2017 The Year of Red Rooster Makeup Tutorial

2017 The Year of Red Rooster Makeup Tutorial

As far as I know, astrology is not very popular here in the U.S., but in Russia where I’m originally from it’s a very big deal. Especially, prior the New Years. In fact this Easter European obsession with astrology came so far that it dictates what people should wear on the New Year’s Eve. It’s funny, but those predictions are based on a Chinese calendar so the year of Fire Rooster doesn’t officially start until January 28th, but I guess Russians are playing the “just in case game” so they have some directions on which outfit and makeup to try. Even though I’m not into astrology at all, I decided to put together a Fire Rooster inspired look anyways. Especially because I recently found a lipstick shade that match the best all of the color recommendations by Russian astrologists.

To recreate this festive makeup look, you’ll need:

Okay, now when we have all of the products lined up, let’s start our tutorial!

Step #1: Start with applying a primer that serves the needs of your skin: go either for pore filling, hydrating, or oil-control one. I went for a hydrating Prep + Prime by MAC which serves three functions: preps your skin for a full day of wearing makeup, hydrates skin, and also could be used as a setting spray. In fact, it’s one of my go-to products for “sealing” my makeup.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation review

Step #2: The rule of thumb for all-night New Year’s Eve look is a good foundation. My all times favorite is *Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y205. I already used the entire bottle of this picture-perfect base and multiple times featured on my blog (for instance, here) and recently the brand sent a new bottle my way. I was super happy because it’s the best product to use when you are taking photos or videos—it makes your skin look so smooth, it almost looks unreal! Another reason I recommend this particular foundation for the New Year’s Eve is because it doesn’t contain SPF so you don’t have to worry how your skin looks while taking photos with a flash (saying so, make sure not to apply an SPF foundation on your big night!).

PopBeauty Brow Duette in Classy Brunette review

Step #3: Let’s fill in the brows! One of the brow palettes that I’ve been reaching out the most often lately is this *PopBeauty Brow Duette in Classy Brunette. I highly recommend it specifically for the New Year’s Eve because it contains both powder and a pomade which helps to keep your brows in place for a long time. I prefer to use an angled brush to apply these products, like this affordable angled brush by e.l.f. cosmetics.

Kryolan Eyeshadow Primer review

Step #4: Before starting your eyeshadow application, make sure to apply a primer designed to prolong the life of your eye makeup. My current favorite is *Kryolan Eyeshadow Primer which is less condensed than Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Usually, I just apply it with a fingertip and spread all over the lid and under the brow.

Nikkie Tutorials The Power of Makeup Palette reviewNikkie Tutorials The Power of Makeup Palette review

Step #5: Start the eye makeup look with applying a light vanilla shade all over your lid, underneath the eyebrow, and in the corners of the eye. I used a Full Moon shade from Tarte Energy Noir Palette. When you are done blending it in, apply a light brown shade onto the crease and blend until it’s almost translucent. My current favorite crease shade is Painkiller from Nikkie Tutorials The Power of Makeup Palette.

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette review

Step #6: When we are done with our eyeshadow base, it’s time to switch for metallic shades. I recently purchased BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette and I’m loving the unique baked metallic shades it featured. To avoid metallic shade fallout, I recommend using a small flat concealer brush that you beforehand spritz with a setting spray (I used MAC Prep + Prime, mentioned above). As you see in the photo, I applied first a burgundy shade (this particular one is called Prometheus) all over my lid and under the crease. Then, I applied a light brown shade (it’s Mercury from the same BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette).

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette - metallic eyeshadow review

Please keep in mind that I didn’t start blending the shades together until both eye shadows were applied all over the lid. Then, I switched to a blending brush from my BH Cosmetics Pop Art Brush Set and thoroughly blended only the eyeshadows only on the top. That way, we ensure that the metallic pigmentation is safe, while the crease area still looks blended and smooth.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge review

Step #7: Apply creamy concealer under the eyes and under the brow and blend them with a beauty sponge (under the eyes) and a flat concealer brush (under the brow). My current favorite sponge to use is this one by Real Techniques as it has a flat side which is so perfect for blending the concealer without ruining your eye makeup. I used a flat complexion brush from the same BH Cosmetics Pop Art Brush Set. Then, I set up my under the eye area using It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Micro-Powder and the same damped beauty sponge I mentioned above.

Inglot Cosmetics Eyeliner Gel 77 review

Step #8: It’s time for a dramatic winged eyeliner and falsies! Usually, I apply an eyeliner first (in this particular situation, it was *Inglot Gel Eyeliner Gel in #77), then put on falsies (Eylure Texture #117 are perfect for special occasions), and then go over lashes with a bit more eyeliner to make sure that the line is very sharp and straight.

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette review

Step #9: I believe contouring is only necessary only every now and then, but blush and highlighter are must-dos for a special night. You probably already tired of me talking about my obsession with *Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette, but I used it in this tutorial again as it features some of my most favorite blush! I also do not mind a highlighter which provides a very gentle glow which looks perfect on photos!

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in 1 Silver Moon review

Step #10: To make this metallic look even more festive and fun, I decided to apply even more glitter onto my eyes and cheeks. I used Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in #1 Silver Moon which in my humble opinion works great both as a loose pigment and a highlighter. It comes in such neutral and beautiful shade that makes it easy to match it with any eyeshadow shade. Personally, I prefer applying it with a big blending brush.

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme in 06 Mattely In Love review

Step #11: It’s time for a final and most important step of this tutorial, a liquid lipstick. For this look, I used a new *Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme in #06 Mattely In Love. It’s a beautiful red shade lipstick that has a subtle glow to it. It’s a real statement product that effortlessly elevates the entire makeup look and adds a proper amount of festiveness. I also love the fact that this lip product is truly long-lasting which is so perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Finally, in comparison to other liquid lipsticks, this one will not break the bank as it goes for just $9 and could be found at most of the pharmacies in the U.S.

Step #12: My last step is the same one as the first step, which is spritzing your entire face with a setting spray. That way, you’ll ensure that your makeup will last all night long.

StyleSprinter - 2017 The Year of Red Rooster Makeup Tutorial - Review

I hope you enjoyed this easy to repeat festive New Year’s Eve look. As promised, it incorporates some of the colors that are suggested by Russian astrologists as essential for celebrating the Year of Red Rooster: metallic red, burgundy red, ink black, and gold. I hope you had fun learning about all of the techniques that I used to create it. If so, please leave me a comment below telling me whether you believe in astrological predictions or not. Also, feel free to leave your reviews on any products mentioned in this post—and let’s compare our opinions on these makeup goodies!

  • Such beautiful make-up – your eyeshadow looks amazing.


  • I love tutorial honey!! But I have other question. Where did you done your nails? and what color? love them. Xo

    check my 2017 resolution post : http://alleygirl.com/2017-resolutions-remain-true/

  • Gorgeous look and fantastic tutorial! I’ve been loving the shades in the Pixi palette as well- so pretty!

  • Absolutley gorgeous!!!! love that red lip color!

  • Alya Mooro

    Gorgeous look! I love a red lip xx

    moorizZLA xx

  • This look is so pretty and that lip colour looks stunning on you!! I might end up trying this out for Chinese New Year haha!

  • You look stunning in that makeup and I adore your red lips here Katya! I don’t wear makeup often but your tutorial is amazing ~ perhaps I might try that out once my face is soothed of breakouts *hehe
    Surprised that you actually know some Chinese astrology here. Happy New Year & year of the rooster btw!

    xx Aldora
    http://www.AldoraMuses.com | BeautyBedazzled.blogspot.com

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  • Gina Diaz

    Beautiful make up sweetie! i love always red lips! thanks for an amazing tutorial and post!!

    best wishes to a happy 2017!!!

    love, Gina



    Hello dear!!
    Nice tutorial, love this red lipgloss and your feminine look with the black eyeliner.
    Wish you a happy 2017.
    Eva from italy

  • Jennifer Quattrucci

    I love the fact that you decided to create a look inspired by Fire Rooster! So perfect for New Year’s Weekend ! The lipstick is stunning and I am fascinated by the Tarte Energy Noir Palette and also the BH Cosmetic Galaxy set !

  • I always wondered how your makeup looks so clean (my fave kind of beauty look) and now I can see the steps! Your eye makeup is stunning and flawless and I can’t wait to try these products and tips.

    Love, Liz

  • Girl your complexion is just flawless and that bold red lip is absolutely fire on you!!!

    Hope you had a fabulous New Years darling!

    Helen xx

  • Love your NYE look – this lippie is amazing on you! I’m always on the hunt for the perfect red! You seriously have the most beautiful skin!

  • I celebrate Chinese New Year so this Fire Rooster thing is totally relatable! I love your makeup look, red is generally a great color for Chinese New Year, and for this year it’s even better. LOVE!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Not many people in Sweden believe in astrology either, but I happen to be an exception to that 🙂 I love that you’ve put together the red rooster makeup based on what Russian astrologs said would bring luck to the new year 🙂


  • jacqueline

    I love how your shadow came out! Such a great color on you. Especially loving that bold lipstick!

  • Sooo Beautiful Make Up Tutorial:)
    I wish I could do like you:)
    Amazing Products:)
    You Look so cute:)
    How was your New Years Eve?
    Wish you Happy New Year;)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  • Natalia Kopocinski

    Wow that lipstick shade is unreal looks totally gorgeous on you.
    Thankyou for the wonderful makeup tutorial I loved all the pictures.

  • Tandya

    Thank you for sharing! Your make up looks stunning! That red looks absolutely perfect on you!

    Happy 2017 babe!

  • EverestSays

    Love such a detailed tutorial and your eye Colours are really nicely blended!
    Red lips really look amazing on you!

    Much love,

  • Amanda Smith

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love this makeup look and also what is your choker? It’s amazing! I love astrology but I guess I don’t know very much about it because I had NO idea you could plan your makeup and outfits around it! Great post!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • maggie

    That eye shadow is sooooo pretty! Love how you did them! I love how you were inspired by the year of the rooster too! Btw, your skin is flawless! So jealous!


    Maggie S.


  • Astronomy isn’t really big here in Australia either, so it’s funny that hear that it dictates what Russian’s wear on New Years Eve! This makeup look is so beautiful- I’ve never tried a red-hued eye makeup look before, but yours is so lovely. Also can I just have your naturally airbrushed skin please?

    Rachel xx

  • Stunning make up. Like how you detailed every single step with pictures. Never knew Astrology was big in Russia

  • Virna Gambini

    When I saw the first pic of this post I thought —Wow! Killer make-up, simple and great… But then I read all the “ingredients” to make it and OMG there’s nothing simple about it!
    You look flawless!

  • Love your look my dearest!xx, Hadasahwww.styletolove

  • you look stunning and your eyes are unbelievable green! I always wanted to have green eyes. and your eyeshadow is must buy!


  • Kayla

    Gorgeous! Your makeup looks amazing as always! Love the pop of red, I definitely will have to get this shade. Love the sparkly Bobbi Brown shadow too!

  • Lacey Wall

    Your makeup is always so beautifully done! Completely agree with you on always starting out with a primer. It’s so so essential! I also can’t live without the beauty blender. The best blending tool I’ve ever used! Thank you so so much for this tutorial. So beneficial to get your flawless look!

    Lacey | http://WWW.STATEOFLACE.COM

  • This is such a gorgeous look! I love how detailed in every single step you shared with us and all the pros of why you used each product – that was so helpful! And kudos to you for sharing this amazing and beautiful look with us – all those steps, that’s no east feat! But makeup or not, you are a true beauty 🙂

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

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  • Hi sweetie,
    Thanks for this fun tutorial, loved the shadow the most 😉
    I will definitely be trying out these products..

    xo Hadasah | http://www.StyleToLove.com