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Wednesday, 2 January 2013



New Years eve is that time of year, when too much, is never quite enough! Glittery eyes and bold lips are a essential part a New Year outfit. Getting ready is half the fun isn't it?! I love nothing more than getting ready for a night out, with music blasting out of my speakers. Even better if you're prancing around your room in your underwear, with a towel around your head, singing into a hairbrush at top note! Just me?? Yeah, didn't think so ;)

To start off, I give my face a really good cleanse with my holy grail item, my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. This baby leaves my face feeling unbelievably soft and well prepped for my base. My skin also feels really fresh and hydrated after using this, which I think is key before applying my makeup.

Next, my base consists of MAC Face & Body Foundation, this foundation leaves my face with a really nice glow and it also provides great coverage. It blends really easily and a little goes a long way. I applied Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer; underneath my eyes and to any problem areas. I then apply my GlossyBox Blusher* to the apple of my cheeks, it gives a lovely subtle dusty pink colour. I did quite a bold eye and lip, so used my base and blush to tone it down. I highlighted my face using Topshop Highlighter, in Cresent Moon. This is definitely my favourite highlighter, it leaves a really healthy glow and shine (in the right places) to my face. I apply it to the top of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and across my temples.

For my eyes I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; using the colour half-baked on the lid, probably one of my favourite out of the whole palette! It is a lovely gold shimmer shade, which I thought was perfect for New Year :). I then used my Rimmel Scandel-Eyes Eyeliner; to do a cat-eye look.

I used Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner, for my lips. Aswel as a liner, I use this to colour in my lips before applying my lipstick, as it helps the lipstick to last longer. For my lipstick, I wanted to go for a bright red lip. I applied a coat of Yves Rocher Lipstick in Rouge*; which I recieved in one of my GlossyBoxes, and I love it! It is so moisturising and lasts all night.

For my nails I chose Rimmel 60 Seconds in Grey Matter; it is a lovely slate grey colour. I've been wearing it quite a lot recently, definitely a winter favourite. I applied a light coat of Topshop Glitter Nail Varnish in Pluto; a purple glitter nail varnish, onto my ring fingers, for that extra bit of something!