Molten metallic makeup is one of the hottest trends out there—and it's uber-flattering on everyone. What better place to road-test some head-turning looks than the holiday-party circuit this season? Makeup artist shows you five flashy ways to shine.

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Strike Gold

Layering is the key to creating 24-karat intensity with serious staying power, explains Garza. For an extreme gleam, top with . Use that same eyeshadow shade and an angled brush to craft a glittery cat-eye and set the look with .

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Red Hot

Dazzling crimson lips are designed for nights on the town. Garza suggests priming lips with concealer before slicking on to really make red pop. For a glittery twist, create a quick flick with .

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Luminescent Lids

Why limit yourself to one metallic when you can wear all of them at once? Create a scintillating smoky eye with . Start with the lightest shade (a steely champagne) and extend the pigment up to the brows. Then, add gold to the center for a high-watt highlight and copper through the crease and along the lower lash line for depth and dimension. The finishing touch: —a twinkling alternative to traditional nude.

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Berry Bombshell

Not quite ready for a full-throttle metal mouth? Tiptoe into the trend by mixing a shine-free shade (like ) with a brushed-metal bullet such as . To give a dark, dramatic lip an “unexpected glow,” outline your cupid’s bow using a damp liner brush dipped in gold shadow. Polish the look with a wash of bronze shadow on lids and clear gloss onto the outer corners of your eye to catch the light.

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Blue Steel

The only thing you need to pull off gunmetal lips: “Confidence!” says Garza. is as easy to wear as your go-to jeans. Use a swath of across lids, then glide through the crease with a skinny brush. Finish it with a natural blush to warm up cheeks even in the dead of winter.

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Photographer: Andrew Yee; Makeup Artist: Liset Garza; Wardobe Stylist: William Graper; Hair: Jeff Francis; Manicurist: Gina Edwards @ Kate Ryan Inc. using CHANEL Le Vernis; Art Director: Rebecca Kimmons; Beauty Director: Jennifer Tzeses; Producer: Hannah Kluckhohn; Production Assistant: Hannah Miller; Model: Alewya

Wardrobe: Elie Saab Crepe Georgette Velvet Dress, Available in store; Ariel Gordon Birthstone Charm Rings, ; Juan Carlos Obando Asymmetric Metallic Stretch Silk-blend Maxi Dress, ; Loewe Gold and Palladium-tone Earrings, ; By Malene Birger Milda Wrap Maxi dress, ; Ariel Gordon Birthstone Charm Rings, ; Roger Vivier Evening Box Mille Et Une Nuits, ; Isabel Marant Clary One-Shoulder Metallic Devoré-Chiffon Mini Dress; ; Maya Brenner Square Stacking Ring; ; Ariel Gordon Birthstone Charm Rings, ; Eddie Borgo Safety Chain Ring in 12k Gold Vermeil, ; Loewe Gold and Silver Tone Hoop Earrings, ; David Koma Metallic Lace Embroidered Crop Top, ; FRAME High Waisted D-Ring Pant in Navy, ; Justine Clenquet Gaia Gold Earrings, ; Justine Clenquet Eddie Hoops,