Party Prep: Classic Glam With Old Gold

By | December 31 2010 | 9 Comments

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New Year’s Eve represents a bit of an opportunity to take your beauty look in a different direction. Brights, glitter, dramatic – hey, it’s all go. Stick with a classic red lip and winged liner or take a deep breath and actually wear that damson lipstick you’ve been chickening out trying of since you first bought it.

So, with that in mind, what’ll your NYE style be? Safe, or brave?

On the safe side of things, I think a bit of a golden oldie’d be really pretty: Nars’ Etrusque shadow from the Holiday collection has inspired this one. It’s a beautifully creamy metallic warm gold shade and while it maybe shouldn’t work on my skin, I find it does. Pricey – not to mention hard to get – at €24, this applies so easily, can be foiled on or sheered out and looks fab with deep lips, black liner and the minimum of makeup elsewhere.

Something you might be able to actually pick up today however, is Essence eyeshadow in Party all Night. You’ll pay just a couple of quid for this and it’s so good for the price, being really creamy and pigmented. A more taupey shade than the definite yellow tones in Etrusque, it has a sheeny metallic finish and is a nice shimmery neutral that will flatter pretty much everyone.

The best bit about both of these shadows is there’s no glitter – just a sophisticated shine, so you won’t look like you’ve been made over by Homer Simpson’s Makeup Gun set to GAA Disco circa 1998.

Swatches? Your wish is my command.

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Nars Etrusque is on left, Essence Party all Night on the right.

So, what about you? Got a plan for tonight’s makeup? Will it be understated or OTT? Share all in the comments!

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9 Replies to "Party Prep: Classic Glam With Old Gold"

  • PinkPanther says:

    I’m staying in so I might try several different looks out and see what looks work for 2011. Because my new years beauty resolution is to get out of the make up rut and try some brand new looks.

  • Kitty In The City says:

    Mmmm, that gold on the left is lovely. I have an Urban Decay gold I might wear later, clothes-wise I’m wearing a cream dress with black tights (looks better than it sounds!). And of course a black flick of eyeliner. As for lips, don’t know whether to go classic red or a berry red (Diva by MAC).

  • Rosamaria says:

    Not going out tonight, so don’t need a specific look (prefer the swatch of the Essence) but…
    like Pink Panther, have big make-up plans for 2011. Chiefly, put the loveliness on my face/eyes/lips regularly.

  • Renee says:

    Getting ready now – we decided at the last min to go out!! Playing it safe but watch out in ’11… smokey eye, red lip… I will perfect it all! And treat myself to one of Tom Ford’s lipsticks. It’ll take a special trip to Dublin for it but I’m worth it baby! Happy New Year!!!

  • Princess Lisa says:

    did bronze smokey eye with black eyeliner and red lipgloss with Girls Aloud ‘Kimberly’ false eyelashes which took me an age to put on!!!

  • Gossipgal says:

    Did I imagine a New Year resolution post on here?

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Gossipgal – think so – do you want me to do one?

  • Gossipgal says:

    Cheers Aphrodite. Thought there was one up, tried to get on yesterday the site was down

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