Perhaps it's the tradition, and rituals mark the season in general, but we tend to gravitate toward classic looks during the holidays: a simple red lip, for example, or an elegant updo. But with so many opportunities to primp on your agenda, why not mix it up with just a tweak or two? Here, we're rounding up fresh spins on some of these go-to getups.
Try a jewel tone like royal blue (pictured). Apply Stargazer Mascara (£3) in blue all over lashes. If you're not sure just apply at the roots - the hint of blue will make brown eyes pop. If you have blue eyes try gold mascara. Green eyes? Plum looks great.
… go minimalist with bobby pins. Whether you're simply clipping your hair out of your face or having fun with different designs, they're an easy (and thrifty!) way to embellish your 'do.
… try it in white. It's such a simple switch that takes the look from retro to modern. Try Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (£15) in Snow, and keep the rest of your hair and makeup clean to really let the liner stand out. (Skip mascara, too!)
Which is your favourite look of the bunch? Any fun looks planned for your parties ahead? Tell us in the comments below!