Thursday 22 December 2011

Xmas MakeUp Look #2: Bright Eyes and Bold Lips

Evening my lovelies!!
Blogging late again tonight. Not a good habit to get into but i overdid it a bit over the weekend and have been sleeping a LOT in the day over the last couple of days. As a result..... Insomnia at night. Silly silly me ignoring my doctors orders! 
Anyways, to combat this insomnia i have spent quite a bit of time in my PJs, watching CSI and playing with my makeup stash, trying to come up with some festive looks for you all. In my previous post i concentrated mainly on the eyes (as it was all about the eye palette) so tonight i am blogging to show you a look in which the lips are the main feature. This morning i received the Sleek Berry Collection that i had ordered and i couldn't wait to play with it. I will post a full review with swatches in due course but I thought i'd share with you this look first....

I wanted this set because i've been so scared of reds and berry colours for so long, but have been so curious lately and when i saw this gorgeous little Christmas set from Sleek i just HAD to treat myself to it, Little gift to myself i suppose. For £10 i think it's a BARGAIN!! As you will see from the photos i am still practising and, despite using the pencil to line my lips the colour HAS bled a little, but for a first attempt at such a bold colour i don't think i did bad. I am a virgin after all!
(NB. Ignore the eyebrows, they are due for de-fuzzing along with the rest of my face on Xmas eve haha)

Here's what i used...

Face: Max Factor Xperience in 75 (Brown Hessian)
MAC MSFN in Medium Plus
Cheeks: Sleek Blush in Fenberry (Berry Collection)
Sleek Contour Kit in Medium (highlight shade only)
Eyes: Sin, Buck and Hustle from the UD Naked Palette
VIVO Cosmetics Black Kohl pencil with Smudger
Rimmel Day2Night Mascara (lengthening wand)
BeneFit BrowZings in Medium
Lips: Sleek Kohl pencil in Mossberry (to line the lips)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cranberry (Matte)
Too Faced Lip Injection (as a clear gloss over the top)

For those of you without a Naked Palette, this eye look would work just as well with the MUA Heaven&Earth palette. I wanted to keep the eyes simple, neutral and bright to keep the focus on the lips. I'm thinking i might wear this look for Christmas lunch with the family as we are going out for it this year, but this could just as easily work as an evening look, with a little extra eye kohl or winged gel liner and false lashes. I still don't think i'd go too OTT or dark on the eyes though as the lips really carry the look. I think it looks better that the rest of the face is kept natural with glowy cheeks. Perfect for winter!

What colours are you going crazy for this festive season?? What have you treated yourself to?? 



  1. Love that colour on you, it totally suits you! I find glosses cause the lipstick to bleed even more for some reason on me

    Hope to see more of this type of shade on you doll


  2. I love the shade of this lip colour. It's to vampy and looks great on you. I hope you don't mind but I gave you a Blogger Award in my 2011 roundup



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