NYE Make Up How To

Friday, December 30, 2016

NYE Make up How To by Miss Bright @ Gemma Sutton Pro Team. 

The New Year's Eve is time to go all out on the glam for make up. Bringing in all the metallic fun, shimmer and glitter!!

I love to do make up in layers, this NYE Make Up How To is no exception: creams and powders, mixing different tones of color to get a unique look and intense result. Layering makeup gives the added bonus of lasting a lot longer. Everything you want for a long night of partying.

This editorial that I created the make up for was published in Cosmopolitan (from Lithuania, USA, Czech Republic and Croatia) was all about that!! It was a special feature on suggestions for New Year's Eve, shot around Piccadily Circus. 

To achieve the look on Darya (the brunette model) I used a gold cream eyeshadow from Illamasqua, then layered a mettalic rose gold pigment from Inglot (AMC Pure Pigment in 82). It can be as intense or as soft as you want it too. Use a little bit on your finger and dab it for a subtle shine or wet a little bit of your brush and aply it for a more intense look. This particular tecnhique can be used with every mettalic shadow (loose or in compact form). 

If you feel less adventurous try and stick to a cream colour on the lids. Maybelline Color Tattoo, Mac Paint Pots or Tom Ford cream eyeshadows are my absolute favorites. 

If you want a little bit of glam and glitter but dont want to go full on sparkle try the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre. They have a sofisticated sparkle, very fine glitter. Just put as much or as little as you want. For the look on this picture - that is from a L'Officiel Greece editorial done by me- I used only one eyeshadow (Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in New Moon) applied heavily. I then added a dark burgundy lip to complete the look. It makes for a great and quick look for the NYE!!


For lips its always a good option to opt for matte colours as they tend to last longer. Just make sure your lips are well exfoliated and hydrated. I am a fan of using Lipmix from MAC when I need a full opaque and matte colourful lip. I find that they are a bit of an unsung hero with the regular consumer. Lipmixs came in loads of colours that you can mix and match to yor taste! Use with fingers for a stain or light layer, or with a brush for maximum precision and full on color. On the Cosmopolitan editorial I used a combo of the Red, Crimson and Fuscia on both of the models. 

A quick tip when doing such dramatic make up: do your blush/bronzer and highlight only after the eyes and lips are finished. That will ensure that you don't go overboard and apply the right amount to look perfect.

When I do such dramatic lips or eyes I prefer to leave the skin feeling light and fresh. It keeps the whole look more modern and effortless. Chanel Vitalumière Aqua and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk are my favorites for that purpose. Just don't forget to prep well the skin before (clean, moisturize and use a good primer). That will ensure that your skin will stay perfect all night long!!

Have fun! 

Miss Bright - NYE Make Up How To

Gemma Sutton

Gemma is the founder of Gemma Sutton Hair and Makeup

She lives on the Surrey Hampshire Border with her Partner Olly and son Spencer x

Gemma loves one thing more than being a part of a bride’s special day and that is spending as much quality time with Spencer as possible, where she has curated an enviable Instagram for him! xx


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