Wednesday, January 1, 2014

MY NEW YEAR'S EVE MAKE UP

My New Year's Eve make up

Hello girls!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you had a great New Year's Eve night!!

I would like to share my look from last night!
I have to say it was particularly dramatic, as I realized when I caught the sight of my own face from one inch away in the elevator mirror :-O

But you know, photography takes away a lot of intensity, so sometimes you have to face the choice whether to look good in real life for a few hours, or in a picture that will stay forever.

I had already fake-tanned darker than usual, so for my base I used my everyday foundation L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) in a darker shade, DW5 Gold Sand.
After applying it with my with my Real Techniques stippling brush as always, I did the extra step of blending it in with my fingers to maximize the seamless final result.

I used Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30 on my face where needed, and Pupa Magic Concealer in shade 12 - light and brightening, with very good coverage while not drying - on my undereye area.
I applied the brightening Pupa concealer under my eyes in an area wider than usual, and also down my nose, on the lower centre of my forehead and on my Cupid's bow, as a first step of the dramatic Kim-Kardashian-worthy face contouring I meant to achieve.

I created a very intense and elongated black eye with Kiko Colour Sphere eyeshadow 28, a beautiful glittery black.
I also applied Essence Black Mania eye pencil on my waterline, and finished off with Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara baseBourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara.

I filled in my eyebrows with Catrice Eyebrow Stylist pencil in shade 020 Date With Ash-ton, a step I otherwise skip on a daily basis.

As a bronzer I chose my Laura Mercier Golden Bronze.
It is a very warm bronzer with a golden shimmer. It's usually too dark and too orange for my complexion, but this time it was just what I needed to complement my tropical (fake-)tanned skin!!!
I first applied the bronzer with circular motions on my cheeks, my temples and the top of my forehead - the areas that sunlight would naturally hit first -, and along my jawline to give my face more dimension.

Then with straight brush strokes I emphasized the hollows of my cheeks, to create the illusion of sunken in cheeks which would by contrast bring out the cheekbones.

It's always best to use matte shades for contouring, as contouring gives dimension by creating shadows, and the presence of shimmer in the product used would counteract the shadows.
In my case this bronzer still served the purpose supremely because being so dark for my skin tone it still created shadows :-)

I highlighted the top of my cheekbones with Mac Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish, my favourite powder highlighter.

Now that the rest of my face was complete, fully contoured and highlighted, I went back to the eyes to reasses their intensity.
I picked up my top favourite eyeshadow palette Kiko Color Fever Shadow Palette in Unexpected Rosy Taupe and used its darkest shade, a very pigmented blackened plum with red and violet microscopical glitter, to darken along the top and bottom lashline the glittery black eyeshadow I had previously applied.

On top of this, I smoked it all out to ultimate lethal effect by blending the Laura Mercier Golden Bronze into and above my crease and below the lower lashline.

Last but not least I contoured my lips with Pupa True Lips lip pencil 13, a deep mauve shade, and filled them in with gorgeous pinky nude Mac Syrup lipstick.


Phew this was a long post!! We almost made it to Easter haha!!! :-D
What was your look last night girls?
Please tag me in your Instagram pictures @mjintheskywithglitter or write me here in a comment the link to your blog post!!

If you would like to see other New Year's Eve themed looks you can check out Mac Reflects Antique Gold - New Year's Eve and Winter Angel make up look :-)

Happy New Year once more,
stay beautiful
<3 MJ :-*