Thursday, 29 December 2011

FOTD: Christmas Make-Up: Leopard Print Eyes and Russian Red Lips

Hello Lovelies!
Long time no speak, sorry for my lack of posting lately, I've been snowed under (couldn't resist a winter pun) with work lately and finding the time, and the energy to post has been a bit of a mission.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, got all you wanted, and most importantly had wee break with your nearest and dearest.

For Christmas this year, I received, among other things, a gorgeous leopard print skater style dress.
 You know I love a little bit of leopard, so I thought, 
what better make-up to team it with than even more leopard!

Also, when I attended the Scottish Blogger's Meet last week, and had an extremely drunken yet hilarious timeI decided to treat myself to an item that had been on my Lust List for an age, MAC Lipstick in Russian Red. 
Everyone who has ever raved about this lipstick has been right, it really is the perfect red: blue-toned, matte and packing a hell of a punch in the colour department, 
if you only ever buy one red lipstick, get Russian Red!

It really isn't Crimbo without a dodgy Christmas Cracker Hat.

My hair is straight in this photo! 
Which is becoming something of a novelty for me, not only unusual as keeping my naturally curly hair straight in the damp is near impossible, but I'm always swayed to curly/wavy styles, GHD you styling temptress!
Desperately need my hair dyed. 
I say need, but really, only I notice it, it's just been looking a bit faded and wishy washy,
plus you can't beat new hair to feel fab about yourself.

Onto the look, after a recent make-up splurge in good ole' Superdrug, I have added to my already over-flowing make-up box/carrier bag as I'm currently visiting family, so I have quite a few new additions! 
Expect a few Reviews and Haul posts to be creeping onto your radar soon.

Products Used:
- 17 Photo Flawless Primer

- Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Shade 52

- Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder in 021, Transparent

- MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 4
- Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 02 Peach
- L'Oreal Paris True Match Blush in Innocent Flush
- MeMeMe Blush in Coral
- Benefit Highbeam

Leopard Print + Eyes:
- HD Brows Kit in Vamp
- MUA Clear Mascara Shade 01 (Used as Brow Gel)
- No7 Lash Adapt Mascara
- Black Liquid Eyeliner
- Urban Decay Naked Palette, Various Browns and Golds
- Collection 2000 Luscious Lashes Glam Volume

- Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 024, Red Diva
- MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

The method for the leopard print eyes is exactly the same as my leopard print masquerade mask tutorial
only on a smaller, more detailed scale, and only letting the eyeshadow reach the brows.

I know this look is very wild, though it was Crimbo! 
And if you can't go all out for Christmas then when can you?
I love Russian Red, the colour lasted all throughout my Christmas Meal, 
without so much as even leaving an imprint on my glass!

Was Santa good to you all?
And are you brave enough to sport leopard print and red lipstick?

I think there can be a very fine line between out-there and tacky, especially when you have red lipstick, false eyelashes and leopard print a la Bet Lynch, but doesn't everyone love a bit of tarty tack?
Now, my obsession with all things leopard print may be clouding my beauty blogger vision, but I think this look is kinda classy, with a wild edge, of course.
What do you think?
M x


  1. Loving the Mac lipstick! I splurged on a load of Mac makeup for my wedding couple of years ago (figured it was money better spent than a makeup artist as I got to keep it all! Hurrah!) but have not stocked up since... Time to get my hands on the Russian red I think (and attempt to keep it out of the hands of my 15 month old daughter who is fascinated with my make up bag already!)
    P.s fab blog, will be bookmarking :)

  2. Love your make-up here! I don't think I have the patience to do that leopard pattern but it looks awesome. You can't beat MAC lipstick! My fave is the Viva Glam VI :)

  3. You rock Russian Red beautifully girl! You know you're a winner when you take all things "tacky" and make them look classy and stunning. Love it xx

  4. I love Russian Red so much, I bought it a couple of months ago and have worn it pretty much non-stop since! Your makeup looks lovely, you can never have too much leopard print in my opinion!
    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year :)

    Gillian x

  5. @MummyQ, thank you, I love the lipstick too :)
    What a great idea, much better than saving up and splurging on a make-up up artist, and you had fab new make-up to play around with!
    Aww, thanks hun, look forward to seeing more of your comments :)

    @Victoria, cheers hun, believe it or not, this is the first MAC lipstick I've ever bought for myself, all the others have been gifts or swaps!
    Give the leopard a go, it's easier than you think ;)

    @Kayliegh, thanks hun, it was thanks to your brilliant review and comparison that I bought it :)

    @Gillian, I know right! The perfect red. Never have too much leopard? A girl after my own heart :P
    Hope you had a fab Crimbo too, and lovely to meet you :D


  6. Gorgeous! I've had Russian Red years, and I adore it as much now as the first time I wore it!


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