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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Demure New Year Eve LOOK!!

When certain brights need guts to sport, its better to go a bit demure for the New Year's Eve. This is a look that all can sport and would hardly go wrong at any time.

There has to be some caution while using purple and gold colors. They are contrasting and may look neutral brown if blended too much. What have I done is, I have used a blend of shimmery and matte colors in a transition to avoid this effect.

The eyes are super reflective and they look even more sparkling during the NYE party. So lets see how to do this look.........

Conceal the under eyes. Its important while using purple eyeshadow as they can accentuate the dark circles even more. Curl the lashes with MAC eye lash curler and comb through the brows and tame them.

Prime the lids for the eyeshadows to stay put better and longer. I have used Urban Decay Primer Potion for a heavy duty effect.

Apply MAC Paint pot in Groundwork on the entire lid and diffuse it into the crease. This helps hold the shimmer eyeshadows better.

Trace the upper lash line with Bourjois Khol and Contour 16 hr in Ultra Black and soften the line into a smokey hue at the periphery. I have used Sigma Pencil brush to get less precise lines.

Highlight the brow bone and inner corners with Urban Decay shadow in Vanilla.

Apply Urban Decay Half Baked eyeshadow on the entire lid, sparing the outer thirds. Pat with fingers for high shine effect.

Apply Too Faced First Dance eyeshadow on the lash line and create a outer 'v' and fill in the triangle create. Then smudge and soften the edges.

Soften and create a transition effect using Urban Decay Half Truth eyeshadow on the outer thirds and slightly blend with the gold. Also blend and soften the eyeshadow upwards and outwards to enhance the eye shape.

With a mauve-y taupe eyeshadow like Urban Decay Tease, blend and smoothen the crease blending it upwards towards the brow bone.

With an angled liner brush, apply Urban Decay Blackout as a liner to create softer effects.

On the lower lids smoke the eyeshadow colors and blend as shown in the image. Trace and color the inner rims with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place Eye pencil in Black Plum.

Curl lashes again and apply 2-3 coats of Clinique High Impact Extreme mascara in Extreme black for fluttery peepers.

To super amplify this look, you can also use Gold Reflects from MAC to create sparkly firework like effect.
Pair with a soft radiant pink blush and drench the lips with a berry colored shiny lipgloss.

  1. Guerlain Parure Aqua Foundation
  1. MAC Pro Long Wear concealer
  1. Kryolan Suprafoundation in 626C
  1. Guerlain Les Violettes Loose Powder in Ambre 04
  1. Guerlain Les Meteorites Powder in Nacre Des Mers 
  1. Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats in Rose Plein Vent
  1. Estee Lauder Pure Color lipgloss in Brazen Berry
  1. Clinique Long last lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry
  1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
  1. MAC Eye lash curler
  1. Bourjois Sourcils pencil in Ebony
  1. Bourjois 16 hr Khol and Contour pencil in Ultra Black
  1. Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette - Chase, Vanilla, Blackout and Half Truth
  1. Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette - First Dance
  1. Urban Decay Naked 2 palette - Half Baked
  1. MAC Paint pot in Groundwork
  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place pencil in Black Plum
  1. Clinique High Impact Extreme mascara in Extreme Black

I hope you liked the holiday look. Do let me know in the comments.

Till then,


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  1. Ohkkk...u know what..this is ur most gorgeous look eva..I mean ur every new look surpasses the other..u r fab !

    1. Thanks a million Bhumika...I'm so happy u liked it and I totally agree wid u...

  2. Lovely Neeraj. You know, how much I love your work, don't you? This one again is again.... AWESOME , MESMERIZING...

    1. I will soon call u for assisting..:P....thanks a glad u liked the look..

  3. I like the way you have used purple on crease and how you have blend this with beige-golden

    1. thanks a lot Shikha...its all in blending and there has to be a fine line as the colors can mix and end up being a neutral brown.

  4. this look is awesomeeee in every aspect Neeraj .... totally loved how you created a soft yet noticable look :D

    1. Thank u sooo much. I think this was ny best look in the whole 2012 year.


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