Friday, 9 January 2015

Guest Post: New Year Makeup Inspiration

Makeup for New Year’s - Now’s the time, to sparkle and shine!

For a New Year’s party, I love to add some sparkle to my appearance; and for this particular occasion, too much will be just about right. On the AW15 catwalks, there were a lot of beautiful metallic beauty features on show, and I find them perfect as inspiration for great party looks to conclude 2014. 
Focus was set on the eyes at Dior SS15. This look was created using liquid latex and loose colour 
pigments, but you can achieve a similar effect by using a primer and then working with two or three 
tone-in-tone metallic or shimmer eye shadows. Create a graphic shape, reflecting the shape of your 
eye, and dare to cover the whole lid, for eyes that speak for themselves. 
Solid silver at Donna Karan, where loose pigment was mixed with MAC Pro Mixing Medium Shine, to give maximum coverage. Pair with black, smoky eyeliner, for a next to ethereal effect. Extend the silvery shadow around the inner corner of your eye, to open up, and let it fade slightly here.
I love statement lips now and then (now rather than then, actually) and what could be better for the Festive Season than a lush glitter pout à la Rodarte SS15? Carefully mix glitter pigment with lipstick until you have the right amount of sparkle. Make sure to prep your lips with a light scrub and loads of lip balm the day before. Use a lip liner to set the contours and apply two coats using a lip makeup brush.

Have fun at those parties!

Words by: Johanna Bergström 

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