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

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If you can believe it, the holidays are just weeks away — and with them come a slew of parties celebrating the season. These festivities, of course, call for some glam moments — however, ultra-glittery lids aren't a fit for everyone, especially those who lean more towards polished and mature approach to makeup. Thankfully, there's no shortage of celebrities (not to mention, 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. You'll definitely want a page out of these ladies' books.

A red and green look with all the trimmings doesn't quite fit your personal beauty aesthetic? Don't sweat it. Despite the abundance of such makeup looks on your social media feeds and overtly festive product launches popping up all over, there are plenty of dialed-down ideas to pull inspiration from, too. For your upcoming events, why not try the glam smoky eye J.Lo loves to wear on the red carpet, or embrace color with Elizabeth Banks' playful pink lipstick?

Start clicking through for plenty of beauty inspiration for holiday occasions, both upscale and relaxed, and the products you'll need to nail the celeb-loved looks.

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