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8 Bold beauty trends perfect for holiday parties

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

It's officially holiday party season, and if you're a busy gal with a packed social calendar, you're going to need some pretty impressive beauty looks to make you stand out.

1. Super sexy smoky eye

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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Single and looking for love this holiday season? Lure a hottie in with sultry smoky eyes. It works every time, trust us!

Get the look: Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet (Target, $20)

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

2. Out of the box eyeliner

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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Who needs boring blacks and browns when you can really turn heads with stunning eyeliner in bold hues like teal, cobalt and purple?

Get the look: bareMinerals I Love Nightlife Eyeliner Set (ulta.com, $29)

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

3. Dazzling hair accessories

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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When it comes to making a bold hair impression this holiday season, it's not always about complicated 'dos. A sparkly hair accessory can sometimes make even more of an impact.

Get the look: Tasha Teeny Tiara Barrette in Silver (nordstrom.com, $38) 

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4. Glittery eye makeup

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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The holiday lights twinkle all night long, so why shouldn't your eyes? Reach for a shimmery eyeshadow and liner so your eyes shine as bright as can be.

Get the look: Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Shadow and Liner (physiciansformula.com, $12)

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5. Statement updo

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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It's always a great time to bust out your most fancy updo if you ask us, but the holiday season in particular is an especially appropriate time to go all out with your tresses.

Get the lookRemington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Oval Waving Wand in Pink (Target, $30); Hair Food Volume Shampoo (Target, $10)

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

6. Holiday nail art

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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Step up your beauty game in a quirky way this holiday season with some festive, adorable nail art. An added bonus? It's a great conversation starter at awkward parties.

Get the lookL'Oréal Paris Sparkling Soirée Nail Collection (drugstores nationwide, $6 each)

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7. Bold lip

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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It's prime photo taking time, ladies, so get ready to say cheese when the moment strikes with a vibrant lip color that totally plays up your beautiful face. Plus, a pink color is sassy without being stereotypical like all the Christmas reds out there.

Get the look: Clinique Happy Heart Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Plumped Up Pink (clinique.com, $17)

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

8. Larger-than-life lashes

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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If you've been itching to test drive your new flashy falsies, fancy holiday parties are the perfect time to do so without leaving your co-workers wondering why in God's name you have diamonds on your lashes.

Get the look: Mehron Diamond E.Y.E Lashes (mehron.com, $12)

Daring beauty trends that will make you stand out at any holiday party

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