Oh, New Years Eve – we look to you with excitement, joy and just a little bit of apprehension. You mark the start of a brand new year and a world of possibilities in life and love, but you yourself are a force to be reckoned with. We’ll just come out and admit that our relationship with you is usually centered around one thing (champagne) and you haven’t always been forgiving to us the morning after. Nevertheless, we don our glitter and most festive apparel every year in celebration of you and the fresh start you represent. For those of you ringing in the New Year with a bang this year, why not give this pretty, shimmery look a try?
“This look is very romantic,” says MDC’s resident makeup maven Ashley Rebecca. “I imagine a woman in Paris wearing this look. It’s soft enough to wear during the daytime; for night, just add a bolder lip. The overall effect is very festive, pretty and feminine.” Ashley uses items from the Holiday Look 2013 collection from Yves Saint Laurent to create a gorgeous, NYE-ready final effect – proving that you can have your champagne and drink it too.
1. Prime your lid with eyeshadow primer to keep your shadow in place.
6. To give a pretty glow, Ashley brushed Yves Saint Laurent Rue de Babylone Radiant Blush Palette on the apples of her cheeks. “When applying blush, start at apple of check and go upwards – never go down,” advises Ashley. “This sculpts the shape of the cheek for you, enhances your cheekbones and gives highlighting effect.”