I have to be completely honest here. The whole point of this post, the whole driving force behind its creation, is that I found a bunch of pretty photos on Pinterest, and liked them enough to write about them. But it's December. It is officially that time of year when it's perfectly acceptable to slather yourself in glitter and sequins, and, should the mood strike you, write about how you wish to slather yourself in glitter and sequins. So here we are.
If I were some utter glamourpuss with a a social calendar groaning under the weight of engagements and parties to attend, then I would at some point be rocking this first look. And the second look. The more sequins, the better! Liberally apply some sort of glue to your face and just dip your entire head in sequins! Alas, the sort of parties I attend will for the majority be frequented by people who will doubt my professional integrity, should I rock up with sequins on my cheeks. So I'll restrict the glitter to my eyes, where any sparkle will for the most part be cleverly concealed by my fringe.
Saying that, I do love this tutorial by Bloomin Rouge, I'm definitely going to try and recreate it for our office Christmas party! The gold liner is subtle but super effective, and looks great paired with a statement red lip. I do need a gold liner from somewhere, let me know if you have any recommendations! I may cave and purchase the Maybelline Colour Tattoo gold pot if all else fails.
Another one of my favourite looks this time of year is the burgundy shadow with a deep berry lip - perfect when paired with a big snuggly cream jumper and windswept curls. My favourite product for this look is the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre cream shadow in Ebloui - I reviewed it some time ago but it's still going strong. My sister Minnie actually posted a similar look recently with smoky browns and a deep red lip, I love it! This will probably be my look for Christmas Day as it makes a change from my usual liner and bright lip - not that there is anything wrong with that of course, just look how fabulously Mila Kunis rocks that cat eye!
What's inspiring you at the moment? Or have you done any Christmas party make up looks? Link below if you have!