It’s almost here! And what better way to bring in the New Year by doing so in style! Like most women, we love to get all glammed up, and it’s even better when we have the perfect excuse to in the form of New Years Eve! This year, make an impact with bold and beautiful colours and statement eyes or lips. Be inspired by party poppers, champagne and dazzling fireworks and work this in to create your perfect New Years Eve makeup look!
5 Chic & Easy New Years Makeup Looks
1. Red lips
There’s no secret as to why the classic red lip has never gone out of fashion. Bold and beautiful, a red lips exudes femininity and glamour. Perfect for evening wear, try a bold red lip for your New Years Eve makeup look and make a statement!
To create the perfect red lip, always always prep the lips first! Red lipstick is very unforgiving when it comes to making it perfectly even. You do not want dry lips or flaky skin, as this will cause your lipstick to shift and bleed. To make sure your lip stays on for the duration of New Years Eve (and past that midnight kiss!) be sure to exfoliate with a toothbrush or with a sugar lip scrub like Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub ($9.95)
Next, use a lip primer and coat the lips. This will give the lipstick something to ‘stick’ to and make sure it stays put all night. Next, take a lip liner in a shade similar to your lipstick and line the lips, staying close to the natural lip line. For extra staying power, fill the lips with the same pencil, as this will serve as a base for the lipstick and create a more fuller pout.
Take your red lipstick and apply using a lip brush. By using a lip brush, it gets rid of the possibility of uneven application and allows you to evenly coat the lips. Next, blot with a tissue and dab a tiny amount of clear gloss or Vaseline in the center for a lush pout!
2. Icy lids
New Years makeup calls for shimmery, dazzling eyes. The icy lid trend is perfect as it suits everyone! Not only does it look glam, but it also acts as a highlight and widens the eye giving you a fresh and awake appearance – perfect for all night partying!
This look is simple to achieve. Begin by prepping the lid with a makeup primer or concealer to make they eye-shadow budge proof. Next, take a neutral colour (a shade slightly darker than the skin) like a taupe or medium brown, and apply all over the eyelid, up into the crease. This adds a little more dimension to the eyes, especially when we will be using a highlight.
Next, take a pearl, silver or white shadow, or any colour with a pearlescent sheen. For more intensity, slightly wet the shadow before pressing onto the eyelid. Take the highlight into the inner-corner of the eyes and all over the lid, but not extending past the crease. You may want to add layers to achieve your desired intensity.
This looks best with lashings of mascara or a thin line of black eyeliner.
3. Golden eyes
Fresh spray tan?! Perfect! This look goes great with tan or olive complexions. But if you are a pale skin beauty, you can get on the gold trend too by opting for a rose gold or copper gold shade! Gold is a festive colour which makes it perfect for your New Years Eve makeup look. This will look especially sexy with a little black dress.
To begin, prep the lid with primer or concealer. Next, take a neutral shade and apply all over the lid and up into the crease. Next, take a medium brown shade and apply into the crease line, slightly smoking out. Apply your gold shadow using your finger by pressing onto the lid. Then take your eyeshadow brush and apply the shade to your lower lashine. For extra oompf, apply a dark brown eyeliner along the top lashline and the bottom lashline, along the waterline.
Finish with coatings of black mascara, and pair with a nude lip.
4. Glossy lips
There’s something sensual and high-glamour about a glossy lip. Easy to achieve, this look makes for a polished appearance. Avoid going too shiny though; this look is all about balance. The easiest way to achieve the perfect glossy lip is by selecting a clear or nude lip gloss.
To begin, start by prepping lips by using a lip scrub and then a coat of lip primer. Next, select a nude lip pencil and line the lips, filling them in. Next, this look is as easy as simply applying a high-shine lip gloss in your chosen shade. We recommend a long-lasting gloss such as Makeup Forever Super Lip Gloss (USD$17.00) Simply smooth the gloss directly onto the lips straight from the tube. For extra shine, mix your gloss with a shimmer powder!
5. Bronze cheeks
Bronzey, sun-kissed skin is always a flattering makeup look. This goes well as a New Years makeup look, adding a glowy, dewy look to the skin which picks up the party lights perfectly!
The trick is to select a bronzer which complements your natural skin tone. If you have a spray tan, then you may wish to opt for a shade darker than what you usually wear. The best way to choose the right bronzer is by seeking a professional at any makeup department store and let them decide on which tone will suit your skin.
Apply after you have done your foundation and eye makeup, as the amount of intensity will depend fully on your overall makeup look. Simply use a large fluffy brush and apply to the apples of the cheeks, sweeping it up and out toward the ear. Next, apply to the temples, hairline and jawline for an all-over sun-kissed glow. This New Years makeup look works perfectly with a bronze smokey eye.
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