Sparkle On: Holiday Party Eye Shadow Picks

We’ll get straight to the point. You need to party, and your eyes need to dazzle like a Swarovski crystal.

Take your daytime look into the holiday party scene by adding a touch of gold eye shadow. Urban Decay in Baked will make your eyes gleam. Slightly deepen the outer edges with dark brown or a deeper golden shade like Twice Baked, add a hint of gold or bronze liner such as Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in 16 (gold) or 10L (copper), and to finish the look, add lots of black or brown mascara. (Baked Eyeshadow, $17 at

Be the star in the midnight sky using midnight blue and silvery glitter liner. Try Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette (Midnight Blue) and Too Faced Starry Eyed Liner in Silver Lining to get a shimmering “star” quality look to your lids. Then pour on the liner and mascara for a smoldering stare. $35, Smokey Eye Palette at

Add instant “candlelight” by dusting a light layer of Motives Paint Pot Mineral Eyeshadow in Allure along your cheekbones, brow bones, and the inner corner of your eye. This highlighting powder will light up your face with a soft, golden beige shimmer. Just right for a subtle look. $18.95 (

All eyes will be on you! Go get ’em!

Elaine Hamilton

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