Shimmer and glow, vivid and vibrant

With Christmas wrapped up, and Boxing Day a distant memory, it’s time to think of New Years. A grand ol’ time for many. You got the tickets. The ensemble is steamed and cleaned. Your hair is done. And the only thing left is to think of makeup.

What to do and how to do it? Since it’s the biggest bash of the year, there’s no reason to be reasonable. Go wild, but keep the lips bare (some matte gloss or lip balm to stay moisturized). No one wants to have the first kiss of the new year to be smudged. Think sparkle and shine and an elegant swath of intense color for the eyes. Make it fast with one or two products from Stila. More time to party!

The Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow delivers rich, beautiful color with sheen (minus the glitter). The long-wearing liquid contains a pearl-packed translucent base and can be applied to the lid using the brush or one’s fingers. A light touch deposits a little color (in Vivid Garnet, Vivid Smoky Quartz, Vivid Amethyst, Vivid Jade, Vivid Labradorite, Vivid Sapphire), while layering lends itself to a more dramatic look.

For fans of traditional applications, the Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo offers a split-pan powder eyeshadow with one color in two finishes – glitter and metallic foil – for infinite opportunities. The velvety-soft powder, with micronized pigments (in corresponding colors to the S&G ones, above), glides on smoothly and contains a sparkle and a coordinating metallic shade; bold and beautiful.

Want to stay away from the drama but still want to stand out? Try the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (in Intense Sapphire, Intense Labradorite, Intense Smoky Quartz, Intense Jade, Intense Amethyst) or the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (in Vivid Amethyst, Vivid Sapphire, Vivid Labradorite, Vivid Jade, Vivid Smoky Quartz) for a cat eye that any feline fiend would approve.

When all else fails, make it shimmer. Happy New Year!

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Steven Carver
International Editor

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