Considering this little space on the interwebs started off as a beauty blog back in ye old days of 2011, fast forward 5 years, second kid, 5th house and engagement later, it has been rather a while since I’ve posted anything to do with make up. With this in mind I dug through my make up hoard and went to town on my face to create this super easy festive look. I’m a little out of practise but bear with me on this one.
For the eyeshadow, I used the NYX Warm Neutrals palette which for the price, is pretty damn good. It has a lot of Urban Decay vibes about it although the formula isn’t as pigmented which is to be expected really, at a third of the price. I used the 11th shade (which is a coppery toned shimmer) in over my lid and blended it out and under my lower lash line. This particular shade is my favourite out of the palette, it’s got the best pigment out of the lot and is super soft. I added the 12th shade into my crease which is a matte burgundy, Maybelline On and On Bronze over my lid and the 2nd shade, a shimmery pale gold over the top. Finally, I swept the 1st shade, which is a pale flesh tone on my inner corners and on my brow bone.
Foundation wise, I have been finding the Sheer Glow way too pale for my whole face which is mad considering the palest shade is always too dark for me, so I have been using it under my eyes and under wherever I put my highlight, and NYX High Definition Foundation in Warm Ivory everywhere else.
L-R NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia, NYX shades 11, 4, Maybelline Tattoo in On and On Bronze, Topshop Sunbeam, Revlon Black Cherry, W7 Eyeliner, NYX Concealer in Light
For my eyebrows I normally use Maybelline Tattoo Brow but it has been misplaced during the move so instead I used the last shade of the NYX palette. I don’t really like working with powder when it comes to eyebrows as I find it a bit messy but it did the job. Sort of.
I use Benefit Hoola for contouring which is perfect for ghostly pale skin like mine and Topshop Sunbeam for highlighting, it’s the softest, most pigmented highlighter I’ve come across that’s under £15. It’s a beautiful gold shade which adds a lovely warmth to the skin, although don’t go too heavy with it or you’ll look like a Christmas ornament.
For my lips I went with Revlon Black Cherry, realised it looked a bit too full on so toned it WAY down with a Laritzy lip pencil.