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New Year's Eve Makeup: Smoky Eye

However you plan to see in the new year, get 2023 off to a glam start with this tonal twist on a smudgy smoky eye.

New Year's Eve Makeup: Smoky Eye

However you plan to see in the new year, get 2023 off to a glam start with this tonal twist on a smudgy smoky eye.


The ultimate prep and prime routine starts the night before the event. Our nighttime favourites for the party season and beyond are High Impact Lash Amplifying Serum™, a nourishing lash serum with conditioning ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and Moisture Surge Overnight Mask™, an intensely hydrating mask that’ll supercharge your beauty sleep.
On the day of the party, keep it super simple with your usual cleanse and exfoliate routine, followed by Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator for perfectly plumped, primed and glowing skin.


Create a soft-focus, flawless base with Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation SPF20. Combining the skin-perfecting coverage of a foundation with serum technology, it delivers weightless full coverage with a velvety, satin-matte finish that lasts all night. A little goes a long way, so apply just a half-pump with our Foundation Buff Brush, the centre of the face. Next, conceal and correct any dark circles or blemishes with Even Better ™ All-Over Concealer + Eraser, then define and highlight with Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Contour and Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Highlight, adding a touch of blush to the apples of the cheeks with Chubby Stick™ Cheek Colour Balm.


You can’t go wrong with a classic glam smoky eye, but for a modern twist on the formula, try branching out beyond black. Here’s how to create your tonal smoky eye.
• Add a wash of your chosen colour on the eyelids with our long-wearing, smudge-proof Chubby Stick™ Shadow Tint for Eyes. The formula is so easy to apply, blend and layer, so you can make your look as subtle or dramatic as you like. Try shade 09 Curvaceous Charcoal for a midnight-hued grey or 03 Fuller Fudge for a warmer natural brown tone.
• Next, go in with a coordinating shade of Quickliner™ For Eyes Intense along the upper and lower lash lines and smoke it out with the built-in sponge. Intense Midnight is perfect with Curvaceous Charcoal, while Intense Chocolate pairs well with Fuller Fudge.
• Complete the look with layers of High Impact™ Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.


Smokey eye + nude lip = the perfect match. Let your eyes take centre stage with your chosen Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour and Primer neutral shade. There are six nude shades to choose from, from the pale pink tone of Beige Pop to the burgundy-toned Cola Pop, so you can find the ideal match for your skin tone.


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