In order to avoid the difficulty of scheduling a holiday party, my fiancee’s employer has a post-holiday party every year. The party was last weekend, and here are some photos of the makeup I used and the final result.
Since I got ready at night, I had to take the photos with flash; I prefer natural light, but these came out surprisingly well, though I do look a bit, ah, dewier than I did in person!
The first photo in the post contains almost all of the makeup items I used; I’m also wearing MUFE HD foundation; NYX Taupe blush (to contour), and Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (which I just forgot to photograph). I might be wearing concealer, but I don’t remember.
Most of my makeup is pretty self-explanatory, so I won’t go into detail. For the lips, I used YSL Glossy Stain 1 (Violet Edition) as a stain – a single layer – then went over it with Glossy Stain 4 (Mauve Pigmente) to add shine. I really like the final result; it’s not quite as deep in color as wearing 1 Violet Edition all by itself.