Beauty must haves for New Years Eve
New years is the day where every woman deserves the celebrity treatment; flawless fun makeup that stays up all night. As a makeup artist for the last eight years I’ve prepped ladies for many nights out whether your the hostess at home or performing on stage you need quality products to stick through all the photo ops, Martinins and kisses this new years. Here are my must haves for NYE 2013
1.) Eyes that wow. Start your most dramatic feature first for most that will be eyes that way you can clean up any shadow fallout with makeup remover and foundation. Its all about glitter this year. now glitter may sound childish but it glamorous and set this year its all about placement try applying your smoky eye with a medium color on your crease add a dark matte color on the outer- V part of the eye and across the eye lid pat on a soft being or gold color and of course use an eye primer on the lid apply glitter adhesive and soft colored glitter close to your skin tone its subtle and sexy finish with lashes and slightly winged eye liner.or try a similar look but instead of glitter on the top of lid apply bright collared metallic or glitter liner to the bottom Lashline choose a color that will compliment but not match your outfit
And all that talk about eyes brings me to my next point. LASHES are important. They add depth and drama to the eyes and help lashes stand out against dramatic eyeshadows, the most important rule is to use actual lash glue a strong kind such as duo or kiss adhesive and my favorites are Winks lashes no 2., Papparazi lashes from kiss, 27’s from Mac cosmetics and red cherry 747’s. but please, please, please trim them to fit your face. Measure twice trim once and be always trim from the inside so you don’t loose fullness
2.) Photo friendly long wearing makeup.SPF is great for the skin but horrible in photographs at night and especially in harsh lighting skip your BB creams and go for full on foundation with light to medium coverage my faces right now are makeup forever HD foundation with its light diffusing quality and wrinkle blurring effects. I also love Urban Decay naked skin foundation. No matter what you choose you have to prep and prime the skin. When applying your serums and moisturizers apply them evenly with a brush. The more evenly you apply your skin care the more evenly primers will absorb and the better makeup will look. try using a flat foundation brush. for primer use the same brush and apply in downward strokes allow to dry completely then apply makeup with a beauty bender brush, pointed brush or the Urban Decay Beauty Blender brush. set the look with a eye cream that list it self is creaseless and a setting powder for under the eyes I love the Elf HD setting powder and voila your skin is set and ready to party without wiping off on any handsome strangers.
3.) Kiss proof color- whether you will be kissing your significant other or the rim of a few shot glasses you want your pout to stay put, right? invest in a reverse lipliner that keeps the color in place try cargo or urban decay if you do a nude. For bold colors line the lips and fill and blend with a full color long wearing liner such as ester lauders double wear liner pencils. exfoliate lips so color sticks better using a tooth brush and apply a hydrating balm such as aerin beauty rose lip conditioner, allow your conditioner or balm to dry fully then apply a 12 hour lipstick such as Maybelline or revlon color stay. red is the move this year but mix it up with fun shades lime fushia or purple
4.)Set your make with a setting spray or actual hairspray (with your eyes closed your armspan away from your face) and make sure to pack up the basics like your lipgloss, oil absorbing sheets and q- tips a designated driver and some aspirin!
Stay safe and sexy this holiday- Send us your NYE pics at the twitter @DEJournal or to me at @jasmineemedia or on instagram at @jasmineellisTV