OK maybe you’ll still get strange looks. But who cares? You are celebrating a FANTASTIC YEAR! WITH SPARKLE! Duh.
What are you guys doing for New Year’s Eve?
I haven’t figured it out yet…hopefully I do something cooler than watch the ball drop on TV and try to keep my eyes open til midnight…which is what I did last year.
This particular holiday has not been extremely fruitful for me in the past.
I went to Vegas a couple times which seems like the reasonable thing to do when you live an hour in a half away but it is pure MAYHEM. There are things my poor eyes have witnessed there that are burned into my memory forever. And even if I was feeling brave…
It’s definitely an activity better suited for a more single childless version of myself.
Whether I spend the evening at a celeb filled party in Beverly Hills (very likely..) or at my in-laws on the couch, I’m probably gonna look about the same. And it will probably include big hair and a whole lot of sequins. I gotsta take the opportunities when they come.
Will you join me!?
1. Line around the eye (in tear line) with a dark black eyeliner. I used SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner. I went into Sephora and literally tried every single black liner in the store on my hand to find the darkest black (I hate when black liners look gray) and the smoothest finish. This one beat out many that were twice the price or more.
2. Use a shimmery light color right on the middle of your lid below your crease. I used Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze you can apply this with a any medium shadow/concealer brush or your finger.
3. With the black liner make a semi circle in your crease right beneath your brow bone. Don’t worry too much about making it perfect (as you can see I did not) we will be blending it.
4. Using a black eye shadow (I used the one from the Lorac Pro Palette these just got back in stock! FINALLY!)and a small shadow brush blend the line at your crease and around your eye.
5. Take a light brown ( I used taupe from the Pro Palette) and a medium shadow brush and blend the edges. This gives everything a warm dimension and cuts the harshness,
6. Using a shimmery cream or white shadow (Nude from the Pro Palette) and a fluffy brush highlight your brow bone and the inside corner of your eye.
7. Fill those brows! No dark eye looks complete without some brow fillage. I used Anastasia Brow Duo in Ebony but you can also use the Pro Palette in Espresso (if your hair is dark if it’s light use Taupe)
8. I applied falsies and mascara. (tutorial for falsies here)
Glossed (NYX in Beige) , blushed (Urban Decay in Quickie), HACed and done!
BTW When you HAC you have options. You can wear foundation underneath, wear no foundation or wear a BB cream /tinted moisture. My recommendation is to always wear as little makeup as you need to get the result you are looking for. I OFTEN get in a habit of wearing foundation and put it on without even thinking about it. If your skin looks relatively even you don’t need it. A few blemishes can be covered separately with concealer. Always think before you apply a layer of makeup. Do I need this? Our beauty routines can be very habitual but if you are having a great skin day don’t cover it up for heaven sake! Let it shine!
So if you are still unsure, try HAC both ways and decide for yourself what you prefer.