New Year’s Eve Sparkle & Outfit

Sorry for the delay – I didn’t take any photos on New Year’s Eve (crazy, right?) so I had to recreate the look. The theme was…sparkle!

I’ll start with the clothing:

New Year's Eve Sparkle outfit

New Year’s Eve Sparkle outfit

  • Short black metallic jumper from H&M
  • High waist super skinny black jeans from Dorothy Perkins
  • Black glitter skinny belt from Accessorize
  • Silver and gold long necklace worn doubled up from Oasis
  • Large dark cocktail ring from Monsoon
  • Clear cocktail ring from Dorothy Perkins
  • Betty Jackson Black platform ankle boots (see Outfits to Match the Face: December 2013 here)
  • Black square stud earrings

I went for all black so I could have some fun with my make-up.  As you know from my Red Lips post, I chose one of them and I will reveal it here.

First, here is my face without the glitter and glam:

New Year's Eve Sparkle face before glitter and gloss

New Year’s Eve Sparkle face before glitter and gloss

New Year's Eve Sparkle before glitter eyes

New Year’s Eve Sparkle before glitter eyes

I’m wearing:

  • YSL La Teint Touche Eclat foundation in 107 Beige
  • Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF12 in Golden 6
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Golden under my eyes
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit in Medium 885
  • Kiko Infinity eyeshadow in 204 from my lids to my brows as a base
  • MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry
  • MAC matte lipstick in Ruby Woo
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to line the top lashline and flick out
  • Lancôme le Crayon Khol in 01 Noir on the waterline
  • HD Brows Palette in Foxy
  • Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Flared mascara in Very Black on top and bottom lashes

I used:

  • EcoTools Flat Foundation brush to apply the YSL foundation
  • EcoTools powder brush to apply my Bobbi Brown foundation
  • Bobbi Brown Cream Blending brush to apply the concealer
  • Models Own angled blush brush to apply the light and dark colours in the Sleek palette to contour my face
  • Models Own blusher brush to blend the contour colours
  • The angled liner on my Bella Pierre dual brush to define my brows in Dark Brown from the HD Brows palette
  • MAC brush 239 to apply the Warm Brown colour from the HD Brows palette to the crease of my eyelids
  • Models Own shading brush to apply the Nude colour from the HD Brows palette under my brows to highlight
  • No7 eyeshadow and blending brush to blend the colour in the crease
  • No7 eyeshadow brush to apply the Kiko eyeshadow
  • MAC brush 209 to apply the Fluidline

Then I added

  • Bourjois Effet 3D Gloss in 18 Transparent using my fingers
  • The dark grey glitter from the MUA Luxe glitter palette in Diva using my Ruby & Millie angled eye brush (no longer available), all over the Fluidline

To look like this:

New Year's Eve Sparkle glitter and gloss face

New Year’s Eve Sparkle glitter and gloss face)

New Year's Eve Sparkle eye with glitter

New Year’s Eve Sparkle eye with glitter

New Year's Eve Sparkle lips with gloss

New Year’s Eve Sparkle lips with gloss

Unfortunately, although I really like this look, it was not successful! The lipstick did not like the gloss and it went all smudgy, even when I dabbed on the tiniest amount of gloss.  I had to do matte lips for the rest of the night. Worse, the glitter is not party proof.  The house party I went to was great and I love nothing more than to dance. I danced hard and my make-up failed – I ended up with glitter everywhere and looked awful!  I gave this glitter a last chance and it disappointed me.

I should have stopped at the first face as this would have been dance proof. Oh well, you live and learn!

New Year's Eve Sparkle kit

New Year’s Eve Sparkle kit

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