Happy New Year everyone! It's another new year, another go at a fresh beginning. At least for me. I have a post coming up about things I've learned in 2015 and realizing I had a lot going for me despite my "claims".
I decided to do a quick makeup even if my only plans for the night were eating [and eating] in my hole-y tank top and ratty denims. Here was the relatively simple makeup look I did to greet the New Year.
For the base I went with a BB cream, because I didn't really have another base product that worked for me and so far this light and creamy Proud Mary BB (not pictured) is doing well. To set I used my gigantic tub of 3W Clinic loose powder or Palgantong (old name) in shade 23 to set everything.
As for contour I used my trusty Shawill Perfect Powder in 003 —a really nice taupe colour. To blend the contour and give some warmth back to my face I whipped out my W7 Honolulu Bronzer, a supposed dupe for the Benefit Hoola. I used a peach blusher from Careline to keep the face muted making way for the loud lip colour I wanted to use. Glowy is my thing so I lightly swept on some ZA Cheeks Groovy in June Bride — a light champagne-gold highlighter, on the tops of my cheeks, tip of the nose, cupid's bow and forehead.
The look I was going for was bold lips + understated everything else. So I just dusted some gray-brown matte eyeshadow on my lashline from my Catrice Absolute Matt Palette and coated the lashes with Shawill mascara (don't get this one! wet, takes a long time to dry and not waterproof. Ew). I lightly filled in some sparse brow areas with Pinkies Collection Brow Pencil in Black to match my dark mane. I'm liking this one at the moment. It's creamy but a little hard which I prefer and has a spoolie at the end.
And now for the pièce de résistance, I whipped out my very neglected MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky for a little something special to my otherwise "bland" look. This matte lip cream is a little hard to apply in my opinion because the doe foot isn't as precise as I would prefer and the formula is a little hard to come off when it dries. I tend to re-do my base when that happens. Maybe I just need more practice with this. The colour is very pretty though ; A dark berry purple shade.
How was your NYE/NY? Did you also "dress up"? Going for a really bold lip colour gives me an excuse to put as little as possible everywhere else. Do you also do that?
Wishing for more love, discoveries and successes this 2016 to come your way!