My New Years Eve Beauty Picks

28 December 2013

If there's one essential for me on New Years Eve, it's glitter. I've spent most December 31st's with my family as my mum's birthday is January 1st, but just in case I decide to break the habit of a life time and hit the dance floor, I've rounded up my top NYE picks.

I've raved about the Mavala Pure Diamond polish recently here, but the love affair continues and I'll be layering this over a nude or dramatic dark blue for NYE. This silver and holographic fleck combination is the perfect festive glitter. Continuing the glitter theme is the Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder. For swatches and a full review check here. I mentioned in the initial review that this was a beautiful wintery pigment and that still stands. I did a trial run of a smokey NYE rose gold eye makeup and added this is as the finishing touch and it was perfect.

Because it's party-time I like to go all out with the highlighting. Although I'll never achieve Kardashian cheek bones (sigh) this duo are the best that I've found for the job so far. MAC Soft and Gentle is a 'blogger famous' product, and with good reason. This is one of the most beautiful, radiant highlighters I've ever come across, and it gives me a really natural glow. The shade is perfect for me too. For swatches, click here. The Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator is probably the most underrated product in my drawers. I always forget how nice of a highlighter this is until I use it. I prefer to use this pen to brighten under my eyes, it does a great job of hiding dark circles. The rose gold packaging feels so luxurious, too. I've swatched this before here.

Finally, what would New Years Eve be without a midnight kiss? I decided not to risk a lipstick and instead went for my Chanel Levres Scintillanes Glossimer in the shade Plaisir. This is my favourite lipgloss - it's a pretty, natural shade, which gives just the right amount of gloss without feeling too sticky.

25 comments:

  1. The MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle is so beautiful! I love it!
    xx
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  2. Great post, I love MAC soft and gentle! x

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  3. There's nothing like a bit of Chanel to add some glamour :o)! Xx

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  4. I love MAC's Soft and Gentle! It's such an amazing highlighter :) xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  5. Lovely picks! That Mavala polish is perfect. Very glitzy
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  6. great pics! Love that Mac soft and gentle!
    xx
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  7. I have been dying to try the MAC MSF for years, might finally get around to it in the new year! Lovely post x

    Alannah | www.alannahmargaret.blogspot.com

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  8. Some gorgeous sparkle in there, perfect for the occasion !

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  9. Macs Soft and Gentle is just flawless. i really love it and it makes my skin look amazing.
    xx

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  10. I love how MAC Soft and Gentle looks, I should visit a MAC counter:))

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  11. I really have been meaning to pick up some more Mac products recently
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  12. These are all definitely awesome products! My plan for NYE is to, well, watch TV! I am excited for 2014, I have no idea why!

    Relationships.College.Love

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  13. Oooh I love glitter and this seems perfect for NYE! I hope you have a lovely new year!
    xoxo,

    berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I really want to try MAc mineralize skin finish great picks!

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Great Post! I'd love to invest in some MAC products!
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    Grace x

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  16. I'm exactly the same when it comes to the Estee Lauder ideal light illuminator, I always forget I have it and kick myself for not using it more!
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  17. totally agree about Mac Soft and Gentle, it's my favorite highlighter and I use it as an eyeshadow as well :)

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  18. I'm still gutted that I don't own any Mac products :( love your picks

    Ruth x

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  19. I love MACs Soft & Gentle, but that Chanel Lipgloss looks very appealing :)

    Great picks.

    I've picked my favourites of 2013 over on my blog!

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

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  20. Love that lipgloss, I think Chanel do lip products So well!

    Have fun!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  21. i adore MAC and happy new year

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  22. Love the look of the polish, my dress is sparkly tonight so I'm hoping to go all out! :)

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  23. I love Mac soft and gentle, such a staple!

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  24. Great post - I agree, NYE should be all about the sparkles and glam! That nail polish is amazing!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  25. I have never seen that Estée Lauder Highlighter and am curious!!

    xoxo
    Anine

    firstinspirationpoint.blogspot.com

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