mulled wine . smokey eyes for the new year’s I

this is the first of three looks I’m planning on posting for a New Year’s Eve party — or any social event when you’re in the mood for a more glam look.

this first one has some rusty cranberry shades that are quite on trend.

since I was given a new palette for Christmas — the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette — I decided to give it a go on camera. and oh, boy, was I pleasantly surprised!

we can finally get our hands on Zoeva products in Portugal, and I was ecstatic because I got this palette for Christmas. I really had to control myself not to slather those eyeshadows on my face before I finished opening the other Christmas presents…

this palette is a simple, elegant, fuss-free thin cardboard one, with 10 full-sized highly pigmented and easily blendable eyeshadows. this one has all warm-toned neutral fall and winter-appropriate shades — good basic and transition matte colours, and a few elegant pops of colour — and I was head over heels with Warm Notes, the shiny cranberry shade. I tried to give it the highlight it deserved.

I started with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to give it a good base to stick to, to help the shades pop, and last longer. then I applied Bitter Start (a bone-colour matte) all over the lid. as my transition/crease shades, I blended Substitute for Love (peanut butter-ish colour) and Freshly Toasted (a rich warm chocolate) on the visible area right above my crease, and a bit on it. this created the perfect frame to pack on Warm Notes on the lid, and then a touch of Pure Ganache (a rich bronze-gold) right on the center. I highlighted the brow bone with a bit of Bitter Start, and the inner corners with Sweeter End (a muted champagne colour).
after I finished my face makeup, I went under the eyes with a blend of Warm Notes and Freshly Toasted under the eye, and the lined the inner rim and waterline with Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof and finished it up with lashings of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

on the face

Nivea Man Aftershave Balm for Sensitive Skin
Make Up Forever HD Foundation (discontinued)
Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer
Naked Skin Concealer from Urban Decay
Highlight Lowlight Face Contour Duo from Sephora
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Opal
Kick Ass Concealer kit’s Powder from Soap & Glory
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
Afterglow Blush in Rapture from Urban Decay
Matte Crème Lip Crayon em Glacé da Bite Beauty
Kiko Automatic Precision Lip Liner in 504

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