If you love makeup, then you’re probably already thinking about what look you’ll be going for on New Year’s Eve. Makeup is fun and with a bit of help, it’s easy! Today we’re going to take a look at some eye makeup ideas that will help you decide on your New Year’s Eve makeup look.
Before we begin, we must say that you can find inspiration pretty much everywhere, in nature, online, in movies and art. But the best inspiration and the best advice you’ll ever get is going to come from a makeup artist. If we were to only make one single recommendation when it comes to makeup artists, then it would be the wonderful and talented Lisa Eldridge.
She has a YouTube Channel where she presents all sorts of makeup looks, give lots of valuable tips, tricks and suggestions. We absolutely adore her and believe that anyone who loves makeup, man or woman, can learn something from her. Lisa Eldridge is the embodiment of less is more and we agree completely. Here are our Lisa Eldridge-inspired eye makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve!
Classic Smokey Eye
Every person who likes to wear makeup should be able to know how to do a classic smokey eye. It’s THE evening look and you simply cannot go wrong with it! Lisa lets us see how easy it is to make a dark, smokey eye and as usual, she keeps things quite natural. If you follow her eye makeup tips and tricks, you cannot fail. And a classic smokey eye look is perfect for the New Year’s Eve party!
Fantasy Peacock Eye Makeup
This one is for the wild at heart! If you’re feeling creative on New Year’s Eve or the party you’re going to is a fun/crazy party, then we suggest you give this peacock eye a try. You’ll need lots of bold colors, such as yellow, green and purple, for this look, but it’s going to come out spectacular. Add some glitter if you feel like the colors need help to pop!
Cara Delevingne Eye Makeup
Cara Delevingne is one of the hottest models of the moment, and Lisa worked with her many times. She made this intense evening look for her and she was kind enough to share the process of creating this stunning look with us. This video will teach you a thing or two about how to create intense, sultry eyes that would be perfect for an evening out, prom and even a wedding (if you’re the Jezebel guest).
Marilyn Monroe Iconic Makeup Look
This video is one of the most watched Lisa Eldridge videos ever. It shows how Marilyn Monroe’s makeup was achieved and it will leave you in awe! The look itself is a highly dramatic, complex, red-lip and sexy and it will turn heads. Be cautious with this one, it’s not as easy as all the others, but if you can pull it off, you will be remembered!
Bold Winged Eyeliner Eye Makeup
Lisa herself tagged this eye makeup look as being perfect for hooded eyes, but it’s also great for all shapes and colors (be them brown, blue, green or hazel)! Many shy away from cat eyes, because it takes a bit of exercise to perfect the eyeliner application technique, but when you’ve got the best makeup artist in the world (and we stand by that statement) teaching you how to do it, it’s much easier to get it right.
Make sure you follow Lisa’s YouTube channel if you want to learn more about the wonderful world of makeup!
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