New Years Sparkle Makeup Tutorial

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Hey guys! I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and restful break if you had one. It's time to gear up for 2012 so I wanted to start it off right with a fun makeup look.

Today's tutorial is another dramatic look that is perfect for the upcoming New Years celebrations. I've had tons of requests for a New Years party look and when I grabbed my NYX Glitterati Palette, the hot pink spoke to me. Who am I to refuse very compelling hot pink glitter?

Products mentioned:
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Beige 60
Nars Concealer in Custard
Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner Pencil
Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette (Blackout, Junkshow, Midnight 15)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Woodstock
NYX Glitter Cream Palette
Sugarpill Cosmetics loose shadow in Lumi
Eyeko Pen Eyeliner
Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
Darkness Wxos lashes
Urban Decay Urbanbrow Setting Gel
Urban Decay Urbanbrow Brow Tint in Brunette
NARS Danmari Palette (Desire) individual blush here
Urban Decay Stardust Sparkling Lipgloss in Andromeda

Here are some pics of my look:

I'm a fan of the yin-yang thing going on with the inner corner of my eyes and the outer corner wing at the end. With makeup, it's all about balance. Heavier smokey eyes need this balance to not look overwhelming on the face.

Here you can see the sharp angle of the crease and how the hot pink pops. I also want to note that the end of the wing is at the end of my eyebrow. If you want a wider wing, draw the eyebrows out further as well to match.

Here's a close-up of the eyes. Can I just say that I'm totally obsessed with the Sugarpill Lumi pigment? It's so glowy and iridescent, but not too shockingly teal that it clashes with other brights. I need to use this as a main part of a future tutorial!

Obligatory smile! :) I noticed a few perceptive Youtube commenters saying that my eyebrows are more arched than usual. I trimmed them and decided to go with a sleeker look, which works really well with these types of dramatic eyes! What do you guys think? Does it suit me?

I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial and have an incredible last few days of 2011! I have so many new projects in store for 2012 including more Kpop looks, "basics" tutorials, and some HIGHLY requested tags that I know at least a few girls will be looking forward to. Until then you will just have to sit here and patiently wait, and ponder, and maybe also consider giving me suggestions for videos you'd like to see in the new year.

*cue mysterious music*

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  1. I looooooove this!!! Its very gorgeous.. great job girl

  2. Very pretty Jen! I love the sparkle. Funny..I was just fooling around with makeup today too, and was gonna share a short post on my possible new years look :) I got some sparkle also, but in blue! :)

  3. Love it! :) The sparkles and sparkle color are so pretty. I think that your more-arched eyebrows reaally suits the dramatic eyes! :D

    xx pockiexx

  4. Dramatic e/s but Very pretty. Suits you well, but I like your previous eyebrow shape ;) I'm eyeing that sugarpill now x)

  5. Very pretty... LOVE the look!

    Hi, Jen! I love your blog & your youtube videos! I started a new fashion blog. I would love it if you can check it out and become a follower. :)

    Vivian Eunyoung

  6. I like it very much!!

  7. I noticed the eyebrows as well, it looks good on you:D Beautiful makeup too!

  8. superb thanks for the tips !!!!!!!

  9. Wooooow! This is so gorgeous! ♥ Absolutely stunning!

  10. Hey Jenn, can you do a review on the NYX glitter palette please ?
    Thank & beautiful look :)

  11. Love the look. Wondering if there is no red eyeliner on hands, is there other way to make the glitter stay on? Thanks. Also, have you heard about Love Alpha mascara duo with one of them of natural fiber in it, do you know whether it's worth to get? Ta

  12. Hey Jen!! ahhh i love the look, and the glitters are so cute:)
    i've been wanting to give you a couple suggestions!! Have you heard of Stylenanda's cosmetics? I was wondering if you could do a review on some of their products, because they seem really interesting to me but i'm just not sure of their quality. you could check it out on their website: Also i really do look forward to more kpop looks:)) Do you think you could do more IU looks, especially from her latest album? I just love the makeup they do on her.

  13. Seriously, how came that you're so gorgeous, Jen? ^O^

    I'm wondering how you maintain your makeup? I mean like my mascara and eyeliner tend to get super smudgy by the end of the day. O__o;;

    Love your tutorials, please keep up with yhe great work!

  14. awesome makeup tutorial. i like how you mix drugstore makeup with more expensive makeup! great blog i'm glad i found you

  15. That pink is fantastic! Hot pink makeup is one of my many makeup weaknesses. Perfect look for New Year's.

  16. I really like this look, eye makeup is just gorgeous and cute! love it! ^_^ will you be doing other new year look with less/not-too-heavy wearable eye makeup???please!

  17. this look is really gorgeous jen!!! i love it very much!!! watched the video over and over and i'm such a big fan of your makeup videos!!!

  18. LOVE this look! I don't know how to make it work with my eyes though.. More OOTD in 2012? More Kpop tutorials!!

  19. i think that the brows do suit you :) great makeup look and i love whatever you are wearing

  20. Hi Jenn,

    I stumbled upon your blog, and now I'm hooked! I'm in my 40's, and I was wondering if some of your tutorials are a little young for me? I tried your L'oreal HIP eye shadow, and my daughter commented how sparkly it was, LOL...
    If you can do some tutorials for older women, it would be much appreciated :)

  21. Great look! Love the pink glitter:)

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  22. I absolutely love this look on you! Its so nice that you use colour combos I wouldnt think of :).

  23. Oh, such beautiful pictures! And I know this might sound weird, but your little nose is so cute, I really love it haha.

    I love love love the look, it's my favorite dramatic new year eve look that I've seen on the Internet so far, love it!
    The more arched eyebrow shape suits you really well, I did actually notice that you've been looking more mature and womanly more than girly lately, but didn't know it was due to the new eyebrow shape :)

  24. I've just recently discovered ur videos, ur so sweet and gorgeous!!! love this look!

  25. This look is so pretty!

    Unfortunately I don't look that great in black and pink so I re-done this with darkbrown and copper (pictures on my blog:

    Thanks for this inspiration!

    Love Jenny

  26. So pretty! I'm totally going to use this at my next party!!! In a weird turn of events, I happen to have all the makeup you used! That never happens! Wish me luck!

    I just started my own blog, please visit if you have the time!

  27. Amazing on you!!!

  28. Happy New Year! So sparkly and pink! :D I was wondering if you would do a make-up tutorial for the make-up in Davichi and T-ara's 'We were in love' MV? So beautiful and fresh! Thank you!

  29. amaaaaazing !!
    love all the glitters...

  30. the eye sparkles bit is gorgeous!

  31. This is so pretty! Happy new years jen :)