Three beauty looks to get ready for the holiday party season

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9149_B1_rgb5(ARA) – With the season of soirees upon us, the ultimate look is needed to stand out among the crowd. Be your own makeup artist by trying these three looks from the pros.

* Smokey eyes by international makeup artist, Jemma Kidd.

Sweep a light highlighter shade over the whole lid to the browbone. Apply a dark shade along the lashline, blending up and outwards. Smudge eyeliner across upper and lower lashline; use black for ultra intensity. Finish off with dark, black mascara.

* Natural perfection by Petra Strand, makeup artist and creator of Pixi.

Switch to a base that is sheer and use a concealer for those areas that need extra help. Use a cheek gel with a transparent touch of color on the apples of the cheeks. Switch from full coverage lipsticks to a tint of color.

* Sophisticated glamour by celebrity makeup artist Napoleon Perdis.

Pick your favorite red and make sure to always apply lip liner. Dab some gloss only on the center of the pout, over lipstick. Use a neutral palette of taupe eye shadows for a seductive eye and never forget your mascara.

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