Prepare For A Carnival Of Colour With These Bright New Year's Eve Makeup Looks

Eyes pull into focus, whether lined with high-shine hues, dressed in glitter or painted with glossy neons


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RAINBOW BRIGHT

Now’s your chance to finally use that much- neglected shade in your eyeshadow palette (you know the one). This rainbow-inspired shimmering eye look is equal parts playful and chic. Carolyn used a selection of rainbow shades from the M.A.C Pro Palette Paintstick x12, over which she added a dusting of eyeshadow in complementary hues to strengthen the depth of each colour. For lips, Clinique Moisture Surge Pop Triple Lip Balm hydrated lips while adding a subtle wash of colour. Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara ensured lashes didn’t get lost.

Mahalia wears Jojo Ross top.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett

PHOTO FINISH

This shimmering eye look (opposite) was created using a combination of M.A.C Frost Eyeshadow in the shade If It Ain’t Baroque mixed with M.A.C’s Coppering, a warm-toned dark copper eyeshadow, followed by lashings of Max Factor’s False Lash Effect Mascara in the shade Deep Raven Black. Carolyn layered the product from root to tip, wiggling the wand as she went, for?a spidery lash effect. The finishing touch was a high- shine, two-toned pout using Rouge G by Guerlain in the shade ‘050’ on Mahalia’s upper lip, and Shiseido’s Shimmer GelGloss in the shade 07 Shin-Ku Red on her bottom lip.

Mahalia wears Jojo Ross top.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett

80s SIREN

Throw caution to the wind with this high-impact beauty look that shows off two strong features. Carolyn played up Mahalia’s eyes with M.A.C’s Marine Ultra Pigment then dusted Ben Nye Loose Glitter in the shade Royal Blue on top. NARS’ Climax Extreme Mascara helped created feathery, volumised lashes. This highly glossed lip was courtesy of M.A.C Patent Paint Lip Lacquer in the shade Eternal Sunshine. The new M.A.C Eye Brows Big Boost Fibre Gel fluffed up brows.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett

BUBBLEGUM POP

The magic of each of these looks is that none of them use foundation. Carolyn simply prepped models’ skin with M.A.C Prep+Prime Essential Oils, allowing for their natural complexion and skin texture to show through. Here, in action, is also the bold underliner beauty trend. Carolyn has used M.A.C Magenta Madness pigment, flicking out from the lower lash line, while M.A.C Cherry Topped Eyeshadow washes over eyelids, with a smattering of M.A.C Lipglass in Clear over the top. Completing the look is Bare Minerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara and Hurraw! Coconut lip balm on lips.

Atlanta wears Bella Purcell dress.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett

SUNSET STRIP

The sunset eyeshadow trend is one you’ll be seeing a lot of this summer, so we thought we’ve give you a timely introduction. Channel one of nature’s most impressive sights by using a blend of coral, yellow and pink eyeshadow to add warmth and dimension to eyes. To create this look, Carolyn artfully swirled together two M.A.C single eyeshadows in Chrome Yellow and Coral paired with M.A.C Magenta Madness Pigment, which was blended from the inner corner of the eye up towards the brow bone. Sky-high lashes were thanks to Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Mascara, while M.A.C Lipstick in the shade Lady Danger created a mattified pout.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett

ULTRA VIOLET

A look “for when one eyeliner just isn’t enough”, Carolyn says. Layering punchy neons offers maximum impact with minimal effort. The hardest part is making your other eye look like a twin — not a cousin. Carolyn used M.A.C Power To The Purple eyeshadow with a fine eyeshadow brush to create a dramatised winged eye. Working with M.A.C Chromaline in the shade Process Magenta, Carolyn used this waterproof gel-cream to create a precise line of intense pink colour. Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in 090 Black dressed lashes, while M.A.C’s Retro Matte Lipstick in the shade Relentlessly Red added a pop of colour to lips.

Atlanta wears Ella Batley jacket.

Photo / Getty Images

HIGH CONTRAST

Playing up opposite sides of the colour wheel, this glittering eye look is an easy way to dip your toe (or brush) into the bold eye makeup trend. Carolyn lined Mahalia’s under-eyes with M.A.C’s Marine Ultra Pigment, then applied Melon Pigment over her eyelids. She finished this off with a swish of Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara. A pop of blush added warmth to Mahalia’s cheeks, in the form of M.A.C’s Pro Face Palette Blush which was lightly applied using a fluffy blush brush. This same peachy hue was reflected in M.A.C Cremesheen Gloss in the shade Richer Lusher, which was slicked over lips.

Photo / Carolyn Haslett


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