Friday, 6 December 2013

12 Looks of X-mas: Day 1: Santa Claus is comin' to town!

Hey everyone! Remember this series?! If you're new to Blog of Shadows then welcome to my 12 looks of x-mas series! If you hadn't already guessed it, I'm going to be doing 12 festive looks to count you down to Christmas and honestly, this is my FAVOURITE series of them all, even surpassing Disney! I dunno, something about Christmas means you can get away with almost anything when it comes to make up. I've done this series every single year and have honestly been looking forward to it for months... so lets get started!

I recently got the new Urban Decay Vice 2 palette and instantly when I saw it, I knew many a festive look would be created using it! It has these fabulous rich gold and silvers and lots of smokey sultry shades, so expect to see it a fair few times. I knew my first look would contain the startling silver "Shellshock" and I created an easy party look for those of you hopping off to your x-mas parties (mine has already been and gone unfortunately and sadly I couldn't go as I was working it anyways!). Its a really easy look to do and really sparkly and eye catching, so I hope some of you give it a go :)









As you can see the colours used are marked with a cute little gingerbread man. I used a warm toned brown in my crease as a transition colour just to blend out with so the silver and black wasn't so stark. If you ever find a make up look looks not quite done, this is my favourite trick to complete a look, give it a go! I also included a little gem in the corner of my eye. I'm kinda addicted to gems right now and I just thought it added a bit of somethin' somethin' and made the look a bit more festive! Check back Monday for another Hunger Games look, this time I'm doing District 7 - Lumber! Its gonna get green :)

Are you going to a Christmas party anytime soon? Is this something you would wear?

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! :)

    I also bought the Vice2 palette a week ago and I absolutely love it! :D

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    1. Its great isn't it! Can't wait to play with it more :) Thanks Maja :)

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  2. Ahh I've been wondering what to do with these colors...love this look!

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    1. Thank you Christa! I will do more looks with this palette I think, might help some people who have it and are struggling to use it!

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  3. I love your 12 days of X-mas series! Definitely one of my faves :) I love this look, I MIGHT EVEN WEAR IT ONE DAY! (Also, I totally thought you said you were addicted to GERMS, not gems! Lmao!)

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    1. Its my fav too :3 I look forward to doing it all year! *sad*
      Haha I can totally see the germs thing now!!

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  4. Love the crease colour here. Very pretty! M xx

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  5. Ahh this is lovely!!! I didnt go to any parties this year as I'm not really a party person...

    Danniella Josephine xxx

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    1. I went to one! I snubbed my work one though as I don't like anyone (lol) and I was working it anyways! And thank you lovely :)

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  6. Ooh, so so pretty! Loving the mix of silver and brown here. Stunning, as always! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  7. This is gorgeous! Makes me wanna get the Vice 2. I might see if there's anything in my collection that I can replicate this with :)

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    1. Ooo I absolutely love it when people replicate my looks! Be sure to show me! :)

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  8. I love how you mark which shadow's you've used, you always managed to make it relevant to the look. Always makes me smile.

    This looks is so pretty. Makes me want the Vice 2 palette so much more now :D :D :D

    xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you noticed :) haha! The Vice 2 palette is verrrry nice, put it on your xmas list for sure! ;)

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