New Years Eve Makeup Ideas For The Chic And Stylish Girl

New Years Eve Makeup
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New Year’s Eve Party Makeup Tips That Will Make You Look Stunning

New Year’s Eve night. It’s one of the few nights a year where we’re given our glam pass to sparkle and shine while ringing out the old and ringing in the new. Wondering how to up the ante with your beauty look and achieve some makeup perfection this New Year’s Eve? We spoke with talented makeup artist Hector Simancas, whose work has appeared around the world and in the pages of Elle, Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar, to name a few. Here’s his advice for achieving the perfect party look.

New Year’s Eve Look

New Year’s Eve is all about metallic colors, bright lips and healthy skin, according to Simancas. “I prefer simple and soft, and steer my clients away from heavy contouring and highlights,” he says.

Stressing the importance of taking care of one’s skin all-year-round, he suggests the following products for great skin: Colbert MD.’s Illumino Anti-Aging Brightening MaskApply the mask for 15-20 minutes. After removing the mask, follow it up with ElizabethArden Ceramide Capsules. Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lipcare does wonders to retain the lips’ moisture in the winter months with its hydrating Camelia Oil. 

For Your Skin

For the Skin’s beauty look the night of: Start with a base of foundation to create an even skin tone. Simancas uses Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in 2.5 and3.5. For contouring, he suggests using Temptu Airpod Bronzer, or any other bronzer you prefer. Finally, apply translucent loose powder, such as Cle De Peau Beaute. 

New Years Eve Beauty Tips To Make You Sparkle

For The Eyes

Simancas suggests applying a neutral shadow to the crease of the eyes.   Try one of the shades in Tarte’s Tartelette in BloomClay Eyeshadow Palette. Then apply a light simmer shadow all over lid, such as Funny Girl, also in the Tartelette Palette. Next, it’s time to apply a darker, metallic shadow to the outer corners and the lower lash line to add dimension. The Firecracker shade in the palette is perfect for this. He then uses a darker brown or black as a liner to blend it. To open up the eyes, he uses SephoraCollection’s Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in Infinite Beige on the inner corners and water line. To complete the eyes, he applies Diorshow Mascara in 090 Pro Black. One final eye tip: don’t forget to curl the lashes before. And for added eyelash umph? Individual false lashes can be applied from the middle out to give the appearance of a cat-eye effect.

For The Cheeks

Simancas applies Nars Desire Blush to the cheekbones.

For The Lips

Simancas colors the lips with YSL Rouge Volute Shine  #50, FuschiaStiletto.  He adds that any bright color will work, such as red, or even orange, if you dare to go even bolder.

This is just one look of many that you can opt for your beauty look.  Whatever you do, have fun with your look and ring in the New Year, New You with beauty and glamour. 

Hector Simancas is from Venezula, but has lived in the US for the past 20 years. He started doing makeup in 2002 and has since worked around the world for clients like Estee Lauder, Avon, Elizabeth Arden and Nars. His work has appeared in Elle, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and other titles. His signature look is beautiful skin with a focus on eyelashes. In his own words, Simancas that “beauty for me is all about enhancing the features of the individual.” To see more of his work, visit here.  

Model in photo: Kate Wagoner, represented by Next Direct NYC

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