Instagram

The NYE Glam


I am very particular about my festive makeup. For me, Christmas is all about matte red lips and bold eyeliner but New Year's Eve is another story. I want "other level" glitter. It's the only time of the year I will let myself look completely over-done and feel fabulous about it.

It's all about the eyes and the old school Barry M Dazzle Dust never goes a miss. I love the gold shade and use a flat eyeshadow brush to really pack it on rather than using it as a shadow. You will need a good primer for it to stick to or cover the eye with a cream shadow stick such as the Gosh Forever Eyeshadow stick in Light Copper. This gives a good amount of colour underneath and provides a fantastic sticky surface for the dust- just be sure to move quickly before it sets!! The Gosh stick also doubles as a great liner colour under the eyes. To complement a bold eyeshadow, I love Ardell Wispies as they are very full but natural. They are also very easy to apply and are super light.

For a glow on the cheeks, I love Makeup Revolution's Highlighter in Golden Lights. This costs a bargain £3 and it rivals many of the expensive highlighters I have tried.  A little bit of this across the top of the cheekbones and in the cupid's bow will give you the perfect Kardashian-esque glow.

Finally, we can't forget about the nails. Using Glitter Bomb by Rimmel to top your existing Christmas mani or simply using it on its own, can help create a simply gorgeous sparkly nail.

I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve! If you use any of these products, tweet me a picture to @GemmaLEBond. I'd love to see your makeup looks!