NEW YEAR’S EVE Emerald Smokey Eye

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I always have so much fun getting all dolled up for New Year’s Eve, which also happens to be my birthday, and this look is great for an evening out or a festive house party with friends and family! Because the eyes are so intense, I decided to go with a nude lip. Also, red lips can be a hassle to maintain with all the eating that goes on!

First I applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid as a primer, and then I applied Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe in the outer corner and crease of my eyes. From my Lancome Colour Design eyeshadow quad I applied “Designer”, a deep shimmery emerald colour,  over the centre of the lid, and then I applied “Volcano”, a deep shimmery taupe colour, in the outer corners and crease. Over top of Volcano I applied “IT List” in the very outer corners and took it just lightly through the outer crease. Above my crease line I applied the darkest shade from my Clinique Colour Surge eyeshadow duo Chocolate Kiss, and blended it out. To highlight the brow bone, I applied “Latte” just below the arch in my brow. I lined my outer lower lash line with “Volcano”, and then in the centre of the lower lash line I applied “Designer” and blended the two colours together. To finish, I applied a thin line of black eyeliner on my top lash line and smudged it out to increase the smoky effect, and then finished with several coats of mascara.

Have fun recreating the look, and happy New Year!

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Products used:

FACE

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation ( to spot conceal)

Rimmel Stay-Matte Pressed Powder

NARS Laguna Bronzer

Clinique Blush in Smoldering Plum

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighting Stick

ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe

Lancome Eyeshadow quad (Latte, Designer, Volcano, “It” List)

Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow duo in Chocolate Kiss (the darker shade)

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black

Sephora Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara

LIPS

ELF Matte Lip Colour in Natural

Revlon lip gloss in Bellini

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FACE OF THE DAY: Everyday Glam

There’s nothing like getting a new “do” at the end of summer to freshen up your look for fall! I recently got my hair chopped off again, and I now feel ready to start the new season with a bang(s) (pun intended).

The makeup look I went for today is what I would call everyday glam. It was quick and easy to create, and left me smiling for the rest of the day.  PicMonkey Collage

The pale eyeshadow, the lack of eyeliner, and the big lashes cause my eyes to look bigger and brighter — perfect for me because my eyes are on the smaller side, so I’m always looking for ways to make them appear larger and less hooded. I’m currently smitten with the pink lipstick I’m wearing, and it definitely adds a flirty touch to this look!

Here are all the products I used!

FACE

PUR Minerals Correcting Primer

PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation

Clinique blush in Smoldering Plum

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (this one I used to bronze and contour my face)

Wet N Wild Colour Icon Brow & Liner pencil in Mink Brown (on my eyebrows)

ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara (on my eyebrows)

EYES

Urban Decay Naked Basics palette – Foxy all over my eyelid lid, and Venus in the inner corners of my eye

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash mascara

LIPS

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 006 Pink Blush

Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in 042 Bellini

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Revelling in Revlon

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It’s been awhile since I blogged last, as I have been busy with finishing up my summer courses and taking exams. My apologies, nonetheless.

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On two separate occasions I splurged on some Revlon lip products. First I bought two Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, and then two Revlon Lip Butters. Now, I knew that I had a predisposition when shopping for clothing to always buy my favourite colours, but I was not aware that I had the same problem with make up…That is until I got my lip butters home and realized that I had bought almost the exact same two colours as the lip stains! I had a good giggle, but I’m actually glad for this shopping blunder.

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The lip stains are quite moisturizing, but can leave the lips rather dry as the balm wears off and the stain sets in. So, to keep the lips moisturized I like to pair my stains with the matching lip butters. I love both products on their own, but together they make for an amazing hybrid combo!

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