new years makeup ideas
Smoky Cat Eye
. When a slick of liquid liner seems too severe, make like Pam Grier and opt for a softer cat eye using grayscale eye shadow and an angled brush. A few coats of mascara finish the look purrfectly.
. Channel Cher and accent your cheekbones by way of a shimmering bronzer and blush combo. To nail the 70sinspired vibe without looking overly madeup make sure to blend evenly.
. A former Studio 54 regular, Jerry Hall knows a thing or two about standing out in a crowd. Take a cue from this patron saint of party girls everywhere and layer your lids with shades of gold and bronze.
Loads Of Lashes
. Not blessed with Diana Rosss smoldering stare? No problem. All you need is a set of fluffy falsies for your top lashes, mascara for your bottom lashes and a swipe of liquid eyeliner. Voil
. The key to copying Debbie Harrys perfect pout is to layer Start with a lipliner to keep color in place, fill in with a lipstick in your fave shade of crimson and finish with a dab of gloss.
SHINY RED LIPS
. EYES Three coats of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara $7; drugstore.com plump lashes without leaving them clumpy. LIPS CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot with ShineBlast in Aglow $6 and $7; drugstore.com leaves lips moist, shiny, and fully coated in deep crimson. FINISHING TOUCH Red lipstick will bring out any other inflammation in your faceblemishes, veins and capillaries included. Create a smooth, even canvas by sweeping on a liquid formula like
. If youre wearing a metallic dress like Kerry Washington, why not highlight your face and eyes with similar moody tones? Thats exactly what her makeup artist Sam Fine did here. A warm, bronzey canvas was his starting point I always choose bronzer one shade deeper than the complexion to add dimension. I love to contour the forehead, cheeks and sides of the nose.
PEACHY GLOW AND LUSH LASHES
. You dont need pounds of makeup to make a statement. In fact, pastels are a fresh, unexpected choice during winter months. Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis, who created this look for Olivia Wilde, says she went for soft glowing skin and amazing eyelashes.
. Red lips are are the obvious choice with LDBs. Makeup artist Hugh Vanngo added an element of surprise by giving Camilla Belle a striking pink lip. Camilla is always open to play with makeup, he says.
FROST AND ICE
. I wanted Carey to really stand out, her makeup artist Georgie Eisdell told us. I wanted it to be all eyes, eyebrows and perfect skinbut minimal color. A wash of lightweight foundation and a dusting of translucent powder perfected Mulligans complexion.
Repurposed Plastic Spoon
. Use a plastic spoon to easily apply mascara on your bottom lashes without getting any on the skin under your eyes. It also helps you to accomplish a much thicker coat.
Blush For Your Face Type
. In order to apply blush where it will be most flattering on you, first determine your face shape. Blush not only adds color, but also contours and defines your cheek bones. The way you apply your blush can accentuate your best features and also soften those that are perhaps too prominent.
Scotch Tape Eye Stencil
. This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if youre going for a more daring look such as the cat eye. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes.
. The placement of highlights is very important when trying to create naturally beautiful eye makeup. Your lighter colors whites, creams, and pearls should be applied in the inner corners, the middle of the eye, and just under your brow bone. Apply your lightest colors first, and then move on to your darker shades.
How To Fix Clumpy Mascara
. Lets face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, dont pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; youre basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster.Although mascara should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, I use to replace mine much sooner just because it dries out so fast and creates undesirable results. But
. Use a baby toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. To really get the job done, you can make a homemade lip exfoliate with sugar and coconut oil, or easier but not as effective, cover your lips in lip balm or petroleum jelly before scrubbing.
Make The Best Of Your Eye Shape
. As important as your color choices are, the placement of your shadows and liners is just as critical; you can create just about any illusion that you want. With careful placement, you can make your eyes appear wider, closer set, more prominent, deeper set, etc. Determine what shape of eyes you have, and then accentuate them accordingly.
Make Eyes Appear Bigger
. If you dont already own a white pencil, invest in one now just for this simple trick. Instead of lining your water line with dark eyeliner, use a white pencil to create the illusion of a bigger eye. If you squint your eyes a little at this picture comparison, youll see what a difference it really makes.
. What is tightlining? Its a way of applying your liner right in between your lashes. This is a great way to appear as though youre not wearing any makeup at all, yet adding a little bit of color and definition to your eyes, and making the base of your lashes appear thicker.
Make Eyeshadows Pop
. Have you ever purchased a vibrant color of shadow that once applied appears rather dull? The key to making those colors pop is a white base. Use a white eyeliner and cover your entire lid before applying the color of your choice.
The False Eyelash Look
. False lashes can be a pain, not to mention time consuming. Here are a few ways to get the look without the hassle 1. After curling your lashes, apply a thin layer of powder before applying your mascara. I just sweep a small blending brush across my compact and apply it to the top and bottom of my eyelashes. Ive also heard that some people use baby powder, although I think they both have virtually the same effect; creating a base that makes them a
Lash Curling Secret
. Get the most out of your lash curler by pinching at the very base of your lashes, and then lifting the curler up into an inverted position. This creates double the curl and lasts much longer.
Heat Your Lash Curler
. Hold a blow dryer up next to your lash curler for about 35 seconds. The heat works the same way as it does with your curling iron, giving you those flirty lashes that will last all day.
The Perfect Match
. This is the one thing that no matter how well its applied, if its the wrong color, it will look terrible. We all dread that our foundation will give us a ghost face or even worse, that dreaded orange jaw line. Because your neck isnt exposed to the sun as much as your face, it is much better for matching your true color.
Business Card Trick
. When applying mascara, hold a business card behind your lashes and apply it in a back and forth motion starting at the roots. You can really put it on this way, coating every lash fast.
Secret Eye Lift
. Sweep a light pink matte pencil across the entire length of your brow bone to create the illusion of a higher arch, and then blend, blend, blend. It should not be detectable.
. When applied right, contouring can define your cheekbones and jaw line, reduce the look of a double chin, minimize a larger nose, and lift sagging eyes. Its basically using makeup to highlight and accentuate your features. This is especially important for photos, as the camera tends to pick up shadows and highlights better than the naked eye.There are actual contouring and highlighting powders made just for this, but you can also use a bronzer or
The Line Saver
. Im always checking my eye makeup in the case that my eyeliner isnt in its original place. Certain eyeliners are more prone to this, especially those that arent water proof, but I dont like using waterproof makeup because its so darn hard to get off. I always feel like Im ripping my lashes off in the removal process. To keep your liner behaving, sweep loose or pressed powder right under the eye liner on your bottom lid. It creates somewhat of a ba
The Lip Cheat
. As it turns out, we werent all blessed with Angelina Jolies lush lips. Now, there are a few tricks to making them appear larger a glossy lip being one, but for a more dramatic effect, dont be afraid to line your lips just outside of your natural line. When I say just outside of your natural line, I mean slightly. You dont want to look like a clown by over doing it.
. Although you want to wash your face and apply your moisturizer with upwards strokes to help lessen fine lines and a sagging face, the opposite is true for foundation and powder. Most of us have a little bit of hair on our face, and it tends to grow downwards. If you apply your makeup with upward strokes, it will cause your peach fuzz to stick strait up, making it more noticeable.
Instant Eye Lift
. This quick and easy illusion will give you an instant eye life. Draw an arch directly above your eyebrow with your favorite highlighter, and blend with your finger. This makes your arch look raised, making the whole eye area look like its been lifted.
Wash And Save Your Wands
. Instead of tossing them in the trash when your mascara expires, wash and repurpose those wands. You can use them as an eyebrow brush, even applying a bit of color before sweeping across your brows. Or, spray with hairspray and use them to brush and keep your eyebrows in place.
. It may seem like a waste, but if you want clumpfree lashes so hard to achieve, right?. , you have to wipe your mascara wand off on a tissue before each application. This way you can apply several coats seamlessly.
. Instead of using that bulky tube of concealer to cover your blemishes, rub a bit of it on an eyeliner brush for more precise control.
Soften The Line
. Although I like liquid liner and its ability to really define the eyes, Im not really a fan of the harshness of it. And, if its not applied perfectly, imperfections really stand out. To soften the look, sweep a metallic brown shadow over the liner. This not only diminishes the hardline, but also helps hide imperfections.
Make It Last
. Keep those lips kissable by sealing the deal. After your lipstick is applied, hold a tissue over your lips and apply powder over the tissue. This creates a matte look that lasts much longer.
The 3D Lip Effect
. So simple and stunning. Use your finger to stamp a little bit of frosted blush or eye shadow to the center of your bottom and top lip.