5 Holiday Makeup Risks Worth Taking

Emma Stone--Colored Shadow
Photo: Todd Williamson/WireImage; Courtesy of Physician’s Formula

5 Holiday Makeup Risks Worth Taking

01 of 05

Bright Blush

Beyonce-Bright Blush
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WHY WE LOVE IT Winter means less sun (and paler skin)-which is all the more reason to give your cheeks extra love. Layer blush on the apples of your cheeks, and blend it outwards along your temples for a festive, edgier look.
OUR FAVORITE Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum ($7, walgreens.com).

02 of 05

Opaque Lip Gloss

Hayden Panettiere-Opaque Lip Gloss
John Shearer/WireImage; Courtesy of Napperd

SPOTTED ON Hayden Panettiere
WHY WE LOVE IT A delicate swipe of lip gloss is all we normally recommend, but neatly layering it on can be surprisingly impactful-especially in barely-there nude and pink shades.
OUR FAVORITE Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil ($20, ulta.com).

03 of 05

Glittery Nail Polish

Mischa Barton-Glittery Nail Polish
Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; Courtesy of Rococo

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WHY WE LOVE IT Cherry, slate, and burgundy may be classic holiday staples, but what other time of the year can you get away with full-on sparkly polish without feeling like a 13-year-old girl?
OUR FAVORITE Rococo Glitter Nail Polish in Vayder ($16.50, spacenk.com).

04 of 05

False Eyelashes

Eva Longoria Parker-False Eyelashes
Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa; Courtesy of Lash Addiction

SPOTTED ON Eva Longoria Parker
WHY WE LOVE IT Once you get over the intimidation factor, falsies can be incredibly lush and fun. Go for a full strip rather than individual clusters for sexy, showgirl appeal.
OUR FAVORITE Lash Addiction Lashes in Sex Kitten ($6; lashaddiction.com).

05 of 05

Colored Shadow

Emma Stone--Colored Shadow
Todd Williamson/WireImage; Courtesy of Physician’s Formula

WHY WE LOVE IT At first we were skeptical, but all the celebrities we've seen in bold shadow have made believers out of us. Skip the heavy liner and go with a subtle wash of a bright hue for a daring look.
OUR FAVORITE Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips ($10, drugstore.com).

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