I recently received the Lorac PRO Palette 2 for Christmas, and the minute I laid my eyes on the fabulous blue colour, I knew I wanted to use it for a glam New Year's Eye look. The result was this beautiful, blue smokey look.
Since the focus of this look is on the sultry eye, I decided not to include photos of my typical face makeup routine in this blog post. It's the same as normal - foundation buffed into my skin using a Sigma F80 and concealer in a triangle shape under my eyes and blended out using a beautyblender.
It's New Year's Eve, so I want to ensure my makeup stays on all night. To prevent my eyeshadow from creasing, I used the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer.
Using a fairly large brush, I used the colour Buff from my Lorac PRO Palette 2 and swiped this all over my lid and up to my brow bone.
On a fluffy blending brush I used a windshield wiper motion to apply Lt. Brown in my crease.
On a flat shader brush I packed Navy onto my lid, being careful not to bring the colour into my crease. It took me a little while to get the pigmentation to where I wanted it. Next time I am going to use a black or blue cream base to help amplify the colour. This shadow also had a bit of fallout - a base would help give it something to adhere to.
It looked really messy and scary at first! But trust me, it gets better.
With a clean blending brush I blended right in-between the blue and light brown colours. The idea with this look is to add a bit of colour and blend. Then blend some more...and some more...and more...
I blended the crap out of these edges!
I took another clean fluffy brush and applied the colour Nectar very gently around the outer edges of the soft brown colour.
I really wanted to create a gradient and soft, smokey look.
To add a little more glamour, I used my finger to pack on some of the shimmery Silver colour just in the very centre of my lids. I also applied a small amount of Beige on the inner corners. This really helped add some brightness to my eyes and prevented it from looking like I had been sucker punched.
After lining my waterline using a NYX Slim Eye Pencil in black, I smudged a little bit of Navy onto my bottom lashes and used Lt. Brown to blend it out with a pencil brush.
Since the eyes are so dark, I made sure to apply a couple thick coats of Covergirl Full Lash Bloom mascara to ensure my eyelashes didn't get lost. This would be a great look to wear some false lashes with if you wanted to! It is New Year's after all - bring out all your magic tricks and glamour!
I wanted to really warm up my skin with Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer, so I applied this on the contours of my cheeks, temples and a little bit on my forehead and jaw. I didn't want to make this look muddled with too much colour so I opted for the warm golden hue in my Glamorous Blush 10 Color Palette from bhcosmetics and applied it on the apples on my cheeks.
To accent my cheekbones and attract more light to my face, I used the Body Shop Radiant Highlighter and blended it in using my fingertips.
To finish everything off, I used the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick in Daringly Nude.
It's hard to believe a whole year has come and gone already! While 2014 treated me well, I look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store.
Happy New Year Y'all!