My Three Picks for a Pretty New Year's Eve Makeup Look
Posted 12/27/11 at 10:19AM by Rebekah George
Super shiny, glossy red lips? So 2010. This year, try a matte red lip instead. The secret to pulling off this lip is feeling comfortable and looking confident. To wear it with aplomb, make sure you exfoliate your lips beforehand and use a lip balm to keep them hydrated and looking smooth. Lightly pat with a tissue and then apply your red lipstick. The one I'll be wearing? CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Hot, $8.
This year try a golden shade, which complements and brightens every skin tone. Plus, if you're sticking to a matte lip, it's OK to have a little sparkle on your nails. This holiday, I'm loving Essie Nail Polish in Golden Nuggets, $7.
A Berry Smoky Eye:
Smoky eyes don't have to be black or charcoal -- which can sometimes feel too heavy. Instead, use berry tones like eggplant and plum to create a softer look. Here's how you do it: First, apply a lighter shade to the eye from the lashline to just underneath your brow's arch. Then use a darker shade in the same family along the lashline and crease for definition. Finish by lining your lids in a still darker shade. Try CoverGirl SmokyShadowBlast in Purple/Plum, $8.
What are you planning to wear on Saturday night?
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