Skip the smoky eye, and go gold this holiday season! Our beauty director, Kahlana Barfield, teamed up with Birchbox editor, Mollie Chen, to bring you this shimmery, yet subtle new holiday party look that relies on gold and copper hues to make the ultimate statement. “The makeup looks so much more natural than a smoky eye for those girls who don’t want to go all out,” says Barfield. Substitute black eyeliner for navy blue or dark green to set the look together. “It just gives you the impact, but it’s a little more unexpected than black,” she says. Watch the video above for the full beauty breakdown, and then head over to the InStyle Holiday shop on Birchbox.com to shop all of the beauty favorites featured in the videos and more of our editor-tested essentials.

Plus, get 15% off your purchase of $60 or more on any full-size products in the InStyle Holiday Shop on Birchbox.com, using the code BBINSTYLE15 at checkout through January 15. Happy shopping!

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Offer Terms & Conditions: Spend $60 or more on full-size products in the InStyle Holiday Shop at birchbox.com/instyle and receive a 15% discount on your order when you enter code ‘BBINSTYLE15′ during the checkout process. Offer valid through January 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Please note that offer is only valid on purchases of full-size products, and can only be used once. Discount cannot be applied to subscription orders and may not be combined with any other offers.