If you're a beauty aficionado, you likely plan your makeup for a holiday party well in advance. Are still stumped on achieving a festive look that isn't your standard red lipstick and cat eye (yawn)? Then behold the magic that is the double cut crease.
In this video, YouTube makeup artist NikkieTutorials shows off an ultrashimmery look using the Instagram-famous technique. Using a variety of blending brushes and eye shadows, Nikkie creates two wing-like lines on her lids and then fills them in with smoky matte and shimmer shadows. To prevent getting sparkles on her face and clothing, she uses a potent glitter eyeliner on her lids (instead of a powder formula) and leaves it to dry.
To complete the brilliant style, she dresses her pout in a velvet purple lipstick to really make it pop. If you're not ready to take on this showstopping shade, that's OK: what we love most about this makeup look is that it is incredibly compatible with nude, pink, and red lip hues. Pull out your brushes and keep on watching to get inspired for your next holiday party!