5 Gender-Neutral NYE Makeup Looks For Every Body

Photographed by Mikey Asanin

Me, oh my, let’s beautify

Beauty, ever in the eye of the beholder, doesn't belong to just one type of body. It's not a trend, nor is it tied to gender. But for so many years, beauty—the industry and the concept—has been coded strictly feminine. No longer. If there's one positive takeaway from 2016, it's that we don't need to keep gendering the tools and products used to enhance what we, individually, consider to be beautiful.

This year, we're celebrating the power of makeup to accentuate anyone and any body by showcasing five easily attainable looks to help you live your glittery New Year's Eve fantasy. Why not ring in 2017 at your most you? At the end of the day, it's about having fun more than it is about shaking up the world with a new normal, which, when done confidently, can be a blast. Adieu, ennui. Hello, beautiful, extraordinary you.

Photographer: Mikey Asanin
Stylist: Heather Newberger
Makeup: Tony Tulve
Hair: Remy Moore
Nails: Jini Lim
Models: Esther at Timothy Rosado, Olga, Michael P at Tomorrow Is Another Day, Sarah McCall at MSA Models, Eddy LeRoy Jr. 

Photographed by Mikey Asanin

Look 1
Prep the skin with strobe cream and a nude foundation. Using a small micro-linear brush, loosely draw the desired shape around the eye. To refine the line, take a Q-tip to the edges, dipping in water as needed. With a lash mixing medium, apply mascara to the lower lashline in a flicking-out motion. Finish the look off with a golden highlight to really make your features pop.

Pat McGrath Labs, Skin Fetish 003 in 'Nude,' $73, available at Pat McGrathM.A.C, Strobe Cream, $33, available at M.A.CM.A.C, Chromacake in 'Primary Yellow,' $27, available at M.A.CM.A.C, Mixing Medium Lash, $14, available at M.A.CDanessa Myricks, Enlight in 'Radiance,' $20, available at Danessa Myricks Beauty.

Sarah is wearing a necklace by I Still Love You NYC, a necklace by Eat the Leaf, shirt by J PAPA, skirt by Coach, TIghts by & Other Stories, and shoes by ASOS.


Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.