Oh how I love New Years. Of course there is the symbolic starting anew, resolutions, wishes, dreams – and then there is the fun parties and dancing and drinks ;o) Double bonus!
Well, in order to properly celebrate the New Year, you have to have a great outfit and awesome makeup. And just in time for your celebration, I have some awesome Living Nature makeup to share for that perfect smokey eye. Jen joined me for a makeup tutorial, and of course I have lots of pictures and swatches as well ;o)
The products we used:
- Thickening Mascara in Black
- Eye Pencil in Midnight
- Eye shadow in Slate
- Eye shadow in Pebble
- Eye shadow in Shell
This is the first time I have used their eye pencil and I LOVE it. It is super black and lasts all day. I wear eyeliner above my top lashes so sometimes it will transfer/wear onto my lids. I’m always on the lookout for an eyeliner that doesn’t transfer and this one doesn’t (mostly). By the end of the day, I did notice very slight wear but it is slight and it’s also after 10-12 hours – so I’m ok with that.
As I mentioned before, Midnight is also super black. Some natural eyeliners I have tried haven’t been super dark. The blacks will be more like dark gray. Well not this one! If you are looking for a super dark black eyeliner, I highly recommend this one.
This was also my first time using Living Nature’s eye shadows and I also love them! They come in paper containers (very eco-friendly – I love it) and you can buy refillable compacts (also cardboard, which I also love) that fit 4 shadows. Here are my 3:
That lonely little space needs a dark brown….
The colors are pigmented, apply smoothly and last all day. As a disclosure, I do wear eye primer. But I have had natural eye shadow smudge/wear off even with a primer, and this didn’t budge.
Shell is described as a light pink, but it looks a little more peachy on me. It has a nice shimmer to it. Pebble is a matte dark bluish gray and Slate is a matte black. Pebble and Slate do not budge. As I was wiping off the eye shadows after taking pictures, Pebble and Slate didn’t want to come off! No wiping or water would take off the color, I had to use soap – definitely a great quality for eye shadows! No one wants raccoon eyes on New Years…
Jen did a medium-smoky eye for the video, but after the video we kept playing around with makeup and ended up making a dark smoky eye for you crazy girls out there ;o)
Shown in the video:
Let’s step it up a notch!
We kept my other makeup a bit more muted to really play up the eyes. As Jen said (and I quote): We want to look like a classy hooker, not a trashy hooker. If you have smokey eyes, bright blush and dark lips – there are too many parties on your face! Let’s stick with one party at a time…
So what do you like to do and wear to celebrate the new year??
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me by Living Nature. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.