My NYE Look
Have plans for NYE yet? Guess what? Even if you don’t you can still glam yourself up for a cozy night at home. (Sometimes I think taking time in front of the vanity and making yourself feel beautiful is way more fun than the actual party that you end up at….). I wanted to play with crystals for my look this year, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. (So thrilled I was tempted for a second to make this my “look” all the time…..haha! I can’t help myself, I love a little (LOT) of sparkle.
I made the shape of the crystals go out into a bit of a winged liner shape, and started with just one row (you can see the first photos just have one row) and then played and added another row. Both are amazing, just depends on how much sparkle you prefer! I purchased these at the craft store, but you can also buy online! I love going to craft stores because there is always a lot of inspo also for makeup looks or organizing. Plus some great tools!
Whatever your plans are for the New Year, I hope it’s beautiful, just like you! I am very excited for what’s to come in 2019, and I have a lot of tricks up my own sleeves that I will be sharing with you very, very soon.
CHEERS! xx Nikki
Here’s how you do it……
I used the Ignited Eyeshadow Palette from NARS to give myself just a pretty wash of Rose/Gold/Purple shimmer on my eyelids, and then placed the crystals over the top. I am using SWAROVSKI Crystals, and I have to be honest, they are the best. If you are going to do this, use that brand because the cheaper no-name crystals do not give off much shine at all. Listen, I’m not one to push “name brand” things, if I can find a cheaper option I’ll do it, but for this specifically using the right crystals makes all the difference. I applied these with clear eyelash adhesive and tweezers, and it was easy-breezy. Simply apply the eyelash glue straight to your eye (in the shape you want the crystals) and then place the crystals over the top and let them dry. I played with having some of the rose and gold crystals on the eyelids and then transitioning out to the clear crystals on the ends.