I know it's a little late to be showing you my New Year's Eve look, but I've been so busy with work I haven't had much time to do fun faces for you all, so I figured I'd post photos of this since it's already been photographed. I won't give you the complete run-down of products used, mostly because I don't remember them all, but I know I did use a lot of my basics; MUFE Face & Body Make Up for the foundation, Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, etc... I was inspired by a kind of 1940's/ 1950's look for this; I know you can't see my outfit, but I was wearing skinny black pencil capri pants and a faux-wrap leopard print top with a mandarin collar and little cap sleeves with my hair in curls and pearl drop earrings. I did a variation on a cat-eye and red lip to match.
The stars of the show are Meow Cosmetics eyeshadow in Ra used wet on the bottom lash line and above Urban Decay's liquid liner in Revolver on the upper lash line, and NARS lipstick in Rouge Basque. I was going to a friend's family party, so I didn't want to do a look that was too over the top, but I still wanted to look celebratory and festive, so I gravitated towards warm golds and reds. I can't say for certain what I used on my cheeks, but I suspect it was a combination of Hard Candy blush in Pin Up, Illamasqua blush in Beg, and NARS blush in Douceur...
|Yes, my barrette matches my shirt. Don't judge!|
And here's one where you can really see Ra glowing on the lower lash line. Enlarge for the full effect:
Using Ra wet on the lower lash line is my new favorite thing to draw attention to eyes; it's unexpected and glows like crazy, but because it's gold it's still something that works for lots of occasions.
I know it's a bit late for a NYE look, but I'm not supposed to wear crazy makeup to work so we don't detract attention from the brides, and I am too nervous wearing lipstick around all of those expensive white dresses that I have to get all up in all day long. It's been rough guys! I love my neutrals, but it gets boring day after day when I can't pair them with a bright lip! My days off are week days, so I'm generally not doing anything too exciting then, and I've been sick on and off, too... I'm not trying to throw myself a pity party here, but part of why I've been posting less frequently (aside from being really busy) is that I don't have as much to post; I can't just take photos of my everyday manicures and looks because I'm not allowed to wear much color to work, and I've been too busy with work to have a lot of makeup play-time on the side! Oh well, once I get settled into a routine I'm sure I'll find ways to make it work. Just be patient with me until then!
Do you guys have jobs where you are required to wear understated makeup or nail colors? Do you feel like you go crazier with makeup on your days off, or that it stifles creativity even when you aren't working with those restrictions?