beauty mark: shimmer and shine

the secret to wearing glitter makeup all holiday long.

by katie dickens

It's a safe bet that your social calendar is jam-packed with holiday bashes. Nothing is more celebratory then sparkly makeup--but let's keep it classy, party people. Because you're not trying to compete with the tinsel, pick your eyes, cheeks, or lips to get the glimmer treatment, says makeup artist Tina Turnbow. Here are some Turnbow's favorite ways to twinkle:

1. Sweep a golden or pearly powder along the tops of your cheekbones to make them stand out.

2. Layer a glittery lip gloss on top of your regular lipstick.

3. Instead of your regular liquid liner, use a glittery one and keep the rest of your face clean.

Click through the gallery to see our favorite holiday party-ready options.

Make Up For Ever Glitters in Midnight Glow Gun Metal - $15

WHY: This loose glitter is pretty versatile but it looks particularly great layered over a dark smoky eye.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Tonite Lights Glitter Dust - $32

WHY: If you prefer a light touch when it comes to your eye makeup, get into this sheer shimmery shadow.

Ardency Inn Punker Crystal Studs - $39

WHY: Sparkle isn't your thing? You can still add a glint to your eye with these badass studs.

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Merlot - $32

WHY: Purple lids look perfectly pretty but the color looks loads cooler when it has a foil-like finish.

Belmacz 24k Gold Leaf Eyeshadow in Stardust - $38

WHY: Have a metal moment with this coppery cream shadow infused with actual 24k gold leaf.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Electric Blue - $6.99

WHY: For an edgier take on the classic cat eye, trace your upper lash line with this subtly sparkly blue shadow and add a short flick at the end.

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick LIpcolor in Intense - $6.99

WHY: Do a festive version of Lorde's signature dark purple lip by going over it with a lustrous topcoat.

Chanel Mascara Gel Irise - $30

WHY: If there's ever an appropriate time for sparkling lashes, it's now. Layer this bronze-y mascara over your regular black one for fun fringe.

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pure Gold - $21.60

WHY: You can dazzle sans effort by simply slicking this golden gloss onto lips.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body - $29

WHY: The holidays might be fun but at this point your skin is probably pretty dull. Dust some of this shimmery powder over your face to bring it back to life.