The Best Holiday Party Picks

You’ve got a million and one things to do, and between Christmas shopping, booking flights, and enjoying all that the season has to offer, you haven’t had time to think about what to wear to your holiday parties. Luckily, with just a few products, you can look pulled together fast. Focus on a standout beauty statement (like a bold manicure or a bright lip) and you can get ready in a hurry. See below for our prettiest party picks.

For a shiny manicure that lasts all season long:

Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer, $25,


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Gel manicures have been trendy this year, but they can wreck havoc on your nails once removed. Try an at-home “gel” manicure like this one from Dior. It lasts longer than traditional polishes and doesn’t have to be specially removed. This formula provides mirror-like shine in one coat. It’ll take you through holiday party season in style.

To show off a show-stopping manicure:

Ariella Collection Boxed Oval Cocktail Ring, $58,


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What better way to show off a manicure than with an oversized ring? This ruby ring can be worn year-round, but the bright color makes it especially seasonal this time of year. Pair it with an equally bright red mani, or show it off with a contrasting dark burgundy color.

For a classic red lip:

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Pin Up, $16,


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Embrace the season’s most wearable shade–red–with a classic red lip that can take you from work to an after-hours holiday event. Keep it office-friendly with a matte finish, and line your lips in a nude pencil to prevent bleeding or smudging.