FOR EYES, try Sand & Sun eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, Firecracker eyeshadow on the middle of the lid, Amber Lights eyeshadow on the outer lid, and Antiqued eyeshadow in the crease. FOR CHEEKS & LIPS, try Hipness blush on cheeks and Beachbound lipstick paired with Flurry of Fun lipglass on lips.
For eyes, try Nanogold eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, Lala eyeshadow on the middle of the lid, Straw Harvest eyeshadow on the outer lid, and finish with Jungle Moon eyeshadow in the crease. Complement the eyes with Springshine blush on cheeks and Radicchio lipstick paired with Hush, Hush Rose lipglass.
For eyes, try Flip eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, Da Bling eyeshadow on the middle of the lid, Lala eyeshadow on the outer lid, and finish with Creole Beauty eyeshadow in the crease. Complement the eyes with Ripe Peach blush on cheeks and Fresh Salmon lipstick paired with Gold Dust lipglass.
For eyes, try Manila Paper eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, Flip eyeshadow on the middle of the lid, Straw Harvest eyeshadow on the outer lid, and finish with Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow in the crease. Complement the eyes with Ripe Peach blush on cheeks and Colour Me Coral lipstick paired with Kumquat lipglass.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas
Dramatic & Bold Smoky Eye: If you love something ultra smoky with lots of black, false lashes, and smoldering, this all-black smoky eye may be your cup of tea.
Smoky Grays: Silvers and grays are what I identify the “original” smoky eye with — this is just one take on the traditional smoky eye. Pair it with a lighter lip to keep all the attention on the eyes.
Festive Gold & Cranberry: Great for a brighter, more colorful look with still a little smoky cranberry edge. I always associate gold and red with the holiday season (both for Christmas and NYE, actually), so I love variations on this theme for eyeshadow, too.
Neutral with a Kick: I love neutrals — I love barely there shades that really flatter peepers, like this soft, brighter beige kind of look. This look is also perfect for pairing with bolder lips!
What’s your New Year’s Eve look lookin’ like?
Cream/Gel Eyeliner Breakdown
Cream/gel eyeliners are usually thick creams (the consistency of a cream, but the thickness of more like a paste… or a lipstick, for a better beauty reference!). They usually require a brush to apply it, and most use these on the upper lash line (they can be irritating on the lower lash line, particularly for those with more sensitive eyes). They’re a very, very popular item with numerous brands having their own take on the cream/gel eyeliner product type.
At the end of the day, they’re all quality cream/gel eyeliners and none are not worth paying for. As with many cosmetic products, some will work better on others–we’re not all going to fall in love with the same formula–but I do think these are all good picks. Personally, I tend to choose by the color/shade rather than the brand! If I had to give you a top three (in alphabetical order), they would be: Bobbi Brown, MAC, and shu uemura.
Here’s a comparison across eight different brands and their cream/gel eyeliners… Continue reading →