Okay, It’s FINALLY the end of 2017.
Let’s start 2018 right, looking AMAZING!!
This New Year’s Eve, Pink Coral Miami and Ralph Raphael Photography teamed up with Miami Makeup artist Catalina Jimenez (Check out her work Here) to show us how to look and achieve her flawless makeup style this New Year’s Eve.
We choose two dresses from the Pink Coral holiday collection as inspiration for our New Year’s Looks:
[Drop the Anchor Dress] [Miami Nights Dress]
Get The Look!
Step One: Prep the Skin
Start with a clean face. This is the most important step of any makeup routine, especially for a smooth finish. We started with cleaning the skin with micellar water (check out our favorite here.). Micellar water will give the skin a touch of hydration and vitamins and gets it ready for the make up application.
What is micellar water? Micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The tiny oil molecules are attracted to dirt and oil and draw out these impurities without drying out the skin. Micellar water can be used as a face wash, makeup remover, and moisturizer.
Step Two: Moisturize
Next up, we applied moisturizing cream. Moisturizing is an extremely important part of your make up routine because it affects the way the makeup is absorbed and sits on your skin. Makeup is almost useless without a properly moisturized faced. We used Instant moisture and cream hyaluronic acid booster from the Sephora Collection (Check it out here).
Step Three: Prime
Primer helps keep makeup in place and make it long lasting. The primer we chose also makes skin appear matte and helps minimize the appearance of pores. We used the Two-Faced primed and poreless pure because it’s perfect for all skin types and is oil free. Check it out here.
Step Four: Foundation + Concealer
Foundation is up next. We are using Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation. This foundation is light with a good coverage, and it gives skin a naturally glowing finish. We applied it all over the face with a beauty blender. Then we applied some of the Nar’s Liquid Concealer (Check it out Here) under the eyes (to minimize dark circles) and a little touch of on the bridge of your nose.
Step Five: Setting Powder
Once you have applied your foundation and concealer and blended (blend blend blend) using your beauty blender, it’s time to set everything! This is the step that will help you look flawless in your photos, so make sure you choose a good setting powder to complete your look. It is designed to set your makeup and finish the look. We used Laura Mercier translucent setting powder (Here). Keep this in your bag when you head out for touchups! We applied it using Makeup Forever’s big bristled brush (#128), we dipped the brush and got a little bit of powder and tapped the brush to remove any excess powder and then applied it directly under the eyes and top of the cheekbone.
Tip: Don’t blend– we want the powder to set the foundation in the skin, which is why we used it directly after our foundation was applied and before our other powders i.e contour and blush!.
Step Six: Shadow
After we set our face makeup, we moved onto the eyes. For our first look, we decided to do a chocolate look to really bring out Jessica’s blue eyes and the teal in the Drop the Anchor Dress (Purchase here). We used the Two Faced Chocolate Bar Pallet and the Modern Renaissance pallet from Anatasia (Here).
For Look One:
Start to warm up the eye by applying a base color of warm taupe from the Renaissance pallet from Anastasia on the eyelid and then we applied the color haute chocolate from the Too Faced Pallet to the crease of the eye to add some depth to the eye. Finish the look by lining your lower lash line and blending!
Blend Blend Blend.
Step Seven: Contour + Blush
To complete the look we need a little contour, blush and of course highlighter!
The point of contouring is to carve out the features of your face by creating shadows. So where your apply your contour is very important (not as important as blending is though!). Apply your cream or powder contour on your cheekbones, on your temples, around your hairline, the bridge of your nose and jawbone.
Blend Blend Blend Blend.
Next, apply your blush to the apple of your face. This part is simple, just smile and apply your blush.
Step Eight: Highlight
And our favorite part (especially for New Years) Highlighter!
Highlighter can make a huge difference in your photos, so application is key. Apply your highlighter wherever you want a little extra light to appear in photos.
Apply to the middle and tip of your nose (See photos), your brow bone, your inner eye (it makes your eyes really pop!) and of course and most importantly your cheekbones! You can also add highlighter to your cupid bow, across your forehead and your chin. Be as extra or subtle as you want. It’s YOUR New Year’s after all.
Turn Look One into Look Two:
To take look one and transform it into look two was easy!
It’s all about the eyes!
To add some glitz and glam to our first look (AKA look 2) We just added some more shadow from the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow pallet from Anastasia (Here) and switched our browns to a bold black for a classic Smokey eye. We added the colors: Primavera and Vermeer to bring some shimmer to the neutral look. We used Makeup Forever: Aqua Black Eye Liner (Here) and paired that with Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara (Here).
Add lipstick + lashes and post as many selfies as you can – It is New Year’s Eve after all!
Don’t forget to hashtag: #TaggedinMiami so we can see your final look.
Our next collab post will be covering all things Lashes. How to apply and what brands to buy!