Countdown to 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips

With all the promise, wonder and excitement befitting a Hollywood movie, there really is no night like New Year’s Eve. Fireworks, champagne and that infamous midnight kiss all add to the mystery and magic of that final countdown. With a celebration this big, you’ll need a look that’s equally as explosive. Get ready to make sparks fly.

New Years LookParty Perfect Eyes
Whatever your countdown destination, stand apart from the crowd with smoldering eyes in steely metallic blue. First, contour eyes in Fawn Fayalite or Smoky Quartz Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow to add depth and dimension. Then, using Pür’s Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Stick in True Cobalt, wrap color from the inner corner of the eye, over the lid and around to the lower lash line. Use a shadow brush or your finger to smudge color outward for a smoky effect.

Steal a Midnight Kiss
Always pair bold, dramatic eyes with subtle, subdued looks that won’t distract or compete for attention. A warm neutral hue like Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Mauve Quartz is the perfect complement to this made-for-midnight look. Like the Eye Shadow Sticks, Pür’s creamy, conditioning lipsticks won’t smear or smudge, so your look stays put from the first popped cork to that final kiss of the night.

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