Holiday parties, New Years' parties, office parties—the season is packed with festivities. To help you keep up, we’re sharing our favorite holiday party look, one that transitions from office party to after party so you can be merry all through the night.
A flawless foundation.
The key to foundation is one that does the heavy lifting without feeling heavy. Clinique’s Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 does just that. This dermatologist-developed foundation has 24-hour wear, moderate coverage, and is engineered with BetterFlex Technology. That means more even skin all day—while you forget you’re even wearing it. To apply: First, dot around your face. Then, starting at the center, blend outward. Wherever you need more, you can always add more; the formula is buildable, has a natural finish, and is sweat and humidity resistant.
Cue the concealer.
With foundation that lasts all day, all you need is a concealer to amp up the look by adding just a little more coverage to take you from day to night. Our pick? Even Better All-Over Concealer. A lightweight, full-coverage concealer, it conceals dark circles and dark spots, blurs imperfections, and instantly corrects. Formulated with Vitamin C to help visibly brighten your skin, hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump fine, dry lines, and caffeine to help energize skin. To apply: Use the wand with its doe foot applicator to apply concealer to desired areas. Then use the blurring sponge with a patting motion (stippling) to blend seamlessly into skin. Apply under eye area or use wherever you need to spot conceal.
Your best brows.
Nothing says party-ready like well-groomed brows, and what better tool than the Quickliner For Brows Eyebrow Pencil. This ultra-fine pencil creates perfectly defined, natural-looking brows with color that lasts all day. It’s also water resistant and resists sweat and humidity, so you can give those dance moves your full attention. To apply: Fill any sparse areas and strengthen the brow, starting at the head. Next, fill in at the bottom of the arch. Finish off by extending the ends of each brow to a point.
Take all the drama out of applying a dramatic liquid liner look with the High Impact Easy Liquid Eyeliner. Its mistake-proof pen and 24-hour smudge and budge-resistant formula helps to create a clean line in one steady sweep. To apply: For a clean, thick line, let the brush do the work for you by laying it flat against the outer corner of your lash line and draw in towards the center. Use the narrow tip of the pen for a thinner line.
Instantly lift, curl, and lengthen your natural lashes with High Impact Zero Gravity Mascara. Wears for 24 hours so you apply during the morning and let it carry you through the night. To apply: Wiggle the curved side of the brush through the lashes. Repeat to build. For optimal effect, briefly press and hold convex side of brush against lashes. Let dry completely before applying additional coats. Lasts through the party, but removes easily with warm water.
Cheek Pop is perfect for all-day wear, and its buildable formula makes it ideal for any touch-ups needed at night. To apply: Using the side of your blush brush, take a small amount of product and gently dab it onto the apples of your cheeks, blending upward toward your cheekbones and temples to really lift and brighten the color of your face.
A touch of lip color.
Complete your daytime look with Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. With its sheer coverage and soft-shine finish, it’s perfect for daytime wear, and can be worn alone or under any lip color. The viral Black Honey shade is famous for its ability to flatter all skin tones with a your-lips-but-better look. To apply: The balm-like texture makes it easily buildable. Simply layer once for a natural look.
Now it’s time to dim the lights and up the highlights. To transition to a nighttime look, apply the Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight over your daytime makeup to give you all the added shine with none of the oil. To apply: Apply the stick directly to the high points of your face and gently blend with your fingers. This includes the tops of your cheekbones, right under your eyebrows, and a small amount on the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow.
Nighttime lip look.
Amp up your nighttime makeup look with a bold lip. Designed with your Even Better foundation shade in mind, Clinique Pop Reds features seven custom-fit red lip shades proven to match your Even Better foundation shades. You can also use our Virtual Try-On tool to see Clinique Pop Reds on you, right on your phone. To apply: For long-lasting color, apply one layer of lip color. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess (that doesn’t stick to the lip liner base). Apply a second layer of lip color.