8 Bold beauty trends perfect for holiday parties

Dec 12, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. ET
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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

Super sexy smokey eye

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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)

Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet (Target, $20)

2. Out of the box eyeliner

Out of the box eyeliner

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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)

bareMinerals I Love Nighlife Eyeliner Set

3. Dazzling hair accessories

Dazzling hair accessories Kelly Osbourne

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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) 

Tashy Teeny Tiara Barrette in Silver


4. Glittery eye makeup

Glittery eye makeup

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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)

Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Shadow and Liner


5. Statement updo

Statement updo

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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)

 Remington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Oval Waving Wand in Pink and Hair Food Volume Shampoo

6. Holiday nail art

Holiday nail art

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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)

L'Oréal Paris Sparkling Soirée Nail Collection


7. Bold lip

Bold lip

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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)

Clinique Happy Heart Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Plumped Up Pink

8. Larger-than-life lashes

Larger-than-life lashes

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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)

Mehron Diamond E.Y.E Lashes

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