Monday, 9 December 2013

Winter Lips & Festive Eyes - Day 7 & 8 of the Makeup Challenge

Hi Beauty Lovers!

Day seven of the Makeup Challenge is 'dark lips', so I thought I would share my favourite dark lipstick and lip gloss. This time of year I tend to store my vivid shades away and get out all my deep and dark shades. I recently bought a drop dead gorgeous dark purple lipstick from Topshop, believe it or not there lipsticks are amazing and I've built myself quite the collection.

Day eight was a monochromatic look, so I thought why not make it festive? So I opted for a green eye look. I love getting creative with eye shadows, and trying to step out of my comfort zone, so I chose to do a green festive eye look.

I've already posted these looks on my Instagram account, but I wanted to share them with you in more detail.

On a completely unrelated note...my house is finally decorated, well it was done yesterday but there was no chocolate for the Christmas tree *sad face* so today when the chocolate went up I was able to celebrate! Of course a lot of the chocolate was 'broken' in the process so couldn't possibly go on the tree, the evidence was soon disposed of eaten  ;)

Day Seven - Dark Lips

During winter I love wearing dark purple, dusky coloured pinks and deep reds, and when I saw this lipstick in Topshop I knew I had to have it. Like I said previously I find their lipsticks to be very good, their super pigmented and have the staying power of superglue! When I got home and added this lipstick to my growing collection I found I had a gloss in the exact same colour, the universe was obviously telling me something!

Left L'Oreal Glam Shine Reflexion - Sheer Cassis | Topshop Lipstick - Called Up
 
Left: Called up | Right: Sheer Cassis
 
When paired together these look amazing together, and its a perfect look for the winter!
 
Day 8 - Monochromatic Look
 
 
 
For this look, I chose green, I know its not a very wearable colour and some people, myself included, shy away from bright coloured eye shadows, so I tried to make this a wearable, subtle look...I also thought it was quite festive.
 
For gorgeous, pigmented colours it had to be one of my Urban Decay palettes. I rummaged through and found my Book of Shadows III had 4 greens so I opted for that palette. I used 'Maui Wowie' as a highlighter under my eyebrows. The picture doesn't really show it, but all four green shades 'stared' were used, and obviously had to have the falsie on, seen as its the party season.
 
Shades used from Urban Decay Book of Shadows III
 
Let me know if you've created any festive looks, I'd love to have a nosey!
 
Lauren
 
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