Naughty Or Nice: Holiday Beauty Tips From Celebrity Makeup Artist Erica Gonzalez

So we gave you tips on how to get that sweet holiday look all you good girls were after, but now it's time to pay homage to those naughtly little holiday vixens who need a few tips on how to nail their makeup. We've tapped celebrity makeup artist Erica Gonzalez again to give us all the sexy little deets. Check out Erica's tips in our naughty Q&A below:

So Erica, what colors/textures are going to be big for this sexy holiday season beauty wise?

Emerald Greens are really trending right now. I recommend trying emerald green eyeliner. Silver or gold eyeshadows are always big for the festive holiday season too. And as an added bonus to make your look pop, be sure to add glitter for a festive dazzling touch on a smoky eye or even on lips. Try the L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Double Extend Eye Illuminator in Black Emerald ($9). For silver, I love CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Silver Spark ($8). You'll get a high-pigment, intense pencil eye liner with a smudger on the other end for easy blending.

Great ideas! What should we play up for a sexy, nighttime holiday look?  Lips, eyes? OK to do both?

It's better to pick one - lips or eyes.  If you go with a smoky eye, try nude lips. If you want to play up your lips, try a classic cat eye, paired with a classic red lip. I love red lip! It's such a festive color for the holidays. Matte lip textures are trending right now, but if you have hesitations to go for a matte lip, choose a sheer color like Nars Sheer Lipstick in Flamenco ($26). It will be a flattering color and great for kissing under the mistletoe. I also really like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25) - a combination of a lipstick and a lip pencil.  It's a highly pigmented rich stick which provides a matte, creamy finish that will not dry out the lips.

And what look should we do for eyes?

We can't forget about the eyes! I love bold eyeliner.  It works for any sexy holiday look. My favorite beauty trend is lining the rims of the eyes with a MAC Kohl Pencil in Smolder ($16). Smudge the liner to create a smoky effect and the look is instantly sexy. Use waterproof liner like Makeup Forever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow ($23) on the top lash line to create a cat eye for the perfect winged liner.

How do we step our makeup game up from the ordinary to extraordinary?  Any simple tricks?

A great way to boost your look is with pumped up lashes! What better way to enhance your beauty with long, lush lashes? Want shimmery lips? Place glitter in the middle of your lower lip for extra dimension and shine! Try Makeup For Ever Diamond Powder ($25).

Great tricks! Any shades or techniques to avoid?

We know it's the season of reds, greens and golds, but just don't overdo it! You can still wear a green eyeliner and wear a red lipstick. The trick to pulling off the holiday color combo is letting the statement lip be the focus. Be sure the dark green eyeliner or eyeshadow is applied close to the lash line for a soft -- not dramatic -- effect. The keyword here is subtle. The green tint should only be obvious close up. Chose an orange-based red lipstick, which will compliment a gold cream shadow as well.

And what celebrity inspiration do you think of for a naughty, holiday vixen look?

Definitely Katy Perry. She is not afraid to be bold and daring with her makeup, so there's always tons of inspiration both color and style wise to take from her.

Thanks Erica! Using any of these expert tips? Let us know with a note below!

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