It’s almost the New Year, and I’m ready to go into 2017 in style. I created this makeup look with New Year’s Eve in mind, blending sophistication with a dash of glamour. I wanted to share the products I used and the process I undertook to create this makeup look. (I realize I used a lot of different products, but if you try to recreate this, you can definitely substitute things you already have for the things I used!)

Let’s get into it.

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Here are the products I used to create this look:


Here’s how I achieved this look:

  1. First, using my hands, I applied the philosophy ‘take a deep breath’ moisturizer all over my face and neck.
  2. Next, I also used my hands to apply the Benefit ‘The Porefessional’ primer to all areas of my face with visible pores (mainly my nose).
  3. Using the Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Stippling Brush, I applied the Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation in the shade “Medium Honey” to my face, and then blended it into my neck.
  4. To cover up my dark under eye circles, I used the Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer in the shade “CW04 Beige” in a triangular pattern over my dark circles and blended it into my foundation using a beauty blender. This concealer in particular works very well for me because it has a yellow undertone, which counteracts the blue in my dark circles.
  5. To cover any other imperfections, I applied the Tarte Amazonian Clay waterproof 12-hour concealer to any remaining discolored areas of my face. Then, I blended it out using a beauty blender. Usually, I apply this concealer under my cheeks, where my skin tends to be a little red, and then on a few remaining spots.
  6. On to brows! First, I filled in my brows using the Benefit ‘Gimme Brow’ volumizing gel in the shade ‘5’. Because this brow gel has an applicator that is similar to a mascara wand, it really helped to apply the gel precisely to my brows.
  7. The brow gel didn’t quite get all the spots on my brows that I wanted to fill in, so then I used a tiny angled brush to apply the shade ‘Rewind’ from the Urban Decay Vice 2 eyeshadow palette to fix any areas of my eyebrows that still looked sparse. I have found that using eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows was very effective. If you are going to do the same, be sure to pick an eyeshadow color that best matches your brow and hair color.

  8. After I finished with my brows, I moved on to my eyes. I first primed my eyes with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the shade ‘Original.’ You could also use the shade ‘Sin’ in this eyeshadow primer and it would work just as well for this look. I blended the product out with my finger.
  9. For my brow bone highlight, I applied the shade ‘Thirteen’ from the Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow palette using the Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Base Eyeshadow Brush.
  10. As my base color, I applied the Urban Decay eyeshadow in the shade ‘Sin’ all over my eyelid.
  11. To add a little more sparkle to this look, I applied the Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow in the shade ‘Space Cowboy’ all over my eyelid. This eyeshadow is very glittery, but I think the glitz is perfect for New Year’s Eve.
  12. Using the Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Crease Eyeshadow Brush, I buffed the shade ‘Smolder’ from the Urban Decay Smoky eyeshadow palette onto the outer half of my eyelid and into my crease. Then, using the same brush, I blended it out well.

  13. Next, I lined my upper eyelids with the Tarte ‘Tartist’ clay paint liquid eyeliner using the tiny brush that came with the product. I lined my bottom lids halfway from the outer corners using the excess on the brush.
  14. When the eyes were done, I moved on to contouring. Using the Benefit ‘Hoola’ bronzer, I contoured my cheeks, jawline, nose, and temples. I applied the product with the Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Contour Brush. Then, I blended the bronzer well.

  15. Using the same Contour Brush, I took the PUR blush in the shade ‘Bluff’ and applied it to the apples of my cheeks.
  16. Moving on to highlighter, I applied the Benefit ‘High Beam’ highlighter to my cheekbones, my chin, the bridge of my nose, the center of my forehead, and my cupid’s bow using the applicator that came with the product. Then, I blended it out with the flat end of my beauty blender.
  17. To give my highlight a little extra glitter, I used the shade ‘White Sand’ from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit and applied it over where I applied the Benefit ‘High Beam.’ I used the Contour Brush to apply the product.

  18. Then, using my finger, I went over my brow bone highlight with the shade ‘Snow’ from the Ultimate Glow Kit.
  19. Once I finished my highlight, I set my makeup with the Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray.

  20. I applied two coats of the Maybelline Falsies Mascara in ‘Black Drama’ to both my upper and lower lashes.
  21. Next, I applied the EOS lip balm to my lips to moisturize them.
  22. Finally, I applied the Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in the shade ‘Legendary’ to my lips.

 And the look was complete!

That’s it for today! If you enjoyed this tutorial, don’t forget to share and subscribe. Thanks for reading, and I hope y’all have a Happy New Year!


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