Monday, December 31, 2012

FOTD: Holiday Treasure

Hi Guys! Happy New Year's Eve! Do you all have special plans for this evening? I'll be spending some time with friends from work! I haven't decided what to wear yet, and I don't know how I'll do my makeup, but I'm definitely itching to play with Meow Cosmetics' Egyptian Treasures collection again after reviewing these photos from a Christmas-inspired look I did last week just before the holiday!

I've had a handful of Meow Cosmetics' eyeshadows for quite awhile now; in fact, some of my earliest posts featured these products. I won't be linking you to those early posts, as I've learned a lot since then (and still have more to learn, admittedly), but you can go take a look if you're curious about which colors I picked up. I have exercised incredible self-control and haven't placed an order since then. I blame Meow Cosmetics' ability to make eyeshadows that are so good, I'm still excited to use them, even two years later!No need for new beauties, the excitement from the original batch is still going strong. You can use these dry, but they really come to life when used damp; they glow, with the metallic shades looking like liquid metal on the eye, and the burgundy shades looking like flocked velvet. They're really spectacular.

Here's the finished look:


Of course, while I'd consider Meow Cosmetics' eyeshadows to be the star of the show, I used lots of other products to get this look. I decided, why bother focusing on eyes? I went super-dramatic for the cheek and lips as well. Hey, it's been awhile since I've had time to really play around with makeup! Cut me some slack.

Here's what I used:


Lips: Urban Decay Lipstick in Confession, Revlon Colorburst lip gloss in All That Glitters.


Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded, Korres Eyeshadow in 775 Plum (wet on lid), Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Tutankhamun (wet on middle of lid and into crease), Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Reincarnation (dry in crease), Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten (in inner corner blended into crease), Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Vintage Lace (blended from top of crease up to brow bone, used to blend outer edge of eyeshadow), Meow Cosmetics eyeshadow in Ra (wet on lower lash line), Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil (smudged on top lash line), Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Revolver (on upper lash line), L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Anastasia Brow Gel in Caramel


Cheeks: Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Nyx Blush in Raisin, NARS Blush in Douceur, Hard Candy Blush in Pin Up, The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in 01.

Face: (not pictured) Prestige primer, Make Up For Ever Face & Body Makeup, Hard Candy Glamoflage concealer

Natural Light:



Indoor Light:
Look at how glowy Ra looks on the lower lash line!


Look at what happens where Reincarnation is dusted over Tutankhamun! It creates this really fiery burnished orange.


I had a lot of fun playing around with some products I don't reach for that often. I don't have very many excuses to wear heavy or dark makeup looks, especially since I'm supposed to do "understated" makeup for work (turns out brides like the be the center of attention...), so the holidays provide the perfect excuse to play with metallic shades, textures, and glitter!

What are you guys doing for New Year's Eve? Have you been playing around with makeup more than usual during the holidays?

16 comments:

  1. That doesn't look overly dark to me at all! Love the extra drama!

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    1. Haha, thanks! If I ever went out at night I'd do looks like this more often, but I only ever go to work and run errands these days... So sad!

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  2. I love that brow gel :) It makes my black eyebrows look reddish! Love it

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    1. That's why I use it, too! I have mousey brown brows and Caramel helps match them to my hair color a bit better!

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  3. Stunning Sarah! I love berry tones on you, and your hair looks so pretty! =} Dark colors you pull off well!

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    1. Thank you! I love berry colors in the winter, I usually switch over to coral come spring time :)

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  4. Oooh I love this look on you! I want that lipstick *__*

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    1. Haha I liked this lipstick so much, I accidentally bought two! I feel silly...

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  5. I love everything about this! The lip combo is amazing, the eyeshadows DO look like liquid metal and velvet, and your cheeks are just to die for! At first I was thinking you had a lot of cheek products going on in the photo there but DAMN the final effect is worth it!

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    1. Haha, thank you! I always use twice as many cheek products as I probably need... But I'm all about dramatic cheeks. I'm constantly wiping off blush as soon as I see myself in natural light! Lol!

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  6. That lipstick is dead sexy! And it coordinates really well with the colors in the eye look :)

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    1. Haha, thanks Lauren! You know me, dead sexy ;)

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