Ring in the New Year with new ideas for makeup that will light up your evening and rival the fireworks. Try these five makeup ideas to set the night on fire.
Shiny Red Lips
When you kick off the New Year with a bold new lip hue, keep the eyes simple to prevent looking overdone. Three coats of lush mascara and a dab of icy shadow should do it.
For a deep crimson lip, start with CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot, $6, and follow with an application of ShineBlast in Aglow, $7, both at drugstore.com.
Plump lashes without clumping with CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara, $7, drugstore.com.
Finally, neutralize any facial redness that would be accentuated by red lips when you smooth on a liquid foundation such as NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, $10, drugstore.com.
Vivid Pink Lips
Spring an element of surprise when you wear that LBD by opting for a dramatic pink lip instead of the expected red lip.
Tom Ford’s Violet Fatale, $48, is a pinkish violet shade that will accentuate the tone of pink lips. neimanmarcus.com.
Use black mascara on the top lashes only. Apply a navy liner to the eyes, and then press onto the lower lashline Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eye shadow in Emerveille, $36, chanel.com.
Finally, stroke highlighter along the cheekbones, nose and forehead to add a hint of light to the drama of these lips and eyes.
Moody tones that mirror your metallic dress will highlight your face and eyes.
Go with a bronzer one shade deeper than your complexion to add dimension and contour the forehead, cheeks and sides of the nose.
Add a few coats of mascara, and rim the entire eye in black kohl pencil. Smudge a brown gold shadow such as L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional in Autumn Leaves, $8, along the entire lid and blend a dab below the lower lashline. drugstore.com
Undereye concealer is essential when you are focusing attention on the eyes. Dab Fashion Fair Cosmetics Concealer in Cashew, $17, close the lashline and smooth it out toward the center of the face. fashionfair.com
Finally, keep the focus on the smoky eye, and go with nude lips and a touch of gloss.
This look is all eyes, eyebrows and perfect skin but little color.
Blend two shades of cream eye shadows along the lids: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique, a sparkly slate, and Fantasme, an icy white, $36 each, chanel.com
Use YSL Faux Cils mascara, $30, yslbeautyus.com, on lashes.
Add drama by extending eyebrows with The Make Up Store Tri Brow Color, $27, makeupstore.se
A sweep of Dior Bois De Rosebud, $42, sephora.com) keeps the look from coming off as too cold, while lightweight foundation and translucent powder will perfect your complexion.
Surprise them during winter months with an unexpected, fresh peach glow. Go for the pastel to give you soft, glowing skin, and emphasize lush lashes.
Try false lashes such as Make Up For Ever’s False Lashes in Didi, $15, sephora.com)
Cutting false lashes into three or four pieces makes them easier to attach and more flexible to wear than applying a full strip.
The perfect peachy color is yours when you smooth along your cheeks Laura Mercier Stain Spot in Peach Glaze, $20, lauramercier.com.
Give your lips a little shine with a neutral coat of NARS Lipgloss in Striptease, $24, narscosmetics.com)
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