Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Christmas Eve Makeup

I went out on Christmas Eve for what turned out to be a very tame evening. For my makeup I did a silvery, sparkly eye, which as usual doesn't convey in the pictures. I also look like a serial killer. Believe it or not this was the best photo. If you're wondering why I plucked an East 17 style stripe in my eyebrow, I didn't. It's a scar from one of my numerous childhood head injuries. Maybe from the time I was jumping on the sofa and landed on the glass coffee table... aah japes.

For my eyes I used Avon Glimmerstick Diamonds Eyeliner in smokey diamond, Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in silver, Luxe Lace SuperShock Mascara and a sparkly liquid liner from an old Lancome collection. I talked about the Glimmersticks here. The gel eyeliners are AWESOME! I use the black one to create a really easy liquid liner effect. You can draw it on and use a brush to smudge it into the base of your lashes and create a flick. It sets in a few seconds and doesn't smudge all day. This silver one is very intense and metallic. It's an impressive colour but not one I think I'll be able to use often.

The mascara applies smoothly and creates great volume but for me the tube and the brush are too fat. My ideal wand is the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, which tapers at both ends. Fat brushes make it difficult to reach small lashes, however this does apply evenly and lasts brilliantly with no flaking. I wish you could see how sparkly this makeup was! Did you do any special festive makeup this Christmas?


  1. i HATE that sparkly makeup doesn't show well in photos :( can look so diff in person than on camera...ugh!

    "I also look like a serial killer. Believe it or not this was the best photo. " bwahahahahahaha

  2. It's frustrating! Not that I actually use sparkly makeup very often... I notice you didn't say 'No you don't look like a serial killer' - noted Javonne!

  3. gorgeous! and no, you don't look like a serial killer! x

  4. I've never used any Avon products, but I keep hearing good things about their eyeliners and nail polishes on some of my favourite blogs - I think I may be compelled to investigate ;)
    Kirsty xx

  5. @heatherette Thanks doll! x
    @kirstyvictoria I've been really impressed with the products I've tried so far. The gel pencil eyeliners and the nail polishes are definitely worth a look - they're super reasonably priced too! x


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