CLASSIC RED LIP
Taylor Swift’s signature lip look gets points in our book for making the most impact with the least effort. Hunt down your perfect shade at Sephora, then apply, blot and reapply. It’ll last at least through your first two glasses of champagne.
COLORFUL SHIMMERY EYE
There’s no better night to get playful with your makeup, so ditch your go-to golden shadow for something more daring. Jessica Biel blends navy and periwinkle along her lash lines, plus a pop of shimmer in the inner corners for maximum impact.
Play up a pale complexion with romantic rose gold shades like Katy Perry. Her subtle flushed cheeks, perfectly polished lips and soft metallic eye (complemented by mile-long lashes) all add up to a sophisticated, radiant look.
Nothing says “sexy, mysterious stranger” like a Cleopatra-esque streak of kohl extended just past your lid. Ring your entire eye, waterline included, with black liner (as seen on Kristen Stewart), then keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum – though we recommend completing the look with sky-high heels and a bad-ass attitude.
The name says it all: This super-simple nail art look lets everyone know you’re taking the 2013 festivities seriously. Jennifer Hudson’s red-and-gold combo is a classic holiday color pairing, but feel free to experiment with a more unique combo.
DEEP WINE LIPS
If you’ve already mastered the red and hot pink lip and want to go even bolder, Anne Hathaway’s dramatic merlot pout is the one to try. It’s totally on-trend without losing any of its guy-hot appeal.
SMOKY CAT EYE
Clear space from your vanity (and about 20 minutes from your prep-time schedule), cue up a selection of YouTube instructional videos and get to work on the stunning eye effect seen here on Zoë Saldana. We promise it will all be worth it when you see the look on your boyfriend’s face!
GLITZY GOLD POLISH
Need a fail-safe option that goes with every skin tone and any outfit? Look no further than Amanda Seyfried’s solid-gold manicure. Even the most basic coat is as festive as a bottle of bubbly, but if you find yourself with free time, scour Pinterest for some killer ombré glitter looks.