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A Subtle, But Super-Pretty Party Makeup Tutorial To Try This Weekend

Shimmery but understated.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Something became clear during a recent conversation with my fellow Fashionista editors: Plenty of us have our everyday makeup routine down to a science, but when it comes time for a party or special occasion of some kind and we want a little more of a lewk, we're uncertain. The obvious thing to do would be to reach for one of our favorite lipsticks, but anything beyond that seems daunting. Beauty blogger Cat Matthews is here to help with a "Glam Party Makeup!" video tutorial (you can tell it's a fun and adorable video because she uses both the word "glam" and an exclamation point in the title).

"I think this makeup would be perfect if you're going to a fancy dinner or party," she says of the look, a glimmery, warm smoky eye with bronze tones and a matte, pale-brown lip. Watch the full video above to see every step involved in getting it (hint: she relies mainly on her fingers — not complicated brushes —for the eye look), as well as the blogger's momentary freak-out when a rainbow appears outside her window. Adorable.

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