According to Aphrodite, bold berry lips, emerald hues, monochromatic eye shadows, gold illuminators, and exaggerated contouring are on the beauty list this upcoming year. So whether you’re looking for some stocking stuffer ideas for your Christmas shopping or simply in search of some ways to spruce up your look in the new year, makeup is the answer. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and it’s a lot safer than gifting clothing because you don’t have to worry about sizes or fit. Keep reading to check out our inspirational beauty looks for the new year and some gift ideas from Sephora that can help you achieve them. Kiss and makeup this new years with our merry makeup gift guide!
Monochromatic eye shadows are foolproof and trendy. Metallic or cobalt blue, they are quick and easy to apply since they only require one colour and minimal blending is necessary. Darker colours can be super dramatic and sultry and are great for night time or new years, or simply swipe on a matte brown all over your lid for a minimalistic vibe.
Emerald green is the IT colour of the season and looks especially striking on brown or hazel eyed girls and olive complexions. Use it as an eye shadow for a more bold and dramatic look or simply swipe it underneath the eye like an eye liner with a neutral shade on the lid for a more subtle pop of colour.
Fake it until you make it: that is the secret to flawless, glowing skin. An angled brush and some good bronzer is perfect for defining your cheekbones and a good highlighter can make you look angelic even if you’re on Santa’s naughty list.
Blair Waldorf is the queen bee of makeup trends, she’s done the berry lips and minimal eyes, the monochromatic shadows, the bold blushes, and of course the classic smokey eye.
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