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Parties, Soirées & More: Here Are 8 Praise-Worthy Cocktail Makeup Looks

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Party time? Get decked to the nines with the perfect cocktail makeup look. From barely-there makeup to smouldering smokey eyes, here’s some ‘glam-spiration’ for you!
Parties, Soirées & More: Here Are 8 Praise-Worthy Cocktail Makeup Looks

When your usual day proffers only a few windows to enjoy fun outings, you must grab the opportunity as it arrives. Special occasions are the perfect excuse to carefully look through our makeup collection – our minds already mimicking a Pinterest scroll-through of fun, pretty cocktail makeup looks. Want yours to be a conversation starter? Here are 8 Nykaa-approved cocktail party makeup looks to get your cocktail party makeup routine started.

1. Classic Red Lip

Perched elegantly on the outskirts of the makeup comfort zone, the classic red lip and winged liner combo can always help you sail through a casual party evening. Just a few swipes of rich red lipstick can instantly add a touch of glam to your look. The best part? One can always execute this look on a bare face or a simple base. That’s the power of a red lip!

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2. ‘Clean Girl’ No-Makeup Makeup

Running late to a cocktail party? There’s no need to be fazed. Favoured by the likes of Hailey Bieber and Sofia Richie, the ‘clean girl’ makeup trend can easily morph into a cocktail makeup look in no time, and it barely takes two to three products! Massage a skin tint for medium coverage. Offer your skin a dewy glow with a cream blush and finish it off with quick coats of mascara.

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3. Dramatic Smokey Eyes

When we think of timeless cocktail party eye makeup looks, a smokey eyeshadow look is what our minds conjure up. There are multiple levels at which one can easily achieve this quintessential look. Scribbling the lash lines with a kajal pencil and smudging them with an eyeshadow brush is a quick option. If you fancy some drama, coat the entire lid with a black eyeshadow and diffuse it with a cool-toned brown eyeshadow.

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4. Vibrant Inner Corner

Want to bring colour to your cocktail glam makeup look? The easiest yet fun way to achieve it is by adding a sunny dash of yellow eyeshadow to the inner corners. Leave the rest of the lids bare (primed, but) and end the minimalistic look with a lengthening mascara to bolster your colourful eye makeup look.

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5. Subtle Blue Eyeshadow With Mauve Lips

While there are no rules when it comes to experimenting with colours, this mauve and cobalt blue eye and lip makeup speaks to brown-skin beauties. For a pigmented, opaque finish to the eyes, use a matte eyeshadow stick in a deep, cobalt blue, and set it with a translucent powder to help the colour last longer. For a beautiful skin tone-friendly pout, go for a mauve liquid lipstick.

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6. Peachy Monochrome

A monochromatic makeup look is an easy way to achieve a full glam cocktail makeup look. Peach tones suit a wide shade range and are great for spring or summertime cocktail parties. If you’re looking for tones that seamlessly blend into the skin yet give subtle colour, this cocktail party makeup look should be added to your moodboard.

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7. Fresh-Face Glam

If you’re unsure about your cocktail party makeup look, this fresh-face glam makeup will go with everything! It has all the bearings of a cocktail glam look. Subtle contour and blush, champagne shimmer eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss, all atop a medium-to-full coverage foundation (which can also be swapped with a tinted BB cream for a lightweight base).

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8. Faux Freckles and Blush

Faux freckles are all the rage right now! It adds a youthful, femme touch to any minimal makeup look, and is really easy to create. Take an eyebrow pencil with a fine nib that’s either auburn or ashy brown to match the natural colour of freckles and begin dotting the face across the cheeks, right below the under eyes and the bridge of the nose. Allow it a few moments to settle and go over it with a matte powder blush.

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Now it’s your turn to be quite the guest in attendance. Planning to make an entrance with your friends? Be sure to bookmark this article for your next makeover get-together.

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