It’s still glitter season and after showing you a few tips for how to apply glitter on the eyes, next up is a little look I did to give you some ideas and inspo for what to do for your New Year’s Eve party/s! This is one of my favourite looks and great for a special occasion ; A purple smokey eye with a dusting of glitter thrown on for good measure.
Purple is a colour that always looks glam and gorgeous and I find it works equally as well on brown eyes as it does on blues and greens. Note, if you have green eyes, this kind of look will make them *POP* really well. I have teamed my eye makeup with a soft glossy pink lip, but depending on the depth and brightness of the purple…try mixing it up with a brighter pink or even a red lip.
If you are going for a bold eye makeup look then the best tip I can give you or anyone is to DO THE EYES FIRST! Will save you so much time and hassle of cleaning it off your face if you have already done your foundation/concealer, which is kind of the normal order I would do for day-to-day makeup. If you concentrate on the eyes first then you can really pack on the glitter and blend/smoke it up heavily and it doesn’t matter if it drops all down your face (as it has on me below!).
Products Used for this look:
EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer, Laura Mercier ‘Cobalt’ creme eyeliner, MAC ‘Grape’ pigment, GOSH nail glittere in ‘Amethyst Purple’ – This is actually what makes the makeup bright and very purple, Makeup Revolution Black Eyeliner, Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara (a new high street favourite…I love this!), Illamasqua Infinity precision eyeliner & Space NK angle brush to apply, Shu Uemura Luxe black false eyelashes,
BROWS: Kevyn Aucoin brow pencil (dark brunette), Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner (Brown), Benefit High Brow
FACE: NARS Luminous all-day wear foundation (Barcelona), BECCA Under-eye brightener, Delilah Fade Away Future Resist concealer (Ivory), Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer (luminous bronze), MAC Peachykeen blusher, Benefit High Beam
LIPS: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillow Talk’ lipliner, MUFE lipgloss 207 mixed with NARS Lipgloss (Born This Way)
Have you any plans for the New Year? I think this could me my first one when I am doing absolutely nothing and I can’t frickin’ wait. I am over the big Q’s and taxi’s and the hangover feeling on New Years’ Day..plus I have totally over-indulged this Christmas period with way too many parties and everything that comes with it!
I also have no idea why I look so miserable in these photos.