May 08, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Dec 15, 2016
Although we haven’t quite reached peak Christmas yet, if we’re honest we’re already focused on the main event of the season – New Year’s Eve. It’s a mash up of festive cheer and debauchery but without the potential familial tensions and thus a little more exciting.
In preparation for this evening of madness, we’ve compiled a list of five stellar make-up looks from the A/W 16/17 catwalks to inspire your evening look.
Glitter is all the rage these days, scatter it anywhere you fancy – along the eyebrows, over the décolletage, even in the hair, but if you’re after a more sophisticated look take note of this stunning eye work from Atsuro Tayama. Mixing large and fine particles, go hell for leather on the inner and outer corners then gently pat a sprinkling under the lower lash line so it falls over the cheeks. Leaving lashes and lid bare, it’s a standout look, but one that doesn’t teeter into fancy dress territory.
The cat flick is a fail safe option for any big occasion, but sometimes the classic flick size just doesn’t cut it, leaving you wanting more. If you’re looking for that extra oomph to welcome in 2017 with, why not try this exaggerative style from PPQ. With a floating top lid liner that bends into the inner corner, the flick darts into the outer corner then travels outwards beyond the brow bone. Tap a little silver pigment over the wet liner for a special festive twist.
You can never really go wrong with a red lip – unless it’s caused my copious amounts of red wine that is but that’s more an ‘end of the night’ problem when nobody cares. This year, opt for a darker hue in a rich, semi-matte burgundy applied precisely to accent the cupid’s bow. Leave the eyes neutral with just a hint of nude smoke and a layer of mascara to ensure your pout gets all the attention.
Be a little different and opt for an almost bare look, allowing your natural features to speak for themselves. To ensure it’s not a complete wash out add a hint of silver highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes so they sparkle like snow atop of a Christmas tree.
For those eschewing the traditional holiday vibes this year, this pastel delight from Milly should tickle your fancy. Go bold and apply an even layer of lavender hued pigment over the lid right up to the brow, taking it into the inner corner to open peepers wide. With no mascara, no liner and lips left bare and natural, you need to wear the colour with confidence to really wear it well.
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