NYE – party prep and the face

As I missed a family Christmas for the first time ever this year, new year had to be a family affair. Rather than going out, spending far too much and getting fed up after about 2 hours we decided on a party at my auntie’s house.

We started with a 99p breakfast at our local cafe – it might be cheap but it’s tasty and has everything you want from a big fry up including my favourite fried treat, a hash brown! With our breakfasts demolished we went to get some food and drink for the evening. After fitting in a little bit of shopping, as I can never resist a little trip to H&M, we had to head home and get ready.

As it was a house party I didn’t want my make up to look too heavy. I went with my all time favourites to create something subtle but pretty. I know what suits me and have a routine I’m happy with so I aimed to bring the new year in with a look I have perfected (if I do say so myself!)

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I used my all time favourite primer Benefit Porefessional and then used my Real Techniques sponge to apply my favourite foundation for coverage and finish Georgio Armani Luminous Silk. Whilst this foundation is on the expensive side I was happy to splurge a little as it is so good. It photographs amazingly well, leaves a smooth finish and builds to give great coverage.

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I then went on to contour and blush. I have been experimenting and with contouring over the past few months and although I am not amazing at it I think I am getting better. With a bit of practise I’m able to see more of a contour and less of a ‘face looks like it needs a wash’ look! And although I said this look was done with my favourite existing products I cheated a little here as I was gifted the Naked Flushed palette for Christmas but I used the products in the same way I use my old favourite from Collection and No7. 

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My all time favourite look for my eyes comes from the Naked2. I used Foxy, Bootycall, Tease and Half Baked. Some of my favourite colours in the palette. I also used my Sleek brow stylist in Dark 718 and Max Factor 2000 Calorie in Rich Black.

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Just my lips to go. As they are incredibly dry I used my Lypsyl Original before applying my Sleek Eau La La Liner in Lingere 294 to line then fill my lips. I find that once my lipstick starts to rub off I still have a good colour underneath if I cover my lips in liner too. Over the liner I added my Bourjois Rouge Edition in Beige Trench for a bit of colour.

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Once ready we headed round to the party we added our princess crowns and the party could begin. After a few ciders, as I’m a classy bird, and some nibbles the games were in full swing. The night flew by with a lot of laughs, selfies, fireworks and singing that was very loud and out of tune. I can’t think of a better way to see in the new year than surrounded by the people you love.

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I don’t make resolutions as I find I struggle to stick to them but after a year filled with wedding prep and the day of my dreams I hope this year brings bigger and better things and that me, my family and all you lovely readers will be healthy and happy. What do you hope the new year holds for you? Let me know if you use any of the products or any similar that I might like to try, along with your big plans for the new year. You know where the comment box is! 🙂

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