New Year’s Eve Frosty Pastel Eye Makeup Tutorial


Photo: chloemorello on Instagram 

For beauty lovers who are heading out for a night on the town to ring in 2015 in glamorous fashion, the night of the 31st calls for dramatic makeup with a touch of shimmer. Here’s our guide to this YouTube tutorial by Chloe Morello, which combines ethereal pastel purple with a hint of party-ready sparkle.

1) Start off by applying eye primer on your upper lids, for a smooth shadow application.

2) Next, move on to gently crafting your eyeshadow look. Using a brush, apply a layer of pale pink shadow on your upper lids and right under your lower lash line.

3) Gently brush on a layer on violet eyeshadow, starting at the corner of each eyelid and then applying the shadow vertically. For gorgeous New Year’s Eve-worthy shimmer, try a shade like Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Asphyxia, $22.

4) Use your eyeshadow brush to apply a light line of the purple shade on your lower lash line, for an eyeliner-like effect.

5) Next, add a layer of eyeshadow in a silvery metallic shade. This will offer your lids a much-needed pop of colour for a high-drama evening look. Be sure to apply the shadow evenly over your main purple shade, for a thorough burst of sparkle.

6) Use a darker purple eyeliner to highlight your lower eyelids. Try a violet pencil, such as NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $28.

7) To emphasize your lashes, apply a coat of purple mascara on your lower lashes. Apply coat of black mascara to your upper lashes. If you would like to wear false lashes for this special night, you can also apply them at this point.

8) Apply foundation to the rest of your visage, using a brush to touch up the eye area for smooth glowing skin.

9) Fill in your eyebrows with brown eyebrow pencil, if you’re aiming for full arches.

10) Next, focus on your lips for a subtle feminine pout. Use a soft pink lip colour, topped with a pink lip gloss. For a quick solution, try NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Paimpol, $31. Enjoy your new look, and Happy New Year!

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