Party season is in full swing. Whether you’re taking your revelry in-house or out on the town, we’ve got 6 after-hours looks and all the Hollywood inspiration you need to land the perfect makeup look.
From a date-night in to a party with your work crew, we’ve listed below the invite, the fashion look you’re working and the TV or film inspiration we reco as your makeup muse. (Who says television isn’t brain food?)
the invite: dinner party
the look: hot pink (extra points for a gown)
the inspo: American Horror Story
No doubt Lady Gaga’s dinner party menu might not appeal to everyone, but her makeup looks are always on point. Our favorite is the fuchsia gown with a vivid plum-pink lip. She cements the look the a shimmery gold eye, chiseled cheeks and a fierce cat-eye. Sure, it’s Gaga, but it’s also the holidays. We say, kill it.
the invite: dance all night
the look: sequins
the inspo: The Great Gatsby
While the movie is retro, the flapper style is evergreen. While you can get away with almost any riff on dark lids and an intensely vivid lip, our favorite spin is a metal gray smoky eye, a rich mulberry pout and sculpted cheekbones. Complement with sky-high lashes and a nice thick brow look.
the invite: office throw-down
the look: gold
the inspo: Empire
In the Empire world, it’s all gold, all the time. Unless you’re Cookie Lyon, you might want to use the shade as a subtle accent. Invest in a creamy shadow or liner that can be off-roaded for multiple uses: layered over a black cat-eye, patted on for shimmery metallic monochromatic lids, double-dutied as a dark smoky shadow, mixed into bronzer for a sculpted cheek.
the invite: Netflix and chill
the look: white silk
the inspo: Scandal
No one rocks the no-makeup makeup look like Olivia Pope, whose daily uniform ranges in color spectrum from white to white to white in various fabrications. For a “casual” night, channel her silky loungewear style with a luscious gloss with just a hint of hue and a soft smoky eye. After all, you only want to look as though you haven’t tried too hard. Accessorize with a nice Pinot.
the invite: #GNO
the look: pearls and pink
the inspo: Scream Queens
Any look inspired by pink champagne earns a ‘yes’ vote from us. Bold brows, check. A subtle smoky eye, uh-huh. Pastel-flushed cheeks? Got it. Bring the look home with a seriously intense bright pink lip in the bubble gummiest shade. Top it with a Barbie-inspired, faux fur jacket, gravity-defying heels and a VIP pass to wherever you want to be.
the invite: cocktails
the look: leather
the inspo: Jessica Jones
Whether you’re working the leather look head-to-toe a la superhero Jessica Jones or using it as an accent, update the bold red lip with contoured cheeks and a smoky eye in brights pops of candied shades. Think golds, melons and pinks that work perfectly with the ambient lighting of cocktail hour.
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