War Paint To Bring In The New Year

New Year’s Eve is literally a magical night. In with the new and out with the old. The night that only happens once a year. Just like Christmas and your birthday, going all out is the norm. Most of us tend to be last minute ladies, so here are some helpful beauty ideas.

Be the firework Katy Perry said you are and feel free to play around with color. Metallic shades are always a wise choice for the New Year. Let your outfit dictate your contour. Sparkles and shimmers are fabrics of choice during New Year’s Eve, so aim to create a fine balance.

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Subtle lids require a bold lip while bold lids require a subtle lip, law of attraction here.

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The classic smoky eye will never go out of style. Gold inner corners with a dark smoky finish, some matte red lips, some highlight and you are good to go.

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Nude lips, red lips, burgundy lips, matte or glossy, will be perfect for your night out.

Cat eye and false lashes for that sexy, seductive vintage look. One can never go wrong with classic beauty looks.

Highlights and blush should be bright and lit as the kids say. You want a soft shade of blush or highlight. Instead of yellow gold, maybe go for a rose gold or a white gold.

If you feel bold enough, go for something as bold as the trophy wife palette from the Fenty Beauty Collection. After all, she did say we should shine bright like a diamond.

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Try not to experiment on such a night, go for a contour you are more familiar with. Bake and contour your face only if you have done it before. If you are a simple beat face kind of girl, stick to your foundation routine and spice it up on the lips and lids. Get a makeup artist for the night in case you’re feeling fancy like that.

Look good and feel good. It is the first night of the rest of your year, so make it count. Step into the New Year looking and feeling like luxury.


  • Georgina Giathi

    Looking forward to try popping colors on my lips this year since normally my entire look would be subtle featuring earthy colors..

  • Nadiah Naturale

    Very interesting but beyond my comfort zone,especially the lips

    • Sometimes it’s good to step out of your comfort zone and grow!

  • Jojo Mpendwa

    2018 has been a year of trying new things. .. The bold colours especially .

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