NYE Hair, Makeup, Nails Ideas

Hey you! How was your Christmas? Do you take down the decorations today or wait? Mine are still up but my mind is already on New Years Eve! I've got some hair, makeup, and nail ideas for you. Please check out my super quick video I made for you:

I love how the "play" button is on my nose. HA!
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What did you think? Did you like it? Below, I break down the look:

  • OPI My Voice is a Little Norse--this is the most gorgeous glittery silver polish I have ever owned. I added a glittery top coat from Out the Door--it's in the video. 
  • I used 2 coats but an accent nail or painted over black, white, or another color would be gorgeous.
  • To mix it up, I busted out my hot rollers from 1993. I'm serious.  I added some volumizing powder in my roots before adding the rollers. Leave until cooled--I take them out after finishing my makeup, but in the video I took them out sooner. I felt silly having rollers in the whole video, so out they went. Style with fingers and add hairspray if needed.
  • I do my eyes before applying foundation. I started with MAC vanilla pigment and applied with a flat brush.
  • In the crease, I added black (I used the LORAC MegaPro palette) and then blended it out. I also used this color under my bottom lashes.
  • In the outer "v" as a definer, I used a mulberry shade (from the same palette) and blended that out.
  • I used a liquid liner on my top lash line, curled my lashes, and added Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I used Anastasia brow gel for my brows. I made a last second decision to add false lashes from Sephora. I think this is the first time I've put them on in a video!

  • After letting my primer set in for a few minutes, I used MAC Studio Sculpt foundation, and applied it with a brush.
  • For my concealer, I used Ben Nye concealer palette.
  • I set it all with It Cosmetics Pores No More powder.
  • I used a light mauve blush (it was from the NARS Guy Bourdin palette) with a light hand in the cheekbones.
  • For highlight, I used  Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight.
  • I had to do a red lip. I had to! I used a Jordana red lip liner. Be sure to apply it while making a fake smile. It's my trick to make sure you get all the spaces.
  • I used MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show lipstick in Oblivion. I share more red lip options here.

Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle


  1. Looking gorgeous girl! My decorations are still up but I think I'm going to take them down this weekend... Hope you had a great Christmas!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. What a gorgeous NYE look! The false lashes make such a difference!


  3. Very pretty makeup! Our decorations are still up. We keep them up until January! :)


  4. So beautiful!!!
    I wish I needed NYE make up - I'm usually scrubbing it off & getting in bed by 10 :) haha

  5. So loving how this look turned out and your nails are perfect!! We're so into glitter.

    xx 365hangers

  6. Love this look! Those eyelashes look amazing! I hope you had a merry christmas!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  7. Very pretty! Great tip about applying the lipstick!

  8. Love the makeup look! My decorations are still up too ha

  9. Loving these NYE rec's, Elle! NYE is my birthday, so I need to pick a really killer beauty look. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Wow your makeup looks amazing! Wish I had you around to do my makeup : O My decorations stay up to January 6th which is Little Christmas, it is also my sisters Birthday so kind of a tradition but seems weird to rip them all down the day after Christmas or even the day after New Years.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  11. Love this look - definitely a perfect option for an exciting NYE! You look great in orange lipstick, Elle!

  12. gorgeous makeup look. Have a great weekend.

  13. Lovely pics, Elle! This look would be perfect for New Year's Eve! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  14. Love this look, especially the lip color!

  15. Such a pretty NYE look. I love the eye colors.

  16. I would have taken my Christmas stuff down last night like the last couple of years, but I was too tired! It all went first thing this morning though, lol. Love this look on you girly, I'm not doing anything for NYE but if I was I'd totally try this! Hope you had a good Christmas!

  17. I love the look of the mulberry shadow on your eyes! What a beautiful NYE look!

  18. I love your videos and this is an amazing look.

  19. I have never tried Lorac products but I keep seeing them posted on your blog. I love the shades! I think I I need to pick up an eye kit! Where is the best place to buy Lorac products? We will probably be home watching movies for NYE but I can still put some make up on! Thanks Elle! Susan

  20. I loved the OPI colors you suggested, I love OPI anyway :) And then eye shadows are great - beautiful makeup for a beautiful girl - gorgeous pictures! I like highlighters very much, more than OPI in fact :) Very good suggestions!
    I am also in the moodof Nee year, by the way!

  21. Glitter is a definite must for New Year's Eve! Hope you had a great holiday, Elle!

  22. Aw you are so adorable! This was such a lovely post and I love the tip about the glitter! Wishing you a wonderful new year's eve and 2015!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

  23. Gorgeous NYE look! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! :)
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog
    or Bloglovin
    or Facebook :)
    Kisses from Zurich,

  24. Great video! I love the way your eyes look. They just pop with those eye shadow colors! Do you always do your foundation after your eyes? I always do my foundation first. I wondered if it made a difference. Have a very Happy New Year!

  25. Wow, stunning look, you're so pretty. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  26. Gorgeous NYE look! I can't believe it's almost time for New Year's already. We did take down the Christmas tree already...it made me kind of sad!

  27. Love the addition of the falsies - extra little something for NYE!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  28. Those falsies look amazing!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!!


  29. Love your look! So pretty, love the hair and the lip, too. A red lip is a must for NYE for sure. I need to check out the volume powder.

  30. The makeup is stunning.
    I hope you had a great holiday.

  31. Beautiful look! Happy New Year, Elle!

  32. I always leave my decorations on until January the 1st! It´s tradition! ;-) I love the look- those red lips look darling on you Elle, xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  33. Gorgeous! You make applying the eye-makeup look much to simple...I have a feeling mine would not look as great! My decorations are still up and will most definitely be up through New Years...oh well!

    Clothes & Quotes

  34. Your makeup looks flawless and perfect for NYE! Just Beautiful!

  35. I am so loving this post. And I love the makeup look as well. I hope you had a great holiday

  36. I wish I had your lashes!!! Gorg!

  37. The lashes MAKE your look girl! They always take a look up to super glam! All of my Christmas decor is still up except for the tree - it became so dry it was a fire hazard!!

  38. Love this make-up - I'll try it tonight, minus the red lips and the false eyelashes. Happy new year!

  39. Love this look! You look beautiful- so classic and pretty!!

  40. This is such a great look, I have a hard time doing makeup for events so I love when you do post like this with all the steps and shows all the products you used so that I can try to recreate the look. I've tried a few of your looks but they never really come out right but maybe I just need to practice. But yeah I really like this look, it's very classic! :)



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