New Years Eve LONDON STYLE: A Big Ben Fireworks Inspired Makeup Tutorial
I lived in England during Fall and the beginning of Winter- I completely missed out on the New Year and seeing all the AMAZING fireworks at Westminster!! So this New Year I am completely missing England and Big Ben :] so I decided to recreate the nights colours…
New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial:
As always folks… we’re using NYX Eyeshadow Base BUUUUT this time, as you can see, I’m not using a brush and that is because we’re concentrating the base on the lower half of the lid [all the way till your crease & then just blend it in…]
Using a loose glitter [with a purple/bluish tint- I used a loose glitter from Temptress] gently press it to the NYX base; make sure it’s all over the bottom half of the lid. To help prevent the glitter from falling UNDER your eyes onto your cheeks just hold a piece of tissue on your cheek directly under your eye.
Now using any sort of creme-based eyeliner or eyeshadow that is black [I’m using the NYX Jumbo Pencil “BLACK BEAN”] as well as a thin eyeliner brush- and you are going to create a line from the outer corner of your eye ALMOST all the way over, but stop right before you start to curve downward. From there, place a piece of tape like shown above & begin to blend out the black creme. Make sure to only blend out the top of the line & keep the bottom a straight and perfect line.
From there take a black eyeshadow [mine is from JESSE’S GIRL 9 Pan Palette “BEHIND BLUE EYES“] and pop it right on top of the black line you’ve blended. Then take a medium purple shade [I used NYX Trio Eyeshadow Palette PURPLE] and blend that colour into the top half of the black as well as above it!! this will create a nice blended look.
Now using a white shimmer powder [I used a random one I bought in Camden Town…] pop it onto the inner corner of your eye, right by your tear-duct, as well as 1/4 of the way below your waterline. You can also take your tape off now!!
Using a blue eyeliner [mine is NYX “SAPHIRE”] fill in your lower lash line. Then using a purple eyeliner [mine is JESSE’S GIRL “BOURBON STREET” which is a phenomenal glitter liner!!!] pop it into your waterline.
Again, using the same purple eyeshadow you used up top, you’re going to pop it under your waterline on the remaining 3/4, until it meets the white shimmer.
Using the same white shimmer- pop it under your brow bone as a highlighter!
Grab your liquid liner [mine is MAYBELLINE‘s liquid liner or MAC’s Fluidline “BLACKTRACK” pot works wonderfully too] and pop on your top lids eyeliner. Wing it out on the end as well- just follow the line where the tape was!
For the lips: I used NYX lipliner “ROSE” which is a gorgeous ballerina pink colour and then I jumped straight into my lipgloss!! I used LACOME’s Juicy Tubes which are really pigmented glosses- so in this case lipstick is really just an unnecessary layer… This tube is called “TICKLED PINK“.
For the cheeks: I used MAC‘s blush “DAME” which is a gorgeous pink which more blue tones than red- so it is perfect for this look!!