Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New years eve makeup and nails

Better late than never I hope, but I wanted to share the makeup I wore to bring in the new year. The party we went to was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory themed, so I decided to dress and do my makeup all purple. I have read somewhere that it is a fashion faux pas to coordinate your clothes to your makeup colours but, true or not, I like it! 

I had been doing a lot of reading around how to make large/bulging eyes, like mine, look less large and bulging and one tip I came across was to use dark coloured eyeshadows on the lid. So I decided to put this to the test using a deep plum/purple colour all over the lid and using a darker colour in the crease and outer corner. 

I was really pleased with the result, at the same time I read other tips such not bringing the crease colour/darker shadow all along the crease so as not to emphasis the roundness of the eye and wearing black eyeliner in the lower waterline, which I always do anyway!  

Primer potion — Urban Decay
Milk — NYX jumbo eye pencil
Sultry — Fashionista cosmetics e/s (all over lid)
AC/DC — Urban Decay e/s (outer corner, crease, lower lash line)
Perversion — Urban Decay e/s (outer corner)
Bella — Fashionista cosmetics e/s (highlight)

Bella Pierre mineral foundation (cinnamon)
ELF studio concealer (light)
ELF brow kit (medium)
Benefit Bella Bamba blush
Sleek contour kit (light)
Rimmel Birthday suit lipstick

On my nails I wore, Barry M’s vivid purple on all but my ring finger nails, which I applied the holographic nail polish from GOSH. The holographic polish looked amazing under the lights, but at the same time was a really nice contrast with the deep purple colour.

This final picture is my sister and I out on the night. 

I hope you all had a memorable start to the new year.
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