New Year's Eve Makeup Menu

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve makeup blog post

| The New Year's Eve Makeup Menu! |

*Sings* Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne. 

The last day of 2016 flew in quicker than any of us could fathom and in a few short hours, we'll be ringing in a fresh new year. Whether you're heading out for the evening or just staying in like myself, today is the perfect excuse to finish 2016 in style. And what better way to end the current year than going all out with your makeup? 

I'll be starting my NYE makeup with a full coverage base to hide my atrocious post-Christmas skin *insert monkey with his hands over his eyes emoji* Mac Studio Fix foundation is a medium-full coverage foundation but it's very easy to build it up, which covers every spot and imperfection. I certainly have a lot of those this week - Thanks, chocolate.

To perk up the skin I'll be applying the Mac Pro Longwear concealer to my under eyes and also using it to highlight. The colour is a shade lighter than my foundation so it brightens up my complexion without providing any shimmer or radiance so it doesn't accentuate my problematic skin.

One of my favourite winter blushes is Mac 'Warm Soul' {Review} as it provides a healthy glow to the skin which my dull complexion desperately needs. 

Another radiance boosting product is the NYX Liquid Illuminator. It's a pearlescent pink toned shade which makes my skin look much healthier than golden-toned highlighters. I like to apply this to my cheekbones and then dust a bit of 'Hemisphere' from the Sleek Solstice Highlighting palette over it. The two together provide a dewy, radiant ethereal finish which is just perfect for troubled post-Christmas skin.

Sleek solstice highlighting palette review
Mac Warm Soul blush review

I recently bought the Anastasia Beverley Hills palette and before that I had never tried any ABH products, but it's safe to say I wasn't left disappointed. There'll be a full review up on the blog in the next few weeks {How could I not?} but all I'll say until then is: The palette houses a wide selection of warm shades including browns, gold, burnt orange and burgundy/deep pink shades. The palette was basically made for me as I wear all of these shades on a day-to-day basis. One word. Four letters. Love! 

For the day that's in it I've decided to wear lashes and I've chosen a pair from Nouveau Lashes*. Today I've gone for the Glamour Style 1 as they make a statement for NYE! Voluminous, long, fluttery lashes is the result you get, so farewell short stubby lashes *wink wink* These lashes are incredibly easy to apply, even for a false lash novice like me and the quality is incredible. 

I've also decided to sport winged liner and my current favourite eyeliner is the Soap & Glory Supercat liner. At first, I didn't actually like this but recently I dug it out again to give it another go. I got the hang of using it and it has since replaced my other beloved liners. The pigmentation is intensely black and once you get used to using it it's very easy to apply. I'll definitely be repurchasing it in the future!

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette review

For the lips, I've decided to go for something bright and my product of choice is my Nars Satin Lip Pencil in 'Yu'. This is a bright fuschia shade from their Digital World gift set {review} they released for Christmas. Like all of their lip pencils, the formula is creamy so it glides onto the lips effortlessly, the pigmentation is spot on, they're comfortable to wear and the staying power is very good also. They're one of my favourite lipstick formulas alongside Mac and Charlotte Tilbury. 

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What are your NYE makeup essentials?

Cliona xx

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1 comment:

  1. I used the exact same base products for my Christmas night out - they're fab aren't they!
    In love with that ABH palette...I need it in my life
    Tori |


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