10 hair and makeup tutorials for New Year’s Eve

It’s the night your hair and face have been waiting for! Start 2015 as you mean to go on – coiffed and glittered, or just slumped in front of YouTube…

[nextpage title=”next”] 1. Kathleen Lights’ gilded eyes

Glitter on your eyes stops being sexy the moment it migrates to your chin, so take a few tips from makeup genie Kathleen Lights on fixing it in place. And the tape on the outer corners for a sharp line of shadow? Game-changer.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 2. Sunnie Brook Jones’ vintage waves

Curling short hair can be tricky if you’re not aiming for the full Leo Sayer – but Sunnie will teach you when to curl towards your face, when to curl away from your face and when to put the damned tongs down. Add a spangly hairpiece for flapper charm.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 3. Charlotte Tilbury’s purple haze

If you can’t wear eyeshadow like a My Little Pony on New Year’s Eve, when can you? Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is the undisputed queen of the smoky eye, and her expert contouring and concealing tips (blend it onto your ears, apparently) will keep this misty amethyst palette on the right side of panto.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 4. The Beauty Department’s fishtail braid

New Year is a good time to achieve all the time-consuming beauty feats you can’t be arsed to attempt the rest of the year. This fiddly fishtail braid takes a few goes to get it perfect, but your hard work will be rewarded with plenty of photos – and at least you know you definitely won’t be taking it out again before midnight.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 5. Tanya Burr’s berry pout

She’s got some of the best lips in the business, so it makes sense to let Tanya Burr guide us through the frankly scary world of dark berry lipstick. Her tip about covering your whole mouth in lip liner before lipstick is the one that will set you apart from the partygoers who have just been on the red wine. Take note.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 6. Brittany Bleaux’s glitter brows

So this might not be quite the thing for a cosy night down your parents’ local, but for big, sparkling soirees what could be better than big, sparkling eyebrows? If anyone asks, say you’ve come from the Capitol.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 7. Tavi Gevinson’s lazy beehive

Oh Tavi, let us count the ways we love you. This two-minute beehive is ‘best if you haven’t showered in a couple of days and feel really gross,’ so it’s perfect for when you’ve peeled yourself off the sofa and out of your pyjamas for the first time in a week. Add a velvet headband for a Stepford-wife-does-New-Year vibe.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 8. Lauren Curtis’ 24-carat lids

Behind every good, dramatic eye there are about 12 stages of painstaking layering, blending, shading and more blending. Lauren’s midas-inspired glitter peepers will look great on any skintone, and if the final effect is half as mesmerising as the process then you’re golden.

[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 9. ASOS’ voluminous hair

ASOS tutorials are great, not least because there’s a chance you will actually be able to achieve the same look without any pain/tears. These backcombed mid-length waves are an ideal low-maintenance NYE look – just enough jzuzj for a party, but undone enough that it doesn’t scream ‘I spent four hours constructing this, what do you MEAN we have to walk to the bus stop in the rain?’


[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”next”] 10. Zoella’s halo braid

Less Heidi-esque then a full milkmaid up-do, Zoella’s sweetly pretty halo braid works especially well on ombre hair. Or ‘grown-out dye’, for the cosmetically lazy among us. Try weaving in a ribbon for extra festive cheer.

Lauren Bravo