15 It-Girl Approved Holiday Beauty Looks

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15 It-Girl Approved Holiday Beauty Looks
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What is it about holiday season that makes so many of us revert to cliché ideas of what we should look like? Flouncy dresses, sequins, shimmery makeup, and “done” hair are all great if that’s truly your style, but if it’s not, you might be eager to stand out from the crowd.

Here, 15 It-girl approved holiday beauty looks to inspire you all season—from slept-in hair to orange lipstick.

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DJ Harley Viera-Newton kills a glossy orange-red lip, loose waves, and a pair of statement earrings.

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Alexa Chung's trick to pulling off a jeweled hair pin and sparkly statement earrings and not looking like a walking Christmas cliché? Barely-there makeup (read: skip the red lips.)

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A matte red lip looks chic as hell when paired with bare skin and slept-in hair rather than the expected glossy waves, as proven by Atlanta de Cadenet. Extra points for breaking out your choker and a killer fur.

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Not a red lips girl? Buck expectation and opt for bright orange lipstick like model Cate Underwood. 

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Buck expected holiday hair with a fun half-up topknot like Chiara Ferragni

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Chic: A slick updo and red lip like actress/DJ Alma Jodorowsky.

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A delicate jeweled headband looks ethereally chic with a messy low ponytail rather than a pageant-y updo.

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A deep berry lip and classic side-swept waves work for any holiday event, as proved by model Taylor Hill.

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So cool: Skip the gold shimmer and play with a electric blue shadow in the crease of your eye like Lupita Nyong'o.

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Lauren Conrad's holiday home run: Wavy bob, rosy cheeks, glossy lips, and a subtle cat eye.

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Try a deep wine lip like Dakota Johnson, which looks extra chic with a prim top or blouse.

Bella Hadid proves a slicked back bun and dewy skin can be super-sexy.

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Add one simple braid to the underside of loose waves.

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Sweep waves to one side like model Jamie King.

Head to your local salon or braid bar to get Stella McCartney's edgy style.

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