Star-inspired New Year's Eve makeup!
January Jones’s navy smoky eye
A sexy, smoky eye is a standard for a night as momentous as New Year’s Eve, and the deep navy twist January Jones added to hers is a fun way to give dark shadows a pop of color. “I wanted her whole look to have a dramatic high fashion feel to it, not passive, but of real intentional glamour,” says her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin. “I created a powerful indigo smoky eye paired with soft berry-stained lips.”
Julianne Moore’s pink flush
There’s something to be said about a perfect, lit-from-within glow. We loved the soft pink color Julianne Moore wore at the 2012 Emmy awards, which looked natural, but still stood out against her bright lip. When pairing your blush with a bold lipstick, keep the two shades within the same color family to keep the continuity.
Amanda Peet’s nude lip
A nude lip allows more freedom when it comes to your makeup. It balances the look of a heavy eye, and still makes for an elegant statement if you opt for minimal shadow. “Inspired by her Calvin Klein dress, I created a look that was feminine and romantic, anchored with a tiny bit of edginess with black liner,” said makeup artist Amy Nadine, who created Amanda Peet’s look. Want to find your perfect nude hue? Take a look at the color on your inner lip, and then find a lipstick no more than two shades lighter or darker.
Rashida Jones’s cobalt eye shadow
Blue eye shadow can easily be considered the beauty equivalent of walking a tightrope. When done right, the effect can be beautiful, but one wrong move sends you plummeting. Luckily, Rashida Jones’s cobalt eye falls into the former category, and although her outfit is in coordinating tones, it doesn’t look overdone.
Claire Danes’s double liner
To give a “casual nod to old Hollywood glamour,” Claire Danes’s makeup artist Matin Maulawizada topped off the star’s metallic shadow with a thick sweep of liner on the top, then continued on the inner rim of her lower lash line. The subtle definition on the bottom adds a sexy, smoldering effect without piling on the shadows, but if your eyes are on the small side, move the line underneath your lashes instead, as dark colors on your waterline can make your eye look smaller.
Christina Hendricks’s true red lipstick
Going full bombshell for New Year’s Eve? Make like Christina Hendricks and swipe on a bright red lipstick! “I was inspired by the soft, feminine look of her dress, and its cool, neutral look against her skin,” said Hendricks’s makeup artist, Vanessa Scali. “I kept her face soft and romantic, but added contrast and strength with a bold lip color.” The classic hue is a classic for a reason—it flatters everyone, and even with the most minimal eye makeup, it creates an instantly polished look.
Lea Michele’s foiled eye
Can’t decide whether to do a smoky eye or a metallic eye? Get inspired by Lea Michele and try both! After all, it is New Year’s Eve—you’re allowed to have your cake and eat it, too.