Hot-for-the-Holidays Makeup: De Noche a Dia

It’s that festive (and frantic!) time of year, with a steady stream of invitations to

after-work cocktails and weekend holiday parties! But no need to stress; mamita and celeb makeup artist Tia Dantzler shares how to transition your makeup from day to night -- so you'll have plenty of besos under the mistletoe!

"The quickest way to transform your look from day to night is to apply bold, matte lip color,” says Dantzler. Deep Bordeaux lips are in this season. And you can't go wrong with cherry red. To get this glam look, apply your lip color with a small retractable brush to capture a precise finish. Plus, with a brush you can control the color by layering: The more you apply, the deeper shade you'll get.

An eye-catching manicure always makes fiestas Navideñas brighter, and Dantzler loves the new line of nail polishes that have glitter infused in them. She suggests painting just one nail glitter glam for pop effect.

Para los ojos, Dantzler loves the “wet look.” And there are many new lines of eye shadows that offer it. “Always start with a primer for a lasting effect,” says Dantzler. “Olive skin looks great in coral hues, so looks for shades in golden pinks and creamy peaches.”

"To bring extra sparkle to your face, try a highlighter on your cheeks, a little shimmer on the bridge of your nose, and a dash on the inner corner of your eye,” offers Dantzler. Also, infuse your skin with color by blending in a powder bronzer.

And for the final festive look, Dantzler says, “we should all wear fake eyelashes!" Some are adorned with highlight effects, such as silver pearl drops or Swarovski crystals. Dantzler also recommends individual lashes. “Just pop two or three on the ends of your eyelashes for an easy, sexy pick-me up!”

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