Photographed by: Union Photographers

Well friends, 2017 is two day away and to celebrate, I created this super simple and easy makeup tutorial that will take your New Year’s Eve day look into a sexy and sophisticated evening look with a simple change of the lipstick.  This is one of my go-to signature looks and it really goes a long way and makes quite an impact.

To achieve this look, I’m using an assortment of products from Stila Cosmetics, Paul & Joe Beaute and NYX Cosmetics.  I’m also showcaseing how to use our new NadittudeTM makeup brushes, which are currently available in-studio and coming soon to our online store.

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Step 1: Even out complexion with foundation.

Start by evening out the complexion with foundation.  I’m trying the Stila Aqua Glow Foundation.  What I like about this formula is that it’s light weight and provides buildable coverage.  Great for a sheer and natural look, and layers beautifully for a full coverage finish.

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

NadittudeTM Pointed Foundation Brush – $16

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Step 2: Apply corrective concealer

Stila created this really great Corrective and Perfect All-in-One Color Correcting Pallette  for those looking to conceal and neutralizes unwanted under-eye circles, redness and uneven skin.  It includes five corrective concealer and two tinted setting powders which brighten the skin.

Cream Correctors

Peach – neutralizes dark under-eye circles on fair/medium skin tones
Pink – brightens eye area and masks fatigue
Yellow – neutralizes hyperpigmentation and dark spots
Green – counteracts redness (i.e. from rosacea, acne, broken capillaries, and sunburn)
Orange – counteracts dark under-eye circles on darker skin tones; also neutralizes veins

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Step 3: Apply Eye Shadow

This multi-functional Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette in Light/Medium is a great neutral eye shadow palette.  It contains five eye shadow colors, which are beautifully pigmented, as well as two matte blushes.  These are staple colors that work for all eye colors and skin tones; an ideal palette for traveling, especially during the holidays!

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

I started by applying “Dazzling” (the light-vanilla shade) as a wash onto the entire eye lid, using my NadittudeTM Chisle Fluf Brush ($12)

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Next, I swept “Spontaneous” (the plum-brown shadow color) into the crease using my NadittudeTM Crease and Contour Brush ($12) to softly blend in the color.  I used the same shadow color with an angled liner brush, to rim the lower lash line, then finished by curling my lashes and coating them with Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara.

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

NadittudeTM Angle Liner Brush $12

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Step 4: Brighten the eyes.

This NYX Wonder Pencil in “light” is my favorite, and a makeup bag staple!  It’s a 3-in-1 pencil that can be used to conceal flaws and blemishes, line the lips to prevent bleeding, and works wonders on brightening the eyes along the waterline.  I’ll often wear this on it’s own with mascara and I instantly look fresh and awake.

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

Step 5: Finish with Concealer

To to clean up and highlight under the eyes, I’m using the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer.  You don’t need too much if  you use the corrective concealer palette underneath (as seen above).  Again, this formula is super light-weight, natural looking and very buildable.  For best results use a concealer brush like our NadittudeTM Concealer Brush ($12).

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

For a simple and fresh day look, try a sheer lipstick or a lip stain like this limited edition color by Paul & Joe Beaute; it’s seriously the perfect lip stain! OR… you can kick it up a notch with a killer, full coverage, long-wearing lipstick like this Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Chianti”. – Whooo-weee!!!

Nadia Albano, Day-to-Evening Makeup, Union Photographers

This look is understated yet super glamourous and timeless.   Instead of creating a typical smoky eye for an evening look this NYE, why not try a deep, bold lip to amplify your look instead?   All it takes is an even complexion, groomed brows and a quick change up of the lip and you’re ready to celebrate!

Happy New Year, Everyone! xo