With the New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I’ve decided to share a couple of eye make-up looks with which I’ve been experimenting lately. Don’t expect any full-on step-by-step tutorials, because, as you know, I’m not a make-up artist myself, but I’d love to tell you about some great new products and easy-to-repeat-at-home techniques that will get your creativity going in anticipation of the biggest party of the year.
This time I’ve tried to cover a wide range of tastes and budgets, so in this post you’ll find everything from hard-core luxury, to drug-store classics and arty-crafty DIY projects.
Let’s start with this tuned-down yet sophisticated and chic look based on “nude-smoky” eyes.
This particular make-up was done with Sisley‘s new Phyto 4 Ombres The Dream Palette (part of Spring 2015 Collection), but until it’s released in the beginning of the next year, you can make something very similar with Urban Decay‘s Naked 3. The beauty of rose-hued neutrals is in their versatility: they make you look elegant and refined while giving just enough drama for the evening. If for New Year’s you’re invited to a fancy-pants dinner, this type of make-up will be highly appropriate for the occasion. Match it to a long black gown and a pearl necklace and you’ll be as noble as it gets.
For application you can either use your fingers (recommended with Sisley‘s eye-shadows that are extremely easy blend-able and light) or use a double-ended shadow and blending brush from your Naked palette. Start by covering the entire lid with silky rose shade and blend it upwards towards the brow line. Then accentuate the lash line with dark brown. Put copper or taupe colour on the crease to create mystery and intensity, and then highlight the arch of the brow and the inner corner of the eye. By the way, the pearl beige highlighter in the Sisley palette is to die for (one of the million reasons why you should be purchasing this beauty as soon as it comes out). Check out how sharp my brow bone looks on the picture above. Just like razor!
To finish off, I’ve glued on very elegant and airy lashes from Eylure (Volume 070) for a tiny-little-bit more drama.
If the above-mentioned look doesn’t have enough bling for your taste, here’s little something for you. Inspired by L’Oréal Paris Diamantissime Imperial Collection here I combined both Color Riche L’Ombre Pure Mono Luminière 500 Gold Mania and Smoky 301 Escape In Bordeaux.
Although both of the eye-shadows are quite saturated, I couldn’t get as much pigment out of them as it is shown on the promo picture (so I guess, hello, Photoshop). However, if you apply them with a slightly wet brush, you’ll be able to get a full coverage and a smooth finish. I wish it was a little purpler for my lower lash line, but even as it is, the make-up looks festive all right. By the way, the collection also includes my #1 favourite mascara and Volume Million Lashes Top Coat Glitter for the ultimate bling.
To ensure that the shadows stay on all night and don’t crease, use one of Urban Decay‘s primers and don’t worry about a thing.
And here’s my last eye look, for those of you who prefer no-make-make-up, don’t own a dozen eye-shadow palettes and can’t be bothered purchasing one, not even for New Year’s.
As you might know, I’m a huge fan of a wonder-product by Elizabeth Arden – Eight Hour Cream. The ways you can use it on all parts of your body are innumerable and if you search for #eighthourcream on Instagram, you’ll find some pretty rad and unexpected tips. I love to use it as a brow styler, but the other day, I tried smearing it all over the entire lid to replicate a wet-eye-illusion.
I really liked the result, especially, the contrast between oily eyes, porcelain-matte skin and bold lips. The best part about this “make-up” is that to re-apply it during the night you’ll need two second and no mirror.
What kind of make-up are you guys gonna wear on the big night? Please, share some of your favourite tricks and products!
P.S.: Happy New Year and let it be the best one yet <3
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