With New Year’s Eve around the corner, most of us are probably looking forward to the plans that we have made for the night, whether be it partying with friends, watching the countdown fireworks or having dinner with family. In an ideal world, we would have already selected our outfit and accessories as well as having thoughts of the perfect makeup and hairstyle to go with it. Except that amidst the last-minute Christmas shopping and preparations, we have somehow conveniently forgotten about it. It’s only when we are 2 to 3 days away from the big day that realisation sets in and we start to panic.
After all, it’s not like we can recycle our Christmas outfits or makeup looks. Also, with a short period of time to prepare, getting a new outfit or coming up with a suitable makeup look might not be guaranteed. Asides from that, New Year’s Eve parties and events have a tendency of dragging on for hours, which can pose a challenge when it comes to ensuring that our makeup stays intact.
Thankfully, with the right know-how and makeup techniques, you will be able to usher in the New Year while looking absolutely flawless. Let us share with you 6 long staying New Year’s Eve makeup looks that will make you the ‘belle of the ball’.
Makeup Looks For A Rocking New Year’s Eve
If you are looking to get a smudge-free and sweat proof look that will have you looking like a glowing goddess at the end of the night – these are the makeup looks that you should try out along with the steps on how to achieve them:
For a great party look, try out metallic eyeshadows. They are bold, fun and a sexier transition from your usual everyday eyeshadow looks. If you are an eyeshadow newbie, opt for a shimmery, subtle shade such as pale pink, baby blue or light brown and apply it using a windshield wiper motion. Remember, less is always more. Apply a little bit of eyeshadow then slowly build on it to achieve your desired look. This will allow for better control and prevent you from looking like a panda. Whereas if you have more experience using eyeshadows, you can choose to don vivid and colourful shades such as bright red, neon yellows and tangerine orange. In addition, do make sure to put on an eyeshadow primer prior to applying your eyeshadow so as to allow your eyeshadow to last throughout the festive celebration.
Peachy Smooth Skin
Are red and swollen zits getting you down? If you have acne prone skin or are suffering from acne, the worst thing that you can do would be to go for foundations with an overly heavy formulation. This is because the foundation will sink into all these imperfections and blemishes, making them look even more obvious than before. Plus, with all the long hours, your foundation is bound to get cakey, hence ruining your makeup look for the night. As such, you are advised to use a foundation with a lightweight and medium coverage that glides onto the skin effortlessly and gives you the radiant glow of a peach. For extra staying power, apply a face primer on before putting your foundation and subsequently finish off with a setting spray to keep your makeup in place.
To stand out at dark, crowded New Year’s Eve parties, you should try to use a highlighter that comes with shimmering, pearlescent glitter. Shades such as champagne and or bronze flatter all skin tones and add a luminous glow to your skin that will have compliments flooding in all night long. A tip for applying highlight would be to make a ‘kissy’ face so that your cheekbones ‘pop out’ and then brush highlight along the lines of your face for that sun-kissed, bronzed glow.
Striking Cat Eye
While a classic cat eyeliner look may be a cult favourite, why not jazz up your look with a dramatic and striking version for New Year’s Eve? Throw aside your usual black and brown eyeliner and instead opt for mauve, electric blue, emerald green, and even pink eyeliner! For extra theatrical flair, you can draw thicker lines so as to let the pigmented colour pop. If you are an eyeliner beginner, make sure to get a pencil eyeliner as they are easier to control whereas seasoned eyeliner professionals can go for gel and or felt tip ones!
Sultry And Seductive Peepers
Keep all eyes on you by enhancing your peepers with long and voluminous eyelashes. To achieve this effect, simply apply a lengthening and volumizing mascara. Also, ensure that it’s waterproof to reduce the probability of it smudging during the night. Top it off with a mascara primer before applying mascara to amplify the staying power.
You can’t go wrong with a red lip on New Year’s Eve. The problem is how to achieve a perfect pout, of course! Dry, flaky lips overlined with too much lip liner can make you look like a clown, so be sure to exfoliate your lips the night before. This ensures a baby smooth pucker and allows for easier application. For long-lasting power, get a lip liner in a lighter and or similar shade to line your lips with prior to applying your scarlet red lipstick. Also, opt for something in a matte formulation for it to last the night and even through a kiss at midnight!