A holiday event is an excuse to go wild with experimental glam. Here are a few gorgeous holiday party beauty looks to try

1. Scarlet style

Bold, rich red is the color of the season, whether's it's in stiletto boots, a floor-length gown or a flowing flannel scarf. Embrace the vivacious hue in your holiday party makeup with a bright red lip paired with a soft dusting of scarlet on eye lids. For lips, the secret to a perfect pout is properly exfoliating and moisturizing your lips beforehand - that creates an even surface for lip color that will stay on all night without smudging. As for eyes, red shadow can be shocking, but not when a soft, ethereal dusting of sparkly crimson shadow is applied just to the lash line or outer corners of the lids.

2. A Pop of Color

The holidays are always a good excuse to play with bold and glittery palettes.  "Pick color instead of all neutral monochromatic, but use it in a clean way, not the over-the-top '80s way," says Ta at Elle.

3. Victorian romance

Frills, ruffles and related Victorian-era flair another fashion trend that can be embraced in your holiday party beauty look. For hair, tease your crown and then gather strands into a low ponytail and secure with a black satin or silk ribbon. For makeup, go with a soft smoky eye accented by a rosy lip. The result is a soft and romantic look perfect for your holiday party.