Are you on the clock New Year’s Eve day? With the clock ticking, how do you transition your makeup from office (subtle secretary) to party (sexy secretary) in a matter of moments? With the right tools in your makeup bag, simply clean up, then touch up and all eyes on feasting on you as you ring in the new year!
Follow these 5 steps for flawlessly festive face:
1. Clean up.
Keep a pack of makeup remover pads in your makeup bag. Clean up the area around your eyes, which tends to show the signs of wear first.
Try: Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes $12
2. Freshen up.
Re-apply concealer or foundation around eye area; blend and feather out to a seamless finish.
Try: Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer $18
3. Get lifted.
Re-line your eyes with a metallic liquid liner. Smudge a bit of shadow into the line to and blend out to your crease for smoky drama. For added definition, line lower rim of eyes yes too and remember to smudge with your shadow. The bond of powder to the wax in your liner makes it last a bit longer. Touch up mascara. Add a sheer highlight to brow bone.
Try: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel-Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer Ink $21
Try: Too Faced Duo Eye Shadow in Beauty Mark (black foil/gilded rose) $17
4. Sculpt and flush.
Give your cheeks definition and a touch of color. Sweep on bronzer and pop color on the apple of your cheeks.
Try: NARS Highlighting Bronzer/Blush Duo $39
5. Gloss up lips.
Let your eyes take center focus and keep lips glossy and soft.
Try: Illamasqua lipgloss in Enchant (rosy nude sheen) $20
Change into your sexiest stilettos, spritz your favorite scent, add a pair of blinging earrings and you are party ready!