9 Winter Beauty Trends To Be The Best Dressed At Every Party

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While Halloween kinda crept up on us this year, we’re not letting the same happen thing with the holiday season, and neither should you. After last year’s canceled Christmas, we have an abundance of holiday cheer to channel into killer beauty looks. Trust us, we don’t even know the meaning of minimal this season. We’re talking diamonte dripping lids, XXL glossy locks, and hues so bright, they’re blinding. Of course, not only will these looks be extra AF, they’ll be inspired by the beauty trends we saw on the red carpet, all over social media, and on the runway. Get your phone out STAT, because these looks are too good to miss.

1. Glitter & Diamonte Dripping Everything

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Nothing says “party” like a diamonte or glitter embellishment. Whether you slay a glitter lid or trial out the new viral Glitter Lip Kit, $20, that’s trending on TikTok, don’t be scared to go ALL in. We’re literally drooling over this look on Gen Z muse Dua Lipa, which looks stunning with her icy accessories.

PSA: When removing glitter makeup, take a rich cleansing oil or balm like our WISHFUL Clean Genie Cleansing Butter, $35, to melt away the glue and glitter, and remove any excess makeup residue.


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Embellished baby hairs will also make a comeback this holiday season. Although let’s be honest, they never really went anywhere, they were just on the backburner during lockdown.

2. The Versace Wing

It’s indisputable – this is THE look that stole Milan Fashion Week, which will guarantee you the title of “best, most on-trend beauty look” at any party you attend. We’re dubbing the look the ‘Versace Wing,’ which translates as a bright pop of color in an elongated, exaggerated wing. It’s eye-catching, bold, and it’s been seen on all your fave bombshells.

So what exactly is a Versace wing? A sharp and geometric oversized wing that extends to the tail end of the brow. It was created by makeup legend Dame Pat McGrath for the SS22 Versace show. Not only does it accentuate the eye but thanks to the angle, it lifts and snatches, too. Check out how to get the look here.

3. Poker-Straight, Sleek AF Locks

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When Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratakowski, and Kim Kardashian all repeatedly wear the same hairstyle over the course of two weeks, you can bet it’s going to be a BIG trend. The look in question is surprisingly low maintenance but expectedly sexy: poker straight, glossy AF locks.

If you don’t have rapunzel hair, just grab some XXL extensions. It’s the easiest way to recreate the style in seconds. Not experienced with extensions? Check out our extension guide.

4. Pearl Embellishment

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There’s something so luxurious and timeless about pearls, so naturally, they’re perfect for the holiday season. Oh, and the good news is: they’re SO on-trend. While the modern-day renaissance has been predominately within the jewelry space, pearls have also started blinging out the beauty sphere, and we’ve living for it.

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TBH, it makes total sense: after featuring on one iconic show, Euphoria, it was only a matter of time before Gen Z became obsessed and influenced the masses. Whether you slay pearl-dripping lid, nails, lids, or braids, we bet you’ll look a million dollars.

5. Y2K Butterfly Detailing

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Y2K (millenium) trends are experiencing a major revival and we’re lowkey into it, that was until low-rise miniskirts became a thing. The most recent trend to reemerge is Y2K butterflies led by girls like Dua Lipa, Lizzo, and Olivia Rodrigo.

From butterfly fashion to eyeshadow, easily the most approachable is butterfly clips, which are super fun and playful, so don’t take it too seriously. Just be sure to bring the sauce.

6. Graphic Liner Moments

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Graphic eyeliner is one of those beauty “trends” that never really goes away, it’s simply reimagined, and that’s one of the reasons why we love it so much. From asymmetric patterns to floating lines, and three-dimensional accents, there’s always room to be creative and create a new and unique perspective. And since “out-out” makeup is so IN, it’s the ideal time to have some fun. Grab a bright liner and start experimenting.

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We’re obsessed with this liner look created by MUA, Hindash. It radiates bad gal energy, which is what we’ll be channeling this party season.

7. Grunge Girl Glam

Speaking of bad girl energy… Grunge girl is one of those TikTok aesthetics that’s growing in popularity on the daily. It also makes for a very sexy party look. Think Kravis and Machine Gun Kelly X Megan Fox vibes, who are undoubtedly the hottest Hollywood foursome RN.

However you choose to rock the trend, just be sure to do it with ample amounts of attitude. Take Olivia Rodrigo as the perfect example: she’s wearing french couture and yet she manages to do it with a fierce edge.

8. Wet Locks

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Another sultry look that’s been all over the red carpet lately is wet locks. Of course, they’re fresh and sexy but they’re also the perfect style when you’re dealing with greasy tresses and don’t have time for a blow-dry. If anyone invites us to a mid-week party, you can bet this is the style we’ll be wearing.

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If you’re unsure about how to DIY the hairstyle, check out our wet-look hair guide here.

For more trends, check out these Gen Z you’ll actually want to wear.

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