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Dealing with dry skin definitely sucks, but winter isn’t a total beauty routine-ruiner. Now that you’re way less likely to sweat off all your makeup, it’s an ideal time to experiment with your all your shadow and liner—and if you’re looking for inspiration, this is the perfect place to start. Check out these amazing winter eye makeup ideas straight from the red carpet, and get to experimenting!
This is possibly the easiest holiday eye makeup look of all time. Use a gold cream shadow, like Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Karat ($28, bobbibrowncosmetics.com), to line and highlight the inner corners of your eyes like Kim Kardashian.
Experimenting with eye makeup colors doesn’t mean going straight up neon blue. For those that are total slaves to their nude shadow palettes, maroon is an easy and subtle way to step outside the box. Pair it with a glossy rose lip just like Julianne Moore.
Your classic black eye pencil never fails. Use Dakota Johnson has inspo and grab a kohl liner like Maybelline Master Kajal by EyeStudio Cream Kohl Liner ($6, drugstore.com) to create a sexy, stark eyeliner look.
We’ve seen enough pale pink jackets this winter to know that pastels aren’t put away once winter hits. The same goes for beauty. Brush a light lavender shadow over your lids, blending to the crease, to re-create this Natalie Dormer look.
Metallic silver eyeliner definitely takes the standard cat-eye to the next level. Use a brush and a liquid formula to get a precise line similar to Lupita Nyong’o. It’s a statement, so keep the lips and cheeks relatively glitter-free.
Update charcoal grey shadow with a metallic liner on the bottom lash line and in the inner corners. Be sure to take a note from Ciara and groom your brows and opt for a matte rose lips.
A glossy lip and a brown smokey eye is one of our all-time favorite combinations, and Eva Longoria aces the look.
When sparkly shadow doesn’t appeal to you, there’s one backup plan that never fails. The cat-eye, that along with her red lipstick, has become a staple for Dita Von Teese. No one does it better.
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