Saturday, 15 December 2012

My Makeup: Christmas Party

Hey Girls!

I mentioned at the end of yesterday's blogging that I'd be back today with a 'My Makeup' post to show you the face of the night I wore to my uni Christmas Party on Thursday. For me one of the best things about this time of year is experimenting with different festive faces for all the fun dates that pop up in your diary and on Thursday I actually decided to push the boat out and stray from my usual night time dark smoky eye and red lip. It's only Christmas once a year after all...      

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation '52', Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer '02', Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer 'Ivory', Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder '52'
Base Detailing: Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder '51', Sleek 'Guipure' Blush, Topshop 'Crescent Moon' Highlighter, BareMinerals 'Dark Blonde/Brown' Brow Powder
Eyes: Maybelline 24HR  'Eternal Gold' Colour Tattoo, Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadows 'Half Baked', 'YKD' and 'Busted', Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner, Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara
Lips: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick '02', Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Gloss
Hair: Blonde hair donut

On nights out I try to make my base as long lasting as possible so always use a primer and setting powder to keep it in place all night. I also tend to go for Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation on nights out as I know I can build it up to create a flawless coverage that doesn't look too heavy and as it doesn't contain SPF there's no risk of getting the dreaded ghost face in tagged photos that pop up on Facebook the next day! When I'm dressing up I like to really go for it in terms of blush and contouring too and Sleek 'Guipure' is perfect for the party season as like Nars 'Orgasm' it contains a subtle gold shimmer that looks so pretty in the light. As I mentioned before I decided to do something a bit different from my go to dark smoky eye as I wanted the look to be more in keeping with the party season so started with a sparkly gold cream shadow as a base, which not only added some much needed sparkle but also stopped the powder shadow I put on top from creasing. I then used 'half baked', a powder gold from my Naked 2 palette, all over the top followed by the shimmery berry shade 'YKD' from middle to outer lid with the deep berry 'Busted' in the crease to add some nice definition. Instead of lining my whole eye as I usually do when I'm going out, I decided to do a thick flicked line just across the top of the lid which thickened the lash line and added a bit of an Audrey Hepburn feel. For lips I thought I'd go for bright pink as a bit of a twist on the classic bright red, so used my Kate Moss lipstick with some plumping gloss because the lipstick is gorgeous, matte and so long lasting, then the lip inflation provides some extra volume and glossiness. I also put my hair in a top knot using my hair donut as it's such an easy way of adding some grown up glamour to any outfit.

What makeup look are you loving this season? Today I went Christmas shopping in Sheffield with my house mates so I'm feeling a bit more prepared for the big day, although my bank balance is not loving life quite as much as me right now! We also had a really nice lunch out at a place called 'The Frog and Parrot' (You have to try their sweet potato fries if you get the chance) and are now going to have a nice final night in our uni house before we head home for the holidays with a hearty winter dinner and Strictly and Buble on the tele. I hope you're all having a lovely weekend too!

Love Meg
x

20 comments:

  1. I love your make up so much! I really need to make more of an effort lol!

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  2. Your hair makeup looks gorgeous! I love a gold eye, it suits everyone, is super sexy and elegant at the same time!!

    Gem x
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  3. Ahh your makeup looks so lovely! Xx

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  4. Your make up here looks so lovely. I used to love the Frog and Parrot, they do a great all day breakfast :)
    -x-

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  5. I love this look!! cant go wrong with a gold eye!! :D
    xxx

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  6. Love the eye makeup - you look fab!! Xx.

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  7. Your hair style is super pretty and so is your make-up.

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  8. love your makeup!

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  9. Really love this look! And your hair looks great with it :)

    Aimée X
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  10. Gorgeous makeup. I know exactly how you feel - my bank balance is hating me too! At least Christmas is round the corner and I shall have some new things to occupy myself with.

    Cute blog - following.

    xxx
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  11. Your make-up looks absolutely stunning Meg, I need some eyeshadow lessons from you!! The naked palette is on my Christmas list :)
    Love Holly x

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  12. Very nice!

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  13. You look gorgeous, I love the Kate Moss lipstick. I'm loving berry coloured lips at the moment xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  14. Your eye makeup looks lovely, gold smokey eyes are so nice and christmassy!

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  15. I really like your blog, it's so inspiring.

    I'm following you now! :)

    -Doris
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  16. How beautiful!! I'm definitely going to do this look for a christmas party this weekend, its perfect! xx

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  17. lovely make up! :D

    Caroline
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  18. Stunning makeup, girl! Just came across your blog and absolutely love it! I just went ahead and followed you on GFC! Can't wait to read more of your posts! Hope you'll check out my blog and follow me back :)
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    x
    Kate

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  19. I love your makeup in this post!

    Great blog, I'm a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

    Http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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