Tutorial: Creating Your New Year’s Eve Look - Neiman Marcus

Tutorial: Creating Your New Year’s Eve Look

Rachel Anise

December 22, 2016


New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and creating a customized look is more effortless than it sounds. Here’s a detailed tutorial for a look that is polished yet fun, lasts well into the wee hours of the morning, and ultimately, reflects the best version of yourself. Better yet, you’ll be able to use the products involved for more than just an evening, as they will serve as essentials for the entire year. Get ready to face 2017 with a beautifully modern sense of style and grace!


Start with a generous application of the Lancer The Method Polish while showering. This exfoliating formula masterfully smooths skin, leaving it luminous and ready for your NYE attire. Before continuing on to makeup, devote 20 minutes to the Sisley-Paris Radiant Glow Express Mask. Rife with cleansing and refining essential botanicals, it balances and primes skin, absorbing unwanted oil while simultaneously imparting a flattering, lit-from-within glow.


For an ultra-even complexion, try the opulent La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation. The formula is nourishing and long lasting on all skin types, and it even has a corresponding concealer built right into the top to guarantee a seamless finish. Warm things up with the Sisley-Paris Phyto-Touche Illusion D’Ete. This powder bronzer has a creamy texture that melts into skin for an extremely natural finish. Sweep along the hollows of the cheekbones and around the perimeters of the face for subtle definition. Deliver a rosy flush with the lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in B. Fearless. Use your ring finger to gently tap and blend a touch of the cream on apples of your cheeks. The Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer #16 along the high points of the face (e.g., upper cheekbones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, and on the Cupid’s bow) will add an ethereal glow that’s equal parts angelic and alluring. To finish the face, apply a light dusting of the Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Powder; it will set makeup and is great to toss in your bag for late-night touch ups.



Focus on creating a neutral smoky eye with the Smith & Cult Book of Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Noonsuite. Apply the medium shades on the upper lid and sweep the lightest shade up to the brow bone. Bring a mix of the darkest shade and one of the medium shades along the lower lash line for continuity and blend thoroughly. Then, use the brilliant teal green Gucci Impact Smoky Eye Pencil in Ottanio to draw a line along the upper lash line for a pop of color, add a bit of Sunstone to brighten the inner corners of the eyes, and apply the Black liner along the lower lash line for additional impact. Bring the Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel through your brows to add fullness and depth and two coats of the jet black, volumizing, and lengthening Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara will complete the orbital area with a dash of drama.


Sometimes, a breezy and carefree style works best for an evening of celebration, so embrace your natural locks and spray them with a liberal dose of the Byredo Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume. This genius formula infuses hair with the intoxicating scent of ambrette, violet, and magnolia for a beguiling result that doesn’t overpower.


Lips & Tips:

For lips, try one of the shades from the darling Marc Jacobs Beauty Limited Edition Up All Night 5-Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Creme Set. Housed in a clever metallic, tasseled case (which works well as an impromptu evening bag, I might add), the five hues include the nude beige No Angel, rosy nude Slow Burn (worn in the images), cherry red Oh Miley!, deep warm red Miss Scarlett and intense violet plum Scandal. Keep your nails festive with the Smith & Cult Nail Collection Gift Set—replete with three shade options ranging from the chic gray Stockholm Syndrome to the timelessly red Kundalini Hustle. You are sure to find a color to suit your New Year’s Eve mood.

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