Saturday 8 December 2012

Gift Guide 2012: Chic Festive Sparkly-Plum Look...

I wanted to create a fresh face look with a touch of colour swept over the eyes and lips in plummy shades as they are really flattering and seasonal... To start off with I applied MAC Paint Pot in Idyllic [a beautiful metallic plum] lightly over the lid and under the lower lashes... Then I took Lancome  Les Paillettes aux Yeux, Glittering Eye Powder in 10 A la Belle Etoile [a super sparkly peachy champagne], which is from the current Christmas Collection... A la Belle Etoile is a beautiful intense glitter pigment, it's very shimmery and smooth but it doesn't have any chunky glitter particles, neither does it have a fall out! I particularly love it over a dark base... 

As I kept the eyes quite chic and light I wanted to bring some element of festive glamour yet still keep it natural... Lancome Hypnôse Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara in 01 Noir is super voluminous and you can control the thickness by building it up... But what I love about it is that although it is incredibly volumising it does not clump your eyelashes, but it actually separates them, giving you a glam eyelash look without the need of wearing fake lashes... I also love the very creamy consistency and the fact that it is waterproof and will stay on no matter what! To add a little definition to the eyes I applied the bareMinerals Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 7pm [an incredibly flattering dark chocolate] - also dotting it along the lower lashline without smudging it, gives an impression of fuller lower lashes...

And on the lips to stay within the plummy shimmery colour scheme I lightly applied Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Vintage, Long Lasting Stain Formula and Glossy Shine in 1 Violet Edition... You can build it up to a very intense and dark shade if you layer it applying straight from the applicator [to see the intense dark lip look I previously created with YSL Violet Edition click here], or you can leave it quite sheer and natural looking by gently applying it with a finger... These glossy stains are pretty great for party season as they are long lasting... Over the top to add the shimmer I applied YSL Golden Gloss in 54 Golden Sand [limited edition]... Et voilà!


  1. Ahhhh that's my favourite glossy stain, such a beautiful colour that can be built up to a proper full on vampy lip :)
    I adore it with the bed toned eyes, you look very beautiful xx

    1. Thank you Wendy! :)It is lovely how much variation you get with the YSL glossy stains.. xx