Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Scotch on the Rocks - A Makeup Look

The first Christmas party of the season rolled around over the weekend and surprisingly enough it was for my Dad’s workplace, who were putting on a family event to enjoy with their workers. Since the event was early (it began at 6:30, presumably to accommodate younger families) I shied away from the typical (and beautiful) holiday addition of red lips at the thought of it fading awkwardly, and went for a more neutral lip colour and a careful eye look made entirely with my new Bobbi Brown palette.

 
Base & Cheeks:
I started with a thin layer of my Face of Australia Face Base (a dupe for the Napoleon Perdis primer!) before buffing in some Illamasqua Skin Base all over. I set it all with my Maybelline Matte Maker powder* and then set to work on bringing some colour back into my face. I couldn’t stop myself from using my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed (I must admit it was something I missed while overseas) but brought out a new highlighter for the festive season – the Bobbi Brown High Light powder in Bronze Glow* ($80 AUD) from the gorgeous new Scotch on the Rocks holiday collection. I’ve also been trying out the Skindivania Makeup Setting Spray* and so far it’s faring well.
Eyes:
I was aching to try out my new Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette* ($130 AUD) which is also from the Scotch on the Rocks collection so I put it to work. Over a base of MAC Painterly Paint Pot I applied the peachy brown Antique Rose then went over it with Bronzed Pink Metallic. I used Black Chocolate along the lashline to beef up my lashes and also as a crease colour, and then smudged some of Malted along the lower lashline to balance out the look.  I used Ivory Eye for my brow bone and Cream Metallic for my inner corner, and I was pretty impressed with how the palette came with all the basic shades you would need – so often palettes lack a good brow bone highlight!

Lips:
The beloved Bite Beauty Matte Lip Cream in Leche was my natural choice, the formula of these is phenomenal.
 
 
The festivities were great fun and we enjoyed some drinks in the sunshine as the kids played on the Jurassic park themed jumping castle. It was a pretty low-key event and sometimes that is exactly what you need on a Friday afternoon!
Have you been heading out for work drinks or Christmas parties lately? I am really into the Christmas spirit at the moment and am loving being able to spend more time with family!
Emma x

*Marked items were provided for consideration. Honesty, always.

17 comments:

  1. Such a lovely makeup look :) Love the softness of the eyes and that lip color is just stunning :)
    Heard many good things about bite beauty :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks Anna - wait until you see how many Bite Beauty pieces I bought in my recent haul!

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  2. The look is SO PRETTY. I'm dying to get my hands on that eye and lip palette. And now that Bite lip cream! Gorgeous!

    Angie || the maquillage

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    1. Thank you so much Angie - I'm normally not a fan of mixed palettes but this one is so nice!

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  3. So pretty! The BB Scotch on the Rocks collection is gorgeoussss, suitably festive yet also very classy.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Totally agree with you, it's such a nice wearable take on it all and I'm so impressed with all of the goodies I've been trialling from the collection

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  4. So beautiful! I absolutely love the choice of lip product! x

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    1. It's seriously been my go-to, such a stunning shade and formula is brilliant

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  5. What a stunning palette!! I totally am keen on buying a palette in duty free with some pretty neutrals. Loving that Bite lip color too! Just lovely! I wish Bite would come to singapore already! In singapore our city streets are decorated with lots of lights and decorations but most of us aren't christian or celebrate christmas. I'm just looking forward to the huge sales to be honest!

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    1. Duty free ahhh I always skip it and regret it later. Bite isn't as easy to get a hold of here either, I bought this one in the US :)

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  6. You are looking so glowy!!! The Bobbi Brown palette looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much! The palette is super pretty :)

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  7. You look absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. You look so beautiful, loved the look so natural. The palette looks so pretty

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  9. WOW that Bite Beauty lippy!! I really want to try their cashmere lip creams

    Chloé⎪ status.chlo (previously à la foliee)

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