** Photos are taken using my phone camera. I left my camera in my husband’s car, and this post was due!! Darn last minute work **
It is December 28. A few more days and we bid adieu to the year that was. I say “time flies” every year, and it becomes more apparent the more I age. I see my daughters grow so fast, but I don’t feel any older. In fact, playing with them makes me feel much younger again 😛 I mean, I have to bring out my inner child if I were to chase around little children pretending to be monsters right? LOL! Anyway, I’ve been quite smitten with Ebloui lately, and with it, I created 2 looks for New Year’s Eve. One is for a quiet lunch with loved ones, and another perhaps for a night out with the girlfriends.
Since Ebloui is a very warm reddish brown, I have to make sure my face and eyes are properly concealed. Any dark circles might be emphasized so the cleaner the ‘canvas’, the better. For the base, I used RMK Liquid Foundation before concealing with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. For more coverage, I set with Lancome Maqui Blanc Powder Foundation. All these coverage will make the skin look quite flat, so I used NARS Laguna as a bronzer-cum-contour to give the face more dimension. It is important to keep the brows defined so everything comes up nice and clean.
For the first look, it’s a simple Ebloui all over the lid with black liner and mascara. I kept the cheeks and lips neutral and a little bare, so the focus is on the eyes. For blush, I used Rouge Bunny Rouge in Starina and on the lips, I wore Rouge Dior in Grege.
Now for a night out. I wanted something dramatic to show you how bold it can get. There is some silver shimmer on Ebloui itself, but for this look, I used a warm golden glitter on top. Of course, plenty of black liner and mascara for the extra Oomph. I didn’t want the cheeks to clash too much, so I kept Starina on, but for the lips, I switched Grege for something very dramatic. This is Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in 04 Ruby Glow. It’s a deep dark blood red that is super sexy!
Apologies for the inconsistent colour balance – phone camera and all that >_<
So, how do you like these 2 looks above? Which look would you wear? Is the second look too bold? Should I have toned it down? That last photo basically shows me thinking “This 1001th photo better bloody work, goshdarnit!!”
Let me know in the comments below. I hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve celebration and hopefully the looks above provided you some inspiration. Otherwise, just click on the “Looks” tab for more choices!
My friend Lilit has also prepared a New Year’s Eve look for you, so remember to check out her version!