27 of the best party looks for every occassion

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    We all love make-up. And we certainly love a good party. So when the two come together, it’s like an explosion of creativity that just has to be had. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together 27 of the best party looks for every occasion. From red carpet glamour, to off-duty models, there’s a look that’ll work for you.

    If eyes are generally your focus, give your go-to a twist by using a different colour. A purple smokey eye looks amazing against green eyes, and a wash of orange over your whole lid will grab anyone’s attention. Classics always work a treat too. So if you’re after an old Hollywood look, team your favourite liquid eyeliner with the best red lipstick for your skin tone. And if you want to try something completely new, take your eyeshadow from your eyes to your temples. A sweep of pink on the side of your face will give you a kooky vibe with just enough softness to make it look modern.

    If lips are your go-to thing, you’re in luck, because when it comes to colours, there are no rules. Work a dark, romantic berry lip, keeping everything else bare. A touch of highlighter on your cheekbones and just below your brow will be enough. And if you need to give your face a boost of energy, try a bright orange lipstick or fuchsia lipgloss. You’ll be surprised at how much a swipe of lippie can change your whole look.

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    Whether you’re in the market for a sultry look, searching for a sweet, demure style to meet the parents or want to amp up the drama with something punchy, we’ve got you covered. There’s even the perfect hairstyle to match each one.

    Scroll through to find the best party look for every occasion.

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