My new years eve make-up: step by step tutorial! + my thoughts for 2016

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Hello everyone!

First of all, a happy new year to each and everyone of us. I hope you guys had a safe, fun and cosy new years eve. I sure partied a lot! I hope you guys started the new year the way you wanted to, because there’s no better way to kick a new year is to some of the things you like the most! Today I am back with a post that is new years eve -related. I am showing my party-make-up step by step in a tutorial and some of my thoughts I have this new year. Let’s take a look! 

The finished look.
The finished look.

My wishes for 2016

Before I start with the main theme of this post, I wanted to share some of my thoughts I was having when we were counting down to 2016. People set goals for themselves to accomplish during the new year and make a lot of promises to people they often cannot accomplish. I was thinking about the past years and everything going in my life.

The only thing I want for 2016 is To Be Happy. Yes, with capitalized letters.

It is the only thing that counts for me because the past years I had a lot of dark thoughts and i went through a lot of things that made me very sad. That’s why I want to enjoy life and make sure I laugh everyday this year. Even the simpliest, normal days, I want to make sure I did something I really love with the people I love the most. I really need to focus on myself and achieve my own goals for college, family, friends and general life. I was thinking on New Years Eve that a year really flies by. Yes, that may be a cliché thing to say, but it is true. My family and I have traditions on New Years Eve so we do the same thing every year over and over again. That made me realize how fast everything goes.

It feels like last week I was counting down to 2015, and now we are already 12 months later.

Also life in general flies by very fast. I am already in the second year of college. It scares me how fast I came here because sometimes I just want to be a child again, no worries and just playing around. Right now, everything is different.

That is also one of the main reasons I want to make everyday count and say ‘yes‘ to a lot more opportunities because it can be over so soon.

I wanna have fun with the people I am surrounded with. It is okay to shed  a tear once in a while, but I don’t want a copy of last year, because that wasn’t a year to remember. Since November, I felt more confident and sure about the people I call my friends and family. That’s also why I started my blog around that period.

I may not have a lot of family and friends, but that is a decision I consciously made. You can’t keep everyone happy and it is very tiring to please people who will not appreciate what you do for them. Just let them go, and surround yourself with the people who actually want to be in your life.

I want to say to you guys: keep on going, stay strong, because there will come a day everything will feel better, even in this crazy society, where it is not easy to live in.

Eye primer

Okay guys, now let’s kick off this post! Priming is key when you have big events coming where you are wearing your make-up for a long time. It sure isn’t the intention of putting on make-up to melt off after a couple of hours. I primed my eyes with several products.

Not to prime, is a crime!
Not to prime, is a crime!
You cannot forget about those brows!
You cannot forget about those brows!
I primed my eyes using my MAC Painterly Paint pot and dusted some facepowder over it. I filled in my eyebrows with the Catrice browduo and set it with my Maybelline browdrama.
I primed my eyes using my MAC Painterly Paint pot and dusted some facepowder over it. I filled in my eyebrows with the Catrice browduo and set it with my Maybelline browdrama.
Here, I primed my eyes using the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
Here, I primed my eyes using the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
I am blending Eden out with a fibre brush and applying the golden Bourjois pencil as well.
I am blending Eden out with a fibre brush and applying the golden Bourjois pencil as well.

Eyeshadows

I used quite a lot of eyeshadows. I wanted to go all out because it isn’t New Years Eve everyday! Let’s take a look at what I created.

I used Nooner, Trick and Darkhorse.
I used Nooner, Limit, Trick and Darkhorse.
The rest of my eyeshadows.
The rest of my eyeshadows.
I am applying the Trick eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked 3 with a flat shader brush and some Fix + by MAC sprayed on it.
I am applying the Trick eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked 3 with a flat shader brush and some Fix + by MAC sprayed on it.
Blending this out with the softbrown colour called Wedge by MAC.
Blending this out with the softbrown colour called Wedge by MAC.
The darkest colour of the Eyeshadow: Darkhorse by Urban Decay Naked 3. I used a dense brush to put it in my outer corner and towards the crease. It looks scary now, but we'll blend that out later.
The darkest colour of the Eyeshadow: Darkhorse by Urban Decay Naked 3. I used a dense brush to put it in my outer corner and towards the crease. It looks scary now, but we’ll blend that out later.
Here, you can see Darkhorse blended with a fluffy brush using Limit, also by Naked 3.
Here, you can see Darkhorse blended with a fluffy brush using Limit, also by Naked 3.
Now I am applying the star of the show, MAC's pressed pigment! I used it with a sponge applicator because that's the easiest way for me. Now you know why I didn't do my foundation first, because of the fall out!
Now I am applying the star of the show, MAC’s pressed pigment in Light Touch! I used it with a sponge applicator because that’s the easiest way for me. Now you know why I didn’t do my foundation first, because of the fall out!
The last eyeshadow is also by MAC. I use Vanilla pigment in my inner corner to light up my eyes. On my browbone I used a white shade.
The last eyeshadow is also by MAC. I use Vanilla pigment in my inner corner to light up my eyes. On my browbone I used a white shade.

Foundation

As you now by now, there’s a reason why I didn’t apply my foundation as the first step in my routine. Because of the glitter, it would be one big mess if we did this first.

Skincare and primer.
Skincare and primer.
I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass no treble!
I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass no treble!
The foundation I am using is by Clinique. I used some highlighter by Body Shop as well, for a more dewy look.
The foundation I am using is by Clinique. I used some highlighter by Body Shop as well, for a more dewy look.
This is the base finished. Foundation, concealer, liquid highlighter and blush and some facepowder.
This is the base finished. Foundation, concealer, liquid highlighter and blush and some facepowder.

Liners and mascara

A look wouldn’t be complete without a good layer of mascara and some eyeliner.

Liners and mascara.
Liners and mascara.
Now I applied my eyeliner. It is a gel liner by Maybelline.
Now I applied my eyeliner. It is a gel liner by Maybelline.
On this picture I am applying MAC's Wedge eyeshadow on my lower lashline to blend everything together. I also have my mascara by Clinique on and the Catrice highlighter pen in my waterline.
On this picture I am applying MAC’s Wedge eyeshadow on my lower lashline to blend everything together. I also have my mascara by Clinique on and the Catrice highlighter pen in my waterline.

Blushers and bronzers

One of my favourite parts!

My highlighter products.
My highlighter products.
Blush and bronzer.
Blush and bronzer.
Here, I used the bronzing powder by Urban Decay Naked Flushed and the blush from the palette. For highlighter, I used my trusty old MAC soft and gentle.
Here, I used the bronzing powder by Urban Decay Naked Flushed and the blush from the palette. For highlighter, I used my trusty old MAC soft and gentle.

Lips

On this picture you can see my lipcombo. A brownish lipstick by the brand Technic and Urban Decay's lipgloss in Kinky.
On this picture you can see my lipcombo. A brownish lipstick by the brand Technic and Urban Decay’s lipgloss in Kinky.
Lip combo.
Lip combo.

The final look

And completed!

I clearly love me some highlighter!
I clearly love me some highlighter!
The finished look.
The finished look.
A better look at the eyeshadows.
A better look at the eyeshadows.

Hair

I went for some festive curls.

For my hair, I curled every piece of hair and used some hairspray all over. On my left side, which is the opposite side of my bangs, I put some bobby pins in a string of hair. It gives the hair a special touch.
For my hair, I curled every piece of hair and used some hairspray all over. On my left side, which is the opposite side of my bangs, I put some bobby pins in a string of hair. It gives the hair a special touch.

Outfit

Glitter always attracts my eyes. I really love this style so for New Years Eve I couldn’t resist!

The finished look! The dress is by H&M and the necklace is by Veritas.
The finished look! The dress is by H&M and the necklace is by Veritas.

That was it for this post, I hope you enjoyed walking through my getting ready for New Years eve. Let me know what you guys think! Stay tuned for some more new yearsposts because I have some more ideas! I wish you guys all the very best for 2016 and make everyday a day you’ll remember.

See you next time!

Your Belgian blogger, 

Tessa 

Disclaimer: Not sponsored. I bought everything on my own and these are my own opinions. All pictures are mine. 

 

0 thoughts on “My new years eve make-up: step by step tutorial! + my thoughts for 2016

    1. Thank you so much for these compliments! A nice and cosy night in can sometimes be more fun than a night out, it is a tough choice to make! 😉 Also my best wishes for 2016! xx

  1. Thank you so much! It means a lot 🙂 Somehow your comment ended up in the spamfolder so I didn’t see it until now. That’s why I responded so late! xoxo

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