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!
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