For 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.
Givenchy Le Prisme compact in Shaping HoneySetting 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.
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.
Lancome Le Crayon Khol for the waterline
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara, reviewed here.
Bourjois Erasable Eyeliner, reviewed here.
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!