Happy New Year my beauties and cuties!! Hope 2015 brings you everything you've ever wished for and then some. Thank you for sticking by me and showing me all your love and support, you guys are amazing and I'm forever grateful.
Today on the blog: my New Year's makeup recap. Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold right before the new year, so my celebration consisted of staying in and cozying it up with the fam. Of course, being sick doesn't mean that I have to look sick and give up on life. With that in mind, I put together a fun, celebratory makeup look in hopes to cheer myself up... and guess what? It worked! Here it is and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :))
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Graphic Eyes, Bold Lips
The Look: Graphic, metallic cat eye "border" liner in a wash of soft warm shadows, accented by strong, bold, matte lips. The look is complemented by flushed cheeks and well-defined brows.
MAKEUP TIP: When pairing statement eyes with a bold lip shade, be sure to vary the finishes. In this case, I went for metallic accents on the eyes only and stuck to a matte lipstick to complete the look.
Products Used (FACE):
- Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation -- excellent full coverage foundation
- Dermablend Setting Powder
- Makeup Geek "Hanky Panky" blush
Products Used (LIPS):
- OCC "Lydia" lip liner
- NYX Cosmetics "Copenhagen" soft matte cream
LIP TIP: Matte finish lipsticks are a lot more forgiving than satin or glossy products, so it's the ideal medium for "faking" fuller lips with the overlining technique.
- Motives Mavens ELEMENT Palette
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- Motives Cosmetics "Bling" eyeshadow on lid
- Motives Cosmetics "Little Black Dress" gel liner
- Lime Crime "Reason" uniliner (silver)
- House of Lashes "Noir Fairy" lashes
EYE TIP: The "Border-liner" technique is a creative and festive way of dressing up your every day cat eye. To achieve this look, use a gel liner on a brush to heavily line the top lash line (I went as high as my crease). Wait for the product to set, then use a pigmented silver liquid liner to create a silver stroke, leaving equal space on top and bottom for the "border".