It's already the end of 2012 which, in my opinion, is the perfect opportunity to whip out that cosmetic glitter and go all out for those New Years Eve parties. I just can't help it. There's something about the fact that everyone will be staying up past midnight that says wearing profuse amounts of sparky is totally A-OK and I am not one to argue the point. (We all agree on this, right??)
I love me some glitter and I love me some gold so I put the two together for this year's glamorous New Years makeup. If you're still searching for the perfect party look then check out the tutorial below!
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette (Crave and Walk of Shame)
Makeup-wise, New Years Eve has to be one of my very favorite times of the entire year. A lot of my daily makeup tends to be very boring and neutral and hubby and I are such homebodies that we don't actually go out much, so any time I can get dressed up and really let loose is a party to me!
One color that I absolutely love on every skintone is gold. I had this bronze paillete dress which you may recognize from my instagram photo here and it inspired me to create this gradient of pale to deep golds. And how cool are these lashes? The rhinestones remind me of shimmering fireworks that shoot off at New Years celebrations!
I intentionally shaped the main gold color to show above the eye for monolidders or those with hooded lids. No hidden pop of color here! The eyeliner going from an inner point straight across to the outer corners creates an even more dramatic, sexy cat eye. Precise and elongated brows help to enhance the effect.
The look was finished off with slightly pale, neutral lips. Since the eyes are so dramatic I didn't want a bright lip to compete and Urban Decay Naked lipstick is one of my favorites for this purpose. Sometimes washed-out, baby pink lips are too much of a statement too so remember that sticking with one to two shades lighter than your natural lip color will always be flattering.
I hope you all have an awesome New Years Eve and have a safe and fun time tonight!
This year has been such a whirlwind of change for me and I feel so incredibly blessed for all of those changes because it feels like I am truly where I'm supposed to be. That's not to say everything makes sense or is easy, but sometimes there is great fulfillment in running the right direction and putting your faith in something greater than your own understanding. Looking back, I feel so incredibly humbled to have had another amazing year of your love and support which truly made it one I know I will never, ever forget. How often do we say that and not mean it? Well, I mean it. THANK YOU!!! :)
Remember, tomorrow is a fresh beginning so lets cherish the memories of 2012 so that we can step forward and have an even better 2013!