes for the lips: practice if you want to look elegant and classy. You do not have to choose red! Go with any color you like. After all, we only live once, so experiment with colors and party hard.

We hope that our ideas were helpful. What makeup idea you are going to try?