The makeup artist Lottie knows her way around a palette. Having once assisted the legendary Pat McGrath, her clients now include Alicia Vikander, Emilia Clarke, Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles, Brie Larson, and Willow Smith. Here, the California native has come up with eight cinematic looks for New Year’s Eve so you can put your best face forward for 2017.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“A very on-trend look that can be fun for a night out, a party, or just because you like sparkle! Apply the lip tar sparingly all over; before it’s dried completely, press glitter onto the lips over the lip tar. This will help the glitter last longer.”
What a Way To Go!
“One of my all time favorite classic films, in which Shirley MacLaine is far ahead of the current pastel hair color trend. She takes every look to the extreme, from mint green lids to this perfect pink head-to-toe look. Keep the eyes neutral with a light taupe and some mascara, then apply Nars lipstick in Marisa for a pink pop of color.”
Butterflies Are Free
“This is a lesser known film from the ’70s, but one that always stuck with me. Goldie Hawn’s look was so soft and pretty, and it’s something I always think back to now when creating looks. Use the lavender and taupe shades from the palette all over the lids, blended softly on the edges. Finish with mascara and liner if you want more drama.”
The Breakfast Club
“The quintessential 80’s teen movie! Everyone wanted to look like preppy Claire (Molly Ringwald). It’s effortless and chic, without trying too hard. Create a smoky eye on the lids using the two matte brown shades on the ride side of the palette, concentrating darker shades nearer the lashes.”
“All the makeup in this film is stunning, but for me it was Nicole Kidman’s extended brows that stole the show. These are what elevated the look and made it different. Using small strokes, extend the brows towards the temple in a downward direction, keeping the “tail” of the brow very thin.”
Desperately Seeking Susan
“Madonna! This was the movie that turned the nation into ‘wannabes.’ We all wore lace, kept our brows unruly, and last but not least had to have the perfect orange red lipstick! Using a lip brush, apply color to fill in the lips entirely, then blot and do one more layer for longer lasting color.”
The Fifth Element
“If only this was a real invention. A Chanel Eye Makeup-erator! Just press against your face and voila! A full look! Ha. Using the Chanel Tisse Paris quad, apply the top left pink shade all over entire lid up to the crease, blend top left pink on lid from crease to brow and then use bottom right grey shade to softly line the eyes top and bottom. For a more modern look, add the top right highlighting shade to inner corners of eyes.”
Isabella Rossellini was weird, cool, and mesmerizing in this film, and her blue eye shadow/red lip combo definitely influenced some of my earlier attempts at makeup. With a small brush apply, the Make Up For Ever cream eye shadow from top lash line up to the crease, then blend the crease softly with a fluffy brush. For the full look, add red lips and lots of mascara!