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An Elegant New Year's Eve Makeup Idea That Doesn't Involve Glitter

See ya never, 2016.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Most New Year's Eve makeup looks involve plenty of sparkle. If glitter's what you're looking for, that's totally cool — you can head here and watch one of Violette's other tutorials for a glimmery (yet not the least bit childish or twee) glitter-bombed look. But if the idea of a sultry, dark lip color and a super-sexy cat eye is a bit more your speed, this is the tutorial for you. In one of her recent videos, makeup artist Violette demonstrates the whole thing from start to finish — in the back of a moving car, no less, because she's a badass like that.

Throughout the video, the makeup pro offers up a variety of smart makeup tips, like pointing out that dark shades tend to make lips appear smaller; this is the occasion to venture ever-so-subtly outside your natural lip line. You can watch the full video below:

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Homepage photo: @violette_fr/Instagram

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