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The Perfect New Year’s Eve Makeup And Outfit*

new year's eve makeup

New Year’s Eve is always one of my favourite nights of the year and I’m even more excited for it this year as Matt and I will be spending it in Amsterdam ! I always love working really hard on my makeup on NYE and I endeavour to make it as glamorous and as sparkly as possible so I wanted to share some of my favourite festive picks that I’ll be wearing as the clock strikes midnight!

There’s some of my everyday essentials featured here but there’s also some new additions that I like to use when the party season arrives.

new year's eve makeup

For my base I always opt for my trusty Benefit Porefessional primer as it’s perfect for smoothing out any imperfections I have while completely blurring my pores. It’s silky smooth and literally the tiniest bit goes such a long way.

Once my primer has fully absorbed into my skin I then take my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as it’s amazing for achieving a truly flawless look. I’ve had this bottle for ages now so I definitely need to pick up a new one soon. I love how long-lasting this foundation is and even though I don’t wear it every day, it’s definitely one that I turn to when I need that extra bit of coverage.

The concealer that I’m absolutely loving at the moment is one from Younique as it’s literally amazing at covering all my blemishes, scars and hideous dark circles. I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough!

For my eyes I literally love as much sparkle as possible and the palette that I like to use is one from Front Cover, I’m pretty sure this particular palette was discontinued a long time ago which is a huge shame but I’m so glad that I got my hands on it when I did. The sparkly eyeshadows are some of the most highly pigmented shadows I’ve ever used and I bloody adore them!

To add that extra bit of sparkle I like to use is the Regal Affair pressed pigment by MAC. It’s a beautiful shimmery shade that can be used either wet or dry and I love it so much. It’s perfect for using at this time of year as it’s so sparkly and beautiful.

new year's eve makeup

I’ve never been a huge fan of fake eyelashes before but I recently picked up these ones from Eye Candy and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were pretty easy to apply and they look so lovely.

To add even more sparkle and shine to my NYE look I usually use two different highlighters; the Benefit High Beam and the Makeup Obsession Highlighter in ‘moon’. The MO highlighter is literally one of my favourite makeup products ever and it cost me the grand total of £3. Three whole pounds. If you’ve never tried one of these highlighters before then you absolutely must because it’s a life changer!

It won’t come as a surprise to most of you if you’ve been a regular reader of my blog for a while now that Charlotte Tilbury is one of my all-time favourite beauty brands ever. That’s why the Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red is a true staple of mine when it comes to completing my New Year’s Eve makeup look.

As for my New Year’s Eve outfit, I’m planning on picking something up from Quiz Clothing* as they have the perfect selection of beautiful party dresses. I’ve got my eye on this red sparkly number or this black and silver glitter party dress.

new year's eve makeup

*This post was sponsored by Quiz Clothing, but all thoughts and opinions on New Year’s Eve makeup looks are entirely my own. Please see my disclaimer for more.

What makeup do you use specifically on New Year’s Eve? Have you got your outfit planned yet? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 20th December 2017 / 10:38 pm

    I love Estée Lauder Doublewear! It’s such a good foundation. I got a dress from Quiz lately, which is gorgeous and I’ll be wearing it for New Year’s Eve! x

    • chloedickenson
      21st December 2017 / 2:06 pm

      It really is! And that’s fab Emma! Xx

  2. 21st December 2017 / 10:20 am

    I love the double wear foundation too, and NYE is always the best time to get glammed up! I love Quiz so much and usually get a lot of my dresses from there so ill be on their website looking for my outfit too!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      21st December 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Ooh yay! Hope you have a fab new year! Xx

  3. 21st December 2017 / 11:08 am

    I’ve never tried double wear but feel like I’m missing out!! I love high beam too!! Perfect highlighter for me! Xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      21st December 2017 / 2:05 pm

      It really is the perfect highlighter! Xxx

  4. 22nd December 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I love the EL Double Wear foundation, it’s a new fave of mine! Both of those dresses from Quiz are really pretty as well – I love anything sparkly for this time of the year xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  5. 23rd December 2017 / 11:56 am

    I can’t believe I still haven’t tried the Estee Lauder double wear foundation, every time I hear you mention the Younique concealer too I want to try it. This sounds like a great makeup look that will be perfect to bring in the New Year, I’m very jealous of your trip to Amsterdam to do so. Xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

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