NYE Eye-Mixed Metals


New Years Eve is the one night a year on which wearing large amounts of glitter and false eyelashes is totally acceptable. However, you know I don’t wait around for December 31 to bust out the glitter!
Most New Years Eve looks typically involve a lot of black and silver. I wanted to do something super shimmery and glittery, but nothing stereotypical. I did a mixed metals look that incorporates rich gold, cool silver, warm copper and blue-toned gunmetal.

This eye look is risky on multiple levels. It mixes metallic tones, utilizes both warm and cool colors in one look and involves covering your entire eyebrow with glitter. So are you brave?!

1.) I began by applying an eye primer of course. I have been loving Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray.

2.) I then used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese, a shimmery pearl white and applied it to the inner corner of the eye, extending all the way up to the brow and applying on the brow bone as well.

3.) I then patted Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Bold Gold on the remaining 3/4 of the lid, extending it almost up to the brow bone but not quite.

4.) Now you will want to intensify the metallics you have just laid down. Pat, don’t brush, Urban Decay’s Verve over the white pencil. Pat Urban Decay’s Half Baked over the gold. Pat a loose gold pigment shadow like Bare Minerals Good Fortune over gold for even extra sparkle.

5.) Take Urban Decay’s Chopper, a warm copper with silver glitter particles, and begin applying just above the crease and outwards in an extended V shape. Take a small smudger brush and apply to lower lash line as well.

6.) Now take Urban Decay’s Gunemetal and begin applying sharply into the crease and forming an outer V at the corner of the eye.

7.) Line your lower water line with a waterproof black liner.

8.) Now the fun part! The glitter! Pat some eyelash glue to the silver part of your inner eye and under the brow bone then immediately pat silver glitter onto the glued areas. Do the same with the gold areas.

9.) Use an old makeup brush to stroke eyelash glue across your entire eyebrow. Immediately pat gold glitter on heavily.

10.) Line the top lash line of your falsh lashes with eyelash glue and sprinkle gold glitter on them to achieve a gold lined lash. Do this prior to applying to eyelids.

11.) Apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes.

12.) Apply top and bottom false lashes very carefully.

13.) Brush away any excess glitter. I used a makeup wipe to remove any trace glitter around the brow so it was sharp and stood out but left some excess silver glitter on the inner eye area as I think it brings light to the inner corner and looks more ethereal that way.

14.) Finish the look with a nude pink lip like Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle.

Products used:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, shades Verve, Half Baked and Chopper
  • Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, shade Gunmetal
  • Bare Minerals eyeshadow in Good Fortune
  • Silver and Gold cosmetic glitter
  • Loreal Telescopic mascara
  • Sephora brand false eyelashes
  • Reese Robert brand false eyelashes cut in half for lower corner lashes
  • Duo waterproof eyelash glue to adhere glitter to eyebrows, eye and lash line of false lashes
  • mark Get in Line waterproof eyeliner in Black
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
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