Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Eve Beauty Picks.



Getting ready is half the fun of going out, right? And at New Year you can up the glitz and glamour and not get those "bit much" stares. This year I'll be cracking out my most sparkly of products for eyes, the brightest matte lips and leaving everything else pretty minimal.

To start off any good night out, I always go for the Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial Kit, it's a three step mask routine that detoxes, purifies and hydrates skin so you're completely set for the night. It's best used the night before; I use the Facial Glow Radiance Peel first to exfoliate the skin and make sure it's set for the next step, the Facial Detox Purifying Mask - a clay mask perfect for blitzing any clogged pores and blemishes. Finally, I leave on the Facial Souffle Intensive Hydration Mask overnight to plump skin and make sure it's hydrated and smooth.

While I'm carrying out my facial, I slather on the NUXE 24 Hr Body Lotion for soft, smooth skin. I always use this post-shower for really moisturised skin. I rarely reach for everything else and it smells just heavenly.

Next up, my base consists of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, a smoothing and priming moisturiser which leaves my skin prepped for foundation. I swear by this to keep my skin in check and the multi-use element sits well with me. Whilst it's absorbing in, I pat on a small amount of Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector in Rose Shimmer on my cheek bones and down my nose. I find that liquid highlighters like this warm the skin and create a sort of soft-focus so pores look minimised and skin looks flawless. 
Using a Stippling brush or my fingers, I add the smallest amount of MAC Cremeblend Blush in Something Special to the tops of my cheekbones for a bit of warmth and colour. The subtle coral shade is so flattering against my skin tone.

My main focus of the evening is eyes, I tried out this combination last night and loved the look of it. For a base product to set the shadow and ensure it doesn't crease, these Estée Lauder Stay-On Shadow Paints are perfect. I'm using Chained, a dark bronzed gold before lightly pressing on a small amount of Gilded Gold, a rich bronzed brown with flecks of gold glitter, from the Stila In The Light palette. It's easy to overdo it so layer up small amounts rather than diving in.
Eyelashes must be defined and volumised if you're skipped out eyeliner like me, I always use my favourite lash combo; two squeezes on each eye with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers before applying a few coats of Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara, there's really nothing else needed!

Lastly for all the glam, I dab on this bright neon pink lip colour, Topshop Lip Crayon in Clueless. It's a daring shade so I don't apply it with the stick, I just tap a bit of colour on my lips with my fingers to keep it noticeable but still quite subtle. It's the perfect going out shade and there's compliments all round whenever I wear it.
For nails, I chose Bobbi Brown Polish in Black Pearl - if you like dark shades with a hint of shimmer, then look no further. I've been wearing this an awful lot recently and I love how amazing it looks on my nails, it's one of those shades that seems to look a different colour in every light.

I love NYE for getting ready, lots of glam and last-minute plans. We're still deliberating over what to do but at least I've got my party essentials sorted.
What will you be wearing this New Years? 

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19 comments:

  1. Happy nearly new year!! I'm going for a similar look - glittery eyes and bright lips - rocking my new MAC Vegas Volt :) xxx

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  2. I really want the Stila palette since you've been talking about it, it looks amazing! I hope you'll post a photo of your NYE look :) Xx

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  3. I'm rocking a smokey eye using MAC's Cranberry eyeshadow which I adore. Paired with a loose golden sweater and black everything else, it adds a nice bit of color to my look!
    I'm celebrating New Year's Eve with three of my best friends which should be a lot of fun :)

    Happy New Year!
    Nathalie x

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  4. I didn't want to do anything special tonight but now I feel like I should get dressed up and go out! I love the lip crayon shade x

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  5. lovely choices, the lancome eyeshadow sound great :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  6. Wish I was going out tonight....only for the glitter overload! So sad that there won't be an excuse for excessive glitter until next December :( x

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  7. I love the look of that Stila palette! xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Great products! Love the Stila palette and the Topshop lip crayon, I will definitely have to try those out! Hope you have a great new year and I can't wait to see more amazing blog post from you in the new year! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. The Stila palette is gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  10. new year is always the same until the last minute....what to do, what to do. but the outfit and make are prepared way in advance. enjoy your sparkly evening!

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  11. The Bobbi Brown polish looks stunning; hope you had a good night!

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  12. I really want to try some of the topshop makeup, the lip crayon looks really nice :)

    Anna xx a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Happy New Year 2013 ! Champagne !

    You will be sublime in 2013 as you have been throughout 2012.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  14. Love the colour of the topshop lip crayon!

    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Oh these are some amazing picks, love the stila and the bobbi brown! I need to get my hands on that lip crayon as well as I always religiously stick to red lipstick and want to venture out to more daring colours! Happy new year, hope you have a brilliant one

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  16. Love these picks, I really want to try the Topshop lip crayons xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  17. I'm so addicted to my In the Light palette, it's a beaut!
    Gem | MissMakeupMagpie.com

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