Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Here’s my New Year’s Eve look! :) There are two different lip looks I used with this look — the one I’ll actually be sporting is the lighter, less bold lip, but I figured it was worth a shot to see how a redder lip might look with it, too. You know, for those who want to be more dramatic 😉

The boy and I will be driving up to his family’s house in a little bit, and we’ll spend our NYE hanging out with them. My plans are pretty tame, but I like them that way. Since I don’t drink, partying tends to be less fun for me (seriously, being sober while everyone else is drunk/buzzed and giggling at inane things… not so fun), so staying in for NYE is exactly my speed.

I hope whatever NYE plans you have for the evening are fabulously fun! Stay safe and enjoy ringing in the new year! :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Blonde’s Gold pigment (golden tan), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Amber Lights eyeshadow (copper), Antiqued eyeshadow (dark coppery brown), Mont Black eyeshadow (black with gold flecks), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (pale white gold), Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner (gold), Penultimate Eye Liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Chanel Corail Tweed Blush (coral), Redhead MSF (bronzy-red)
  • Lips: Benefit Sexy Gold Lipstick (golden shimmer), Prestigious lipgloss (sheer berry-red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Blonde’s Gold = Tan; Mont Black = Carbon; Rose Blanc = Nylon; Redhead = Springsheen; Prestigious = Star Nova

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Blonde’s Gold pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Goldmine eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Amber Lights eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Antiqued eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Mont Black eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Rose Blanc eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, Penultimate Eye Liner on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Chanel Corail blush using the 129, then highlight with Redhead MSF. Apply Benefit Sexy Gold lipstick to lips, and then top with Prestigious lipglass for color and shine.

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51 thoughts on “Look – Gold, Copper, & Black Smoky Eye for New Year’s Eve 2008

  1. Letitia

    Happy New Year to you!

    I am with you on tame New Year’s Eves… Since I’m not a drinker, I become irritated very easily, lol. But to each his own! I have been flirting with this Honey liner, but can’t bring myself to buy it. I just got the 24/7 liner set (the tame ones), but I really want Baked and Honey!

  2. JillyB

    Love this look, especially with the lighter lips. Beautiful. Happy New Year!

  3. Luv J

    This is such a gorgeous look on you! Yes, I’ve been sober for almost 3 years now… and that’s an accomplishment!! NYE will be tame this year as well.. but I’ll try to look as gorgeous as you :) Happy New Year Christine, “The Boy” and Mellan!!!

  4. Kayla

    Happy New Years! I like this look! I’m actually doing gunmetal greys for my look tonight with Quiet, Please! lipstick. Tonight I will at least get a chance to finally wear a dress I bought pretty much a year ago lol.

  5. tc

    your brows look flawless!

    happy new years!

  6. kensie

    how pretty!
    i like the softer lip.
    and the copper/gold is gorgeous.
    Happy NY!

  7. DevilishDoll

    Very pretty look. I like both lip looks, but I like the lighter one better. I’m wearing Goin Bananas, Fab N Flashy, and Sunset B eyeshadows and a little bit of Pink Pearl pigment with Pomposity lipstick and Miss Dynamite Dazzleglass.

  8. pia

    Wow! You look gorgeous, girl!

  9. Liya

    Hi Christine and Happy New Year

    You look beautiful as always, but you also look different! Did you change your foundation?

  10. Millie

    wow, you look extra pretty for NYE! such beautiful eyes! happy new year, Christine! wish you good health, peace and happiness in 2009.

  11. Skyler

    Happy New Year, Christine! This is one of my most favourite looks you’ve done to date! I am going to do it tonight for New Year’s dinner with the fam. I love the colours together. :) I actually prefer just the first lighter lip colour. Subtle but it goes so well with the shadows.

    You’re like me, yay! I don’t drink either and I can’t even go to parties. Watching everyone around me get trashed (which is even more disturbing when most of them are older than me, in their 30s) while I sit there wanting a good conversation just does not mix. I end up bored out of my skull and there’s just no point, for me, to go to parties. If we’re talking a dinner party or pot luck, sure. But not parties where it’s mainly music and drinking (I hate loud music too–another bad mix). They totally bore me. I’m glad someone can relate! :) A lot of times, people give me grief about not liking parties but it’s like, I have better things to do with my time. The last one I went to on Halloween was so awkward because no one around me could hold a conversation; I almost felt like I was at the party by myself.

    • Happy 2009, Skyler!! :) Thanks so much!

      Here’s to low key evenings with friends and family! I’m such a homebody, and it’s great when I meet other people who enjoy good conversation like myself :) Sometimes I feel like I’m pretty much the only one! (And lemme tell ya, law students? Lot of heavy drinkers!!)

      • Skyler

        Happy New Year, doll! 😀

        Yes, law students… I can imagine! 😉 Me too, definitely a homebody. I didn’t plan my life that way but so many of my hobbies are on the computer or online (web design being the main one), so I prefer staying home most of the time whether I’m alone or not. I do like a night out, of course, but not at a club, or a bar, or anywhere where there’s heavy drinking or drugs (or worse). So if I’m not enjoying a quiet night at home with the boy or with family, I like keeping my evenings away from that kind of stuff. I LOVE going to shows (theatre/musicals)… tonight I went to Jersey Boys and OMG, awesome way to start off my new year! :D:D It was so amazing.

        • :) Hope 2009 has been good for you so far!

          I’m exactly like you! I’m pretty much attached to my computer most of the time (and I’ve always had hobbies related to the web since I was like… 13!). I used to do graphic/web design prior to getting into blogging.

          My sister loves theatre stuff! We still owe her a trip to see a show from like, two years ago, LOL.

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  13. I love this! It looks so good with your shirt and your skin tone :) I like the lighter lipcolor :)

  14. Kella

    Happy New Year! Beauuuutiful makeup. Lovelovelove. I think the red lip makes you look washed out/too pale… but I LOVE the lighter lip… THAT look is gorgeous. I really love it. You look beautiful.

  15. happy new years christine! i love the look wit the first lip color. out of the looks u’ve done lately, this is my favorite! you’re glowing! :)

  16. Victoria

    Happy beautiful New Years to a beautiful person!!!

  17. cloudburst

    I love the lips!

  18. Marie

    Gorgeous look! I love it with the lighter lip.

  19. You’re so gorgeous! This look is amazing & suits you!

  20. Crystal

    Your blush color is gorgeous!!!!!

  21. hi

    u look FANTASTIC!! i think the redder lips would have gone better if it was more of a blue-red and not so pink, and less glossy. Still, you look great! Love the haircut.

  22. Kerry

    you look so pretty in these photos, especcially with the more natural lips :) i lovee your hair short 😀 xx

  23. this look is too too cute. i love it. great job