It's Glam Time
Make your nails the life of the party every time you sip that martini with nail polish strips from Sally Hansen Salon Effects ($10) or Incoco ($11). There are festive holiday styles like snowflakes and candy cane stripes as well as metallic leopard and polka dots. Or try a crackle top coat like Farringdon gold crackle special effects top coat by Nails Inc. ($10) over your existing polish shade for a quick high wattage upgrade to your current color.
The eyes have it
Glitter eyeliner makes a special occasion party look easy to achieve. Get starry eyed with Urban Decay’s Heavy Duty Glitter Eyeliner ($18) -- in shades from silver to bright turquoise to make your eyes pop with color. For a more subdued look, try NARS Glitter pencil in Danceteria ($24), a peachy nude with tiny particles of gold glitter.
Sealed with a kiss
All those midnight kisses, not to mention drinks and dancing beforehand, mean you need a lipstick that will go past the midnight hour. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains ($7) make the grade with their long-lasting tint. For a glossy pout that won’t go away, paint your lips from nude to fuchsia with the wears like iron MAC ProLongwear lipglass line ($19).
Get your glow on
Give your décolleté and legs some sexy shimmer. Dust with a powder like LUSH’s Lustre ($15) with its tint of gold and light scent of reputed aphrodisiac jasmine. Like the idea of a lotion better? Just mix the powder into your favorite body lotion and you’re good to go.