Thursday, 3 November 2011

Glitter & Sparkles & Make-up

As we put the plastic skelletons and false blood back in the boxes for next year, we feel another season coming closer and closer - less than two months till Christmas.
Windows filling with shiny garlands, Sinatra singing "White Christmas" and ..guess what? Party season!
Sequin dresses and golden heels, the shinier, the better! Bold cranberry lipstick and red hair bows, it's the most wonderful.. and glamorous time of the year. More opportunities to get all dolled up and wear heels, what else can a girl ask for?
So, inspired by what's coming up I created an evening/going out look using my favorite products this season.
Here's the products and tips&tricks on how I created it: 

 
  • Jemma Kidd Crushed Jewel Duo in 01, Lolite is one of my favorite products for an evening look and it's super easy to create super-glamorous eyes in minutes. Just blend the cream all over Your lids and finish by sweeping the glitter on top. It does not have the usual heavy glitter feeling, it's super light and blendable, the cream does not crease at all.. a must have in every make-up bag! Plus, You don't always need to use both of these products together. The cream is a great base for a smoky eye that will last for ages as well and sometimes I just sweep the glitter over an eyeshadow primer and add some falsies for a more subtle look when going out. Also, You can use it as an eyeliner.. The variations are limitless and, although this product has been around for a while now, I just can't get over the fact how amazing it is!
  • Keep everything else plain and simple - the heavy eye and fresh face combo will look very high-fashion. If the rest of the face is too done up, You might end looking more drag than catwalk. So, leave the brows natural and bushy, blend a light foundation over the cheek, nose, forehead and chin area and cover blemishes with a good concealer such as my personal favorite - Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection.
  • Don't powder - YET! I know it's very hard to keep away from the loose powder to finish off a look and although we will leave the house looking amazing, after a few glasses of champagne and hitting the dancefloor, the foundation might decide to move around the face a bit, and leave us looking more shiny than sparkling. So, don't powder but DO take a light loose powder with You for a much needed touch-up during the night. Just don't go overboard!
 
What is Your must-have for the party season?
Lots of love,
S
xoxo

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, i love this look. We don't get the Jemma Kidd makeup range here in SA. Any idea what mainstream brands I could try?

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  2. Thank You! (:
    You can try one of the MUFE Aqua Creams as they have an amazing staying power and just dab any cosmetic glitter on top :) Shade 20 - Intense Blue should be a good alternative.
    http://www.makeupforever.com/products/aqua-waterproof-makeup/aqua-cream.html

    Lots of love, S

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  3. I love this make-up look!!! reminds me of Christmas time! this would be perfect for a New Years Eve look too!



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  4. Stunning !! And very helpful tips as well :)


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  5. you makeup looks GREAT!
    i love it

    xo
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  6. This is such a gorgeous look! The eyes are stunning and you look amazing xxx

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  7. that is sooo pretty! love it! and your blog! followed*

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  8. You look beautiful, I'm gonna give this a go when I next go out [might be a while haha!] xx

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  9. Beautiful make up, loving the eyes ! I'll be giving this a try the next time I go out ;)

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  10. Aw thank you for your comment on my blog!
    This sparkle make up's amazing - I'll definitely need to try it out myself!

    http://amybell-thelittlemagpie.blogspot.com/

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  11. Really gorgeous eye make up, I think I'll try this look out for a night out :)
    x

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  12. Wow your glittery eyes look amazing, perfect for a Christmas party! I'll have to give this a go! :) x

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  13. soo cute :)!

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  14. Thanks for commenting on my blog :D
    This is so gorgeous! You applied the colors so well!

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  15. I love this look! So gorgeous and perfect for parties. Sequins is a must have for me.

    xo erica

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  16. such a good twist on the classic smokey eye look for the festive season! x

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