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December 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Look, 2012

December 29, 2012 | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
For the past few years I've had a very boring New Years Eve. I'm normally go to Hopetoun (where I am now) for a week or two and, given that I leave sometime between Christmas and the New Year, I'm never in Perth for it. New Years Eve in Hopetoun consists of grandparents, mother and bed before 10pm. Fun, right? 

In saying that, however, I decided to create a New Years Eve look anyway, knowing I could share it with you all instead of my friends on the night. Let's get into how I created this look!
Image from my Instagram. Follow me @Borntobuy

Benefit The POREfessional | Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer | Make Up For Ever HD Foundation | NARS Duo Concealer | Bellapierre Mineral Foundation | Essence Fit and Matte! under the eyes | MAC's Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut | NARS Laguna Bronzer | MAC Casual Colour in Keep it Loose! 

Firstly I primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion. As a base for the glitter I used my finger to sweep Illamasqua's Liquid Metal in Solstice all over the lid, applying a small amount of Urban Decay's Naked & Buck to the crease (both shadows are from the original Naked palette). For an inner corner highlight I used my Inglot Freedom Palette eyeshadow in #395. I patted a small amount of Essence Colour Arts Eye Base to my eyelids to ensure that the glitter stuck, preventing fallout and creating a more streamlined look. If you want to create a wing shaped with the glitter, ensure that the Essence Colour Arts Eye Base reflects the shape. The iNuovi Glitteratti Sparkling Cosmetic Glitter in Blonde Fever (from my April Lust Have It! box)  was applied over the eye base with a dense eyeshadow brush. Using my Essence Superfine Eyelienr Pen, I added a small amount of liner to the top lash line. I think that winged liner would look great with this look but I'm not great at it and I didn't want to ruin what I'd done. To darken the look up slightly, I ran Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Smog along my waterline. Finally, Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara was applied to my upper lashes and Clinique's Bottom Lash Mascara was applied to the bottom lashes. To make this look more dramatic I applied some false lashes. 

MAC Casual Colour in Keep it Loose!

I really like this New Year's Eve look. What do you think of it? I wish I was going somewhere excited this year so I could rock this look. Maybe next year! Also, thanks for the overwhelming support to the photo of this look that was uploaded to Born to Buy's Facebook and Instagram pages! It was so nice to read your lovely words. 

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  1. I love gold glitter for new years!

    1. So do I, Natasha. I always stay away from glitter but I think I should wear it more! It was so much fun. xx

  2. Sprinkle of glitter inspired? Love the gold and you look so beautiful Sophie!

    1. Thanks so much for this incredible feedback, Zoe! I absolutely LOVE Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter so, yes, I guess you could say this look was inspired by her. xx


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