The party season is fully upon us, which means it is time we added a touch of glam to our beauty routine. Be it glitter tips, a show-stopping red lip or a smokey eye – now is the perfect time to get creative and have fun with our makeup!
Having said that, when The Body Shop recently contacted me asking if I wanted to be a part of their Online Advent Calendar (here) and recreate their Rock The Night party look (here) I instantly jumped at the opportunity! It’s very rare I get to rock a dramatic smokey eye, let alone pair is with a red lip, so I decided that now it’s the perfect time to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. And you know what? I actually loved channeling my grunge-y self! I’ll probably stick to a nude lip though as I am not that brave but I’ll most definitely be sporting this metallic smokey eye at an upcoming Christmas party!
I was quite nervous before doing this look as dramatic eye makeup and I don’t really get along that well, but hey – I’m learning! So let’s ignore my lack of skills in that area and talk about the fab selection of products the Body Shop kindly sent me.
If you are into bold eye makeup for nights out and you love playing around with metallic shadows, then the Rock The Night palette (here) is perfect for you! The quad has three metallic and one gorgeous black matte shades and they are all dreamy and blend like a charm. The pigmentation is insane as well, so if you fancy getting the palette hurry up as it’s limited edition!
To help me get the perfect eyeshadow base and make the shadows more vibrant, I used the Eye Colour Stick in Cairo Granite (here). It’s a gorgeous metallic black colour that’s quite glitter-laden and it’s perfect for the party season. It’s the perfect gleaming eyes companion and it blends beautifully and stays put until you say so. Love!
A Christmas party look in never complete without a red lip and this Matte Lip Liquid lipstick in the shade Sydney Amaryllis (here) is just gorgeous for the occasion. It’s a lovely red with slight pink undertones, which brightens up my complexion beautifully. I am super impressed with the pigmented, buttery soft formula that’s not drying and which stays on for hours and hours. It’s affordable and I highly recommend it for this time of year.
I loved putting this look together for Day 12 of The Body Shop Advent Calendar (here) and if you fancy getting more inspiration for gift ideas or makeup looks from fellow bloggers, head over and count down to Christmas with us!
Lots of love,
*Contains PR samples/gifted items