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How to: New Years Beauty Looks
We've already given you plenty of ideas for the holiday season — DIY beauty treatments, summer perfumes, and an easy gift guide. So, what could possibly be left? Well, New Years beauty is a different beast. You’re going for a glam, festive look, yes, but you also don’t want to be fussing the whole night about top-ups. So in hopes of starting the year off on the right foot, we’ve rounded up some products for our three favourite beauty looks.
Ring It in With Red
Satin matte lips are having a moment again, and a moisturising formula ensures the colour doesn't flake or fade well past midnight. EYES: Lightly cover eyes with a bronze shadow and add a couple of coats of mascara. Morgan Annie Mineral Loose Eyeshadow in Cinnamon, $19.95 | Inika Mineral Mascara in Brown, $39 LIPS: Start with a liner to coat and define your lips. Finish with the brightest, most festive red you can find. Sundari Mineral Lip Liner in Rouge, $27.95 | Gemma Vendetta Vegan Mineral Lipstick in De Havilland, $37.95 FINISHING TOUCH: With a big fluffy brush, finish your skin off with a powder to set everything and matteify your look. Inika Mineral Foundation Power, $59.95 | Morgan Annie Buffer Brush, $42
Peachy Glow and Lush Lashes
You don't need a heavy face full of makeup to make a statement. Pastels are a fresh, unexpected choice for evening events. We're all for soft, glowing skin and amazing eyelashes. EYES: It’s all about the falsies here. Cut them into three or four pieces – they're easier to apply and more flexible to wear. Sarah Jean Lashes, $17 | Nvey Eco Voluminsing Mascara, $29.95 CHEEKS: Use a hydrating cream blush to bring just the right amount of peach to your complexion. Morgan Annie Mineral Cream Blush in Mauve, $39 LIPS: A swipe of creamy pink lipstick will balance the colour on your face. Add a coat of lipgloss for a little shine. Neek Vegan Lipstick in Sweet About Me, $28 | Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Creamy Lipgloss in Clarity, $36 | TheSeeke Sugar Lip Scrub.
The smoky eye stands as one of the most requested looks we hear about. This gorgeous, laid-back version can be layered up if you’d like it more dramatic. EYES: Use an eyeshadow palette to make sure the colours work beautifully together. A sharp black eye pencil and a luscious mascara will finish it off. Nvey Eco Palette 9, $75.95 | Sundari Mineral Eye Liner, $24.95 | Kylie’s Xtreme Runway Waterproof Mascara, $38 | Morgan Annie Eye Shadow Brush, $19 LIPS: Go for something angelic but neutral to lessen the need to re-apply. Nüdus Organic Lipstick in Halo, $42 FINISHING TOUCH: Highlight along the cheekbones, nose and forehead to give a touch of light. Inika Mineral Illuminisor, $45 Image via Camille Styles