There are two good weekends of parties between now and the holidays. And what goes better with booze, latkes and yule log than a good face? Holiday makeup can reflect the dress (black tie, festive, dressy casuals) and the mood (cocktails, potluck, sit-down). Faux lashes are the accessory of the winter -- "like a great handbag or a great pair of shoes," says Mark Edio, Shu Uemura principal makeup artist. "It's instant drama without having to be overly dramatic."

-- Janelle Erlichman Diamond

For the glammy holiday party: Drawing Pencils for eyes in brown and black ($18 each), Rouge 4 Balance #273 lipstick ($20), Pressed Eye Shadow Palette in Aurora Pearl ($65) and White Feather False Eyelashes ($20), at Shu Uemura counters, Nordstrom Pentagon City, 1400 S. Hayes St., Arlington. (Makeup by Mark Edio.)For the sophisticated holiday party: Kohl shaper for eyes in Black Honey ($15.50), Smudgesicle in Cocoa Pearl ($12.50), High Impact mascara in Black Honey ($13.50), Shimmering Tones Powder in Shimmering Berries ($26.50), Colour Surge Lip Lacquer High Shine Sheers in New Rain ($16), Almost Lipstick in Black Honey ($14), at Clinique counters, Hecht's or the frou-frou holiday party: Cils a Cils mascara in brun ($24) with Les Quatre Ombres eye shadow in Golden Eyes ($55), at Chanel counters, Saks Fifth Avenue and the rockin' holiday party: Midnight Shimmer Powder ($50), Midnight Eye Mania shadows ($55), eyeshadow #1 ($23.50), Midnight Lip Shimmer ($26), at Giorgio Armani counters, Saks Fifth Avenue. (Makeup by Tim Quinn.)