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Party make-up inspiration

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You've found the perfect party dress, bought your evening bag, even planned your up-do, now all you need is the perfect beauty look to steal the show. Lacking ideas? We've done the hard work for you, and gathered together the best party-perfect make-up from the red carpet for you to pore over. From dramatically deep plum lips, to eye make-up that sparkles and shimmers, your party season prep starts here...

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    A deep red lip is the perfect companion to a party dress.

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    Beyonce's trio of metallic shadows and nude lip is uber glamorous.

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    Match your lipstick to your dress like Ashley Greene.

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    Pair black eye-liner with a subtle shimmery shadow around the eyes, like Blake Lively.

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    Bryce Dallas Howard uses deep blue and navy shadow to starting effect.

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    Wearing your hair up for a big do? Play up your eyes with shimmery grey shadows, like Busy Phillips.

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    Camilla Belle adds white eye-liner for a bold, graphic look.

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    Cheryl Cole's glamorous Victoria Beckham gown is complemented by huge false lashes, a pale pink lip, and a shimmery smoky eye.

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    What to wear with an elegant tuxedo , like Dakota Johnson? A pale brown, glossy shade on the lip, and warming orange around the eyes.

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    Dianna Agron teams strong brows with bold, brown tones around the eyes.

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    A lesson in old-Hollywood glamour from Dita Von Teese.

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    Go girly for a party like Emma Stone, with a shimmery pink shadow and lipstick.

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    Glittery purple shadow like Evan Rachel Wood's was made for the dancefloor.

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    Felicity Jones' metallic eyes are bang on trend for autumn/winter.

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    Channel a seventies disco vibe like Georgia May Jagger with a kaleidoscope of colours around the eye.

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    Be bold with a slick of turquoise eyeliner, like Gwen Stefani.

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    Working this season's fetish trend, like Jessica Stam? Opt for a deep burgundy lip and subtle eye make-up.

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    Wearing a sequin party dress? Make like Jessica Szohr - keep the lips simple, but emphasize the eye with metallic shades.

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    You can get away with bold lips and eyes for the party season, especially with a classic pillar box red lipstick.

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    Party season is the perfect time to experiment with bright eye shadow - Katy Perry makes a shimmery blue look chic.

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    Can't muster the courage to do an entire bold eye? Just add a slick of bright eye-liner to your look, like Kelly Rowland.

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    We love Kerry Washington silver eyes and beige lip gloss.

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    Kristen Stewart's purple cat eye is elegant yet seductive.

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    For an edgier party look, wear a bright pink lipstick like it-girl Mary Charteris.

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    Michelle William's goes for gold, with warm shades on her eyes and a peach lip.

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    Nicole Richie's silvery-blue eye shadow is lined with thick kohl for added drama.

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    Wear a retro flick of black eye liner with a cocktail dress, as shown by Olivia Wilde.

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    Go all-out with the back eye liner like Rachel McAdams for a glamorous, gothic look.

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    A deep berry lipstick like Rooney Mara's doesn't need much to stand out - just a coat of mascara and you're party-ready.

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    Try a shimmery lilac eye like Selita Ebanks with a feminine, strapless frock.