Wednesday, 31 December 2014

NYE Look of the Day: Oil Slick Chic

Holy smokes- it's the final day of 2014! When it comes to New Year's Eve plans, I'm all about the low-key. A small gathering with friends, games, good tunes, and a few fizzy drinks and I'm completely content. But my preference for NYE makeup? The bolder the better! When I saw this video from Sam at Pixiwoo, I knew that it would make for the ultimate look to ring in 2015!


Here's the stunning look that inspired me. Sam is such a pro (and a babe)!

Screen Shot from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfmObouySfI

Sam started her eye look with a creamy black shadow as a base, so I opted for Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique all over the lid, blending upward and outward. She then focused on various metallic shades of teal and aqua to add light and dimension to the eye. I pulled out my much-loved Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 The Siren palette, applying the deep teal shade over the centre of the lid, blending up, and the white shade on the inner corner of the eyes, as a highlight. I then picked up my Yaby Pearl Paints, which are beautifully pigmented and shimmery. I mixed Sea Turtle, Summer Night, and Baby Sapphire and applied them to the very centre of the lid, all the way to the brow bone, as well as underneath the eye. For a touch of extra definition, I applied Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner in Go Black along the upper lash line, blending it up and out along the edges of the eye shadow. I finished with a few coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara for a final touch of drama. 



Although the eyes are definitely the focus of the look, Sam made sure to keep the lips vibrant as well. She created one version with glossy black lips (totally killer), but it was her second take with a crimson pout that especially caught my eye. I first lined my lips with Annabelle's Stay Sharp Lip Liner in Glam Red and topped it with one of my favourite scarlet lip colours, Illamasqua Maneater. To balance out the bold lips and eyes, I kept the cheeks warm and natural. I applied my favourite shimmery bronzer, Essence Beach Cruisers Bronzer in Life's A Beach along my cheekbones for a natural glow.

Here's a closeup of the eye look, followed by a full breakdown of the entire look!


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Foundation in Buff
Concealer: MAC Select Cover-Up NC20

Powder: Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #504
Blush: Essence Beach Cruisers Bronzer in Life's A Beach


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Shadows: Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique (all over lid, blended up and out), black eye shadow from the Chantecaille Horses palette (on outer and inner corners of the lid), deep teal shade from Marc Jacobs the Siren (over the centre of the lid and along lower lash line), white shade from the Siren (on inner corners), Yaby Pearl Paints in Baby Sapphire, Sea Turtle, and Summer Night (blended together on centre of lid and lower lash line)

Eyeliner: Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Go Black
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black

Lips: 
Annabelle Stay Sharp Waterproof Lip Liner in Glam Red (all over lips, concentrated around edges) topped with Illamasqua Lipstick in Maneater

And a few more shots of the look:




Too dramatic? ;)

So there you have it! The Pixiwoo sisters are always such a fantastic source of makeup inspiration, so re-creating their looks is always extra fun!

Whether this look is up your alley or not (wear whatever makes you feel fabulous!), I hope you all have a fantastic, fun, safe, and celebratory New Year's Eve. Wishing the very best to you in 2015! xo

27 comments:

  1. Just wow, I love the eyes and lip! All you need a sequin dress! :)
    Hope you have a great NYE Jen!

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  2. You definitely nailed the whole oil slick chic look! Normally I wouldn't dare pair dramatic eye makeup with such red lips, but you're totally rocking it.
    Hope you'll also have a fantastic, fun, safe, and celebratory New Year's Eve. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri! Once in a while it's totally fun to pair a bold eye and lip :)

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  3. WOW blue eyeshadow looks fantastic on you! What a superb look!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  4. Wow your eye makeup is amazing! You look great. Happy New Year! Xx

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  5. Ridiculous. I love this so much. I always feel that if I try something out like this it'll look muddy and crappily blended. But you've got all the right angles and all the right colours coming out. I applaud you!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Rachelle! There were some moments when I thought it was going to turn out to be a total disaster, but it did work out in the end :)

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  6. I don't know if I could ever pull off that look, but I love it on you! I thought Sam's look was stunning too, so I'm glad you recreated it! truly stunning on both of you! Also, I think I need to go and pick up maneater now!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise! Do check out Maneater- it's a gorgeous red :)

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  7. You did an amazing job!! And made it more wearable too!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I did try to make it a touch more wearable, while still keeping the overall feel of Sam's look :)

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  8. I think your look is spot-on! The colours are almost identical to the ones Sam used ;) love love!

    Happy New Year!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Stephanie! :)

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  9. love this!! I love a dramatic eye and bold lip :) Happy New Year!!

    Kaileigh

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    1. Thanks, Kaileigh! Same to you! :)

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  10. Wow, you look amazing with this eye make up. *__*
    Wish you a happy new year 2015!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa! Same to you :)

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  11. FANTASTIC eye look Jen! Love your recreation! Not sure if I would ever be daring enough to pull this off, but still, its GORGEOUS!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Aww, thanks, Pauline! Wasn't sure if I could pull it off either, but it worked out ok :)

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  12. Look super pretty! Love the inner corner highlight as it makes the darker colours pop!

    Melanie - http://imnotabeautyguru.blogspot.ca/

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  13. I love this look so much! Dramatic shimmer is always the way to go for new year's eve. I hope you had a great one!

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)