Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ball-Droppin' New Years Makeup!

Salut mes amis!!

If you can't tell by my "clever" post title, today's look is another makeup idea for New Years 2012 :)) In this post, I'm presenting a sleek cat eye cut-crease look that may seem tricky at first glance, but it's actually quite easy to recreate! This eye makeup appealed to me particularly because it looks as though it took a lot of time and effort, when in fact, it took no longer than your average smokey eye! I'm adding another easy step-by-step tutorial so that anyone can follow along and duplicate this one. So, check out this look if you're ready to stand out of the crowd when that ball drops!! Are you ready for New Years or what??!!!
 Read more for products, tips, how-to & pix :)

This idea was taken from the makeup worn by Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor, and customized to my liking. I did a cat eye (sharper angle of the outer wing) instead of Nicole's "Cleopatra" eye, added more sparkle and a more defined cut crease to better fit my features. Images are borrowed from hotcelebshome, collage is all my own.
Products used for this look:

  • NYX base in White
  • NYX eye liner in Taupe (to "cut" the crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked (to smudge out the cut-crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck (to define the cut-crease)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sidecar (center lid)
  • Sephora eyeshadow in Aspen Summit (to define the lid)
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow in Polyester Bride (inner corner)
  • Clinique brush on cream liner in True Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Zero (waterline)
  • NYX glitter liner in Disco Queen (inner portion of lower lash line)
  • NYX glitter liner in Crystal (inner corner)
  • Darkness false lashes in K-ma 6
  • L'OrĂ©al Telescopic mascara in Blackest Black


  • NYX lip liner in Natural
  • NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in Smokey Look

To create this EYE look, start by priming your lids with a white sticky base:
  1. Using a Taupe eyeliner pencil, gently draw an oval shape a few mm above your natural crease. This cut-crease style works great on semi-Asian eyes like mine and Nicole's.
  2. With a stiff flat brush and a bit of neutral eyeshadow (UD-Naked), smudge out the drawn line upward towards your brow.
  3. Add a slightly darker shadow (UD-Buck) directly to the drawn pencil line to define it a bit more.
  4. Optional Step: Take a White eyeliner pencil and draw a line directly underneath the Taupe line and smudge it down. If you're using a white base, this step isn't necessary.
  5. Apply a shimmery neutral shadow (UD-Sidecar) onto your lid, staying under the drawn crease.
  6. Define the lid some more using a shimmery white eyeshadow (Sephora-Aspen Summit) on a stiff angled brush, applying it to the white border underneath the Taupe pencil line.
  7. Add a sparkly white shadow (UD-Polyester Bride) to the inner corners.
  8. Line the top and bottom lash lines with a black gel or cream liner (Clinique), connecting the two lines and extending the outer wing in a cat-eye (raised angle) or Cleopatra style (straight).
  9. Rim the top and bottom waterlines with a black waterproof eyeliner (UD-24/7-Zero).
  10. Apply your falsies and add your mascara and glitter liner.
The finished look & Photo-op: )
Pointy eyelashes give the eyes that extra oomph :))
2-0-1-2 (image from walkthetowpath)
Come party with me!!!
Who's ready for it & what r ur NYears plans??


Maryam Maquillage


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