Holiday Party Makeup Cheat Sheet: What to Wear with Glittering Lips

Tiffany T Wire Hoop Earrings 
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Few things catch our eye quite like shimmering glitter—which is why we haven't stopped thinking about the blood-red sparkle-covered lips that makeup legend Pat McGrath created for Atelier Versace's Fall 2016 show since we saw models like Bella Hadid with them on the runway. Since the look isn't the most practical for office cubicles, we've had shimmering lips bookmarked until a moment feels right to break out the glitter. There's no better opportunity than upcoming holiday parties to try out an epically sparkly makeup look. Sure, you could just wear a sequined dress, but why not up the ante with a glittery pout? But pots of glitter aside, if you're making a loud statement with your lips doing the talking, what do you pair with the look that won't be distracting? We've rounded up every product and accessory you need to pull off the glittering lips makeup trend this holiday party season.

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Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick in Blood

Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick in Blood
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A highly-pigmented lipstick is the perfect canvas for glitter. Swipe on a deep oxblood shade before layering on crimson glitter for a cool ombré effect.

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Mehron Paradise AQ Glitter in Red

Mehron Paradise AQ Glitter in Red
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Eating lunch, drinking coffee, and fallout onto your clothes are a few reasons that glitter doesn't work at the office, but after hours we say the more sparkle, the better. Once you've applied your favorite red or wine-colored lipstick, pat on some shimmering flecks with your index finger.

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Colette Malouf Metal Morphosis Curved Barrette

Colette Malouf Metal Morphosis Curved Barrette
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Sleek, slicked back hair is the perfect accessory for lips that will be the talk of the party. Twist your strands into a low bun and clip in this sculptural barrette for extra detail.

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Redken Wind Blown 05

Redken Wind Blown 05
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The key to keeping your smooth hairstyle in place from cocktail hour to the dancefloor: A lot of hairspray. No matter how much you spritz, Redken's formula will lock your bun in place without leaving strands crunchy.

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Tiffany T Wire Hoop Earrings

Tiffany T Wire Hoop Earrings 
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When it comes to accessorizing, take a cue from the minimal approach you'll take with the rest of your makeup and keep things simple with a set of solid gold hoops.

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