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That’s amore: the RUSSH team’s favourite holiday beauty looks

Holiday spirit has well and truly gripped the RUSSH office, and no part induces greater conversation (or direct messages via Instagram) than our dream party beauty looks. Below, we break down our star mood board contenders, with notes to help you achieve the looks we're dreaming of for for the holidays.

Blue crush

Clean bronzed skin and a rich blue metallic eye go together as deliciously as rigatoni and parmesan, in our opinion. Work the Blitz Blue shade from the Pat Mcgrath Mothership Palette in Subliminal  across and around the eye, and finish with Astral White in the inner corners, accompanied by lashings of mascara. Pair with slicked hair and barely-there brows for a very chic, yet suitably dramatic, facial ensemble.

Green rhinestones

For those of us whose middle name might as well be ‘over the top’ (looking at you, Leos) a green winged rhinestone eye is just another night out, right? Easily done with a wash of Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid eyeshadow in Vivid Jade and a few hours to spare with some lash glue and rhinestones. For the ultimate cool factor, bronze up the cheeks, leave lips bare, tousle hair and leave loose.

Golden hour

Those more inclined to wing it (excuse the pun) need no more than a sheer base and a lick of Natasha Denona Chrome Crystal Liquid eyeshadow in Aubade to tie this look together. Apply on the inner corners and the outer third of the eye for an elongated, Birth Of Venus vibe. Brush up brows and apply a sheer balm to the lips and that’s amore.

Colour block

We understand that not all of us look as good as Kate does with a pink shadow and red lip. However we’d argue that, done minimally à la Moss, it can work for many. Apply a sheer wash of NARS Hardwired eyeshadow in Earthshine around the eye and build into the outer corners and socket for definition. Pair with your favourite neutral red lipstick and keep skin and brows clean.