6 Show-Stopping Party Makeup Looks To Rock This Holiday Season

Written by Anjali AgarwalSep 16, 2023
6 show-stopping party makeup looks to rock this holiday season

We can’t keep calm ‘cause it is officially party season! We are sure you are as excited as we are and have your social calendars filled with New Year bashes, house parties and get-togethers. More than the parties themselves, we are looking forward to glamming up for said events! After all, this is the time to try your hand at different party makeup looks and trends and basically go all-out with makeup, something you obviously don’t get to do regularly, unless you are a runway model!

If you have put your party outfits and hairstyles in place and are now figuring out what makeup you’ll be sporting, we have a bunch of stunning party makeup looks that you can copy. Believe us, whether you are a makeup minimalist or maximalist, we have got you covered with the best trendy party makeup looks. Check them out for yourself! 


#1 Silver lids and a powder-y pout with an LBD

Kiara Advani party makeup look

If you have a little black dress you are going to twirl and turn in, here is how you can team your makeup with it and turn some heads in the process. Although a black smokey eye makeup is the trusted look to pair with an LBD, it can seem a bit of a stretch sometimes. Instead, you can try something fresh and new and go for this gorgeous party makeup look with silver lids. Pack a silver eyeshadow on your upper lids all the way to the crease and finish the look by lining it with a black liner and wearing a few coats of mascara. Dress your lips in a peach matte lip colour and let your eyes do all the talking. 


#2 Keep it simple with kohled eyes

Kiara Advani party makeup look

If you are a makeup minimalist or don’t know how to work with different makeup colours, this look is just perfect for you. All you need to sport is defined, black-rimmed eyes, powder pink pout and well, that’s it. However, you can make your makeup stand out by smudging the liner to get a soft, kohled effect. It looks super sexy and doesn’t look OTT at all, which is exactly the amazing party makeup look you are gunning for. Create a dewy base with a liquid foundation and contour your face. Line your eyes and use an angled brush to soften the lines. Don’t forget to wear falsies and apply oodles of mascara. Lastly, wear a light pink matte lip colour to tie the whole look together. 


#3 Coral monochrome

Kiara Advani party makeup look

With a bling-y dress, don’t go with shimmery lids and a shiny, glossy pout, or you may end up looking like a disco ball yourself. Keep your party makeup look subtle yet stunning with coral monochrome makeup. This dreamy party makeup look will balance out the bling factor and make your whole look more put together and chic. Apply a coral eyeshadow and skip the liner. Just wear mascara and define your brows. Take a glossy or matte coral lip colour and fill your lips with it. Also, dab the same colour of the apple of your cheeks to tie the whole monochrome look together. This will work with all your bedazzled outfits, be it a silver dress, a gold pantsuit or a sequined skirt!


#4 Red lips and soft wings FTW

Kiara Advani party makeup look

We love this look for two reasons—the smudged, winged liner and the lovely wine lip colour. No party makeup look is complete without a provocative dark lip. Team it with a smokey wing and you’ve got yourself a look that can slay. Maybe it’s time for you to ditch your precise cat eye for a soft wing! To get this show-stopping look, start by painting your lids a golden shade. Take a black or brown kajal pencil and line your eyes. Create a tiny wing at the outer corner of your eyes and join it to the lower lash line. Take an angled brush and smoothen out the lines to make it look smudgy. Wear mascara and team this gorgeous eye makeup with a wine-coloured lip stain. Buffing a bronze flush and some highlighter will help you get the party-perfect look


#5 Glossy lips and lids? YAAS!

Kiara Advani party makeup look

Move over glitter; gloss is the new makeup trend you’ve got to try this party season. With just a bit of gloss on your lips and lids, you can make this minimalist trend look glamorous and party-ready. Take this look for instance. A brown smokey eye and nude lips are too understated to qualify for a party look but add some gloss to it and it suddenly becomes classy and a bit sassy! It is pretty easy to get too. Cover your lids in a brown lip gloss or dab some clear lip balm on your lids, once you're done creating the smokey eye look. Next, apply a nude lip gloss and dab some liquid highlighter on the highest points of your face for and all-over luminous look.


#6 All things graphic and glam

Kiara Advani party makeup look

This great party makeup look is high on glam and oh-so dramatic. An artsy black liner, bold berry lips and highlighted cheekbones—what’s not to love about this look? For girls who are big on high-glam makeup, this party makeup look is their best bet. You can sport any graphic liner like batwing, elongated or the straight style (trust us, there is a range of options to choose from), but this floating winged liner has our hearts. It is easy to create and looks eccentric and edgy. All you need to do is draw your wing as you usually do and extend it inward along the crease of your upper lid. Leave it mid-way or go all the way to the inner corner, if you want a more daring look. Finish the look with a dark lip colour and lots of highlighters.


FAQs for Party Makeup

Kiara Advani party makeup look

Q. What makeup trends can I rock this party season?

A. The biggest makeup trends you can rock this party season are coloured liner, graphic liner, glossy lips and dewy base makeup. You can also try the winged eyeshadow, neon and blushadow trends.

Kiara Advani party makeup look

Q. How can I wear neon makeup for a party?

A. You can try the neon eyeshadow or opt for a lip shade in bright orange or fuchsia pink. Or, wear neon eyeliner or a touch of neon eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes for a more minimal take on the neon trend.

Kiara Advani party makeup look

Q. Should I go for a matte lip or a glossy lip for a party?

A. A shiny lip gloss in a beautiful nude or pink is an obvious choice for a party, but if you want a matte pout, pick a bold colour like red or pink for a wonderful party makeup look.

Kiara Advani party makeup look

Q. How can I keep my party makeup look simple?

A. Avoid using too many colours; more than two are a no-safe zone if you want your makeup to look subtle. Stick to nudes, mauves, pinks and browns for your eye makeup and lips but use some blush, mascara and highlighter for an understated yet glamorous party makeup look.

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