Sunday 20 December 2015

Guest post by Samantha - New Year makeup look!

Hey beauties! Today is a very special day - I'm doing a collab with my dear friend Samantha, who blogs over at My Beauty Cloud. She will be sharing her New Year's look on my blog, and I will be sharing my Christmas Eve makeup idea on hers. Hope you enjoy, and please make sure you head over to Sam's blog to check out my post!

Hello, everybody! It’s Samantha from My Beauty Cloud bringing you a makeup tutorial! New Year’s is just around the corner, which means that everyone is going to start getting their look together for allll them parties. I went for a more colorful look this New Year’s, using purple and green (I know, I know, an interesting choice of colors, you may be thinking). But you can use any color for this look!


Instead of using glitter, I used a bright, sparkly white eyeshadow to prime my lids, extending from the innermost corner to about the middle of my eyelid. Then, using a flat brush, patted a matte black (although a sparkly black does well too) from the middle to the end, covering only the lid.


Once that’s done, I blended a pinkish color above it (you can go as high as you want). Using a blending brush, I used a purple right in between the black and the pink. So from the lid up it’s black, purple, then pink. I also used the purple eyeshadow color and purple eyeliner from Stila to line underneath my eye.


Here’s where the green comes in (which is totally optional). With a green, sparkly eyeliner, I thickly lined the inner corner of my eye to the purple eyeshadow, making sure to match the purple shadow’s thickness. This adds a pop of color and brightness. If you're planning on going all out and adding some color to your hair, you can substitute the green to match your hair! 


With a normal, black liquid liner (I used the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Super Slim you’ve heard me talk about endlessly lately) I created a long, winged eye look. Because of the heavy black eyeshadow, you don’t need a thick line. I mainly used this to create a little extra drama and definition at the end of my eye. 


Now you can opt for falsies (I like the Ardell Demi Wispies in 120), but since I’m kind of lazy, I simply curled my lashes and slapped some mascara primer from Sephora and my normal Maybelline mascara on. 


Since this look is all about color, I used Nyx’s Butter Lipstick in Little Susie, which is a bright pink. It seems really bright and pigmented at first, but as it sets, I think it's just the right amount of color.  


Using my Hoola Benefit Bronzer, I lightly contoured my face. Obviously you can make it more dramatic, but I wanted the focus more on the eyes rather than the entire face. Instead of using blush for this look, I used a light, pinkish pearl eyeshadow to sweep over my cheekbones. It adds a little bit of shine without being too overpowering. In the light, it creates a more dewy look. 

If it’s much easier for you to follow along with a video, no worries! I’ve got you covered with a brand spankin’ new video on my YouTube channel on how to achieve this look. Thanks for reading, everyone! If you want to try this look (or a variation of it) I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram or Twitter and I’ll check it out! :)


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