Shine bright on the last night of the year
The countdown to the most glamorous night of the year has begun and we know that you're already thinking about every single detail of your look, whatever kind of evening you have in store. With a few tips and ideas to inspire you, you’ll light up any party with New Year’s Eve Makeup by KIKO MILANO!
Black and gold makeup: make your eyes sparkle like fireworks
Be daring with your NYE eye makeup! Try a trusted colour combo that will stand out from the crowd and give your eyes a sparkling touch with a black and gold (or black and silver) smokey eye.
Here are the 5 steps you need for the perfect NYE smokey eye:
1. PRIME PRIME BABY
As a smokey eye covers the entire eyelid, you’ll need to start at the base and apply an eye primer. You’ll really see a difference in the hold and end result of your eyeshadow pigments!
2. LIGHT EYESHADOW
Using a brush designed specifically for eyes, apply the lighter shade that you’ve chosen for your metallic smokey eye (i.e. your gold or silver eyeshadow) to the entire eyelid.
3. DARK EYESHADOW
On the outer and inner corner of your eye, apply the darker shade and blend it across with a special blending brush (this is a perfect example: Eyes 56)
Along the upper and lower lash lines, draw a line with a black smokey-eye pencil and using a suitable blending tip applicator, make the line less defined.
5. FINISHING TOUCH
The cherry on top of the cake! Since New Year’s Eve is a time where anything goes in terms of looks and makeup, you can choose whether to use mascara, perhaps with a volumising-effect for a simpler result or opt for a special effect with false lashes or a glitter top coat.
Glitter and more glitter...like there’s no tomorrow! If this sentence is you in a nutshell, you simply can’t miss out on our next beauty tip.
Apply the glitter working it over the eyelid and towards your temples, extending the point at which your eyeshadow ends and providing extra brightness. The 3D reflections give the look an incredibly bright, enchanting result.
“Minimal-chic” NYE Makeup
For those of you who can’t say no to sophisticated romantic styles, here are some tips that will make you shine without going over the top.
- Opt for long-lasting products so your look will continue to cast its spell long after midnight. Choose a foundation that you can wear all night long to create the perfect base for your makeup.
- Experiment with brightness and reflective effects with the strobing technique, which brings out the points where the light hits your face.
Let your lips take centre stage
The perfect NYE lipstick for an intense look? Why dark of course! New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try a daring, black or brown toned-red lipstick! Match it with bronze makeup to warm up the face.
Even if your party makeup is all about your eyes, don’t forget to coat your lips with a gloss or nude lipstick.
Want the perfect lips for NYE? It’s all about using the right base before applying your lipstick.
This NYE, give your nails that extra sparkle too! If you want to shine bright, make sure you have your nails covered! Try a chameleon-effect nail lacquer if you like a shimmering, multicolour finish when you’re on the go, or apply a glitter nail lacquer to match your makeup.
You can apply the glitter nail lacquer as a top coat above another colour or apply it to the tips of your nails if you want to achieve a vanishing effect that changes from glitter to colour or a neutral shade (if you use the glitter nail lacquer with a nude or transparent base).
Want flawless nails? Discover our tips & tricks for applying your nail polish!
Get your makeup and phone ready: take a photo of your Christmas party makeup and share it using the hashtag #kikotrendsetters: take centre stage in the world of KIKO MILANO.
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