New Year’s Eve Beauty Guide

IT’S almost time to wave goodbye to 2012 and usher in a new year – which means reminiscing, resolutions and getting ready to PARTY.

After choosing the perfect dress, the most amazing event (see Pillow’s guide here) and organising all your pals – start to think about the beauty look that you are going to create for your big night out.

Millie Mackintosh

Millie Mackintosh, Made In Chelsea

We’re loving he charcoal-black, smoky eye that Millie Mackintosh rocked in the Christmas episode of E4′s Made In Chelsea.

To achieve the perfect base you must use a good quality primer, colour-matched foundation and fix with powder. This will make your skin look sensational all night.

If you take your time with this stage of your beauty look it will pay off when you are making your way home at 3am after a few too many lemonades.

Pillow Mag is coveting a really blackened, kohl-heavy eye with a nude lip, but if you opt for this – make sure you do your eyeshadow first and dust on some transparent powder onto your cheekbones, and then you’ll be able to sweep away any excess powder with ease.

If you apply your foundation first, you will find the excess eyeshadow will cling to the formula and leave you with some sooty freckles. Not a good look.

For a flutter of drama add false lashes. We are loving Illamasqua’s Grandeur set which are sure to grab attention.

NYE Beauty

NYE Beauty


Hide any imperfections after applying the lashes with an glossy liner such as Illamasqua’s Precision Ink in Abyss.

For those that wish to add some extra glamour to their peepers, use Eye Rock’s Crystal Eye Tattoos to finish off. You’ll need a steady hand for this one.

If you want to create focus on your pout rather than your eyes – keep eyes simple with just mascara and false lashes, but paint on a bright colour on your lips.

We love Nars’ Semi Matte Lipstick in Sciap – a hot pink that is a quirky alternative to the classic red.

For the perfect winter lip, use Nars’ Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre de Feu – a beautiful deep berry shade that suits this winter weather perfectly.


1. Urban Decay, Naked2 palette, £36. Buy it here.

2. Illamasqua, Grandeur Lash, £16,50. Buy it here.

3. Illamasqua, Precision Ink in Abyss, £17. Buy it here.

4. Eye Rock, Crystal Eye Tattoos, £6.99. Buy it here.

5. Nars, Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre de Feu, £18.50. Buy it here.

6. Nars, Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap, £17.50. Buy it here.

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