I had so much fun creating the first New Years Eve look on my sister, Krista, yesterday, I decided to do another look today. For this look I decided to go a little more 'glam', creating a glittery gold eye and a bold red lip. After receiving one of Pari Beauty's holiday palettes (The Black Tie Palette) for review last month, I decided to use five of the eyeshadows in the palette to create Krista's look. While the shadows were nicely pigmented, they did create a lot of fallout, making them somewhat difficult to work with. Here is Krista's second New Years Eve look:
To create a nice even base for Krista's makeup, I used Face Atelier's Pro Ultra Foundation in #2. This foundation is silicone based, making it great for those who want to hide larger pores or blemishes, because it sits on top of the skin, rather than soaking into it. Next, I used Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer in 'Warm Ivory' to cover a few of the blemishes on Krista's face. To hide the dark circles under Krista's eyes I used Eve Pearl's Salmon concealer in 'Light', followed by Benefit's 'Powderflage', both of which work to lighten and brighten the under eye area. Finally to set her foundation and concealer, I used MAC's Mineralized Skinfinish in 'Light Plus' (a light, powder foundation).
Wanting to experiment with the 'Black Tie' palette sent to me by Pari Beauty (more info on the palette here), I decided to do Krista's eyes using the gold, bronze and brown toned shadows from the kit. To begin, I used shadow #2 a light creamy gold all over Krista's lids. I then took shadow #3 a gorgeous golden bronze and applied to the outer 2/3 of her lid. Wanting to create a bit of a smoky eye look, I took shadow #4, a deep brown-toned bronze and applied it to Krista's crease as well as the outer 1/3 of her lid. To line Krista's eyes, and give her eyes a more 'night time' feel, I used shadow #5 a deep, cool-toned brown. Of course no New Years Eve look is complete without a little glitter. To add glitter to Krista's eyes I used Annabelle's Glitterama Eyeliner in ' Solar Flare', a light gold glitter eyeliner, all over her Krista's lid. Using Annabelle's Glitterama Eyeliner as a sticky base, I then patted on MAC's '3D Gold Glitter', a chunky gold glitter with green and red iridescent sparkles onto the lower half of Krista's lid. To complete the eye look I used Maybelline's 'One by One' Mascara and Revlon's Beyond Natural False Eyelashes in 'Luscious Flare'.
For Krista's cheeks I started with NARS 'Cactus Flower' Cream Blush, a bright red blush packed full of gold glitter. Unfortunately, the blush didn't give the cheeks enough colour, so I added NARS's 'Dolce Vita' powder blush, a dusty brown toned red, to the apples of her cheeks. Wanting to branch away from my favourite and most used highlighter (MAC's Emphasize), I decided to try Benefit's 'Watt's Up' a champagne-toned cream highlighter with tons of iridescent shimmer.
I decided to go all out for this New Years Eve look, and, although I had already given Krista a fairly bold eye, I wanted to give her a bold lip as well. I started by applying MAC's Lady Danger Lipstick, a matte orange-toned red, to Krista's lips, followed by NYX's Black Label Lipstick in 'Jaipur' a burgundy lipstick packed full of finely milled red shimmer. I love the combination of the two lipsticks together and will definitely be using this combo in the future.
I really loved how this look turned out. While it's not something I would wear everyday, I think it would be perfect for a 'night out on the town', especially on New Years Eve.
Do you have any big plans for New Years Eve? Have you planned your outfit and/or makeup look already? Let me know in the comment section below.