Whilst we’re getting set to celebrate New Year’s Eve, these tips for makeup that goes the distance are perfect for any party-night, or day, when you need to look fabulous from the start to whenever the finish happens to be.
After chatting to some key makeup artists, along with people who are required to look fabulous for a living, we’ve shortlisted our hit list.
Back to basics – Miracle Complexion Sponge + Primer
Starting with freshly cleansed skin, always start your base makeup with primer. A primer not only creates a super smooth base but adds extra staying power. We apply our primer using a Miracle Complexion Sponge.
We love: Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer – it’s velvety texture feels so luxurious to wear and it’s especially great for day time with an SPF30.
You won’t blend in, but your makeup will with Blend & Blur – Foundation + All Over
If you haven’t tried this new range from Real Techniques… DO IT NOW! The rounded, oval heads are super soft and blend products beautifully. Use the Foundation Brush to blend your foundation using small circular motions until flawlessness is reflected back. Start with a little less product than you’d use with your regular sponge or brush, because the tapered bristle ends provide exceptional product payoff so you use less. Bonus!
We love: MAC Lightful – a light tinted cream foundation with radiance booster just perfect for summer.
Discover the power of powder!
Sure you want to shine, but only in all the right places. Use a dusting of loose or pressed powder across the forehead and down the centre of the face onto the chin. This will eliminate shine, as well as help set your base makeup so it just stays put. Want to feel entirely indulgent and old-school movie star? Then try using the Real Techniques PowerBleu Kabuki – it is the definition of luxe.
We love: Bare Minerals Bare Pro – pressed mineral powder
The cornerstone to every look! Tint and tame brows using 1000HOUR Instant Brow mascara! Instant Brows leave your eyebrows looking natural by adding colour and brow depth, while the light gel base tames and sets for perfect shape. The bonus is that it is long lasting. Your eyebrows will be ready to party the night away.
Also try: 1000HOUR Instant Brow Clear – if you already tint your brows and don’t want to add extra colour, tame and set with the Clear version.
Throw some shade
Get sassy with your eye shadow this New Year’s Eve – it’s a fantastic and fun way to glam up your look. Add a contemporary twist to the classic smokey eye using a flat base shadow teamed with a shimmer or glitter contour. Or go for colour – just remember the shades should complement each other.
Apply with ease using the EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo. This perfect pair really does all the work for you to shade, blend and create beautiful definition. Use the shade brush for applying your base colours and highlighting your brow bone, and the blend brush is ideal for flawlessly blending those accent colours.
We love: Profusion Eye Palette – Glam for its great base shades, plus some awesome colour pops all in one.
Lash it up!
Add some WOW factor to finish off your evening look with 1000 Hour Black Vogue Lashes. These revolutionary lashes help intensify and add depth to your eyes and complete your look with dazzling effect.
Will they last? You bet they will. These flash lashes can last up to three days… but the question is, can you?
One last quick tip to see out the year – not only are these little Mini Erasers perfect for cleaning up makeup mishaps before you head out for the night – they are the perfect tiny size to pop in your purse for any through-the-night makeup freshen-ups.
Now get set to party the night (and day) away knowing your look will last as long as you can.
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