|New Year’s Eve|Howto – 20 Min Easy Makeup Tutorial

I am really excited to share with all of you beauties my latest New Year’s Eve easy Howto Makeup Tutorial. I’ve decided to create a bold & dramatic makeup Look in the space of 20 mins to just show you how easy it is to get bold looking makeup in no time!!!

I know the struggles of rushing for time when doing your makeup & even the struggles of not knowing which style to wear, However my look is really a mix of a Smokey/ Sultry eye using warm browns & shimmers mixed with a Simple yet Dramatic looking Cat Eye!

& finished with a Burgundy Lip. Perfect for the festive season!

Here is the finished Makeup Look!

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Lancรดme โ€“ Teint Idole Ultra 24 HR Foundation in 01 Beige Albatre โ€“ |HERE| ยฃ28.50

Studio 10 โ€“ Age Defy Skin Perfector in Medium / Dark โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ32.00

Real Techniques โ€“ Core Collection Brush Set โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ21.99

Mac โ€“ Select Sheer Pressed Powder โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ20.50

Mac โ€“ 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ34.50

Bobbi BrownWarm Eye Palette – | HEREย | ยฃ37.50

MacSized to Go Fix+ Spray โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ10.00

Bobbi Brown โ€“ Limited Edition Christmas Travel Brush Set โ€“ |HERE| ยฃ89.00

MacIn Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in Black Extreme – | HEREย | ยฃ19.00

Palladio BeautyHigh Intensity Herbal Lip Balm in Ginger Flush – |HERE| ยฃ8.00

Real Techniques โ€“ Eyes Stater Brush Set โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ21.99

Billion Dollar Brows โ€“ Brow Powder in Raven โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ18.00

Mac โ€“ Fluidline Gel eye Liner in Black Track โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ15.50

Urban Decay โ€“ Eyeshadow Primer Potion โ€“ | HEREย | ยฃ18.00

I started my makeup tutorial with my base first!

|| FACE ||

(This Part takes 7 Minutes to do) = 7 Mins

1) I would Begin by applying my Foundation, with a Foundation Brush. Iโ€™m using my Lancรดme โ€“ Teint Idole Ultra 24 HR Foundation in 01 Beige Albatre & applying it with my Mac โ€“ 187 Duo Fibre Brush! (2 Mins)

2) If you like to conceal, I would conceal under the eye area at this point. Iโ€™ve combined the 2 concealers inside the Studio 10 โ€“ Skin Perfector palette and blended them in together using a Real Techniques โ€“ Detailer Brush!

***You can also use your finger tips to warm the concealer, and dab it onto your face using your fingertips! (1 ย Min)

3) Set your Face, using a powder! Iโ€™m using the Mac โ€“ Select Sheer Pressed Powder & applying it with my Real Techniques Buffing brush all over my face, and especially on my t-zone (as I have an oily complexion)! (2 & a Half Mins)

4) Apply your Blush over the apples of your cheeks!

Iโ€™m using the Mac – Blush in Warm soul and applying it onto the apples of my cheeks using the Bobbi Brown โ€“ Powder Brush & this will compliment the bronzer beneath the Blush to give you a natural flushed look! (1 & a Half Min)

|| EYES ||

(This Part takes about 12 Mins to complete) = 19 Mins

1) I will first begin with Priming the eyes!

I have used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and have applied it on the base of my eyelid & on my lower lash line using my Real Techniques Detailer Brush! (1 Min)


2) Add your Base Colour

Iโ€™ve used Sableย from the Bobbi Brown Warm Eye Palette using the Blending brush included in the palette. (1 min)


& Use the same colour on the bottom of your lash line, I’m applying this on with my Real Techniques Smudge Brush. (1 Min)


3) Add a Little Sparkle over your Base

I’m using Champagne Quartzย from the Bobbi BrownWarm eye Palette & applying it on with my Eyeshadow brush from my Bobbi Brown Travel Brush set! (1 Min)


4) Fill in the V of your Eye

I’m using a darker shade on the V of my eye to bring out the Bronze I added in the previous step. I’m using Espresso from the Bobbi BrownWarm Eye Palette & blending it in using my Real Techniques Eyeshadow Brush! (1 & Half Mins)

*For this step I’ve removed excess pigment of my eyeshadow brush & blended it in really really well, to keep the look soft & not harsh looking. You can get harsh lines if you don’t blend in the darker shades properly.


5) Add more glitter on the inner corner of your eye!

I’ve used Champagne Quartzย from the Bobbi BrownWarm eye Palette & applied it onto the inner corner of my eye using my Real Techniques – Smudge shadow Brush! (Half a Min)


6) Fill in your Brows

Iโ€™m using the Billion Dollar Brow Powder in Raven & filling it in using my Bobbi BrownEyebrow Brush! (2 Mins)


7) Add a Neutral beige on your Brow Bone

I’ve used Bone from my Bobbi BrownWarm eye Palette & applied it on with the flat side of my Bobbi Brown brush (included in the palette) (1 Min)


Here are all the swatches for the eyeshadows I’ve used in this tutorial!


8)ย Add a thin line of Gel Eyeliner.

Iโ€™ve applied my Mac – Gel Liner in Black track with the Real Techniquesย – Finer Liner Brush *** The Ultra thin edge of the Brush enables you to apply your Gel Liner in a line with ease! (2 Mins)


9) Add Mascara on your Top / Bottom Lashes

Iโ€™ve used the Mac โ€“ In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara for this & coated it on my eyes generously!!! (1 Min)


& Your eye is Complete!!!

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Here are all the eye steps together!

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|| LIPS ||

(This part takes 1 minute to do) = 20 Mins

Iโ€™ve finished the look with a Dark Red Lipstick/ Balm, & for this you can never go wrong with your trusty Burgundy shades for this Season’s festivities!

I’ve used my lovely Palladio BeautyHigh Intensity Herbal Lip Balm in Ginger Flush to complete the look!


I quickly finished the look with a spritz of my Mac – Fix+ sprayย on my face to set all the makeup (this part is optional)!!! But I do recommend it as it will keep you going through all the dancing, and that’s perfect when you’re heading out to your New Years Parties :)!!!


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    1. Oh Definitely! A Bit of Lashes are never a wrong idea ๐Ÿ’— I love the idea of adding lashes ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the lovely comment Angie ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Sheren! You definitely have to get your hands on the MAC Mascara ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’— you’re so lovely! happy New Year lovely xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Lena, hehehe :p I love a Burgundy Lip too! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ Have a Beautiful New Year Lovely ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ xoxox

  1. You do your eye makeup so well, Serene – I’m taking tips from you!! I love metallic looks, particularly at this time of year and during winter, it can look so glamorous! ๐Ÿ™‚



    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹ you’re so lovely! I agree with you completely the Metallic looks is definitely a winner this Season :p !!! Please do show me if you try out any of the makeup looks ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹! Happy Holidays lovely, I hope you have a lovely New Year. Xoxo

    1. Thanks so much lovely, I’m glad you found the tutorial helpful & learnt different ways to use your shadows ๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ hehe! Have a Lovely New Year !!! Xoxo

    1. Thanks so much you beauty! I hope you have a blessed New Year filled with Hapiness and Joy & Love! I’m happy to support a friend & thanks for always supporting me too ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ xoxox

    1. Thanks so much beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re too sweet! I’ll have a lot of Makeup tutorials coming this year. Happy New Year beauty! I hope 2015 brings you happiness & Joy ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ xoxox

    1. OMG, you’re going to love the RT brush ๐Ÿ™Šโค๏ธ it’s a great buy!!!! & thanks so much lovely! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š Hope you have an amazing New Year ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. Happy New Year lovely! I love this post so so much, as this looks like my signature eye make up. I love using a brown/glittery eyeshadow with a nice eyeliner flick and mascara. Love it, love it, love it! Keep up the good work for 2015 xxx

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    1. Happy New Year Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for the lovely words! I love the classic eyeliner / Bronze eye look too :-p glad we have the same makeup style hehe! I wish you all the Luck in 2015 too my lovely friend โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ !!! You’re such a Doll โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธ !!!! xoxo

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