Hi Beauty Lovers!As New Years is coming I've gone through my nail polish and makeup collection and I've chosen some things which I think would be perfect for the New Years Eve. New Years for me is glitter, sparkles, bright and bold colours and just doing something different. Of course, you don't have to go out of your comfort zone if you don't want to and I think you will find something useful in this blog post either way. I also have some very versatile products, so your makeup will be quick, easy and glamorous!
Firsly, some nail polish ideas:
|Golden Rose Matte Nail Lacquer applied (on a fake nail obviously haha)|
I also think coppery bronze colours look cool. Make sure they have a sheen or glitter and you're good to go! This one is by Golden Rose in a shade 147.
Another great colour is dark grey. This particular one has tiny glitters in it so it makes it even more festive. It's from Astor, it's affordable and doesn't chip. That's all you need! This one is quite old formula, but you can find Astor nail polishes for about for 1-2£.
Dark blues and greens also look very nice. Again, glitter and sheen makes it even more festive, but it's all your choice. These colours are from a lithuanian brand, so only lithuanians will be able to get their hands on it (by the way, these are super affordable and does not chip as you would expect), but Essie definitely has some colour dupes. For example, "Midnight Cami" (right) or "Stylenomics" (left).
Let's get on to makeup now:
Another great thing about the Lou Manizers is that you can use them as eyeshadows. I would definitely highlight my eyes with them and apply to the center of my eyelid and to add definition, I would use a nice bronzy shade, like baked eyeshadow in Toasted by E.L.F. (Swatches below).
Eyeshadow price: 3$.
If you want something more cool toned and greyish you can try this E.L.F. eyeliner and shadow stick in Black/Smoke. The liner will define your eyes and the eyeshadow itself is very good quality. E.L.F. also has other colour options.
The eyeliner is not the blackest black colour, but that's fine for me, if you want that intense black coloured eyeliner this is not for you. Price: 3$.
Finally for eyes, if you want to be even braver, you can add colourful or glittery liner. This shimmer liner by Avon in the shade Gold Shimmer is a great choice. Price: around 5£.
The Mary - Lou Manizer doesn't show off very well on my fair skin on camera, but I promise you it's suuper intense and makes you glowy.
A tip: apply your eyeshadows with a wet brush (especially baked ones) to get the most pigmentation!
Another option is Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balm. It's very moisturizing, comfortable on the lips and very pigmented (reeeally pigmented haha). You can find this balm in very bright colours. Mine is in the shade Strawberry fizz. Price on the Sephora website: 8$.
For a little bit less bright colour I like using Prestige lipstick in a shade CLL-04 (not a fancy name at all). It's an orangy shade with a sheen and spicy brown undertone. It's not a nude and it isn't very light, but it looks quite neutral and great with brighter eyes as it's not a neon shade. This one is the most opaque from all of the lip products mentioned. Price:8$.