Wednesday, 2 January 2013

NYE Face

Hello everyone, happy 2013!

I had such an amazing 2012 filled with graduation, turning 21 and generally just having an amazing year but I have really positive feelings about 2013 especially as it provided me with the opportunity to get dolled up and go out with my gorgeous friends.

Unusually for us, we didn't take many photos and I don't have a close up of my make up but I thought I'd go through what I was wearing on my face anyway...

Before we went out (and my make up got ruined!)

As my dress, as you can see, is quite loud I opted for a natural look (I didn't even wear falsies, quelle horreur!) going for subtle eyes and a coral lip.

I started off using my normal concealer under my eyes, centre of my forehead and over any blemishes and then used my normal foundation Chantecaille Future Skin in Camomile. I find that I don't need to use a primer with it as it gives me natural looking glowing skin and stays on all day, even though I have to apply a few layers to achieve the desired effect.

For my eyebrows I've started using 'Busted' from my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette with a thin, flat eyeshadow brush. I had been using a pencil but found it a bit too harsh and cakey, this is much more subtle and makes my eyebrows look fuller, one day I might be brave enough to go for the full Cara Delevingne look!

I tend to do the same thing with my eyes and have done for years - ever since using Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes palette I have followed the same principle using whichever 3 eyeshadows I can get my hands on. My eyeshadows du jour are between Urban Decay and a Revlon palette but I opted for Urban Decay on NYE for a more nude/subtle look. I used 'Foxy' up to my brow bone, 'Half Baked' over my lids and 'YDK' to give me more definition around my lash line. I finished off with a feline flick using my Estee Lauder Eye Pencil in Blackened Black, and smudging some under my lower lash line, again for more definition. To make the look a little bit bolder I went over my 'feline flick' on my top lashes with liquid eyeliner. As writing this I've realised I've completely forgotten to add in my mascara in the above picture! Idiot. I used Santhilea Magnetic Lash, as it comes with an extra bottle of fibres meaning I can get away with not wearing false lashes - I'll probably do a separate blog post on this because I love it so much.

I finished my face with Tom Ford's amazing blusher in 'Flush'. It is quite a bright coral so you really only need  a little bit on the apples of your cheeks to get a really nice, bright glow. I tried to do a bit of contouring too with something I picked up on one of my internships but I can't for the life of me find any information about it! I think the brand is Fashionista and it's a skin brightening highlighter. Directions on the bottle tell you to mix into foundation for a glow or use as a highlighter, but I decided to put some in the hollows of my cheeks as it is quite dark, I'm not sure how 'contoured' I looked though I think I'm going to have a few more practices before I wear it out again! Finally, on my lips I wore Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L11, a bright, coral colour, like my blusher, which finished off the look.

I never go out without using my heated rollers so a generous spritz of L'Oreal's Elnett Hairspray was needed to hold it all into place, though the weather blew it out as soon as I stepped out the door anyway! (I also spray my face to hold my make up in place and this is the best hairspray for it as it smells so amazing.) On my nails I wore Butter LONDON in Jack The Lad. It is such an amazing shade, a dark green with the tiniest glitter particles in it. Divine.

My friend's and I saw the New Year in on London Bridge watching the fireworks then spent the night travelling to various places all over London it was hilarious!

Seeing in the New Year (looking a little worse for wear!)
I hope you all had an amazing new year!

V x