Christmas is just around the corner and I can't quite believe that 2016 is about to end! As soon as the Christmas is done and dusted most of us will be thinking of how and where to celebrate the last night of this year and with that in mind I created this smokey eye look to give you some inspirations for your makeup.
The moment I got the Makeup Geek Insomnia pigment I couldn't wait to use it on my eyes and it's absolutely perfect for a night time party. It has black base with some red reflex and metallic silver/teal sheen, it's stunning!
I paired the eyes with nude lips but also gave you the option of a deep berry lips. Both lipsticks look equally beautiful with this eye look but the choice depends on your preferences. Me being me would pick the vampy option, simply because I love bold makeup, especially for a night out.
Primer - Becca Backlight Priming Filter, I got a small sample of this primer from my lovely friend Dorota (check out her blog), I've been hearing so many good things about this primer but having combination skin I wasn't sure if this would be suitable for me so she kindly sent me a tiny pot with it. It's a beautiful primer, it gives amazing 'lit from within' look, seem to blur large pores but, even though I've tried it only couple of times, I've noticed that it makes me quite shiny within 2-3 hours, so I don't think I'll be purchasing a full size of it.
Foundation - a New Year's Eve party requires flawless base in my eyes so I reached for Vichy Dermablend Foundation in shade Nude which gives really good coverage but doesn't look too heavy on the skin.
Concealer - to cancel out darkness under my eyes I applied a tiny bit of Pixi Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach and then highlighted the centre of my face using Bourjois Radiance Reveal concealer in Ivory.
Powder - I set everything with RCMA No Colour Powder which is absolutely amazing!
Bronzer - I can't stop using the Hourglass Surreal Light Bronze from the palette, it's subtle, perfect for when my skin is on the paler side and it gives beautiful glow to the skin without being too shiny.
Highlighter - oldie but definitely goodie, The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer.
Setting spray - to ensure nothing looks cakey and makeup will last all night I recommend using setting spray, my current 'go to' is the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray.
Primer - concealer set with powder and black pencil as abase for the pigment.
Eyshadows - Makeup Geek: White Lies (to highlight the brow bone), Peach Smoothie (as a transitional shade in and above the crease), Cocoa Bear ( to deepen out the crease and outer corner and smoke out lower lash line), Corrupt (to line my upper and lower lashes and further deepen the outer corner of the eye).
Makeup Geek Insomnia pigment applied all over the lid on top of black pencil using damp brush.
I also used Mary Lou-Manizer to highlight my inner corner.
Eye pencil - Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Black
Mascara - Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
False lashes - Ardell Demi Wispies
Lipstick - Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park and, as an alternative, Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Notion.
And this is the finished look :)
Dark berry lips
Let me know which version do you prefer, the one with nude or vampy lips?
Do you have special plans for New Year's Eve night? Have your outfit and makeup planned already?
This is my last post before Christmas so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you, my blogging friends and readers, amazing Holidays spent with your loved ones, full of laughter, joy, love and yummy food!
I am taking a little blogging break over the festive period but will be back on the 28th December with a collaboration with some of my blogging friends and then my regular posting will return on the 5th of January.