Look your best for the biggest night of the year! Here’s the complete how-to on five high impact star looks.Shiny Red LipsEmbrace the New Year with a bold new hue. Taylor Swift’s makeup artist Lorrie Turk keeps the eyes simple-save for many coats of lush mascara and a bit of icy shadow-to prevent the star from looking overdone.
GET THE LOOK: SHINY RED LIPS
EYES: Three coats of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ($7; drugstore.com) plump lashes without leaving them clumpy. LIPS: CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot with ShineBlast in Aglow ($6 and $7; drugstore.com) leaves lips moist, shiny, and fully coated in deep crimson. FINISHING TOUCH: Red lipstick will bring out any other inflammation in your face-blemishes, veins and capillaries included. Create a smooth, even canvas by sweeping on a liquid formula like NatureLuxe Silk Foundation ($10; drugstore.com) with a synthetic brush.
If you’re wearing a metallic dress like Kerry Washington, why not highlight your face and eyes with similar moody tones? (That’s exactly what her makeup artist Sam Fine did here!) A warm, bronzey canvas was his starting point: “I always choose bronzer one shade deeper than the complexion to add dimension. I love to contour the forehead, cheeks and sides of the nose.”
GET THE LOOK: DARK NEUTRALS
EYES: Fine blended a brown gold shadow like L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional in Autumn Leaves ($8; drugstore.com) along the entire lid and smudged a bit below the lower lashline, too. He added fake lashes, a few coats of mascara, and finished by rimming the entire eye in black kohl pencil. LIPS: “I didn’t want to distract from the smoky eye, so I went with nude lips and a dab of gloss,” Fine told us. FINISHING TOUCH: When the eyes are the focus, undereye concealer is key. Fine used Fashion Fair Cosmetics Concealer in Cashew ($17; fashionfair.com), dabbing it close the lashline and fanning it outwards to the center of the face.
PEACHY GLOW AND LUSH LASHES
You don’t need pounds of makeup to make a statement. In fact, pastels are a fresh, unexpected choice during winter months. Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis, who created this look for Olivia Wilde, says she went for “soft glowing skin and amazing eyelashes.”
GET THE LOOK: PEACHY GLOW AND LUSH LASHES
EYES: Inglessis used a Korean brand of false lashes on Wilde, but Make Up For Ever’s False Lashes in Didi ($15; sephora.com) will work too. “I never use a full strip,” she says. “Cut them into three or four pieces-they’re easier to apply and more flexible to wear.” CHEEKS: Laura Mercier Stain Spot in Peach Glaze ($20; lauramercier.com) is one of Inglessis’s favorite products. She smoothed a bit along Wilde’s cheekbones. “It is the perfect peachy color,” she says. FINISHING TOUCH: The makeup artist added a neutral coat of NARS Lipgloss in Striptease ($24; narscosmetics.com) for a little shine.
Red lips are are the obvious choice with LDB’s. Makeup artist Hugh Vanngo added an element of surprise by giving Camilla Belle a striking pink lip. “Camilla is always open to play with makeup,” he says.
GET THE LOOK: DRAMATIC PINK
EYES: Vanngo lined Belle’s eyes in navy liner, then pressed Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eye shadow in Emerveille ($36; chanel.com) on the lower lashline. Black mascara on the top lashes only kept the eyes striking but not heavy. LIPS: “The lip color is Tom Ford’s Violet Fatale ($48; neimanmarcus.com). It’s a pinkish violet shade but Camilla’s lips are very pink already, which accentuates the tone,” he says. FINISHING TOUCH: Highlighter along the cheekbones, nose and forehead gave the severe colors a touch of light.
FROST AND ICE
“I wanted Carey to really stand out,” her makeup artist Georgie Eisdell told us. “I wanted it to be all eyes, eyebrows and perfect skin-but minimal color.” A wash of lightweight foundation and a dusting of translucent powder perfected Mulligan’s complexion.
GET THE LOOK: FROST AND ICE
EYES: Eisdell blended two shades of cream eye shadows along Mulligan’s lids: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique, a sparkly slate, and Fantasme, an icy white ($36 each; chanel.com). A few generous coats of YSL Faux Cils mascara ($30; yslbeautyus.com) finished lashes. BROWS: “I sharpened Carey’s eyebrows with The Make Up Store Tri Brow Color ($27; makeupstore.se), extending the shape a bit to add drama,” Eisdell tells us. FINISHING TOUCH: A sweep of Dior Bois De Rosebud ($42; sephora.com) kept Mulligan from looking too cold.