Clinique Party Favours – £55*

It’s been a long old time since a ‘My Makeup’ post has popped up on this blog. I blame the cold weather and dark skies making it impossible to photograph anything as when I do, I look as cold as ice (couldn’t resist). To get back into the swing of things I thought it would be rather fitting to put together a festive inspired party makeup look using this nifty kit from Clinique. Made up of everything you need for the perfect Christmas look you even have a 15ml tube of their All About Eyes cream to hide away any dark circles from the cold Winter evenings. With a shadow palette, liner, divine Chubby Stick Intense, mascara and nail varnish, this complete kit can help you transform your makeup ready for the Christmas party.

For base I stuck with my trusty Dior BB Creme in Light 001 as even though without a tan this is too light for me (sobs) I adore the finish it leaves. Paired with the Nip & Fab CC Eye Fix (still a fav) and the Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard all I needed was a light dusting of my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and the base was done. Blusher and bronzer was kept fairly simple as with this look it’s all about the eyes and the lips. Although upon first impressions the shadows scream ‘hello pink tones’, I am surprised as to how they can create such a warm and deep look paired together on the lids. Consisting of Crystal Pink, Hazy, Raspberry Beret and Chocolate Covered Cherry you get a gorgeous shimmery highlight curtsey of Crystal Pink and the remaining shades blend together to give a soft yet defined smokey eye.

The Black Honey Quickliner gives subtle definition without being as harsh as a gel or liquid liner and can be blended out for a more smokey finish. Completed with the High Impact Mascara (my god I love!) and festive eyes are ready to go. The real show stopper for me however is the Roundest Raspberry Chubby Stick Intense. My love for this is so strong that I have even braved it to work on more then one occasion. A gorgeous berry shade that adds drama without being as harsh as a dark matte shade. The slight gloss makes it more wearable and being in a pencil form makes it super easy to apply. These Clinique sets are a real winner and although almost sold out online – there are a few around for you to snap up pronto.

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