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12.31.12

Look Awesome Tonight

Look Awesome Tonight

Some of our favorite beauty brand founders on how to get party-ready.

Ever wish you had a glam squad made up of all of the best beauty experts in the business over your shoulder before a holiday party? Read on, friend.

PREP SKIN
“Make sure your skin is freshly cleansed before you apply makeup. Start with a brightening mask, like the Vinoperfect Radiance Mask, to immediately boost brightness. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash. As a final step to your look, spray a final spritz of a toning spray, like our Beauty Elixir, to set the look and minimize pores.” – Mathilde Thomas, Caudalie

FAKE A TAN
“In just two to four hours, Somerville 360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes will give you a sun-kissed, streak-free glow that looks absolutely stunning against any little black party dress.” – Kate Somerville

GET LUMINOUS
“For that ‘I swallowed a lightbulb’ look, use my Tinted Beauty Balm. Powerful skincare ingredients keep your face aglow while power-peptide pigments cover imperfection and flaws.” – Jerrod Blandino, Too Faced

WEAR WINGED LINER
"For super chic winged liner try SEPHORA COLLECTION’s Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner in black. This ultra-pigmented liner helps you create strong, beautiful lines." – Gilbert Soliz, Sephora PRO

LASH IT UP
“For an evening out, add an extra coat of mascara.” – Carol Shaw, LORAC

GO FOR BOLD
“A quick swipe of Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick. For festive style, I recommend a high-impact shade like Icon, a classic red, and Riviera, a vibrant tangerine. I wore Riviera to a party recently and a man I didn't know told me excitedly: ‘More women should wear that!’ After bringing his wife over, she decided to buy it at Sephora the following day.” – Carisa Janes, Hourglass

DEFINE BROWS
“Clear brow gel instantly defines your brows and is easy to throw into any clutch or bag.” – Anastasia

TRY A PONY
“A high ponytail can look sleek and together but not fussy and overdone. And it doesn’t fall apart: it looks the same at the end of the night as it did at the beginning!” – Jimmy Paul, Bumble & bumble

TAKE IT WITH YOU
“Always in my bag: black mascara and tinted lip butter.” – Lena Korres

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