Ring in the New Year in Style With This Sultry New Year's Makeup Look

22 Materials
30 Minutes

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating! Here’s a New Year’s Eve makeup look with contour, giving you those sharp cheekbones, glittery eyes, and a dark lip. This stunning look will be gorgeous and definitely feel gloriously festive. Here’s how to do New Year’s makeup!

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation base primer
  • Foundation
  • 3 Concealer crayons: 1 very light, 1 medium, and 1 dark shade than your normal color
  • Loose translucent powder
  • Bronzer 
  • Rosy-pink blush
  • Shimmer eyeshadow (creamy)
  • Glitter eyeshadow (powder)
  • Mixing solution for eyeshadow
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Spoolie
  • Eyeshadow primer
  • Eyeshadow palette with at least 2 dark browns: chocolate and a darker tone
  • Liquid eyeliner in black
  • Eyeliner pencil in black
  • False lashes
  • Black mascara
  • Lip primer
  • Lip gloss 
  • Makeup fixing spray
  • Egg-shaped sponges (2)
  • Brushes: foundation, contour, eyeshadow, blending, blush, and 2 eyeliner brushes
Applying primer to the face

1. Prepare the base

On clean bare skin, apply a dime-size dollop of primer all over your face. This helps keep your foundation in place.

Applying foundation with a brush

2. Apply foundation

Apply a dollop of foundation onto your hand. Use a brush to apply it, using downward strokes for a flawless finish.

If your neck doesn’t match your face, apply some of the foundation down your neck as well.

Applying concealer to areas of the face

3. Conceal

Apply the lightest concealer crayon in a large upside-down triangle under each eye, down the center of the nose, just above the jawline, and in an upside-down triangle towards the point of your chin.

Blending concealer with a sponge

Use an egg-shaped sponge to blend.

Applying a dark contour shade to the face

4. Contour

Use the darkest concealer crayon to draw these lines to contour your face: the hollow of your cheekbones, a diagonal line by each temple towards the forehead, small stripes in the center of your forehead, along your jawline, and a flat small line just under your bottom lip on the chin.

Blending contour with a brush

Blend with a short-bristled contour brush, then pat the blended edges with an egg-shaped sponge.

Contouring the nose

Contour your nose with the other concealer crayon in a medium shade. Draw a thin line down on either side of your nose, connecting at the bottom tip of your nose with a “u” shape.

Blending the nose contour with a brush

Blend and buff the contour line with the brush, and follow up with the sponge to remove any demarcation lines.

Setting makeup with translucent powder

5. Set makeup

Apply translucent powder to the undereye area and all the areas you added the light concealer to.

Applying bronzer to the hollows of cheeks

6. Bronzer & blush

Add bronzer to the cheek hollow, temple hollow, jawline, and under the chin; everywhere you added the darker contour to, including lightly on the nose.

Applying blush to the tops of cheekbones

Next, apply a rosy-pink blush to the tops of your cheekbones.

Applying setting powder to the lower face

7. Finish the skin

Press a clean egg-shaped sponge in the powder and gently press just under the cheek hollow, just above the jawline.

Filling out eyebrows with a pencil

8. Define eyebrows

Use light feathery strokes with the eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps in your brows.

Emphasizing the arch of the eyebrow

Then, draw a line at the outside edge of your natural arch to raise the tail end of your brows. Fill in this area with some more strokes and run a clean spoolie through your brows to brush all your natural eyebrow hairs upward.

Adding concealer under eyebrows

Use the light concealer crayon to draw directly underneath the eyebrows to really define them. Blend the edges.

Applying eye primer to eyelids with fingers

9. Apply eye makeup

Apply anti-crease eyelid primer to the center of the eyelid and gently spread outward with your fingertips. Blend with an egg-shaped sponge.

Using bronzer as eyeshadow

Apply bronzer with a fluffy eyeshadow brush just above your upper eyelid crease across your eye. 

Chocolate brown eyeshadow

Applying brown eyeshadow to the crease

Apply a chocolate brown eyeshadow to that area to deepen and build up the color.

Blending shimmery eyeshadow on the lid

Wet an eyeshadow brush with mixing fluid and dip it into the glitter eyeshadow. Paint the eyelid from the lash line to just below the eyelid crease. Then, apply the other finely milled or creamy glittery eyeshadow with your finger to the same area.

Using a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush, blend the top of the eyeshadows for a perfect finish.

Drawing winged eyeliner

Draw wings using the black liquid liner. The outer curve of the eyeliner wing should flick upward towards the very end of the eyebrow tail. Connect the rest of the eyeliner at the lash line, stopping just before the inner eyepoint.

Applying eyeliner to the lower lash line

Rim the inside lash line of your lower eyelids with a black eyeliner pencil.

Applying eyeshadow as eyeliner

Dip a short-bristled eyeliner brush into the chocolate color eyeshadow, knock off the excess, and press the shadow to the outer base of the lower lashline.

Smudging darker eyeshadow under eyes

Then, dip the brush into the darker shade, repeating the technique for extra depth and a perfectly smudged eye.

Applying false eyelashes

Apply false lashes.

Using mascara on the lower lashes

Use mascara on your lower lashes.

Adding white to the inner corners of the eye

Use a white highlighter with a glittery finish, Apply only to the inner corner of the eye for extra glamour!

Applying highlighter to the cheekbones

10. Highlight

Apply highlighter in a large “C” shape around the top of the eyebrows down to the cheekbones.

Then, add highlighter down the center of your nose, in three short lines in the space between your nose and upper lip, and around your mouth at the Cupid’s bow.

Setting makeup with a spray

11. Set makeup with a spray

Spray your makeup with a spray. Let it dry thoroughly.

Applying a dark lipstick color to lips

12. Lip makeup

Apply lip primer all over your lips, then a matte or shiny lip gloss in a rich, deep shade.

Dark New Year makeup

New Year makeup tutorial

I hope you enjoy and try this New Year’s Eve makeup look! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Holidays!

Products used

  • Face of Australia- Face base primer
  • LA Girl- Pro coverage HD foundation- Nude Beige
  • PAC Concealer Crayon- L11
  • PAC Concealer Crayon- D33
  • PAC Concealer Crayon- D32
  • Natio Loose Translucent Powder
  • Lakme Sun-kissed Bronzer
  • Lakme Illuminating Shimmer Brick
  • Kiko Precision eyebrow pencil- 02
  • Too Faced- Shadow Insurance
  • Lakme eyeshadow palette- French Rose 
  • Colorpop eyeshadow- Nillionaire
  • Kiko Mixing Solution
  • PAC Pure Pigmented eyeshadow - PP 51
  • Sugar Eye told you so liquid liner
  • Sugar Stroke of Genius eye pencil
  • PAC lashes- 58
  • PAC Big Eyes Magical Mascara
  • PAC Pure Pigmented eyeshadow - PP 02
  • PAC Adore Your Highlight
  • Loreal Infallible Fixing mist
  • PAC Matte lip primer
  • PAC Retro Matte Gloss- 20
  • Colourpop- Avenue
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