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10 fab ways to go glam: create your own sizzling red carpet look.

Whether it's a holiday bash or New Year's formal, this is the season to go Hollywood hot. We've got tips for glare makeup and big-night-out hair.

1 Be a golden girl Party on with precious metals--golds and bronzes are everywhere. To shine like Emily, our model on the left, line eyes (carefully!) with black liner super-close to your lashes. Follow just outside that line with a bronze-y liner (Rimmel Crystal Shimmer Shadow Pencil in Stardust, $6, drugstores). Next, use a bronze powder (Rimmel Metallic Stars Roller Shadow in Glitz'n'Glam, $6, drugstores) on lid and a gold shadow (Rimmel Metallic Stars Roller Shadow in Gold Star, $6, drugstores) to highlight brow bone. Lips get Luscious Cosmetics Lip Delites in Boca Raton ($17, lusciouscosmetics.com) for sheer shimmer.

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2 Go for the glow Get your skin radiant by smoothing on tinted moisturizer (Bourjois Happy Light Foundation, $20, bourjois.com). It gives you a pretty, natural finish.

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3 Bat big lashes Fake eyelashes are so fun! Apply a thin coat of mascara to your natural lashes (Revlon Lash Fantasy Mascara, $9, drugstores). Then, trim the lash strips to fit. We like Revlon Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear Eyelashes, $6, drugstores, because they stick on without glue. Place the strip at the inner corner of your eye, and press down as close to the lash line as possible. Finish with an extra coat of mascara.

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4 Splash color on lips Red lips aren't for everyone. But a touch of pinky/red is. That's why we love Bonne Bell Vita [Gloss.sub.2]O in Sheer Strawberry, ($3.50, drugstores). And, it has a yummy strawberry scent--perfect for mistletoe and the stroke of midnight.

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5 Pink and gray are perfect Lorac Sizzling Hot Eye Shadow Collection ($35, loraccosmetics. com) has three gorgeous shades. Line eyes with the steel gray, blend the pinky shadow up to the crease, and highlight just below the brow with glittery white.

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6 Shimmy down with shimmer A little goes a long way. Dirty Girl Shimmer Powder ($14, blueq.com) comes in a subtle golden shade with a powder puff to highlight shoulder, arms, temples and cheeks.

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7 Give hair some glitz This blingin' tiara ($12, Claire's) makes you a queen for a night. Lightly tease a section of hair on top, and brush sides into a ponytail. Push comb into hair at the crown of your head.

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8 Sport sparkly nails Our fave? The crimson-y Essie's Hot Commodity nail polish ($8, 1-800-232-1155). Before polishing, file q nails short and oval. No dragon-lady talons, please.

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9 Blot on some berry Pale skin can look seriously dramatic with a sheer blackberry lip hue (Clinique Glosswear in Black Honey, $13.50, department stores) and flushed-look blush. Moisturize, then rub Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in Flushed ($20, sephora.com) onto the apples of your cheeks. Blend well.

10 Pin it up Even a pulled-together look can be casual. No need to hide the bobby pins! Brush hair back at the top and sides, and pin. For more glamour, get rhinestone bobbies. Spritz with Head Games Stay Put Firm Hold Hairspray ($10, 1-800-456-9322) for extra hold.

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Q&A

I'll be toting a teeny bag to parties. What essentials should I pack?

The essentials no girl can leave home without? Lip gloss, extra bobby pins, a hair elastic and oil-blotting papers. Tiny mints or a pack of gum will keep your breath fresh (and your date's!) Bring extra cash (late-night diner run, anyone?) and your cell (you might need a curfew extension). Our best make-it-all-fit tip? Leave your bulky wallet at home, and just use the hair elastic to secure cash, your student ID card and must-brings, like your dance ticket. Party time!
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