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.
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 McGrath; M.A.C, Strobe Cream, $33, available at M.A.C; M.A.C, Chromacake in 'Primary Yellow,' $27, available at M.A.C; M.A.C, Mixing Medium Lash, $14, available at M.A.C; Danessa 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.