Long-wearing subdued New Year's Eve makeup look, FOTD

I saw the Midnight Kiss Makeup Look here and thought it would be a great look to wear for New Year's Eve, provided I made a few alterations. For starters, I did not own a lip colour half as deep or glittery as the one in that look, so I settled for a medium-deep fuchsia I had. 
Long-wearing New Year's Eve makeup ideaFor New Year's Eve, the most important thing is that your makeup should last for a good while There may not be time or opportunities for touch-ups.
I want my New Year's Eve look to be somewhat true to what I usually go in for. You don't want to look like a complete stranger, and I am most comfy in subtler looks.
Right now, I don't want to try all kinds of new things, because my face looks as though all the fireworks starting from Sydney Harbour Bridge, towards the west of the world, exploded on my chin and left cheek. WHY do I have to breakout during the Holiday Season?
The eye makeup looks subtle in natural light, but wait till you see the eyeshadow under artificial lights further below. 

Here are the deets of the makeup look I will be wearing for New Year's Eve.



Face:

Benefit Porefessional

A primer is a must for New Year's Eve. It helps makeup last longer and keeps your face matte. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Intensity 2.0 

I hate the regular EL Double Wear Stay in Place foundation. It is too thick and breaks me out. The light version gives very good coverage - note that it reduces the appearance of my breakouts to smaller spots - and lasts very nicely on me.

Givenchy Le Prisme compact in Shaping Honey

Setting powder will keep your look in place for longer. This quad has lighter, deeper and medium shades which you mix to get the perfect match for your skintone.

I will be skipping blush, bronzer or highlighter until my face clears up. You don't want to see my pimples emphasised, believe me. Nor is it a good idea to wear blush on the breakout-free side of the face alone. 

Lips

Long-wearing New Year's Eve makeup ideaBarry M TMLP lipstick, reviewed here

This is a colour-changing green-bullet lipstick which changes to your shade of pink/fuchsia. I applied one full swipe and then touched up the sheerer areas. It STAYS on, even through a shower, and is the best bet for such long haul events. 
The only thing is, you have to be careful because the lipstick goes on clear - it is easy to over-apply or even get it all around your mouth. It is difficult to wipe off, so I recommend a thin layer of vaseline or holding a bit of tissue around your lips while applying.

Eyes

Long-wearing New Year's Eve makeup ideaKat von D High Voltage Primer, reviewed here.

My favourite eye primer also doubles as a concealer. This primer holds on to eyeshadow like nobody's business - perfect for New Year's Eve.
Lancome Le Crayon Khol for the waterline
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara, reviewed here
Bourjois Erasable Eyeliner, reviewed here.

 

Eyeshadows from theBalm's Balmsai palette, reviewed here.

Big Kahuna is on the eyelids, Kawabunga on the outer lid, and Surf's Up in the outer V and Hang 10 is highlighter. I also ran a thin line of Big Kahuna on the waterline.  The photographs above are all in natural light. To the right is a close-up of the lid, taken indoors with flash, so you know what it looks like under all those artificial disco lights.
Big Kahuna, from the Balmsai palette, is a beautiful aquatic green that is subdued and almost neutral in natural light, but shows its true colours with artificial lighting.

What makeup are you wearing for New Year's Eve? Tell me in the comments below! I wish you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!

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  1. That green shade is gorgeous!

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  2. Very pretty look! I love the eye shadows :)

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  3. I really like the pairing of the eye and lip makeup you are doing here! And love the lippie!!!

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  4. I love this lippie on you!

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  5. I just did my make-up! I used some shades from the UD 15th Anniversary palette - the golden hues to make a festive look :)

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  6. What a great look! Happy New Year!

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  7. Lola SeicentoJanuary 01, 2015

    Absolutely stunning FOTD! I love your eyeshadow and lipstick combination– it's simply gorgeous!

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  8. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJanuary 01, 2015

    Love the look you created, and I adore your gorgeous moody photo! Happy New Year, Renu!

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  9. FabZilla_KathJanuary 01, 2015

    You make me want to buy Balmsai. Looking fabulous for NYE!

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  10. A bunch of great products!! Happy NYE!

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  11. erikatheicyoneJanuary 01, 2015

    Pretty! Pretty! Love your eyes.

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  12. Love that shimmery lid. And lipsticks that stay on through a shower? What sorcery is this?

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  13. The shadow is pretty. Enjoy your NYE festivities.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  15. cindyprimebeautyJanuary 01, 2015

    Love that green eye shadow!

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  16. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    I love that palette!

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  17. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you!

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  18. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thanks very much!

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  19. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you

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  20. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you.

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  21. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thanks, and Happy New Year to you as well!

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  22. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    How gorgeous - I wish I had got that palette; it came out before I got into makeup :(

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  23. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you, and Happy New Year! New Year resolution: remember not to scowl during selfies LOL.

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  24. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thanks so much and Happy New Year <3

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  25. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you!

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  26. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you! I looooove that palette, it is so underestimated.

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  27. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thanks very much!

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  28. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    It is one of those mood-changing lipsticks that adapt to the pH or whatever they call it. The colour has to be wrenched off the lips lol!

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  29. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you, you too!

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  30. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    I love it, it's one of those mood-changing lipsticks that adapts to the wearer's skintone.

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  31. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thanks so much, Erica <3

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  32. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you had a great New Year's Day!

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  33. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you!

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  34. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you! I love that palette.

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  35. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Thank you! It is one of those mood-changing lipsticks that adapts to the pH or skintone.

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  36. Hope you had a nice NY! Love the lip color!

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  37. Kristin BassettJanuary 02, 2015

    Love that lippy on you!

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  38. Loving your lips in this photo! Great job!

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  39. I love your eyelook here! And I am definitely going to be checking out that lipstick, it looks magical! Haha

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  40. Very nice look, love the lips! The shade is so beautiful.

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