My New Year’s Eve Makeup look is all about glowy skin and warm colours.
I am definitely going through a simplicity phase. Along with breaking down the products used, I want to discuss this gorgeous brush set I recently received from So Eco.
I am a huge foundation snob in the sense that I have always believed in high-end over drugstore. This was the first time since I was 13 that I have looked for an alternative. ‘L’oreal true match’ lives up to its name because I have found a shade which perfectly matches my skin tone.
Overall I am impressed. The texture is dewy and although blendable, more of a light-medium coverage.
The dewiness of my foundation has meant powder is a necessity to my oily skin. I’ve used Make Up For Ever for a while and have no reason to change. The product finds the perfect balance between keeping oil at bay and not appearing too dry on my complexion.
I received this contouring palette from YSL for Christmas. There are two shades available, I’m using no.2. YSL is one of my favourite brands; quality is always a given. As a huge bronzer fan, I’m addicted to adding warmth to my face and needed a contour colour that could build up and yet still be natural.
You don’t actually need a lot of product to create an effect. The highlighter is soft and subtle so good for flash photography.
This Warm Neutrals Volume 2 palette from Sigma is ideal for this season. I have always believed in applying pinks and shimmers during the fall. Mentioned in my 10 autumn/winter beauty tips, beiges can start to seem dull with the cold enhancing a washed-out image.
These tones for New Year’s Eve makeup will ensure your eyes stand out.
I started with blending ‘Toasty” on my crease, followed by ‘Iconic’ on my base and ‘Russet’ on the outer edges. I then took ‘After Hours’ with a fine brush across my crease and blended. In addition, this shade helped define my eyebrows. Finally I used ‘Humble’ underneath my brows.
Bourjous eyeliner is my favourite. Super easy to glide on; the liner is soft and waterproof. I used ‘Ultra Black’.
Everything I want from a mascara. I’m blessed with long lashes but ‘L’oreal Volume Million’ brings them to life. I find it’s wet without being gloopy or producing clumps. My secret mascara tip – hold a thumb on the product when you take the brush out. Your mascara will double in usage.
‘Kate’ by Charlotte Tilbury is a beautiful nude for olive skin tones. I went for an Estee Lauder pink gloss on top to add extra warmth.
So Eco Brushes
This set is only £18 and features a lip, foundation, angled contour and blending brush.
What I noticed immediately is the softness of the brushes. Having worked as a makeup-artist for numerous years, I came to realise how important good brushes are. There is a such a distinction in the final look; unevenness and patchiness are found in bad application tools.
My skin and makeup blended wonderfully with So Eco.
I used my fingers to put on coverage and then the foundation brush for blending. This resulted in a more smooth finish. Likewise for the blending brush which balanced my makeup.
After Christmas, I discovered how little I knew about vegan beauty or fashion. One of my missions in 2018 is to start swapping and source alternatives.
The range of So Eco is ‘eco friendly’ with components being 100% responsibly and ethically sourced. Even the packaging uses biodegradable materials. The print is from vegetable inks and has compostable windows.
The hand-crafted handles are made from high-quality Bamboo and soft taklon bristles.
This range helped complete my New Year’s Eve makeup look. I have to say I really like the rose gold on the handles. I’m quite a girly-girl and I’m already thinking about how they would look in my pink brush holder.
You can purchase So Eco from various online retailers and Sainsbury’s.
Do you have a New Year’s Eve makeup look planned?
Disclaimer: The makeup brushes were given to me for testing purpose. All views are entirely my own.