Tuesday, December 30, 2014


NYE Makeup look

Is everyone ready for New Years Eve?!?  This is a quick makeup look I put together that I'm gonna be rocking Wednesday night.  It's my take on a softer smokey eye and I paired it with a pale pink cheek and a glossy nude pink lip.  I think I'm going wear a bright pink shift dress with a statement necklace and think this makeup will go great with that look.  I don't know what shoes I'm going to wear yet, but hey don't expect me to have it all together.  I'm still trying to squeeze in a juice cleanse before Wednesday.  

NYE makeup look

 So for starters I used It Cosmetics! Bye Bye Redness cream as my foundation applying a little more to my cheeks and blending in with a foundation brush.  (I don't know about you, but get a couple of glasses of vino in me and the cheeks are a flaming. The more coverage the better.) After that I primed my eyes with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and while that dried I filled in my eyebrows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the color Soft Brown.

Now on to the shadows... For this look I only used eyeshadows from the Stila In The Light Palette (I love this palette, and it works great for so many looks, highly recommend!).  I started off applying "Nightsky" all over the lid and then blending that into the crease with "Bliss."  Next I accentuated the outer corner by packing "Luster" on the outer third and then blending that out.  Using a thin brush I lined the lid with "Ebony" and tight lined using this black pro longwear eyeliner in "Black Ice" by MAC Cosmetics.  Now before I smoked out the lower lash line I wanted to do my under eye concealer, using Sephora's Smoothing & Brightening Concealer in 02 Radiant Vanilla to brighten up that area.  I also spot concealed covering up any blemishes or discolorations with The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade "Vanilla."  Following I went and lined my inner rim with the MAC liner and using a pencil brush smoked out the lower lash line with "Ebony" topped with a little "Luster."  I highlighted under the brow bone with "Bare" and the inner tear duct with "Kitten" bringing it in a little ways on the lower lash line.

No one wants to be an shine ball next to the mirror ball so I powdered my face with my go to powder, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent, and threw this in my clutch for touch ups throughout the night.  I did some light contouring with this mini matte bronzer (isn't it adorable?!) by Too Faced in the shade "Chocolate," dusted the cheeks with a pale pink blush from this NARS Guy Bourdin Palette in "Mistinguette" and highlighted the cheekbones with a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in "Beige." Now for lots and lots of mascara.  I have been loving the Tarte Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara  and I recommend coating the bottom lashes with Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara to ensure a smudge free night.

And last but not least for the lips.  I lined them with the Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in "East End Snob," Layered with this Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen in Pink Elephant and topped with a little Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in "Rambutan."

Stila in the light palette

And we’re done!  I know this look is subtler than most NYE makeup looks you’ll see, but I didn’t want the eyes to come off too harsh (and I’m hoping to win the men over with my long legs and glowing personality J.)  2014 has been an amazing year with a lot of changes and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings.  Ideally in 2015 I would like to be given unlimited hours to watch Netflix, find men that actually want relationships, obtain Jamie Chung’s closet and be granted the ability to lose weight by eating cake.  Maybe a tad unrealistic, but hey a girl can dream.  I hope you like this look and have an absolutely amazing New Year’s this year.  Leave me a comment below letting me know what makeup look you’ll be rocking this Wednesday!


  1. So pretty!! Happy New Year!!

    x Kat

  2. Such a great post! Love the makeup, you look gorgeous.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    I hope 2015 will be an amazing year for you!

    1. Thank you so much Coco, I hope 2015 will bring great things for you as well!

  3. This Stila palette looks absolutely stunning, I really need to get it :) lovely post, you looks great! x
    You have a really nice blog, I'm a new follower!


    1. Thanks so much Alex, hope you had a great New Years!

  4. You look absolutely amazing! I love the eye makeup!! Followed you on bloglovin, would really appreciate a follow back? Look forward to reading your future posts xx


  5. Happy New Year Nicole! That eyeshadow palette looks amazing!

    Beth x

    1. It really is, it's one of my favorite palettes :)