Five sleeps till 2019! This year we are hosting a little New Year’s Eve gathering in our new apartment. To set the tone, we chose to send these eccentric illustrated invitations with Paperless Post. It only took a few clicks to customize the card – we requested our guests wear party socks since we’re trying to keep shoes out of the apartment – and add our guest list. After sending and before settling the menu, I naturally got to thinking about my makeup look for the evening.
I’m a firm believer in the rule of wearing a dramatic lip or eye – never both. When it comes to evening makeup, I almost always opt for a shimmery eye and a sheer lip balm or gloss. The look is sleek, dramatic and doesn’t require frequent touching up. Here’s how I’m doing my makeup for New Year’s Eve.
To get glowing skin, I exfoliate with the Clean Dirt before doing a face mask – either the fresh Black Tea Mask or Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. I leave that on for as long as I can, then rinse off and pat on a cream with a few drops of Marula Facial Oil for even more glow.
For any party or event, a primer and setting spray are your secret weapons. I pat on a few drops of Ren Perfect Canvas Primer before applying a light layer foundation (with the foundation brush I’m obsessed with) and dabbing concealer where I need it. I love Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders to set that without loosing any luminosity.
On to the eyes. I first buff on a neutral powder eyeshadow or pale bronzer all over the lid. Powder under the cream helps the look to last all night and not crease. I drag navy eyeliner along my lash line and use a flat brush to smudge.
Now for the pièce de résistance – Spacejam glitter in Melrose. Using glitter was always a pain until I discovered this magic little tub. It’s a mix of tiny blush sparkles and bigger white gold glitter in a sticky balm that applies easily and dries in minutes. I tap it on with my finger, concentrating the most on the lid and pressing outward to blend.
Once that sets, I swipe on a few coats of Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara and keep my eyes shut for like 30 seconds to avoid it smudging under my brows. Yes, it makes lashes that long. Last but not least, a few pumps of Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist to set the look and voilà!