My New Years Eve look!
Here is my NYE look! It took me a VERY long time to do and blend everything until I was happy with how it turned out. I think this is the toughest look I've done to date and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I've tried cut-creases before and they came out very messy or weren't dark enough etc etc etc. but this came out exactly as I imagined it. I used my Smashbox MasterClass palette (which my sister got me as a gift back in September) mainly for the shadows and blending colors. I also have really bad luck with glitter (always comes out patchy or the glitter glue removes the eyeshadow underneath) so I was really nervous to put the glitter on because I'd already spent so much time on the makeup, but I'm very happy with how it turned out!
Also I don't know if it's my camera or the powder and highlight that I used, but I did not retouch the pictures at all (I never retouch them, but just cus the skin looks different this time... Thanks Revlon Colorstay!)
I guess some tips I can give for doing a cut crease look like this would be:
- Use light brown shadows to mark out where the crease will be, it's so much easier to "erase" the mistakes with q-tips that way and since the shadow is light it won't leave a mark
- Start with cutting the crease first and then go to the lid colors after
- Tilt your head back slightly to see where the socket of your eye is and you can start marking that with the light brown eyeshadow.
- After that, look at both eyes and try to make them even (One eye might have more of a 'swoop' than the other, etc)
- Then, look straight ahead in the mirror with both eyes open and draw the crease so that you can see it when the eye is open (if that's the style you want, some people prefer the cut-crease to be lower)
- Once you're done with the brown shadow, you can start blending the brown up slightly and softly with the angle brush just to start giving some depth.
- Start going in with greys, black eyeshadow (very gently and carefully) with small brushes/liner brushes to start deepening the crease and blending.
- The only blending brush I used for this look was a clean blending brush to blend between the grey and the highlight color
- Then I used a black cream liner to really draw the crease in, and then went back again adding the black eyeshadow and blending
- After I did the eyelid I used the same cream liner to connect the upper eyeliner to the corner of the cut-crease
Smashbox Master Class palette:
- Medium brown matte e/s
- Matte Grey e/s
- Matte black e/s
- Black cream liner
- Matte dark brown for brows
- Silver cream shadow as base for eyelids
MAC Silver Fog pigment (lids)
Inglot Holographic silver glitter (lids)
UD Virgin e/s (tear duct)
Makeup Forever Aqua Liner in 16 (sparkly white) [tear duct on top of Virgin]
UD Perversion pencil liner (waterlines)
Girls Aloud Kimberly lashes [I HATE THE KIMBERLY LASHES - I do not recommend them! They always lift on me/are very stiff, and look really plastic-y/fake when you look down, I way prefer the Cheryl lashes]
Covergirl Lashlast Mascara
Smashbox PhotoFinish light primer
Revlon Colorstay foundation
MAC So Sweet, So Easy cream blush
Pink blush from Smashbox palette on top of cream blush
MAC Cork e/s (contour the face)
Pink highlighter from Smashbox palette (cheek highlight)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powder
MAC Creme d'Nude (lipstick)
MAC Soft Dazzle dazzleglass creme (gloss)
Hope you like it and I really hope you all have a really wonderful new year. =)