Monday, 30 December 2013

New Years Eve Tri-Colour Eye Makeup - Pink, Blue and Green

The count down to 2014 has begun! In less than 24 hours it will be the new year and what better time to wear a pop of colour on your eyes (or should I say pops of colours!) than now?

If you're heading out to watch the fireworks or going to a New Year's Eve party (not that you need an excuse to rock colourful eyes!), this pink, blue and green eye makeup will look absolutely stunning. It's a little different as far as NYE makeup looks go (no glitter in sight) but why not go for something bright and colourful? It is the beginning of a new year after all!

Taken By Surprise Tutorial - New Years Eve Eye Makeup

1. Since we're going to be working with a lot of coloured eye shadows in this look, it's important to start the process with an eyeshadow primer. This will help the colours look lovely and vibrant, as well as keep them that way as you welcome the new year!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in "Original"
2. First up, with a deep pink colour, apply the shadow to the inner half of your eye lid with a flat shader brush. Gently pat the colour on instead of wiping it on as it will minimise any fall out on your cheeks. You can always hold a tissue under your eye for a little extra security.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette in "17-2625"
3. With a bright blue eyeshadow (and again, a flat shader brush), apply to the outer half of your eye lid with a patting motion. Now we look like we have the Pepsi symbol on our eyes haha but not for long!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette in "15-4421" 
4. To create a seamless gradient, take a lilac colour (a good in between shade for pink and blue) and a fluffy blending brush, and apply only to the centre of your eyelid. Then use a very gentle windscreen wiper motion to blend the pink and blue together using the lilac and your fluffy brush.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette in "12-2903"
5. To add some pizazz (I just love that word), take a small amount of an electric lime green eyeshadow and a fluffy blending brush and apply to the crease. Use gentle back and forth motions (so your brush is just touching the skin) to blend in the colour. And I forgot to take a photo of this step, oopsy daisy!

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette in "13-0645"
6. With a deep blue colour, apply to the outer corner of your eye lid to give the look some depth and to darken up the blue. Gently blend it in and create a soft tapered edge at the outer corner.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eyeshadow Palette in "17-4427"
7. Okay, it's New Years, I couldn't help but add a little metallic colour in there! With a true gold eyeshadow and a liner brush, line your lower lash line.

Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette in "Half Baked"
7. With a pale gold or champagne-toned shade, apply to your inner corners to brighten up the look. Plus this step helps your eyes look bigger and more awake (perfect for a long night out!).

Rimmel London 002 English Oak Glam'Eyes Eyeshadow Quad in "Shade 1" 
8. Liner time! This step is optional as it creates a pretty subtle effect, but why not you know? With a nude or white eyeliner pencil, apply it to your water line for wider awake looking eyes. Then with a black eyeliner pencil, line your tight line (the water line for your top lash line) which will make your eyelashes appear fuller.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in "005 Nude" and "001 Black"
9. My favourite part–liquid eyeliner! Line your top lash line, keeping the line as thin, even and close to your lashes as possible. Then create a small wing at the outer corner for a subtle cat eye effect.

Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in "Black"
10. The final touch is–of course–curling your lashes and applying mascara. So go on, what are you waiting for? Curl and coat those babies up stat! Better make it two coats, just to be safe you know?

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
Artiste Eyelash curler

And that's it!

Happy New Year everyone!

What makeup look do you plan on wearing for NYE or what looks have you tried in the past to welcome in the new year? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I absolutely adore your quirky-ness and your blog! You've inspired me to keep up with my blog throughout the year, so, um, thanks a million!
    P.S. It must be awesome to work in a shop you've loved for so many years (:

    Take care & keep writing xx

    1. Oh my goodness Kulsoom, thank you so much! Comments like these mean so much to me, thank you so much for taking the time to send me your kind words! Cue warm and fuzzies, thank you, thank you! xx

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    1. Aww, thank you so much darling Ty! xx

  3. Your Blog is so adorable, my stress reliever <3


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