Beauty

Striking Runway Looks to Inspire Your Holiday Hair and Makeup

It's that time of year…you know the one. For beauty lovers, it's akin to a second Halloween; the Holidays afford you the opportunity to play dress-up in bold colors and add a touch of sparkle in honor of celebration. For those of us who aren't subscribed to Michelle Phan's YouTube channel, we're looking for that easy add-on that says, "I made the effort for this party," without having to really make an effort. 

Good news, regardless of your beauty expertise, the Fall 2013 runways offered ample eye-catching options. Oscar de la Renta's look begged to be tried by the girl with little time. A touch of pale sparkle shadow and a deep, glossy red lip is a surefire bet and takes two minutes (or less) to apply. If you really want a "wow" factor, Chanel may be your go-to. The application of real glitter confetti coupled with a metallic liner outline might take some time to perfect—but it'll be worth it.

What else has us excited to sit in front of the makeup mirror before our next holiday fete? Bottega Veneta's 30s-inspired hair and matte face, replete with smoky brown shadow and a gorgeous berry lip. Dior's hot pink kisser paired with an icy metallic wing-tipped eye. Fendi's punk hair and purple-black mouth was bold and daring. Givenchy's faces were so feminine, so pretty — just a touch of clear gloss on the lips and a pinkish red shadow all over the eye area (that shocking head of neon hair definitely called for a simpler face). Check out all our faves below.

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