Welcome back to my blog after a short break :) Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of lovely gifts! I certainly did! Now it's time to get ready for the New Year's Eve party! Even though this year we are staying at home with some friends to welcome the New Year I still want to take the opportunity to look glamorous because if that night is not the perfect occasion to do so than I don't know what is :)
I decided to focus my makeup look on eyes and keep the rest of my face quite nude.
For my eyes I used Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black, Tamanna Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills (review here) and e.l.f. loose pigment in Angelic but you can use any other products with similar shades.
1 - firstly I covered my entire lid up to the crease with black pencil, I highly recommend the Rimmel one as it's very creamy, long lasting, super black and cheap. I drew a slight cat eye shape to make the eyes look more almond shaped.
2 - with a clean crease brush I blended lightly the edges so there were not harsh lines.
3 - I set the whole pencil with a black eye shadow from the Tamanna Palette.
4 - I applied Chocolate - matte medium brown in the crease to blend further the black base and make it fade in to the lighter shade.
5 - I applied the black pencil on the lower lash line and smudge it with Chocolate shade. Don't worry about the eye looking super messy at this stage as you can clean up the edges before progressing with the look, I highly recommend doing eye makeup first in case of such bold eyes.
6 - then it was time for the star of the eye makeup look, in my case was this loose silvery pigment which I applied it with a damped brush concentrating the colour in the inner corner of the eye and creating kind of an ombre effect towards the outer corner, I applied it as well on my lower lid in the same way. You can use anything similar or even glitter which would look fantastic.
Then I applied mascara - Seventeen Dolled Up - which I forgot to photograph and added false lashes for an extra glamour effect.
After my eyes were done I cleaned up any fall out and applied my base products.
Primer - Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, every now and then I use this primer trying to use it up but I don't like it, it doesn't prolong my makeup like other primers I use, it feels greasy on my skin and doesn't really blur my pores the way it claims.
Foundation - Seventeen Stay Time in Natural, it's a heavy coverage foundation, quite difficult to work with but with my trusty Beauty Blender it gives me amazing base when I want my face to look as flawless as possible.
Concealer - Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin in 02 Light, I really like this concealer for any area that needs covering, it has slightly salmon-y undertones so it really cancels out the blueness under my eyes.
Highlighting concealer - L'Oreal Lumi Magique in Light to highlight the centre of my face.
Powder - L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder to set everything in place.
Brows - L'Oreal Brow Artist Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette and L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Medium/Dark.
Bronzer - Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer from the Everything Nice palette to contour lightly my face.
Blush - Papa Don't Peach from the same palette, I love this blush and it's perfect for those makeup looks when I want to keep my cheeks quite nude.
Highlighter - I used just a tiny bit of Inner Light as I didn't want go overboard with highlighter because the blusher has some sheen to it already.
Lips - the lipstick I used is my favourite nude shade from Rimmel by Kate in 08 (review here).
And that's the finished look :)
I like this makeup a lot and definitely will recreate it for the New Year's Eve party :)
What makeup will you be wearing for that special night of the year?