New Year’s Makeup Tips

March 11, 2020

New Year’s Makeup Tips

Party season reaches its peak on New Year’s Eve, so it’s time to pull out all the stops with your beauty look. Before you dive into your cosmetic bag, be sure to read our New Year’s Eve makeup tips below.

Now you’ve finally decided on an outfit for December 31st (thanks to our last-minute shopping article), it’s time to think about your makeup. New Year is the perfect opportunity to showcase your beauty skills, but it can be easy to get carried away. Stay the right side of statement this festive season with our tips on how to nail the glamorous New Year’s look. 

1. Learn how to properly experiment with texture

For some, the phrase ‘new year’s eve makeup’ conjures up bad memories of patchy metallic eyelids and chunky glitter cheeks, but beauty has come along way since our experimental teenage days. Everyone wants to do something a little extra special for New Year, but it’s all about knowing how to make an impact without gimmicky shades and poorly performing formulas.


Enter the Party Essentials Kit in Lost in Translation. This bumper beauty set feature is full of highly-pigmented products so you can play with textures in an editorial way. It features our Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome, which has both matte and shimmer shades. It’s the perfect choice for experimenting with a new eye look because even though all the shadow finishes are different, they are all designed to complement each other.

You can use our online tutorials to create eight stunning and easy-to-imitate looks or use the guide on the back of the box to create either the polished or dramatic look, for a modern take on a textural eye. Finish things off with a slick of Precision Liquid Eyeliner (winner of the 2019 Longwearing Eyeliner by Grazia Beauty Awards) and Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara (also included in the set). A pop of the kit’s Highlight HD Palette in Between Two Women (winner of the 2019 Glow-Getter award by Get the Gloss) on the cheek and you’re New Year’s Eve ready.

2. Amp up your classic smokey eye with some colour

If you have a failsafe makeup routine you wear day in day out, New Year's Eve can often feel daunting. But you can use your tried and trusted techniques to your advantage. Don’t abandon your beloved smokey eye on December 31st, instead amp it up by adding some jewel tones and a complimentary lip and cheek colour.


Lovers of our Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Jaipur Marbles might be more fond of the darker hues, but by bringing in a sweep of the jewel-toned green, burnt orange or sunset shades you can easily switch up your look for the party season. They’re all easy to blend and buildable, so you can choose how bold you want your eye look to be. Created with exclusive knead technology, their silky smooth texture can be used dry or wet (if you’re after a more intense look).

3. Try a latex-look lip


Want to ramp up your makeup look this New Year’s Eve? Our Glazé Lip Lacquer in Safari is the perfect choice for bold lips. The semi-gloss formula adds just the right amount of shine, so your pout stays soft and hydrated but never sticky. The three-dimensional colour and smudge-free formula give an almost latex-look that’s ultra-modern and much more sophisticated than cutesy metallic glosses.

4. Keep it simple

Not everyone wants to wear a full face on New Year’s Eve and if you fall into this category we suggest a dab of our universally flattering 5Secs Express Lips & Cheek Colour in Carmen. One of our bestselling products, it can be worn on the eyelids, apples of the cheeks or as a lip colour, you’re running late but still want to impress when the clock strikes 12 this is all you need to throw in your handbag before you head out.

5. When all else fails, just wear it your way

Above everything else, when it’s time to ring in the New Year you want to look and feel your best. And the secret to both? Confidence. To make sure you are the best version of yourself this New Year Eve’s Eve why not come into our Colour ID Lab and create your own Bespoke Lipstick.

Our Colour Maestros will help you find your unique shade, starting with a profile of your natural hue harmonies, preferences and moods. Together you’ll create a truly personalised lipstick on a lab machine, while also enjoying a full makeover and champagne.

Maybe you want to recreate a discontinued shade you wore when you were young, or maybe you want to design a unique colour to take with you into the new year? Either way, when you wear it your way there are no rules. Just swipe over your lips and enjoy your evening. See you in 2020.