Shopping My Stash: Easy NYE Makeup for Eyes & Lips

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Years Eve Makeup
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!  I've been shopping my makeup stash for tomorrow's NYE celebrations and have rediscovered some new and old favourites for eyes and lips.

As I've been a little under the weather recently, I'm keeping things fairly simple and will be focusing on an easy gold/taupe/neutral shimmery eye and paring that with either a bright, bold red lip, or just a wash of colour depending on how brave I'm feeling!
New Years Eve Makeup
One of my New Year makeup resolutions will be to make more use out of my single eyeshadows as I often neglect them in favour of palettes, so these are my single and duo picks:-

Terre d'Oc Powder Eye Shadow in Jaipur* - Great all round neutral shade with fine gold shimmer, very delicate and pretty.
No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in True Gold - A subtle wash of yellow gold with lots of shimmer. 
Bellapierre Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebration - Gorgeous, vivid, metallic coppery shade for a bold party look.
Daniel Sandler Sheer Satin Shadow in Gilded Taupe* - Beautiful, easy to wear universal shimmery taupe colour with a silky smooth finish and excellent staying power.
Benecos Natural Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Celebrate* - Features two shades, a light cream colour with very fine gold shimmer which looks great in the inner eye corner and a neutral light brown with a touch of silver sparkle blended in.  Can be used dry for a subtle look or wet for a bolder one.
New Years Eve Makeup
I've stuck with a mainly red/pink toned theme here in a variety of different finishes:-

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple - My go-to red when I want something that is super easy to use and apply.  This gives either a simple wash of red with one layer, or more pigment can be achieved by swiping on a second.
Balance Me Tinted Lip Salve in Sheer Raspberry - If your lips aren't in the best condition thanks to the cold weather, this is a good option for those who need some TLC but want a little shimmery gloss too.
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Plumberry* - One of my favourites for A/W in general, this is a gorgeous plum-pink/red hybrid of a colour and looks incredibly flattering on a range of skintones.  The formula is also incredible!
B. Brilliant Rich Colour Lip Gloss in Poppy* - For a full on bright and bold classic glossy red pout, this lipgloss definitely ticks all of the right boxes.
Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose - Another good choice for those who need both colour and lipcare in one - a pretty wash of colour for a subtle look.

What are your favourite makeup looks for NYE?

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