So, the end is near. 2010 has been a helluva year and as it comes to a close, we’re all making final arrangements on how to bid adieu in style. Personally, I’m celebrating with a low-key house party. And what will I be slapping on my face come 5pm tomorrow? I’ve got a few options to share with you…
There are a bunch of ways you can look smokin’ hot during the final hours of 2010, and they all involve preparation. Be sure to tick (fake) tanning, moisturising, hair removal and priming off your list before you even look at that foundation.
January Jones epitomises the look of the season here, with peach cheeks, a coral lip and winged eyeliner. Rock them separate or altogether, either way – they’ll work. I am loving Pop Beauty Lush Blush in Peach Blossom (RRP $34.95) thanks to its illuminating particles and hint of colour. It is impossible to over-do the peach with this baby. Use a coral lip colour such as Revlon Lipstick in Coral (RRP $21.95) for a pop of colour. Matte is best when you’re using an illuminated blush to avoid looking too shiny. Line your eyes and voila – sexy, on-trend party makeup. Love it!
Due to be a sunny 36 degrees in the West, this is most likely the look I’ll rock tomorrow. A top knot works best when it looks a little messy, less ‘done’. Add some volumiser to your hair and let it naturally dry, or blow dry semi-straight if you’ve got curly hair. Flip your head upside down and tie it in a high ponytail. Wrap the pony around and into a bun, securing with pins. Use the palm of your hand to rub down some ‘flyaways’ and spray with a light-hold hairspray to stay.
This natural makeup is a great pick for those wanting to look nonchalant, but hot, on New Years Eve. Use a highlighter to add some glow, and a perfect pink lipstick like Benefit Cosmetics Full-finish Lipstick in Shy (RRP $36). Lashings of mascara, and you’re done. Too easy.
For those of you heading to a glam party, this look is perfect. A high ponytail is a great way to keep cool but look hot. Follow the same steps for the top knot (above) until you reach the wrap part. Instead, get a comp and pull out some of the hair at the top of the ponytail to make a quiff. Spray in place. Use a straightening iron to smooth the lengths of your ponytail. If you want to add a bit of curl, twist the iron as you move it down the lengths.
A good red lipstick is the ultimate find, and every girl should have one. First, make sure your lips are in good condition by using Clinique’s Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment (RRP $48). Use a brush to apply your red lipstick. Poke your finger in your mouth when making an ‘O’ shape and pull it out so you won’t ever get lipstick on your teeth. Keep the rest of your makeup bronze and natural, so it’s your lips that wow the crowd.
While I wouldn’t normally wear the two of these together, Kim can pull it off. Finding a hot pink lipstick to wear as you count in to the new year is optimal – it says ‘I’m here to party and have a good time’. Apply the same as you would your red lipstick (see above).
Master the smoky eye and you master the ultimate party look. Line your eyes with a black liner, then apply a primer to your eye lids. Using a medium sized eyeshadow brush, and working from the inside out, shade your eyes in brown, gunmetal grey and black, being sure to blend as you go. Add lashings of mascara and you’ve got yourself one set of sexy eyes. See Lauren Luke do it below.
And remember to take off all that makeup at night before you get in bed (no matter how many Mojitos you’ve had!) so you look relatively fresh when you hit the beach/gym/brunch the next morning. I love Dermalogica Precleanse ($65.50) when removing heavy makeup. Add a little rosehip oil, eye cream, vaseline and hand cream and you’ll look like Sleeping Beauty in the morning.
Tell me, how are you counting in the new year?
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