Midnight Makeup: 2 Glam Looks to Help Clients Ring in the New Year
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:49

Midnight Makeup: 2 Glam Looks to Help Clients Ring in the New Year

Written by   Linda Tawil, co-owner and creative director at Morphe, Inc.

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to take eye makeup to a whole new level. Whether clients are going out for a night on the town or hosting a small gathering with friends, professionals can help them put their most glamorous face forward. From a dramatic smoky eye to a bold wing eyeliner, these New Year’s makeup tips will leave clients slaying well into 2019.


Bombshell Smoky Eye


Master the art of the perfect smoky eye for the New Year. Start with a mid-tone gray transition color and lightly buff eyeshadow into the client’s crease. Starting at the outer corners of the eye, for depth, begin building up the look by packing on a darker matte shade using a pointed blending brush. Grab a fluffy blending brush and continuously blend all over the lid to achieve the ultimate blown out eye. Next, go in with a very pigmented black eyeshadow and build up color along the outer corner, not going above the crease. Continue to blend eyeshadow all over the eyelid. Using a tapered precision brush, with the same eyeshadow, smoke out the lower eyelash line. Now, take a black eyeliner all along the client’s water line. To brighten up the eyes, apply highlight to the inner corners. This creates an instant eye-opening effect. Finish off the look by adding black volumizing mascara and bold, dramatic false eyelashes.


For a long-lasting smoky eye, apply a long-wear gel eyeliner or cream shadow in black until the desired intensity is achieved.


Do not forget to define the client’s eyebrows by filling them in using a pencil, powder, or gel. Shaped eyebrows help frame the eyes and draw focus to them.


midnightm2Gold and Glam Cat Eye


To achieve this look, grab a pressed gold eyeshadow and apply it all over the client’s eyelid. To intensify the gold eyeshadow, spray the brush with a setting mist to make the gold pop. Next, take a toffee colored matte shade and begin to blend color into the crease and buff out the eyelid using a fluffy blending brush. Now, using the same shade, apply eyeshadow to the outer corner “V”. To achieve the ultimate cat eye, grab a felt tip black eyeliner and draw a wing starting from the outside and working inwards, applying along the top and bottom eyelash line. To find the right angle for the wing, visually trace a line from the nostril to the outer corner of the eyebrow. Vamp up this look by applying highlighter to the browbone. Complete with a pair of wispy eyelashes.


For faux eyelashes that last, get the eyelash adhesive tacky before applying faux eyelashes to the client’s eyelash line for an easier application and all-night staying power.


These no-fail New Year’s looks wow clients and are easy to achieve. With a bombshell eye or extra sparkle, clients will love their glamorous New Year’s look and will be back again for all of their makeup needs in the coming year.

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