New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to be bold and show off your unique style. Enter the new year the way you mean to go on with flawless make-up to complement the perfect outfit. Here’s a simple 10 step guide using Collection products that will have you absolutely glowing on the big night –
Step 1: Flawless base coat. After thoroughly cleansing the skin and applying your favourite moisturiser, dot the shade of Illuminating Touch Foundation that matches your skin tone around the face then blend thoroughly with a foundation brush or beauty blender, ensuring you blend right up to the hair line and onto the neck to avoid any obvious make-up lines.
Step 2: Let there be light. Using your shade of Illuminating Touch Concealer, create a ‘V’ shape under the eye and dab with your finger to blend into skin. This will brighten the area and conceal any dark circles. Then take your shade of Lasting Perfection Concealer and dot over any blemishes or flaws. If your dark circles are prominent, add a couple of dots of this concealer over the previous one. Go back in with your beauty blender or concealer brush and softly blend for a seamless finish.
Step 3: Matt finish. Set your base with a sweep of Pressed Powder over the whole face with a large powder brush. This will dull any unwanted shine and prolong the wear of your base without adding any unnatural colour.
Step 4: Prep the eyes. To ensure your make-up stays looking fab all night long, apply an all over wash of shades 4 and 5 from the Eyes Uncovered Palette Nude 1. Follow by blending shade 6, the darkest shade, into the crease using ‘windscreen wiper’ motions to define the crease. Blend together with our Smokey Eye Brush. To highlight and brighten the eye area, sweep shade 1 on the inner corner of the eye with the fine-tipped edge of the brush and then with the thicker end, brush over the brow bone.
Step 5: Line up. Apply a fine line of Fast Stroke Eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible, building a thicker line as desired. Follow the diagonal line down from the tail of the eyebrow with an ‘invisible line’ for guidance and then draw a dot on the midpoint of this ‘line’. Join the end of your line of Fast Stroke above the lash line up to this dot to create your flick. Build as desired and correct any mistakes with a cotton bud dipped in eye make-up remover.
Step 6: Eyes that wow. To add a touch of holiday glamour to your liquid liner, dust a touch of Ice Queen Eye Shadow under your eyes. Build the intensity of this line as desired. Finish the look with two coats of Ultra Black Volumising Mascara, turning the wand vertically to catch each lash on the lower lashes.
Step 7: Beautiful brows. Fill in any gaps in your brows by blending a mixture of the brow powders that suit your colouring from the Blonde or Brunette Eyebrow Kit. Add volume with more product using light, feathery strokes with the included brush for the perfect application every time. Set the look in place with a natural finish using the clear brow gel in the palette.
Step 8: Peachy glow. Add a glowing pop of blush to the apples of the cheek by swirling your best blusher brush around the Blush Rock Gorgeous Glow palette. Tap off any excess and then apply to the tops of the cheeks in a sweeping motion.
Step 9: Perfect puckers. After prepping the lips with a light touch of lip balm, apply two coats of Matt Lip Butter in Marshmallow Pink for a pretty, sophisticated pout with a matt finish.
Step 10: Nail it. Finish off the look by giving your nails a quick DIY mani… After filing and preparing with a base coat, apply two coats of the Lasting Gel Colour Nail Polish in Watermelon.
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