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Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year's Eve Makeup | FOTD


Since one of my New Year's blog related resolutions was to upload more 'Face of the Day' posts, I figured I'd include a photograph of my 'NYE makeup' - I'm sorry I didn't manage to get any close-ups or further photographs - I'm waiting on my macro lens for my new camera so make-up photos will be a doddle and I'll be able to capture more detail... & also I was in a bit of a rush to pick my friend up! Excuses aside,  New Years Eve calls for a bit of glamour when it comes to hair and make-up, and I opted for smokey eyes, a mild orange/peach lip, and side swept hair. I love wearing blue, and always seem to pair it with an orange shade on my lips - it creates such a lovely colourful contrast. I also went for a stronger contour on my cheeks than I usually wear in the day, and just generally dramatised my everyday makeup and made it more night appropriate..

Topshop's Charmed is a beautiful shade of peachy orange, and is bright enough to make a statement but not so bright you can't get away with it in the daytime.  I applied it lightly and smudged it with my fingers to get more of a softer look, and applied a nude gloss over the top to tone it down. I bought this shade way back when it was part of a limited edition collection, but I've seen it in my local store just recently so I'm pretty sure it's now part of the permanent collection.

| Face |


YSL | Touche Eclat Foundation in 'B40' (review here)
Chanel | Soleil Tan De Chanel (contour) 
Mac | Mineralise Skinfinsh Natural in 'Medium'
Illamasqua | Powder blush in 'Lover'
Nars | Albatross Highligher
Nars | Laguna Bronzer
Sleek | Eyebrow Kit in 'Dark' with Mac | 'Beguiled' brow set

| Eyes |

Illamasqua | 'Obisidian' eyeshadow smoked out from lash line
Urban Decay | 'Bootcall' (Naked2) in corners
Loreal | Superliner Carbon Gloss
Maybelline | The Falsies Mascara
Eyelure | Cheryl 'Girls Aloud' False Eyelashes

| Lips |

Topshop
| Lipstick in 'Charmed'
Barry M | Gloss in 'Toffee'

Dress - Motel via Topshop

68 comments:

  1. I love how you've done your make up, you look beautiful!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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    1. aww thanks Natalie :) havent done a smokey eye in ages so it was nice for a change! xx

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  2. Why Why Why are you so beautiful! You look gorgeous as always! And that lipstick is such a flattering shade on you! I'm definitely going to try and find it!
    i just started a blog and i'd love it if you could take a look ^.^
    xxx
    www.andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aww Olivia thankyou thats so lovely of you :) Its a gorgeous shade isnt it! Definitely hunt it down its so versatile - it looks nice applied over lip balm and smudged out for daytime!

      Of course i shall take a look xx

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    2. Oh wow! thank you so much for following me!
      xxx

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  3. You look stunning, your eye make up is gorgeous xx

    maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. your makeup looks amazing here Beth! I absolutely love your face of the day posts :) you suit any lipstick shade I swear! so so pretty, defo my fav blogger! love your blog so much xxxx

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    1. aw thanks Gemma! Thats so nice of you to say :)! Im trying to do a few more FOTD posts for 2013! haha i never used to be one for orange but its grown on me! :) Have followed your blog & twitter :) its nice to get to know my loyal followerss <3 thankyou xx

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    2. That's alright hun! definately do it :) you're stunning & do your makeup soo nicely! I'm jel! Thank you for following me back as well :) twitter wouldn't let me tweet back last night, think it was having a funny 5 minutes! Love the orange, I'm not very brave with lipsticks but it's one of the things I want to try and be more brave with in 2013! Awww no problemo! You're a sweetie, made my day when you followed me back! xxxxx

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  5. You look stunning amazing make up xx

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  6. You look stunning Beth :) your cheekbones look amaze so I might have to try that Chanel tan de Soleil!! I love your dress too :) xxx.

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    1. aww thanks beautyy <3 :) Definitely give it a try! Ive had it a while now and hardly made a dent in it - the tiniest bit goes such a long way and it's so creamy and smooth :) xx

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  7. Gorgeous, serious hair envy ;-)

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    1. thanks claire! Ohh trust me i had to load it with so much volume powder to get it to look remotely decent :P xx

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  8. Your make-up and hair looks lovely!:)xo

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  9. oh wow your are beautiful! Your eyes and cheeks look amazing, wish i looked like you xx

    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aww thanks so much Abigail! Bless youu - ive just followed your blog - what are you on about girlyy youre a stunner !! :)) xx

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  10. You look gorgeous love your make up! Serious hair envy as well xo

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  11. Beautiful. You look gorgeous! x

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  12. Aww Beth you look absolutely stunning in this photo :) seen it on twitter yday & i love the colour of the dress so pretty :D

    your make-up looks amazing too plus you've got some awesome cheekbones!

    xxx

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    1. aww thankyou Chloe! :)) Your comments never fail to make me smile :) youre such a sweetie :)) Its such a lovely colour isn't it! I lovee blue - one of my favourite colours to wear :)

      Haha thanks about the cheekbones! :P I must be doing a good job with my contouring ;) x

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  13. You're so beautiful Beth. I know I've already told you on Twitter but I have serious hair, cheekbone and body envy! Xx

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  14. You look beautiful! And what a gorgeous bright dress! Love it! I need to get myself a sample of the YSL foundation.

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com/

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    1. Yeey for bright colours! I'm usually a black & white kind of woman! haha but i couldnt resist this dress :) it was in the sale too! Bargainous :) xx

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  15. Oh you beautiful girly! That blue looks so beautiful with your blonde hair and your make-up looks stunning :) I really want to do some contouring but am just hopeless!
    Love Holly x

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    1. aww thankyou holly! thats so nice of you! Ohh it took me ages to get the hang of it! If youre new to it i really recommend Sleek's Contour Kit - it started off my relationship with contouring & ive never looked back since xx

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  16. Gorgeous makeup choices! I want to try the YSL! Love your blog btw:-) New Follower!!

    Specialsmakeup4u04.blogspot.com

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    1. aww hello & welcome to my blog! Its always nice to hear from new followers :) Thankyou :)
      OO yes the YSL is amazing - really recommend it! x

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  17. You look amazing, your hair looks fantastic. xxx

    www.myflingwithfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Gorgeous your skin looks flawless! Xx

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  19. Lover looks so good on you. You're gorgeous xx

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  20. Gorgeous makeup! You are stunning :)x

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  21. you look gorgeous, i love the photos xxx

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  22. You look so beautiful, need to get this foundation. :)

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  23. Looking lovely as always Beth. I have serious hair envy!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  24. oooo love the lipstick hun. and that illamasqua blusher is a beautiful shade. happy new year honey :) x

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  25. This is such a pretty look!! You also have AMAZING hair :) xo

    http://asprettyasyouplease.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Love that lipstick shade on you hun. Gorgeous! xx

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  27. Your eyes are beautiful! The dress is lovely hope you had a great night x

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  28. You look gorgeous, love the look of the dress too. x

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  29. Love your makeup in this hun! And the blue dress really brings out your eyes!

    http://ameebll.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Your hair and make-up = perfect

    mcterialgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Not sure if this is weird, but I'm getting my hair done on Fri and I am basically going to ask for your hair haha xo

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