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Get this beauty Expert's holiday party look in minutes

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SheKnows Beauty Expert dishes on how to get her signature holiday party look.

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Jeannine Morris, SheKnows Beauty Expert and the creator of Beauty Sweet Spot. In addition to talking holiday looks and makeup tricks for the party season, one of the best things I learned was that how you take off your makeup at the end of the night is just as important as how you put it on!

But before we take it all off, I'm going to tell you exactly how to create Jeannine's fun and festive holiday look. Here are a few easy steps she shared with me.

It's all about the base

Starting with a good foundation is super important if you want your look to last throughout the night. Check out Smart Shade(TM) skin tone matching foundation from Almay. It has a shade-sensing bead technology that adjusts automatically to your skin tone for a perfect match. It's pretty awesome!

Super simple smoky eye

Especially for the holidays, a bold, smoky eye is the perfect touch to glam up your look. Choosing a color palette that brings out your natural eye color is key. Jeannine is wearing Almay's intense i-color smoky-i(TM) kit for hazel eyes. The kit makes it easy to create a smoky eye, even if you're not a makeup pro. Just sweep the top shade along brow bone. Then, apply the bottom shade from lash line to crease. Blend the middle shade into the crease. Finish the look with Almay's intense i-color(TM) liquid eyeliner and intense i-color(TM) volumizing mascara in midnight for hazel eyes. And don't worry about mistakes! Just grab one of Almay's Makeup Eraser Sticks to easily clean up around the eyes.

Think beyond the little black dress

A little black dress is a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe, but for the holidays Jeannine recommends mixing it up a bit. Go for less-expected colors and textures to set yourself apart from the crowd. This season, there are so many great lace options. Here's a great option to rent or one to own. Finish the look by adding a great statement necklace. You can find them everywhere this season, but we love these ones from BaubleBar.

So now that you know how to get the look, check out this great how-to video where Jeannine explains the best ways to take it all off!

Happy holidays!

Jeannine's complete makeup look:

Smart Shade Original Foundation,Smart Shade Pressed Powder
Smart Shade Concealer,Smart Shade Blush in Pink
Smart Shade Bronzer
Smart Shade Butter Kiss Berry for Light/Medium
IIC Evening Smoky for Hazel Eyes
IIC Liquid Eyeliner in Black Pearl for Hazel Eyes
IIC Volumizing Mascara in Midnight for Hazel Eyes

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between SheKnows and Almay.

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