New Years Eve is just a few days away and it’s time to start figuring out what your outfit, hair, and makeup look will be! For us, we don’t have any big plans but this Purple-Blue Ombre Makeup look is perfect for a night out on the town ringing in the New Year. Let me know if you recreate this look in the comments below! And a quick disclaimer: I do not claim to be a makeup artist. I really enjoy makeup and consider myself more of a makeup enthusiast. This means I’m not a pro and I totally forgot an important step…my brow-bone highlight! I’m shocked I forgot it, but it is what it is. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Starting off, I primed my face with the Becca Backlight Filter Primer and primed my eyes with the Colourpop No Filter Concealer in the shade light 10. Concealers are great eyeshade primers because they will make sure your skin tone is all one shade and the shadows pop more on the lid. I set the concealer using the Covergirl Trublend Powder in Transparent Fair. This step ensures the shadows don’t grab onto any of the concealer.
Now onto the Jaclyn Hill palette, I used some light brown and medium brown transition shades in the palette to start building out the crease. Use any warm transition shades that work well with your skin tone. With the transition shades in the crease, I used my finger to pack on the satin blue shade on my lid. To take it to the next level, I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Fix & Go Setting Spray on a shader brush and more of the blue shade and patted it on my lids. This trick really takes a satin or glitter shade to another level. I want to blowout the crease more so I work my way down in shades – medium brown to dark brown to black-brown and blending as I go. Next, I touch up the blue with my shader brush before adding the purple satin shade to the inner half of the lid. I use the same setting spray trick to make the purple pop. Then to continue the ombre look, I add the silvery pink satin shade to the inner third of the lid.
Now that I look sufficiently crazy, it’s time to work on the rest of the face. Using the Eco Tools perfecting sponge, I apply the Bare Minerals Bare Pro foundation in the shade Aspen. I look like a ghost, I know. Then to conceal, I go back in with the Colourpop No Filter Concealer in the shade light 10 under the eyes and on the high points of the face. I set everything and bake the undereye area using the Maybelline Fit Me loose powder in Light. To prevent me from looking too ghostly any longer, I apply the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in the shade Bronzer along the perimeter of the face. For blush, I use a peachy pink blush from a nameless Colourpop duo. I’m sorry I don’t know the name of it, but any pink or slightly peachy blush would look fabulous with this look. For highlight, I use the Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Flexitarian. It’s a stunning shade and works well for fair skin. Over top, I apply some Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight because more highlight is normally never an issue.
For my brows, I use a dark brown matte shade from the Jaclyn Hill palette and set them using the L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Brunette. Add brow-bone highlight here. 🙁 Seriously, how could I forget!? I then go in and touch up the silvery pink shade and add an inner corner highlight with the Flexitarian shade. I make the look come together a little bit more by applying a brown transition shade to the lower lash line. I live for a lower lash line shadow. For the scariest part of all of this, I add Kiss Pompadour lashes with Duo lash glue. It went surprisingly well and I”m super proud of myself. These lashes are great because they are bold but they aren’t too thick so you can still see the shadow perfectly through them. Lastly for the eyes, I popped on some black gel liner on the water line. And last but not least for the lip, I go with my tried and true Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in the shade Love Bite.
Honestly, I was surprised how well this turned out. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started but it turned out better than I imagined. Once again if your recreate this look, please let me know! What is your look for NYE this year? Let me know in the comments below.