7 Holiday Makeup Ideas For Women Over 40 That Nail Polished Party Glamour

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As the holidays fast approach, inspiration abounds when it comes to how you should deck yourself out for the party-packed season. But let's face it: An ultra-glittery eye that's borderline blinding isn't a fit for everyone, especially when you'd prefer a more polished and mature approach. Thankfully, there's no shortage of celebrities (and their supremely talented makeup artists) dreaming up looks that are not only red carpet-worthy, but also ideal holiday makeup ideas for women over 40. Take cue from these classy ladies.

So a red and green beauty look with all the trimmings isn't your idea of a perfect holiday party vibe? Not to worry. Despite the abundance of such looks on your social media feeds and overtly festive product launches popping up all over, there are plenty of dialed-down looks to pull inspiration from, too — if you know where to search. A prime place to start is the expansive body of work that celebrity artists are constantly creating, from the glam smoky eye J.Lo rocked this week to Rose Byrne's neutral monochromatic look.

Start clicking through for no shortage of beauty inspo for holiday occasions upscale and relaxed, and the products you'll need to nail the celeb-loved looks.

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