Christmas Party Make-up - Gunmetal Smokey Eye

Would recommend going over the lash band with some black liner, once the lash glue has dried.

I absolutely love this time of year regarding the make-up trends, basically it's just an excuse for me to whip out the glitter! The first look in my Christmas party series is a blue toned smokey eye. This is probably the most intense out of the looks I'm doing but it sure is pretty!

Starting off with the base, I used some trusty faves - NARS Sheer Glow, NARS radiant creamy concealer and Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder.

Moving on to brows, I wanted to perfect them but keep  them looking natural. I just used my Brow Archery from Soap and Glory and set them in place with Benefits Gimmie Brow. 

I've got an obsession with using sticky tabs to help achieve that precise line on my make-up recently, I purchased mine from Muji, but most stationary places sell them for super cheap (or you could use tape, just be sure to take most of the sticky off it on the back of your hand so it doesn't rip your face off ha). I then go in with a heavy duty primer like the Urban Decay Primer and apply Buck from the Naked Palette to my crease. When using cool toned shades like the gun metal greys, I want to make sure I've applied a colour that's warmer so I don't look dead. I then went in with Gun Metal across my lid and blended it out. I then followed this up with Creep (a black with blue glitter) to intensify the outer corner. 
Now for the main event, I applied Collections Glitter liner in the shade Hustle (blue toned glitter) to my inner corner. I love using glitter liners instead of loose glitter because there is no fall out and no mess. I then went in and applied essence pencil gel liner in black to my lash line, tight line and lower waterline and ran gun metal underneath my eyes, followed by buck to blend it out. Follow up with mascara and lashes - my favourite are the Tanya Burr Date Night Lashes. 

I used Mac Harmony Blush to contour, Sleek blush in flushed to add colour and Topshops Glow pot to highlight. For lips I applied a touch of Maybelline colour elixir in the shade petal plush.

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