Party Like It’s 2020 We’re staying home this year, but our makeup looks are going all out.

January 11, 2021

Party Like It’s 2020 We’re staying home this year, but our makeup looks are going all out.

Party Like It’s 2020 We’re staying home this year, but our makeup looks are going all out.   By Taylore Glynn and Video By Tyler Joe Dec 7, 2020 It’s safe to say this holiday season won’t be a typical one. Between a pandemic in the midst of its third wave and a less-than-smooth presidential transition, attending a typical holiday party would be a sweet slice of normalcy we’re just not going to be granted this year. When you think about it—at least, when I think about it—half the fun of the obligatory office party or yuletide reunion is the season-specific glam: The glitter is flashier, the eyeshadow is smokier, and the lipsticks are bolder. All the beauty rules are blurred by snowflake flurries and the spilled applesauce next to the latkes.  Since we can’t indulge in the usual festivities this season, the Marie Claire team is fantasizing about crashing the most extravagant soirées in history—real and imaginary. Here, the makeup looks we’d wear to the parties of our dreams, with the help of a favorite new mascara. Welcome to our ultimate house party!  Taylore Glynn, Associate Beauty and Health Editor taylore glynn It’s me, the disco queen. House of Harlow x Revolve dress, $228. Nickho Rey earrings, $350. ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  The Party: Bianca Jagger’s 30th Birthday Bash Sure, I miss the joie de vivre of the typical holiday soirée: the obligatory red lipstick, tipsy hugging coworkers, and even battling over a cheap vibrator during a white-elephant exchange. But the one thing I’m longing for most this season—hell, every second of every passing day lately—is dancing. Like, the “jumping around under a frenetic strobe light while the bass rips through my chest and I’m covered in strangers’ sweat and screaming wordless screams” kind of dancing. And if there’s one party I know will satisfy that craving, it’s a disco at NYC’s legendary Studio 54, circa 1977. I mean, come on...the birthday girl rode on a white horse inside while Andy Warhol looked on. It was, to say the least, a vibe.  The Look: A hypothetical disco ball was my North Star for this makeup; anything that would glitter and shine in its reflection was fair game. Chunky gilded eyeshadow, bronzy blush, a bushy brow, and a few slicks of hot-pink lipstick captured the mood I was aiming for. Alexa, play “I Feel Love.”  Shop Taylore’s ’70s makeup: Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare IT Cosmetics sephora.com $39.50 shop it The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer The Sun Show Moisturizing Baked Bronzer Kosas nordstrom.com $34.00 shop it Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Nude Burn Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Nude Burn Maybelline New York amazon.com $5.98 shop it Brow Wow Duo Brow Powder Pencil and Tinted Gel + Refill Brow Wow Duo Brow Powder Pencil and Tinted Gel + Refill Marc Jacobs Beauty sephora.com $39.00 shop it Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Starlight Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Starlight Stila ulta.com $24.00 shop it Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense Chanel nordstrom.com $33.00 shop it Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara Hourglass sephora.com $29.00 shop it Backstage Glow Face Palette  Backstage Glow Face Palette Dior sephora.com $45.00 shop it Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine in Love Interest Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine in Love Interest Pat McGrath Labs sephora.com $36.00 shop it ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  Chelsea Hall, Assistant Beauty and Fashion Editor chelsea hall, dressed as harlem nights One night in Harlem. BHLDN shrug (shop similar), $200. Lara Heems earrings, $227. The Party: Friday Night at Club Sugar Ray Right now, I wish I were experiencing a lavish night out at the fictional but fabulous Club Sugar Ray from the 1989 film Harlem Nights. Despite the tension surrounding the club throughout the movie (due to the ongoing feud between Sugar Ray and rival club owner Bugsy Calhoune), the 1930s speakeasy was the place to be in Harlem. It was swarming with immaculately dressed patrons in upscale fashion: tailored suits, floor-length gowns, feathered necklines, and elaborate headdresses.  ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  The Look: My inspiration? The subtle smoky eye and bold red lip worn by Calhoune’s mistress, Dominique La Rue (played by actress Jasmine Guy), when she meets up with Sugar Ray’s adopted son in an effort to seduce him. For my take, I combined shimmering gold and mahogany shadows to create a fresh smoky eye and added a dramatic wine-colored lip.  Shop Chelsea’s 1930s look: Vitamin Enriched Eye Base Vitamin Enriched Eye Base Bobbi Brown sephora.com $54.00 shop it Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer Fenty Beauty by Rihanna sephora.com $26.00 shop it Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow Laura Mercier sephora.com $39.00 shop it Cocoa Contour Contouring and Highlighting Palette Cocoa Contour Contouring and Highlighting Palette Too Faced ulta.com $44.00 shop it Mega Mothership: Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette Mega Mothership: Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette Pat McGrath Labs sephora.com $78.00 shop it Eye Kohl in Smolder Eye Kohl in Smolder MAC Cosmetics nordstrom.com $16.15 shop it Diamond Glow Liquid Shadow Diamond Glow Liquid Shadow Aleiyah B Cosmetics aleiyahbcosmetics.com $13.50 shop it Brow Wiz Brow Wiz Anastasia Beverly Hills sephora.com $23.00 shop it Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Make Love to the Camera Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Make Love to the Camera MAC Cosmetics ulta.com $24.00 shop it ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  Tatjana Freund, Beauty Assistant euphoria The kids are alright. All clothing editor's own. The Party: Euphoria’s Homecoming Dance It’s no secret that this year has been, to be blunt, the worst. The only party I really want to go to is one where I’d be able to fully destress, without worrying about looking perfect or playing it low-key. The Euphoria homecoming dance is exactly that kind of party: glitter-heavy looks to die for, some NSFW fun, and, perhaps best of all, high school drama instead of real-world drama. I’m swapping a champagne flute for a champagne bottle and throwing on some eye crystals. There’s no such thing as overdoing it.  ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  The Look: Anyone who binged Euphoria can tell you that Maddy Perez, cheerleader and deliverer of sassy lines and snide comments, is iconic. She’s a scene stealer for everything from her attitude to her outfits to her beauty looks. There are no no-makeup makeup looks here; she goes hard, whether that’s bedazzling her eyes with chains and crystals or shaping winged eyeliner so sharp, it could cut you. The look I created was a mix-and-match of some of her best work: floating liner, cat-eyes, and of course jewels.  Shop Tatjana’s bedazzled look: Sculpt & Glow Palette in Fair Sculpt & Glow Palette in Fair Vanity Makeup vanitymakeup.com $39.00 shop it Ambient Lighting Blush Collection in At Night Ambient Lighting Blush Collection in At Night Hourglass sephora.com $40.00 shop it Eye-Dentify Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Punk  Eye-Dentify Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Punk Haus Laboratories amazon.com $17.10 shop it Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner L'Oréal ulta.com $10.99 shop it Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette Huda Beauty sephora.com $67.00 shop it Individual Crystal Face Jewels Individual Crystal Face Jewels Colourpop colourpop.com $5.00 shop it Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara Hourglass sephora.com $29.00 shop it Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in Cream and Sugar Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil in Cream and Sugar Marc Jacobs Beauty sephora.com $26.00 shop it Semi-Matte Lipstick in Peach Please Semi-Matte Lipstick in Peach Please Mented Cosmetics mentedcosmetics.com $16.50 shop it ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW  Wanyi Jiang, Design Director batman returns Meow. 16Arlington dress, $1,300. Mounser earrings, $180. The Party: Batman Returns’s Masquerade Ball I’ve always loved this masked affair, when Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and Bruce Wayne (Batman) show up to the party sans costume. The implication is that their masks are actually their human selves and the way people see them is their disguise—not unlike my makeup’s effect. It has a very sparkling, festive, dark irony to it, which is exactly my personality.  The Look: Would “feline wiles” suffice? Obviously, I was influenced by Michelle Pfeiffer’s makeup in the soirée scene, which paired classic neutrals with a bold red lip. The eyes needed to be as catlike as possible and involved extended eyeliner at both the inner and outer corners.  Shop Wanyi’s sultry makeup: Maifanshi Moisture Foundation Maifanshi Moisture Foundation Koh Gen Do dermstore.com $77.00 shop it Natural Lighting Powder  Natural Lighting Powder Koh Gen Do sephora.com $58.00 shop it The Sculpting Contour Powder  The Sculpting Contour Powder Kevyn Aucoin sephora.com $44.00 shop it Everyday Eyeshadow Palette Everyday Eyeshadow Palette Mented Cosmetics mentedcosmetics.com $28.00 shop it Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pat McGrath Labs sephora.com $32.00 shop it Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Seduction Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Seduction Pat McGrath Labs sephora.com $125.00 shop it Luxe Cream Palettes Luxe Cream Palettes Danessa Myricks Beauty danessamyricksbeauty.com $44.00 shop it The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Cerise The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Cerise Kevyn Aucoin amazon.com $6.98 shop it Rouge Pur Couture the Slim Matte Lipstick in Rouge Paradoxe Rouge Pur Couture the Slim Matte Lipstick in Rouge Paradoxe Yves Saint Laurent sephora.com $39.00 shop it


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