I didn’t have anything planned for this post initially, because I haven’t been wearing much makeup. As luck would have it, there was a housewarming party on New Year’s Eve that I had to attend. We didn’t stay up late for the countdown, and I had a baby to take care of, but it was good to go out for a short while and have a few laughs with friends. So anyway, I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the makeup I used. The look is a little understated, very simple, but polished and put together. First, the base.
Goodness, how important is this for me right now! Diorskin Star foundation is all sorts of awesome for me. There will be a full review up in time to come. I use the foundation mostly at the centre of my face, and the NARS radiant creamy concealer under my eyes, setting the base using this Diorsnow powder. This brightens my skin just a little more. Then, I filled in my brows using Shu Uemura brow pencil. For the eyes, I used cream shadows. I put Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick Golden Bronze on my lids and brightened it with Golden Pink on the inner corners of my eyes. I lined my waterline using a grey pencil (MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number) before adding more definition with a liquid liner (Bobbi Brown Ink Liner). Liquids gives the most precise cat eye flick. Mascara to finish off the look. You can of course add falsies to add more glam, but that’s not the look I’m after.
For the cheeks, I used a very subtle highlighter by Bobbi Brown, the Brightening Brick in Pink. Instead of using a pink blush on the apples of my cheeks, I used an earth toned blush (This is an old blush by Dior, and I can’t remember what shade it is) and applied it on the hollows of my cheeks. To complete the look, I opted for a neutral lip, a combo which I’ve been enjoying, despite the fails I experienced in finding the right nude lipstick. I fill in my lips using No7 Perfect Lips Pencil in 20 Nude, then top it off with Diorific in Delicate Shock.
Here’s a close up of my eyes, and how it looks overall.
Do you like it? I feel like I’m a little rusty in the makeup department. Definitely need consistent practice 🙂 How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Stayed home or went out?