What do you think of this as a New Year’s Eve makeup idea? This kind of vivid, broad-stroke liner strikes me as the bold lip of eye makeup. It’s just as fast and as easy. No fussing with shaping the eye, or a variety of shades, or blah, blah, blah. Just a bit of primer followed by a bit of foundation and concealer as needed, lashings of mascara, a touch of blush, soft lip (balm, even). And in the same way that fuchsia is the playful version of the classic glam red lip, bright purple or violet is the playful version of black. Bonus: purple enhances every eye colour. Plus it comes in matte, shimmer and all-out shine to satisfy all our New Year’s Eve glitterati dreams.
longwear cream shadow/liner to try
Violet femmes paint the town purple with a small angle brush and stay-put cream formulas. Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Neon Fuchsia ($28 at esteelauder.ca, department stores, sephora.ca); Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 26 Purple ($28 at Sephora); Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Purple Dawn ($32 at department stores, sephora.ca); Tarte Waterproof Emphaseyes Clay Shadow Liner in Plum ($29 at sephora.ca)
longwear eye liners to try
Sharp pencils deliver a precise finish; lightly sketch a pencil line as a guide for liquid liner. Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Door’s Unlocked ($20 at sephora.ca); Kat Von D Waterproof Autograph Pencil in Homie ($12 at sephora.ca); Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Asphyxia ($23 at select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques; sephora.ca); Lancome Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision Eyeliner in Amethyst ($37 at lancome.ca, sephora.ca)
vibrant eye shadow to try
Press powder over pencil liner for intense colour and staying power for New Year’s Eve makeup. Estee Lauder Pure Color Gelee Powder Eye Shadow in Cyber Lilac ($28 at department stores, esteelauder.ca, sephora.ca); Lancôme Color Design Infinité in Vibrant Violet ($28 at department stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, lancome.ca, sephora.ca); Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Inception ($25 at Hudson’s Bay, sephora.ca); Stila Magnificent Metal Liners (can be used as shadow) in Black Tanzanite ($33 at sephora.ca)
Another bonus: this bold liner New Year’s Eve makeup is much more midnight-kiss friendly than glam red lips. Yes?