Hey guys! I know it seems a bit backwards to be doing a New Years makeup look before we’ve even had Christmas but when I did a poll on Twitter, this was what you guys wanted to see next! I’ve done two previous Christmas looks here and here if you would like to see that. This is also a continuation from yesterday’s post which was a review of Latest in Beauty’s collaboration with Cosmopolitan for partying – meaning we have the perfect products for a party look! So this is also a full face of first impressions!
For base, I did my usual routine of applying the Nivea’s Daily Essentials moisturiser* all over my face. I usually just have that as the primer because it does a pretty good job of keeping your makeup on all day but I received my Erborian Pink Perfect Creme which I used as a primer. It definitely smooths out your skin a little bit – not an earth shattering amount – but I think you can see quite a difference in my skin in the photo above. It’s a pink cream which I’ve never seen in a primer before but I do like it – it smells lovely, too!
I then applied my Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation* in 120 which is a bit too dark for me but I’ve mentioned before that when you’re wearing a more dramatic / night time look, I feel like you get away with it so long as you blend it in as well as you can. I applied it with the new square foundation brush that I got from Real Techniques in a giveaway haul that I did a post on a few days ago. It didn’t get an entirely seamless look so I also buffed it in with the buffing brush which gave it a nice airbrushed look. I then set it with Nyx’s HD Finishing Powder*.
I then used my new IT Cosmetics Brow Power pencil which is my new favourite brow product of all time. The pencil is flat and thin so it makes it easy to create realistic hair strokes if that’s the look that you like. It also matches my colour exactly so it’s perfect for filling in the sparse areas in your brow.
Then, for the eyes, I used the Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in All Night Long. This is the perfect palette for a party look as it has loads of smokey, deep colours. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s a bit tricky to blend together nicely but the colours really are beautiful. I applied the fourth row, second column colour – none of them have shade names – all over the lid. I then was addicted to the khaki green colour which had a lot of shimmer to it which is the third row down. I put that mainly in the crease then I deepened the whole look with the copper-y red shade on the second column, top row. I blended that out onto the bottom lash line, too. I then applied a delicate winged liner with my go-to Rimmel London’s Glameyes liquid eyeliner*.
I then applied lots of bronzer which is the Hoola Benefit bronzer and lots of highlight. You want a highlight that has that slightly wet look if that makes sense. You can see it very clearly on my nose. It’s perfect for a look like this, especially if you’re planning on going out for the night as this will catch the light really nicely – you’ll light up the dancefloor! My favourite is the Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold blush palette which I rave about all the time.
Last but certainly not least, the lips! This is by far my favourite part of the look and I was really worried about it because I’ve gone off of red lipstick recently. But Sleek’s Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red. The formula of this is the nicest liquid lipstick formula I have ever tried and it dried down to the beautiful colour that you can see here. It just brings the look together completely. You also don’t need to worry about your lipstick staining the glass either if you’re out in the clubs – it has no transfer!
Set with whatever you feel is best and then you are ready to get your glad rags on and party your way through to 2018.
Would you guys wear this? Let me know in the comments below and let me know if there’s any more makeup looks you would like me to do! I really enjoy doing them myself.
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