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Even throughout my pageant journey, I’ve never really been one for flashy or dramatic makeup. I make a mandatory exception for excessive glitter on New Year’s Eve. Even then, I still succumb to the trend modestly. For fellow sparkle aficionados who are looking for a little extra glamour on December 31st, here’s an easy and festive New Year’s Eve makeup tutorial using all my favorite drugstore makeup products from CVS. In case you haven’t been lately, CVS’ beauty aisles are filled natural beauty products, which previously weren’t available at drugstores, from renown brands like Promise Organic, Kiss My Face, and (my personal favorite) Physician’s Formula. My skin is super sensitive, so I appreciate having convenient access to products that won’t immediately irritate my face.
In this New Year’s Eve makeup tutorial, I use Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow, Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Mascara, Milani Color Statement lipstick, and Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Lip Oil Duo. Physician’s Formula is great in particular because their products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraban-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. So, if you’re going to be experimenting with any advanced makeup trends, like strobing, contouring, or dramatic eye makeup, this is the brand I recommend going with! And to avoid customer service nightmares, I shop risk-free at CVS Pharmacy thanks to their 100% satisfaction Beauty Guarantee on beauty purchases. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return the beauty product (opened or unopened) along with your receipt to any store for a full-price refund. No questions asked.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step One
After applying full coverage foundation onto your skin for perfect complexion, prime your eyelids. I like to use NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Brow Primer. Next, sweep a medium shade of Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow over your eyelid as a base. I used Shade #1 in the photo below.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Two
Line your eyes using Argan Wear Kohl Kajal Eyeliner for dramatic definition and inner rim intensity. The kohl formula is 100% waterproof, so the color won’t run, and its propel and repel tool allows for easy and fool-proof application.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Three
Apply the darkest shade (shadow #2) to your upper and lower lash line with pointed tip of the applicator to smudge your eye liner for an ultra-sultry and smoky look.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Four
Use the lightest shade (shade #3) to lightly highlight your brow bone. This shade goes on relatively sheer, so to intensify its color, you can wet the applicator.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Five
After curling your eyelashes, apply 1-2 coats of Argan Wear Mascara from lash base to tips. If you’re going for extra drama, try putting on some false lashes. If you’re not sure where to look for the best falsies, you can stock up on false lashes and brow maintenance tools with more than 200 lash and beauty implements from Beauty360, Revlon, Tweezerman, etc.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Six
Line your lips and apply a bold matte red or dark red lip color. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Empress is my go-to for all holiday affairs.
New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial: Step Seven
Finish the look and hydrate your lips with a shiny gloss, like Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Lip Oil Duo. The 100% pure argan oil infused lip duo adds a hint of color and shine while delivering deep hydration that’ll make your lips look more kissable than ever.
And for those of us who are setting beauty budgets for 2017, shop at CVS to get $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products. You can also get $3 ExtraBucks® Rewards on your birthday! Pretty sweet deal. Plus, if you have any professional photo sessions coming up, there’s no need to drop 3+ figures on new makeup. Check out the best (affordable) drugstore makeup for photos here.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Kyle and I will be back up in Maine, so if you live in the area and have any suggestions, we’re all ears! If all else fails, New York City should do just fine (ha!). Have a great week, y’all!
Thank you, CVS, for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.