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Holy smokes! Can you believe 2018 will be here in just 4 days?!? I really can’t but honestly, I’m looking forward to starting a new year, making new goals and all that shebang. First though, we need to get through New Year’s Eve. I’m hoping I’ll get to stay home, curled up on the couch with my soft blanket binge-watching something on Netflix but on the off-chance (well, most likely) we’ll be headed to a party, I want to be NYE-ready. For me, that means a glowing makeup look with a bold lip.
To achieve this look, I wanted to try out the L’Oréal True Match Lumi collection. Keep reading to get the steps to my NYE glowing makeup look>>
To start my NYE glowing makeup look, I first applied the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer to my face before adding foundation and blended in using a damp blending sponge. The Lumi Glotion Enhancer is on the thin side but is very shimmery. It blends in easily and gives a really nice glow to the skin. I then applied foundation and concealer over it so it would give a nice glow but not look super shimmery. I don’t think I would ever wear this on it’s own as it’s too shimmery, but with foundation/ tinted moisturizer over it or even mixed in it looks very pretty.
After setting my face with powder and also adding a touch of bronzer, I applied a swipe of the Lumi Glotion Enhancer to the tops of my cheekbones to help kick my highlight up.
Even though the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette in Moonkissed is a highlighting palette, I thought the shades would be great as eyeshadows for a pretty rose gold eye look. I used the darkest bronze shade (Twilight) in my crease, blending with a blending brush up towards my brow bone. I also applied Twilight to my lower lash line. I then took the Venus, the rosy pink shade, and applied to my lid, blending it into the crease shade.
I dabbed a bit of Jupiter, the peachy champagne shade, to the center of my lid and to the center of my lower lash line to add dimension. Finally, I applied Moon, the pearl white shade, to my brow bone using a flat shadow brush and to the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop.
The darkest shade, Twilight, in the palette is too dark for me to use as a highlighter but it’s beautiful as a bronzey blush! I applied this using a small blush brush to the apples of my cheeks and blending up and out towards my ear/ hairline and deepening my contour slightly. While the other three shades in this palette aren’t very pigmented, this darker shade is so a little bit goes a long way.
To get that mega NYE glow, I used a fan brush to apply Jupiter to the tops of my cheekbones. This shade gives a very pretty glow, especially when paired over the Lumi Glotion Enhancer. Overall I think this palette has a gorgeous mix of highlighting shades, however I wish they were all pigmented. I also noticed a lot of fall-out when I dabbed my brush. For the price ($15), it’s a good option for a highlight palette.
To finish the glowing makeup look, I applied a bright coral red lip… because what’s New Year’s Eve without a fab bold lip?!? Wishing you all a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration! Happy 2018!