Three NYE makeup looks to get you through the party season.
All That Glitters
For the girl or guy who loves glitter, there is no better time to wear it than during the festive season. While all that glitters is not gold, our go-to glitter eye look is both...
1). Our favourite golden eye shadow is the Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow by Bobbi Brown- it is sheer and easy to apply, making your eyes sparkle whilst not being too OTT. Priced at £17 it’s a great single purchase to upgrade your NYE makeup look.
2). If you prefer more depth to your eyes and more of a shimmer than a shine, the Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess palette is a must-have. Though more of an investment (Priced at £40), the versatility of the shades in this palette mean that it can be applied lightly for a glowing every-day look, or used to deepen up a night-time eye, and it’s small and compact packaging means it’s perfect to throw in your bag for when you want to do both.
3). The Mac Gold Pigment (£16.50) is best for if you want to achieve more of an intense glitter- effect. The fine pigment is gorgeous true gold shade and can be layered to give an almost foil-like metallic look. It is also a beautiful highlighter when applied sparingly.
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Charlotte Tilbury showing you how to get the perfect Golden Goddess look
NYE is the perfect occasion for a striking red lip... but really, when isn’t? A red lip is perfect for the last-minute outfit panic as it can dress-up any look and worn with all-black for some seriously Coco Chanel vibes. Our favourites are:
1). Of course, the iconic Coco Chanel in the shade ‘Coco’ (£31) - which is supposed to be a universally flattering colour.
2). Mac in the shade ‘Ruby Woo’ (£17.50) - another gorgeous ‘true red’ with a long-lasting matte finish.
3). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in 'Patsy Red' (£28) - a more chocolatey-red which works beautifully with deeper skin tones or for those who prefer a more muted red lip.
4). And for those of you aiming to lock lips at midnight- we’ve got you covered: The Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat (£16.50) is a shimmery lip coat designed to keep your colour in place all night (Kiss proof!)
The clock strikes Midnight
It’s cold and dark outside, and sometimes, dressing for the occasion means dressing for the season too. A dark and sultry look is the ultimately sexy understatement...so if the dark side is for you, here’s what you might need:
1). For a feline cat eye: The L’Oreal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Eyeliner in black (£8.99) is gorgeously inky and the thin wand makes it easy to apply.
2). For a beautiful mixture of dark matte and shimmering shadows, we recommend the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eye Quattro Palette in the shade Notorious (£53).
While a black shadow look can be hard to master, the sophisticated catwalk-inspired outcome is a sure payoff, and if it turns out a little too intense, don’t be afraid to warm it up using your bronzer.
Words by Chloe Charalambous
Graphics by Katie Janes