Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Year's Eve Makeup Picks from Subtle to Bling

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New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and I thought that I would roundup some makeup that is perfect for your NYE festivities, and that can withstand the celebrations beyond the dropping of the ball.
Inglot Jennifer Lopez Brow Liner Gel in Taupe ($17.00 for 0.07 oz. from Inglot and Macy's): If you have been wondering about the Jennifer Lopez and Inglot collaboration,  I am pleased to say that the products are lovely. They boast the quality that one expects from Inglot with all of the glowy flair that defines Jennifer Lopez's iconic look. That said, one of my favorite products from this collaboration is actually a wonderful brow gel that is long-wearing, easy to use and it's water-resistant. It's longevity alone makes it a perfect choice for New Year's Eve.

According to Inglot,

Apply the Brow Liner Gel to your brows to achieve your desired shape and to add natural looking volume. Define your brows by precisely outlining the contour for an outstanding effect and layer color to emphasize thicker-looking brows. Enriched with ceramides, this water-resistant gel formula ensures long, comfortable wear. Perfect for a subtle look or a more dramatic effect. Available in two universal shades.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Methyl Trimethicone, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg-8, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ceramide 2, [+/- (May Contain): Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].
Inglot Jennifer Lopez Livin' The Highlight in Luminous ($23.00 for 0.09 oz. from Inglot and Macy's): This is a beautiful multipurpose highlighter that can be worn on the face and body, and it definitely delivers the JLO glow that is perfect for New Year's Eve.

According to Inglot,

Turn heads with Livin’ the Highlight Illuminator to create a luminous look. Available in two magnetic shades, this loose powder enhances your natural radiance and highlights strategic parts of your face and body for the ultimate glow. The iridescent formula can be effortlessly applied and its stunning effect is perfect for when you’re on the stage or out and about with friends.
Ingredients: Mica, Isostearyl Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Benzoic Acid, [+/- (May Contain): Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].
Inglot Jennifer Lopez Breathable Nail Enamel ($20.00 each for 0.37 oz. from Inglot and Macy's): If you are seeking beautiful nude pink nail polishes, then this beautiful breathable formula, which is elegant and long-lasting, is worth wearing long beyond the festivities.

According to Inglot,

Elegance at its finest with a sophisticated, nude manicure. Four chic and sexy shades of O2M Breathable Nail Enamel create a lightweight, subtle manicure to add a final touch to your Jennifer Lopez inspired look. The unique formula enriched with a highly advanced polymer allows water and air to pass through, ensuring healthy-looking and beautiful nails.
Beige Pink
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/ Glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)Silylpropyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Mica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide, Talc,Phosphoric Acid, [+/-(May Contain): Red 36 (Ci 12085), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850),Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].
Rimmel London's Magnif'Eyes Palette in Electric Violet ($8.99 from CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Amazon): If you want to wear bold makeup for NYE, that may be out of your regular comfort zone, then I recommend buying an affordable eyeshadow palette from the drugstore. Rimmel London makes some gorgeous bold palettes that are colorful and fun, and that will allow you to be incredibly creative without spending a lot of money. Electric Violet is a gorgeous purple palette, with a stunning pop of aqua, that boasts beautiful pigmentation and richly saturated colors.
According to Rimmel London,

Each palette comes with a mix of 12 super pigmented high-shimmer and matte shades that are crease-proof, smear-proof and has some serious staying power. Available in 5 colorways: Spice, Crimson, Colour, Electric Violet and Jewel Rocks, this palette is bound to bring out your boldest self in the new year.
The palette comes with its own brush.
 12-shade palette for multiple eye looks & eye shapes.
 Eye contour palette with duo applicator.
 A mix of high-shimmer and matte shades, perfect for sculpting, shading and defining
 Rich, intense, long-lasting colour
 Crease-proof. Smear-proof. Wears all day.
WUNDER2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder ($22.00 for 0.24 oz. from Wunder2 and Ulta): If you are seeking some high-definition makeup, WUNDER2 has a bronzing powder and setting powder that are camera-ready. These blur imperfections, make skin appear poreless, and yet allow the skin to show through for a more natural look.

According to WUNDER2,

Our PERFECT SELFIE HD Photo Finishing Powders, create the ultimate finish to your makeup look, without the use of a photo filter.

Simply buff the translucent PERFECT SELFIE into the skin after applying the rest of your makeup with the WUNDER2 Kabuki Brush and your finished makeup look will appear poreless, free of fine-lines and smooth without camera flashback!

For a sunkissed makeup look, use the PERFECT SELFIE Bronzing Veil with the WUNDER2 Kabuki Brush to warm up your skin, sculpt & finish. Bronzing effect is buildable.
Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopile, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Magnesium Myristate, Polyethylene, Silica, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Alumium Dimyristate.
WUNDER2 Glitter Gelly ($15.95 each from Wunder2 and Ulta): Now if you are seeking a look that is over-the-top and filled with glitter, then the gorgeous Glitter Gelly glitter pots is the way to go. Rather than loose and messy glitter, this is suspended in a gel that allows you to create a dramatic look without all of the fallout and mess. They can be worn on the eyes, face and body.

According to WUNDER2,

Create a sophisticated, sparkly makeup look with these mess-free, long-wearing glitters. Wunder2 Glitter Gelly's are formulated in a gel for precise application, the chunky glitter texture applies to the skin perfectly smooth and soft to the touch. Comfortable enough to be used all over, these head to toe wonderful glitters will give you that extra pop for a beautiful makeup look that lasts all day.
Directions: Take a small amount of Glitter Gelly from the pot with finger or brush and tap gently on desired application area. Allow 2 minutes to dry. Apply additional layers of product for a more intense, glittery look.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Pca, Red 34 (Ci 15880), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate.
WUNDER2 Caviar Illuminator ($29.95 each from WUNDER2): If you are looking for a liquid highlighter, rather than a powder, then this one is made with a creamy and soothing serum-like formula. When each sphere bursts, it releases a beautiful liquid highlighter that is moisturizing and gorgeous on the skin.

According to WUNDER2.

Add a touch of natural radiance with CAVIAR ILLUMINATOR, a pearlescent, creamy highlighter to give your cheeks, eyes and skin a candle- lit appearance. Simply bounce your brush or finger over the mesh to release the product from the illuminating beads.

Step 1: Touch the mesh using the tip of your finger
Step 2: Tap gently onto cheek bones, bringing up to the temples.
Step 3: Leave on for 30 seconds to dry for a gorgeous glow! (Apply additional layers for a more intense look)
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Agar, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Potassium Olivate, Polysorbate 80, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Polysorbate 60, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.
WUNDER2 Pure Pigments in Midnight Blue ($9.95 from WUNDER2): This loose pigment eye shadow offers buildable coverage, gorgeous pigmentation and the perfect amount of sparkle for dramatic effect.

According to WUNDER2,

PURE PIGMENTS are ultra-fine, highly concentrated loose color powders that work to create both a soft and intense makeup look. Beautifully lightweight, each shade is easily blended when applied to the skin, resulting in subtle or dramatic shimmer.

When applied over PRIME & BEHOLD, PURE PIGMENTS are locked to the skin. Completely waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge-proof, each shade will last for up to 24-hours.
Directions: Apply your chosen pigment color to the skin, using your makeup brush to gently blend to both the inner and outer corners of the eye. If blending shades together, apply the first pigment color to the skin, covering the entire eyelid and blending out. Apply the second color with a clean brush, starting at the outer corner of the eye. Move the brush in small circles blending inwards for a unified finish.

Pro Tip: First, apply a primer as your base to deepen the color pay off. Try Prime & Behold Professional Primer as it locks into the skin to create a crease-free, soft and even base for your pigment. Completely waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge-proof, each shade will last for up to 24-hours.
Ingredients: Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).
WUNDER2 WUNDERKISS Gloss Lip Liner ($11.95 each from WUNDER2): I am a bit tired of all of the nude lipsticks and lip liners, and I am so happy to see more glosses and glossy lipsticks available. These lip liners are such a treat for anyone who is looking for a glossy finish, and they are highly pigmented, long-wearing and don't require touch-ups after each drink or meal. I will be reaching for these long after the ball drops!
According to WUNDER2,

Define your glossy lip look with the first lip liner designed specially to go on glossy and be used with your favorite lip gloss! WUNDERKISS GLOSS LIP LINER can be used to define the shape of the lips, creating a beautiful, long-lasting lip contour that keeps your lip gloss in place.
Rose Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Isocetyl Stearate, Polybutene, Polyvinyl Stearyl Ether, Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Mica, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum.

Berry Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Isocetyl Stearate, Polybutene, Polyvinyl Stearyl Ether, Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Mica, CI 19140.

Nude Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Isocetyl Stearate, Polybutene, Polyvinyl Stearyl Ether, Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica.
Splat 1 Wash Temporary Dye ($7.29-$8.99 each from Splat Hair Color, Amazon and CVS): Looking for temporary, single wash hair color in vibrant fun and bright shades for the festivities? If so, these offer a low commitment and easy to use temporary hair colors in 9 bright shades that you can enjoy on NYE and wash out on January 1st! Splat 1 is cruelty-free and vegan!

According to Splat,

Splat 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye is easy and fun to use. You get vibrant color that works on all hair colors, and when you're done, simply wash it out with warm water. 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye by Splat is the best way to express your color, but without the usual commitment to permanent color. This product will wash out of your hair with warm water.
Overall Assessment: If you are looking for fun makeup with the longevity to make it though your New Year's Eve festivities, these products definitely deliver.

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  1. Wow! What beautiful products! I'd use those JLo ones if I could get her glow. Those Wunder products really look appealing to me too.

    1. I think so too, Stacie! I definitely want to try more of the JLO/Inglot products. I really like these a lot. The Wunder2 products are nice.

  2. I never got the Wunder2 Caviar Illuminator to work. I think it just stuck together. Maybe I should pull off the mesh top and try it. The JLo for Inglot items look nice. I don't need anything for brows just yet but I'm sure I will.

    1. I have found that you do have to periodically remove the screen of the Caviar Illuminator and move them to the center. However, I think that once you have used up a lot of the products that it will be important to remove the screen altogether to get the last bits out. I like these JLO Inglot products, but would be curious to se what the other products are like. The brow product is quite nice.

  3. Whoa, what wonderful options for New Year's Eve or holiday parties! I am in love with the two Inglot nail polishes. And the Wunder2 products look like such fun. The coral shimmer is incrediible!

    1. The Inglot polishes are both gorgeous, and the quality is quite good, too. I agree with you about the Coral Shimmer– and it is even prettier in person!

  4. The glitter gel caught my fancy. I didn't know J Lo collabed with Inglot.

    1. The glitter gels are a lot of fun, and NYE is the perfect time to play with them! Yes, the JLO/Inglot collaboration is worth checking out!


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