New Year’s Eve Makeup Idea: The Navy Smokey Eye

New Year’s Eve Makeup Idea: The Navy Smokey Eye
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New Year’s Eve is not the time to tone down the makeup. If anything, now’s your opportunity to bring out the boldest, most beautiful makeup looks you’ve been dying to try all year. Ringing in the new year requires your best look, because let’s be honest, no one wants to start off the year with boring, smudged makeup. That’s practically asking for a bad makeup year.

This year, we decided to go for a fun take on an old classic with the navy smokey eye. Calling on the talents of MAC Cosmetics senior artist Gina Bettelli, we got an entire tutorial on how to get the perfect smokey eye in navy hues instead of the classic black or brown. Here, an exclusive sneak peak of the newest MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette colors in Warm Neutral and Cool Neutral ($100 each, out January 9, 2014). Follow Gina’s tips above for getting the most beautiful eyes for when the clock strikes midnight!

Photos by Rolando Robinson 

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Our go to look for New Year's Eve? This gorgeous navy blue smokey eye, a twist on the classic look! 

Step 1: Using MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, smudge eyeliner along the top eyelid and blend it out using the 239 brush. 

Step 2: With the same eye kohl, go under the eye inside the water line and just along the edge, blending out the color just along the lashes. 

Step 3: Apply MAC Eye Shadow Blackberry (a deep plum color) in the crease of your lid using the 207 brush. 

Step 4: Also with MAC Eye Shadow in Blackberry, follow along underneath the eye, layering over the kohl pencil, to add shape. 

Step 5: Tap MAC Eye Shadow in Black Tide along the upper eyelid close to the lash line to add a bit of shimmer. For highlight, add Crushed Clove Eye Shadow in the inner corners of the eyes. 

Step 6: Finish the look with black mascara and ring in the new year in style! 

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