3 easy tutorials for nye-ready eyes

December 2014

New Year’s Eve is upon us, and it’s time to break out the glitter and champagne!

We are always searching for a fresh take on our regular eye makeup routine, and NYE is the perfect time to debut a shimmery new look. Sine Qua Non’s makeup expert Dahlia designed some imaginative eye makeup tutorials to help us celebrate in style. Try out the looks with products you already have, or pick up some new goodies if you’re inspired!

Look One: Green and Copper Smoky Eye


Products used: Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay, Fir Tree Green Eyeshadow by Makeup Forever, Copper Loose Pigment by MAC, and Perversion Mascara by Urban Decay.

Step One: Start with Eyeshadow Primer. Next, load up a blending brush with Fir Tree Green and apply to the inner and outer lid. Bring the shadow slightly above the crease.

Step Two: Load up a shader brush with the Copper Loose Pigment and apply to the middle of the lid, extending just above the crease. Use a smudge brush to apply Fir Tree Green along the lower lash line.

Step Three: Use a clean blending brush to soften the outer edges of the eyeshadow, blending the Copper into the Fir Tree Green. Finish with mascara, add falsies if desired!

Look Two: Silver Shimmery Eye


Products used: Silver Flash Color by Makeup Forever, Revolt Shadow by Urban Decay, Black Diamond Eyeshadow by Makeup Forever, and White Eyeliner by NYX.

Step One: Load up shader brush with Makeup Forever’s Silver Flash cream color and apply to the entire lid evenly.

Step Two: Set the Silver Flash cream with a different shader brush that you’ve loaded with Urban Decay’s Revolt shadow. Use a smudge brush to apply Revolt to the lower lash line.

Step Three: Use a blending brush to apply Black Diamond eyeshadow to the outer lids.

Step Four: Apply NYX White Eyeliner to the waterline and finish with mascara. Add falsies if desired!

Look Three: Black and Gold Cat Eye


Products used: Black Flash Color by Makeup Forever, Black Eyeshadow by Makeup Forever, Black Eyeliner Pencil by NYX, and Gold Loose Pigment #37 by Inglot.

Step One: Use a bent eyeliner brush to apply Makeup Forever’s Black Flash color like you would a winged eyeliner. Then apply an even layer of Black Flash all over the lid up to the crease, so that you’re left with an extreme cat eye.

Step Two: Load up a shader brush with Inglot’s Gold Pigment and use it to set the Black Flash cream you applied to the eyelid. Using a thin, angled brush (to prevent smudging), set the winged portion with Makeup Forever’s Black shadow.

Step Three: Line lower lid with NYX black liner and soften the line with a clean smudge brush. Finish with mascara, and add falsies if desired.

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