Effortless & Long-Wear New Year’s Eve Makeup!



I’ve always loved New Year’s Eve! To me, it represents the closing of the year that’s gone past, and a beautiful blank slate of a year ahead…and what better way to celebrate than to get all dolled up and share the night with friends & family?!


It’s fun to do a bold lip or a glittery eye, but these days with twin 6-month-olds in the house, I need a more simple look that’s still just as impactful :) enter the classic liquid-lined eye & nude lip!




Find Fairy Dust in Snow Sparkle at:

Find Natural Brow Duo at:

Find Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar at:

Find Lash Line Ink at:



After your base makeup is complete, follow these simple steps:

1. Line upper lash line with Lash Line Ink – lay the felt tip flat against lashes and draw outward & upward toward the end. Build up to your desired thickness. Curl lashes and add mascara.

2. Define brows with Natural Brow Duo, filling in softly with the tapered pencil and combing through with the soft-hold gel.

3. Apply Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar to lips, blotting with a tissue and reapplying for satiny, concentrated colour.

4. Now the fun part! Dab Fairy Dust in Snow Sparkle on inner corners of eyes, bow of lips, and anywhere else you want to glow!



For those who (unlike me with my kids & early bedtime :) ) might be out celebrating past midnight, I ALWAYS recommend the following products for a super-stay-put effect, no matter what the makeup look:




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Find Flawless & Poreless at:

Find Lash Booster Mascara at:



Flawless & Poreless Primer – my hands-down most important product when doing long-wear makeup, whether it’s on a photo shoot, at the beach, at a wedding, etc.

Quick Fix Powder – dust on top of makeup for an imperceptible, satiny-matte, budgeproof shield

Lash Booster Mascara – lasts through parties, swimming, sweating, crying (happy tears of course!), and will NOT move until you take it off



Still looking for a little shine? A luxe-looking manicure is the way to go!




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Find Nail Colours in Almond Glow & Crystal Champagne at:


Get a gorgeous look like the one above with 2 polishes: a nude and a glimmer.

Use the nude as a base, and then apply 3 coats of the glimmer: the first from halfway down nail to tip, the second from one third of the way down nail to tip, and the third dabbed just onto edge of tip. Such an easy ombre effect!



If the manicure wasn’t enough for you shine-loving magpies out there…




Find Lulu Frost Radiant Earrings at:

Find Oh Joy! Paper Fan Decorations at:



Throw on some mega-watt earrings, tie up some festive decorations and you’re all done! Ready to celebrate :)


Happy New Year everyone!!