I started off with applying my foundation and concealer. I'm not really good with contouring, I tried it on Halloween and it went really wrong, but since I was a skeleton I rolled with it but I don't think I have the skills enough to attempt contouring for everyday.
(Also, sorry for my messy bed, I clearly didn't think too much about the background of my photos haha)
This creepy photo is my eye, sorry about that... But I applied a thin line of eyeliner. Since I am attempting a smokey eye I didn't want my usual thick cat-eye as I wanted to keep things quite light and natural. Another thing I changed from my usual eyeliner routine is I didn't line the bottom lashes. Instead I blended a little of the brown from the smokey eye on the bottom lash line which saved me from getting raccoon eyes during the afternoon.
I then did a smokey eye with my Clinique smokey eye kit. This is the bold part of my make-up today - if I was going out it would be a lot darker but I kept it subtle. I've recently gotten back into eyeshadow as when I started wearing my glasses I thought nobody would see it but I recently wore a pink smokey eye and got loads of complements from people so the love/hate relationship with eyeshadow continues...
To finish my nude-look I added my nude MAC lipstick. I love this as it has great staying power and doesn't run. It complements my pale skin tone really well as sometimes I know nude lipsticks can appear too dark/light depending on the complexion of the wearer. I think this look would work well with a dark red or berry coloured lip, but as I said I was aiming to keep it natural but I'll definitely be experimenting in the future.
As I said in the intro, I also wore a new outfit which consisted of this lovely coat. Normally I wouldn't even consider buying something like this but I thought 'what the heck, it's new year' and I really like it! I think this is a warning to me to contemplate things I wouldn't normally, as it makes a pleasant change from jeans and a t-shirt I usually wear.
|I love the off -the-shoulder detail on this jumper|
Foundation - Clinique moisture surge tinted moisturiser (Shade 2)
Concealer - Clinique airbrush concealer (Neutral Fair)
Eyeshadow - Clinique all about shadow quad
Mascara - Clinique chubby lash fattening mascara
Eyeliner - Barry M 'Blink' eyeliner
Eyebrows - Rimmel London eyebrow pencil
Lipstick - MAC honeylove
Blush - Bourjois rose mandarin blush