My 2016 New Year’s Makeup Look

There is something so glamorous about celebrating the New Year! It gives me a great excuse to pull out all of my favorite makeup products and create a dramatic look with that little extra something. This makeup look makes me feel beautiful and looks like I put hours into getting ready, but in reality it is very simple. Keep scrolling to see how I did it!


**If you follow my blog you might remember that I did a tutorial in my Falling for this Beauty Look post, but I did something different this time.

Face: I started with my face makeup instead of my eyes. I usually start with my eyes, because fallout can occur. In this case, fallout isn’t the enemy at all! I wanted this look to be filled with lots of shimmer and I really wanted my eyes to pop, so if some sparkles from my eyes fell onto my already finished cheeks, it would have just added to the look.


  1. I first applied a small amount of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer as a primer for my eyelids. Doing this will allow for my shadow to stay on longer.
  2. I then got out my favorite eye shadow palette by Mac Cosmetics EYE SHADOW X15: WARM NEUTRAL
    1. Using a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush, the first thing I did was apply and blend the color Saddle into my crease. I use this color to add dimension to my eyes, as well as a transition color.
    2. I Then packed on Amber Lights all over my lid using a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush.
    3. I added the color Unwind in a “>” shape to the outer corner of my eye using the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, and then blended that in using the MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.
    4. Once Unwind was blended, I used the same technique to blend in the color Dance in the Dark.
    5. I took my MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush to once again blend everything together so there were no harsh lines.
    6. To finish the eye lookI used the MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush to add the color Lemon Tart to my brow bone to create a highlight effect to my eyes. Also using the color Lemon Tart, I blended that into Saddle to create a seamless finished look.


  1. I lined my lips with a MAC 316 Lip Brush using the MAC Lipstick color Russian Red.
  2. One my lips were lined, I applied MAC Lipstick in the color Russian Red all over my lips.
Don’t forget to take a look at the outfit that goes along with this makeup look! My 2016 New Year’s Outfit. I’d love to see your makeup looks! Tag me @sydneymallace or use the hashtag #sydneymallace if you try this look for yourself, or if you want to show off your favorite glam beauty routine!


Nighttime Skin Routine

img_1403_23414390650_o-2 copy img_1409_23627566481_o-2 img_1413_23710060855_o-2 img_1478_23710089535_o-2To be honest, when it comes to my nighttime skin routine I am fairly low maintenance. I use the essentials, and that seems to work for me. Everyone has different skin, so finding the right products is all about trial and error, but I figured I would share my nighttime routine with anyone who is curious. Don’t forget to tag me @sydneymallace or use the hashtag #sydneymallace to show me what nighttime beauty products you personally love!

  1. I always start by removing my makeup. I use Sephora’s Triple Action Cleansing Water and 1 or 2 cotton pads.
  2. I then use the  Burt’s Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser, which I am especially loving in the winter, because my skin tends to get a bit dry and this formula is cream based and extremely moisturizing.
  3. The Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick is amazing! It has a nice smell to it, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue, and it works! I apply this to any problem spots that I am having.
  4. I finish everything off by applying a nice layer of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Unlike most moisturizers, this hydrates your skin without it feeling greasy, due to the gel based formula. This product is also great when it comes to dry skin because it’s filled with vitamins and water. Since this formula is in gel form and has hylauranic acid, it leaves your skin feeling cool and hydrated.

Falling for this Beauty Look




There is so much to love about fall beauty looks. You have the oh so famous berry lips and the smokey eyes with the not so typical colors. That is the look I was going for in this new simple beauty tutorial. I would love to see all of your fall beauty looks. Tag me on instagram @sydneymallace or use the hashtag #sydneymallace.

Eyes: I always start with my eyes when I know I am doing a heavier eye look. Sometimes there is fallout, or if you make a mistake you can easily fix it with out ruining the rest of your face makeup. With that said — let’s begin!

  1. I first applied PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT in the color groundwork as a primer and base color.
  2. I then got out my favorite eye shadow palette EYE SHADOW X15: WARM NEUTRAL
    1. I applied gingersnap in my crease and outer corner.
    2. Then applied darkbrew on the outer corner, blending it in with gingersnap.
    3. I added dance in the dark on the outer corner as well, for a deeper look.
    4. To soften the look up, and make it more of a fall look opposed to a natural smokey eye, I added some champagne based golds. I used honey lust in the center of my eye to give it some-what of a brighter look. I then added more of the cranberry based tones to the outer corners again to give that fall vibe.
    5. To finish off the eye look I added warm breeze to highlight my brown bone.


  1. First I started off by applying my favorite primer of all time MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer, which has a variety of options depending on your skin type, and I applied that all over my face with freshly cleaned hands!
  2. I then applied a light amount of Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup to my face using the original beauty blender®.
  3. Concealer time! I use a fair amount of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer under my eyes in a triangle shape, in between my eyebrows, along the bridge of my nose, and the center of my chin. Also blending all of this in with the original beauty blender®.
  4. To set my concealer, I use the shade called Banana in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. I apply a light amount of this onto the areas where I put my concealer with the light side of the  Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush.
  5. Personally, I enjoy when my skin has a bit of a matte finish to it, so I apply MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL all over my face with the powder brush from Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair 5 Piece Brush Set.
  6. Let’s add a bit of contour. For my contour I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit again, this time using the shade java with a NARS Kabuki Ita Brush. I apply the contour shade on the hollows of my cheek bones starting from the top of my ear to the corner of my mouth. They key to contouring is blending!
  7. My favorite highlighter of all-time is BECCA Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed – Champagne Pop. It gives such a beautiful glow to the face. I apply this on my cheek bones and my temples with a Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush for a perfect glow.


  1. I lined my lips with the PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL in the color rebellious, and then added my go-to berry based color LIPSTICK in the color Rebel

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