Holiday Party Makeup

This fun and festive look is perfect for the holiday season. The addition of glitter makes this ideal for wearing to all your holiday parties and gatherings including a perfect Halloween Angel, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. No matter which holiday you choose to wear this glamorous to you are sure to capture the attention of everyone around you.



  • Stila Prime Pot – Caramel   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #67 or 99   (Amazon)
  • Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow # 171   (Amazon)
  • Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow # 112  (Amazon)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Deep Damson
  • *optional: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil # 17L   (Amazon)
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner – Ivy Shimmer Ink   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L.A Splash Glitter Glue    (eBay)
  • MAC Reflects Gold Pigment   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Ardell 301 Eyelashes   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Palladio Liquid Eyeliner Black Shimmer   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Make Up For Ever Lipstick #34   (Amazon)


Inexpensive Alternatives:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – “Pixie Dust”  (coming soon)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – “Cupcake”   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – “Bitten”   (coming soon)
  • NYX Lipstick – “Gardenia” (Amazon)

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I love it Marlena! the green and pink combination its a classic. And, I really want to ask you if you can do a look with Burgundy lips for christmas because is the color of the season :) Thank u so much for all your tutorials.

Hey Marlena! I was wondering what shade color are you using for the neutrogena foundation it looks great and would love to try it! Also what shade color are you in mac foundation? It looks like we can be the same want to make sure thanks :)

So pretty and can’t wait to wear it to my next holiday party! Keep these bright & colorful, yet somehow super wearable, looking coming :D

Another great tutorial! I wish I had the courage to wear something so bright!

In any rate, I thought you’d like to know you have a very young fan! I am 5 almost 6 months pregnant with my first child, who is a little girl, and every time I watch your videos she kicks! :)

Just try it! I felt the same way but after I did it once… Well that was it!!! Once in a while if the occasion calls for it… Lots of fun!

Love the look, but not so much for the ‘holidays’. Maybe spring time! Looking gorgeous as always Marlena!

Hi,Marlena.I love your tutorials.I need your help.

1. What is the difference between MAC Ruby Woo lipstick and MAC Russian Red lipstick?
2.What is your favourite Nars blush for fair skin?


As always–LOVE IT! Even though, as a young mom, I often go “fresh faced” I absolutely love watching your videos and have loved them since the beginning! It has been so fun to grow with you. You are such a beautiful woman and I love how you own it, and always have imo! You are so fantastic and when I find the time to put on make up I often ask myself, “What would Marlena do?”

Love this look. I, too, am a fan of brighter colors. I usually only do them for fun occasions or the holidays. Thank you for all you share with us, Marlena! <3

unfortunately this look makes you look like you have spent the whole day crying… Hardly festive. Would you consider doing another look?

Hi Makeup Geek team, i want to congratulate whoever is doing the video editing, i really like the music in the background (specially the one in the metallic smokey eye video), also at the end of this video here i love the make up geek pink logo, very pretty. Thank you for making us feel very special muggies! ;) love it! xo Ligia, NJ

omg i love it but im jelous because i cnt were black on my water line so if u guys (or u ) have any tips for me that would be great =]

I purchased mine at an ULTA Cosmetics store..not sure if u have this by where u live..if u don’t u can purchase it on their website……

I’ve looked at the Ulta as well as LA Splash websites and don’t see it. Is it actually called GLITTER GLUE? I’m gonna try a trip to my ULTA today …

Beautiful. Marlena you are so pretty. I really love this look. Can you tell me the best false eyelashes to wear for ever day look that looks natural for work, church . I used to have long eyelashes and now I’m in my 50 ‘s they want even stay curler up when I use my curler. To me that was my best feature. I am going to start wearing false eyelashes. I don’t have a choice. Can you tell me the ones that would be natural? Thanks for the answer and also all you do for us ladies & men. I have learned a lot from you. Thanks

Hello Marlena,

I was wondering when will you be doing tutorials using your eyeshawdo stater kit????


hey marlena have you tried the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau foundation? I am really considering That or lancome teint idole I’ve tried makeup forever hd but it just sits on top of my skin and looks cakey (for lack of a better word) and just doesn’t blend so I need a foundation that will really blend in to the skin well. I’m looking for that holy grail foundation :) lol I guess we all are… Thanks much

I cant find this glitter glue anywhere. The link for ebay comes up empty. Tried ulta and no success there. Neither LA splash website. Sigh. Can anyone help?

HI Marlena! I am a Filipina, married to an American and currently living in South Korea. I love your video make up tutorials. It’s nice, clean and beautiful. I wanted to imitate some of your looks but couldn’t find make up here like MAC,Sephora,NARS,MAKe up Forever etc..How can I purchase some of the make up that you use? and the brushes too..Anyway keep up the good work and more power to you.

At first I didn’t like this but now I am obsessed with it. I have tried it with some of my own colors. I used Essence “Dance all Night” instead of the glitter glue and loose shadow which is beautiful and works as a good dupe. Love this look, of course it looks much better on Marlena!