An Easy & Glam Beauty Look

metallic eye shadow

draped shirt

Can you feel it in the air? The holidays are just around the corner, and in our personal (albeit controversial!) opinion, it’s never too early to start prepping for the festivities—especially when it comes to our makeup look. This season, we really just want one thing: to create the perfect sultry eye without tons of complicated techniques and products.

To help make this beauty look a breeze to achieve, we partnered with our friends at SEPHORA COLLECTION whose products and kits we’ve come to implicitly trust during this end-of-the-year rush. Our thoughts and step-by-step eye makeup tutorial based on the look makeup artist, Kaytee Spanoghe, created on this model are below!

metallic eye shadow

gold backdrop

The overall look, of course, is based on the idea of balance. With plans for a bold, high-impact eye, our team decided to start with tousled, messy hair pulled slightly away from the face to make the makeup really shine. Then, we began experimenting with glitter-based eyeshadows and sassy lash extensions. We finished the look with bronzy cheeks, nude lips (again, it’s all about balance!) and a solid-colored, jewel-toned top. We were more than ready to hit the proverbial holiday catwalk!

Keep scrolling for a few tips on how you can get the look, too, and feel extra confident sans complication this holiday season.

gold earrings

off the shoulder top

Start with false eyelashes: For the most dramatic and sultry smokey eye this holiday season, consider using false eyelashes like the easy-to-apply (and super comfortable) Luxe False Lash from SEPHORA COLLECTION. The lashes are high-quality and made from soft natural hair fibers to add fullness and length to lashes.

Apply eyeliner: Use eyeliner, like SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil in Black, to line the top and bottom lash lines. Then smudge it to create the ideal smokey eye effect.

Time for eyeshadow: Apply a white or light-colored eyeshadow on the eyelid like SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow in Under The Cover, a shimmery white shade, or Ballet Shoes, which has a glittery finish. Then apply a medium-colored eyeshadow on the lower part of the eyelid, like SEPHORA COLLECTION Lucky Penny, which is a glittery copper shade, or Copper Rush, a shimmery copper shade. A darker color should then be added to the crease of the eyelid, like Body Language, a blue-gray shimmer, or Winter in London, another gray shimmer.

Finish with mascara: If you decide not to use false eyelashes, complete the look with a few coats of black mascara, like SEPHORA COLLECTION Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Black.

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Whether you’re looking to recreate a look you spotted and loved on a friend or celeb, or if you’re simply feeling the ache to experiment with something totally new, the holiday season offers the perfect excuse to go after just about any beauty look you want. From bold and sultry to whimsical and delicate, the world is at your fingertips, so we say go ahead and set your sights on the eye makeup combination that speaks to you—gift yourself with something extra fresh and fun this year. You deserve it!

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This post was created in partnership with SEPHORA COLLECTION. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Glitter Guide running.

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Author: Carrie Waller

Carrie is the writer, stylist and photographer behind Dream Green DIY, and also is the features editor for Glitter Guide. Follow along on Instagram!

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