BAM! Party perfect. Now get out there and make merry.
Just don’t forget to ditch the white strips.
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Jenn Mapp Bressan blogs about capsule wardrobes, personal style and funny fashion stuff at MappCraft | Tiny Closet, Tons of Style. There’s still time to create a holiday capsule so you can look festive #AF for the rest of the season. Here’s how: MappCraft | Tiny Closet Holiday Survival Guide.
10. Party Clutch
This bag only needs to be big enough to fit your phone, credit cards and lippy. Metallic is recommended but if you have a cute and semi clean cosmetic case – make it work.
Try: INC International Concepts Evie Clutch
9. Red Lip
I don’t want to hear about how you don’t wear red lipstick. There is a red lip for every skin tone. Ask the girl at Ulta to help. Now put it on. Go to party. Look festive.
Try: Armani Lip Maestro – Drama Red 407
5. Impact Accessory
Chandelier earrings, statement necklace or an arm full of bling bangles: Pick one and be done. If you chose bangles, take them off until you complete steps #6 - #7
Try:Stella & Dot Gala Statement Necklace
Using a small makeup brush, tap iridescent highlight powder on the inner arch of both eyebrows, down the bridge of your nose, on top of lip and over cheekbones. Brilliant!
Try: Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
It’s 11AM on a Thursday in mid December and your husband calls to remind you that his company holiday party (that he never told you about) is tonight at 6PM.
Do not panic. With this easy to execute holiday party preparedness plan you’ll emerge from your office bathroom looking festive #AF in fifteen minutes flat.
Dress made out of Parachutes Huge Hit at Walking Dead Premiere!
4. Peep Toe + Polish
Silver, bronze or gold – doesn’t matter. Metallic is a neutral. In a true party emergency, opt for a peep toe and use your polish to fake a pedicure on the exposed toes only. Hey – it will do.
Try: Imagine Vince Camuto Pavi Slingback Platform Peep Toe Pumps + OPI Big Apple Red Nail Laquer
6. Liquid Eyeliner
Take this next step very slowly. Using a light hand, draw a line of dots from mid lid to end. Connect the dots. Now draw a small line upwards from top of upper lash lash line. Draw another line from lower lash line and meet top line at tip to create a triangle. Fill in the triangle with eyeliner. MEOW.
Try:Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen
7. Fake Lashes
Fake lashes are hands down amazing for elevating your party eye game. First, remove fake lashes from pack and use your desk scissors trim if necessary. Dot lash glue along edge of fake lashes. Wait 15 seconds. Lightly place far end of fake lash on top of natural lash. Press lightly. Repeat on other side. Repeat on other eye. Don’t worry, the glue dries clear.
Try:Ardell Eyelashes Starter Kit
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