If I Had Gone Out for New Year’s…This is the Makeup I Would Have Worn

Happy New Year my friends! Hope you had a fun evening. Ours was very quiet —  a nice dinner at home and hanging out with our kids. Just for fun, I put on my makeup.  My choice to ring in the new year? Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for shu uemura (link)

This collection, shu’s Holiday collection, has beautiful packaging that includes a cute ‘mon shu’ doll icon. My son thinks she looks like me, minus the crazy looking eyes. ;-)  Love how she’s dressed in Karl’s iconic white shirt and tie.

Let’s start with two of the lipsticks from the collection. The two I chose for the looks are Celebrity Beige and Parisienne Pink.  Celebrity Beige (top photo and two photos towards the end of the post) is the perfect nude lip for my skin tone. It has enough peachy undertones to complement and warm up my skin. Pariesienne Pink (pictured below) is a cooler tone nude pink, which is beautiful too but a tad too light for me. Nevertheless paired with a heavier eye makeup I think it still works. Both are creamy and smooth when applied. Lips feel very luscious!

On my lids, I’m wearing the dark purple around my lashline, light purple on the lid and a bronze colour in the crease. All of these come from one of the collection palettes, in this case the Prestigious Bordeaux palette. I lined my eyes with Blackish Satin Purple gel liner, which is such a nice alternative to standard black. I never thought to pair bronze and purple but I liked the combination. I am also wearing the reddish colour (found on the bottom right corner of the palette) on my cheeks as blush. I curled my lashes with the infamous shu uemura eyelash curler which comes with the mon shu tag as part of this collection. I never had this curler before and I’m totally addicted to it. I have been using it daily since November! For mascara, I’m wearing my new favourite Maybelline The Colossal mascara (review to come!).

It’s funny, no matter how much I think I’m loading on my face, it never translates to much when I see the photos. I guess I’m very light handed when it comes to makeup. Ah well, why change? It’s how I like to wear it so I’ll just go with the flow.

This is such a beautiful and fun holiday collection from shu uemura. I think it is still be available online. Check with your local counters (Holt’s in Canada) for in-store availability.

What makeup did you wear for NYE?

P.S. In case you are wondering what I wore for our evening in, I wore my grey pajama shirt (pictured above) and dressed it up with my Bomboleo necklace from Stella and Dot.  The rest of my ensemble consisted of black Lululemon pants and black slippers. Fancy eh?

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8 thoughts on “If I Had Gone Out for New Year’s…This is the Makeup I Would Have Worn

  • January 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm
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    absolutely beautiful!! i’m sure your fam loved staring at your pretty face! i hung out with mine too last night, but totally rocked a smokey eye! and what a shocker to read that that was a pj top with a fancy bauble necklace on top – could’ve fooled me! happy new year michelle!

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  • January 2, 2013 at 9:23 am
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    Thanks JennySue! I love how you rock the smokey eye :-) Happy new year!

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  • January 2, 2013 at 11:15 am
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    Lovely! Just lovely. I especially love the lip color.

    Stayed home, no makeup & wore pj’s with pinguins. :D

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    • January 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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      PJs sound divine ;-)

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  • January 2, 2013 at 12:27 pm
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    Shu uemura got a winner this time it seems! I’m liking it too :)

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    • January 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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      Agree! What is your favourite from the collection?

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    • January 5, 2013 at 9:27 am
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      PJs seem to be the trend this year ;)

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