Hello my lovelies. Happy Saturday :) I hope you get a chance for a nice lay-in. In my last post I presented you with a review of new Zoeva enTaupe palette. You can check it out here, if you missed it. Today I present you with my first winter look. Theme of your xmas party is Winter Wonderland perhaps? I have something that may just be a perfect one for the occasion. It's super light and easy and requires just a little sparkle... Not giving anything away, let's see what I came up with :)
I came up with this look inspired by Zoeva enTaupe palettes which provides us with perfect lighter than light, cool toned shades. I thought of a real Winter Wonderland with lots of snow, smiling faces, highlighted glowing skin and just a flush of the colour to the cheeks and the lips. I also wanted to add a little more glam to it and Inglot Pigment Mamma Mia in 91 was just spot on with its iridescent micro glitter :)
- Freedom Makeup Pro Studio Priming Water - £3.00 (on sale now from £6.00 ) to add additional moisture to my skin before foundation & to set the makeup with for added glow
- Collection Illuminating Foundation in Porcelain - £3.99 (on sale in Boots now from £5.99)
- Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette in 02 - £7.99 (free gift if you spend £10.00 on Sleek in Boots)
- Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette - £9.99 (free gift if you spend £10.00 on Sleek in Boots)
- Makeup Revolution Matte Blush in Dare - £3.00
Eyes & Lips:
- Zoeva enTaupe - £15.50
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - £5.00
- L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture - £9.99
- Inglot Pigment Mamma Mia in 91 - £13.00
- Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Magnetic Magenta - £6.99 (3 for 2 on Maybelline in Boots)
I started by priming my skin with moisturiser and few spritzes of Freedom Priming Water. Once that all set, I applied less than a pump of Collection Illumination Foundation using Real Techniques Contour Brush. Sleek Corrector and Concelear Trio helped to cover the under eye area as well as to highlight the high points of my face. Blush of choice is my all time favourite MUR Matte Blush in Dare, which gives just the perfect flush to my face. I added highlight to the high points of my face and I used a heavy hand to intensify the strobing look. I chose Hemisphere (lilac shade) to match the strength of the sparkle from Ingot's pigment I was adding to the eye and lip makeup. I set my under eye area with the powder from the trio and rest of the face with Freedom Priming Water again to add on to the already glowing skin.
For eyes I used fairly few shades from Zoeva enTaupe, but mainly blending them all together to create an ethereal look to the eye. I started with priming my lid with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. Once blended I set the inner corner and going towards mid lid with Spun Pearl to give it the white glow of a winter day. I then used Hour by Hour and Gallery as my transition shades and to define the crease (in this example just above it to give it a more open eye look). I then started to darken up the outer corner with Exquisite. I went back and forth blending and adding the colour to create a slight 3d effect, no harsh lines of course :) To blend it all together I added a little of Wrapped in Silk where two colours were meeting. On bottom lash line I darkened up the outer corner with Exquisite and added Wrapped in Silk on top. I then blended a little of Sheers and Voiles in the middle. I then highlighted inner corner again with Spun Pearl. I then decided to add a little more on top lid to even further lighten up the inner corner and mid lid :) a little of Inglot Pigment Mamma Mia in 91 on the mid lid finished the job. I added two coats of L'Oreal mascara to complete this look.
For lips I wanted them to add a touch of colour and match with colour of the cheeks so I choose Maybelline Creamy Matte Magnetic Magenta and applied it all over the lips. I then decided to connect my highlighted (in extreme way lol) cupid's bow with the lips. I added Inglot pigment again on the top of the lipstick creating frosted ombre effect.
There you have it, the completed look is definitely something I haven't done on a blog before. It's bang on my style - classic daytime smokey but with an added extra. By extreme highlight and add on of frosted lips, you get yourself a perfect Winter Wonderland look. Snow Queen at her best ;) I hope you like it. And if you do recreate it, don't forget to tag me using #dorottka on Instagram. I would love to see what you come up with :)
Thank you for reading.