Countdown to 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

Shutterstock_22129510 The New Year is knocking at the door. Greet it with a knockout look from Pür’s team of professional makeup artists. Before you pop the cork and countdown the clock, check out our totally tag-worthy Trend Looks, including this contemporary twist on the cocktail party classic smoky eye.

New Year’s Look: Smoky Chic

Step 1: Face & Cheeks
Give winter skin a touch of sun with Mineral Glow. Using a Powder Brush, dust the bronzing powder over your face, neck and dècolletè. Then, with the same brush, sweep Natural Bornite blush over your cheeks for added warmth.

Step 2: Eye Colour
To make sure your colour lasts all day and well into the night, prime eyelids with Mineral Eye Prep. Then using a Shadow Brush, sweep Graphite Eye Shadow across your entire lid, concentrating color on the outer corners of the eye.

Step 3: Liner & Macara
Next, line upper and lower lash lines with Smoky Graphite eye pencil, using the smudger to blend color into the outer corners for a “smoky” effect. To emphasize this effect, highlight inner corners with Hello Bright Eyes. Lastly, apply Triple Impact Mascara to upper and lower lashes.

Step 4: Lips
Pair this strong eye with a muted lip look. Apply a coat of Crystal Peach lipstick to create a shimmering nude base. Then add a layer of Oasis Pout Plumping Lip Gloss for a hint of volumizing shine with sheer desert undertones.