My New Year’s Eve make up look

The original plan was to post my signature make up look today. As part of the 30 day make up challenge that I am still working on after over a year. One blog goal for this year is to complete that challenge. I’m not sure yet how I’ll do that, but I thought I might be able to if I’d post an extra blog post every week or every other week. I haven’t decided yet, so please leave a comment down below if you have any ideas how I can finish this challenge within a reasonable time frame. For now, I am presenting you with the make up I wore to the dinner on New Year’s Eve.

I opted for a brown smokey eye with a bit of glitter. I only used one eyeshadow palette to create this look. As I didn’t have too much time to create a look, I kept it quite simple and I was done within 30 minutes and that included blow drying my hair. The eyeshadow palette I used is the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette. In addition to the palette I used to eye pencils. I used one pencil as a base color all over my lid and then used a different pencil on my waterline and tight line.

I kept the face flushed but simple looking. I contoured a little with NARS Laguna (cheeks, forehead, nose, chin/ jaw) and added in quite a bit of shine with The Balm Mary-Louminizer. This highlight is quickly becoming my favorite. It gives the perfect glow from within look, rather than disco ball. To bring back color in my face after applying my base, I used my Ambient Lighting blush by Hourglass in Diffused Heat. This gives off the most gorgeous reddish/ pink hue and I find it looks very flattering on me. For lips, I went bright and bold with MAC’s Lady Danger lipstick.

To create the eyelook I first used a Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon eye pencil in the color Dark Pearl. I smudged this all over my lid to create a smokey base. I then used the enhance color from the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette all over the lid and blended the color up and out into my crease. I darkened up my crease and outer V with the smoke color from the same palette. Next I applied my inner corner highlight which I swept onto my lower lash line, and it’s the no 1 prime color. As a finishing touch I took some of the no 4 pop color from the Charlotte Tilbury palette and dabbed it onto my lids with my fingers. Finally I tight lined my upper and lower lash lines with a brown eyeshadow pencil by Catrice.

Products used:


Base: Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 51 light vanilla, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in 01 fair, Catrice Transparent finishing powder

Blush: Hourglass Diffused Heat Ambient Lighting Blush

Bronzer/ Contour: NARS Laguna

Highlight: The Balm Mary-Lou minizer


Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

  • Base color: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil in Dark Pearl
  • All over lid and blended into crease: no 2 enhance shade from Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette
  • Outer V & lower lash line: no 3 smoke shade from Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette
  • Inner corner & inner 1/3 of lower lash line: no 1 prime shade from Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palettes
  • Shimmer: no 4 pop shade from Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette
  • Brow bone highlight: The Balm Mary-Lou manizer
  • Eyeliner: Catrice Liquid Metal pencil in 050 Hazel the Hoff

Mascara: L’Oreal Butterfly effect false lash wings in midnight black

Brows: Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil in Dark Blonde & Catrice Eyebrow Filler – Perfecting & Shaping Gel in 020 Make A Bow Wow

Lips: MAC Lady Danger matte lipstick

What make up did you wear on New Year’s Eve?

10 responses to “My New Year’s Eve make up look”

  1. […] But if the product is nice it is well worth it. This foundation works as it is light weight and luminous and for my dry to normal combo skin with dehydrated patches this works wonders. The texture is quite wet, but I think that is why this works so well. It makes my skin look glowy and natural and it’s quite possibly my favorite drugstore foundation. For my New Year’s Eve make up look, I decided to wear this. […]

  2. […] One of my favorite eyeshadow bases are the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleons. You can wear these by itself or layer them underneath shadow. The one I have in Dark Pearl, I use mostly in combination with the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad in Dolce Vita. I find this nicely intensifies the shades on my lids and makes the look more bronzy and smokey than it would have been otherwise. You can see it in action here. […]

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