3 Makeup Looks to Rock This New Year’s Eve

Ring in the new year with your best makeup look yet

Words by Sarah Jane Lanagan
December 28th, 2016

Red lips, vampy smokey eyes and everything in between – the runways are a constant source of inspiration for anyone who wants to experiment with their makeup, and what better time to try something different than heading into the new year? Whether you’re dressing up, or keeping it casual, these looks will have you looking party ready in no time.


The Romanticist

This soft, whimsical look is as ladylike as they come, combining dewy skin, a smudged hazy liner and feathery lashes. To begin, start by prepping skin with an illuminating primer, and then dot concealer where needed for a fresh finish. Use a kohl pencil to line the upper lid and blend outwards to create a flick, adding natural lashes for a feathery finish. Use a delicate pink on the lips and then, using the same lip colour, tap a small amount onto the cheeks for a subtle glow. Finish off with a spritz of makeup fixing spray to set everything in place.

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The Jewel Thief

Give your smokey eye a little edge by adding a shimmering, jewel toned accent shade such as emerald, sapphire or ruby. To achieve this look, prep skin using a light, liquid foundation for a fresh finish, adding an eye primer over lids to allow for easier blending. Create your flick on both top and bottom lids using a slanted brush and then blend outwards to create a smokey eye using a black shadow. Tap the accent colour onto the centre of lids and add mascara for definition. Keep the lips and cheeks natural to allow your eyes to take centre stage.

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The Kate Moss

Who says you can’t have a strong eye and lip? The key, as ever, is to balance them and also, play with texture as seen on the Monique Lhuillier runway where a cream sheen smokey eye was teamed with a matte red lip. Once you have your base set, line eyes with a black kohl liner, allowing it to melt into lashes. Blend a deep, espresso shade of cream shadow from the lashes outwards to the socket line, brush up brows using a gel and then add plenty of mascara for a punky feel. To create a long lasting lip colour, start by lining them first to create the shape and then apply your matte colour, blot and apply a second coat to give added depth to the shade.

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*This post was originally published in December 2015.