NYE Makeup

As promised, I have used my new Tarteist Pro palette to create a quick and easy, New Years Eve makeup look that, while being on the more natural side, still includes color and glitter. Because this look is meant to be a more natural alternative for those new to makeup or who do not like heavy looks, there is no contouring or highlighting and emphasis is put mainly on the eyes. I find that sometimes going the lighter route can look effortless and classic. Of course, if you’re ready to get glammed up, you can always highlight to your hearts content or add a bold lip guaranteed to get you that New Years kiss. So lets begin!

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Start with a fresh face, lightly cleansed, moisturized and primed. ALWAYS moisturized. Not only will your skin feel and look better, but it acts as an extra barrier between the skin and the makeup.

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Next do your typical foundation/concealer routine. Lately I have been more inclined to just use concealer because it provides amble coverage while not feeling heavy. I use Maybeline Fit Me concealer in the the shade 20 ‘Sand Sable’ for my undereyes. The orange of this shade helps to conceal my purple undereye skin. For blemishes, the shade 15 ‘Fair Clair’ matches my true skin tone.

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Use a dampened beauty blender to blend it all in.

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Before I powder I like to prime my eyes. I do this before hand because then it has time to dry and the powder will set it even more to ensure maximum stay.

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For powder I use NYX ‘Don’t Fret It, Set It’fullsizeoutput_ebf

And for brows, I find that in going for a natural look, a tinted brow gel is the way to go. Here I used the Maybelline ‘Brow Drama’ in soft brown.

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For this look, I used shades from the Tarteist Pro palette, but any similar shades will work fine. The colors I used reminded me  of a peacocks feathers which inspired the look and also went with the deep purple dress I plan on wearing tomorrow evening. I began by putting the peachy brown shade, ‘bold,’ all over my lid, leaving some space between my brow bone and my eyebrow.

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On top of that shade, I took the beautiful reflective green, ‘trendy,’ and blended it all over my lid, stopping at the crease to emphasize the layering of the two colors.

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I then took the deep purple color, ‘drama,’ and using an angled brush, blended that into my inner corner and crease. Make sure that this blends into the green to create a gradient from one color to the next rather than a strict color block.

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To highlight my brow bone I used the color ‘vintage’ a very light pink. I blended the top of ‘bold’ in with ‘vintage’ to again create a gradient.

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Now my lighting is terrible here, but together the colors should almost bleed into each other. If they don’t,  take a clean fluffy brush and continue to blend the shadows together.

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After curling my lashes, I applied the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. Because I wanted this look to be more low maintenance and quick, I opted out of liner and simply used this mascara to create the illusion of a thick lash line.

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I hope you all feel lovely and glam this New Years!

xo Em

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