Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year Sparkle: Ushering In 2013 With Style

Today's post will be a little unorthodox. It was supposed to be a post featuring the de facto New Year's Eve look (metallic lids and vamp lips) in collaboration with a few of my blogger friends. I did the look, but instead of taking my usual slew of deer in headlights close-ups, I invited my housemate for a fun photo shoot instead. We've been living together for three months and have since became best friends, but we didn't even have a blurry iPhone of each other. It was time.

An embarrassing amount of pictures were just of us howling in laughter, but for the sake of relevance I picked the few that most clearly showed my makeup.



She insisted a family picture includes our large soft toys



And we needed props for uh, festive points

For the look, I used Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense #19 on my eyelid and smoked out the crease with Addiction Midnight Oasis. I tightlined with a black eye pencil and layered on the mascara. Lips are Chanel Rouge Allure Rouge Noir #109 layered with Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Black-Tie Plum #982 (as seen in this post) and Burberry Lip Velvet in No. 310 Military Red layered with Guerlain Rouge G Garconne. There was no particular reason for using two red lipsticks. I just wanted a sheen instead of a matte but didn't want to go through the hassle of removing the Burberry, which I was already wearing.

Do remember to see how my other friends are ushering in the new year:
A Little Bit Of Everything
Beaute Fabuleuse
BellaChique
Bronzer Bunny
ChloeAsh
Eye Heart It
Joey’space
Messy Wands
Mostly Sunny
Musing On Beauty

37 comments:

  1. Great shoot, Xiao! :) And the makeup looks fab!

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  2. It looks like your photoshoot was a lot of fun. Your housemate is gorgeous!

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  3. OMG!!! You: gorgeous. Your housemate: gorgeous. It looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

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    1. There was a lot of snorting involved :P

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  4. Love this look. The red lip color is simply beautiful.

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    1. Garconne is really one of the best red lipsticks ever, imo

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  5. Hahaha props for using props! (Pun slightly intended) Both of you look incredibly gorgeous and very festive- very suitable for the theme indeed :D

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  6. You housemate is pretty Wandz! And I love these shots, especially the last one. Looks like both of you are modelling for winter head gears :-)

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  7. You two should make joint posts in the future! And your housemate has the most beautiful teeth ever since Farrah Fawcett. *is envious*

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    1. I KNOW. HER TEETH!

      Apparently, Crest Whitestrips work.

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  8. Awww you both look like you had so much fun!! Love the look both you and your housemate did too :) xxx

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  9. Awww you both look like you had so much fun!! Love the look both you and your housemate did too :) xxx

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  10. Aw, you two are so adorable - and gorgeous!!! Your eyes are really pretty - lavender-esque?

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  11. Oh my cuteness! I love these photos of you two! Looks like a silly, fun time! :D

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  12. Aaaaw, this looks like such a fun moment that you captured with your roommate! You both look so gorgeous, I also really love the red lipsticks that you guys are rocking! Have a great NYE Xiao :) !

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  13. You guys look like you had a riot! Love the look - you totally rock that vampy lip! Do I spy a Tiffany key pendant? :)

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  14. This is such a bright, happy shoot--I love it! Especially love the sexy, vampy lip in the first 2 shots--gorgeous!!

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  15. very cute photo shoot! love the dark red lippie and giant fluffies!

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  16. Holy man, you two are an attractive pair! ;) So pleased to hear that you get along so well -- there are very, very few things worse than having to share a small space with someone you dislike.

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    1. <3 that is very true. very glad we didn't have to go through that

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  17. Awww, you guys are SO CUTE! You're making me miss my best friend! (We went to NYU together and she still lives in NYC!) Anyway, you look gorgeous, and I love that you did this instead! :)

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    1. Awwww! Yes I'm super glad I did this instead :D

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  18. Gorgeous look and beautiful roommate (as are you, obviously!) :)

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    1. Thanks, Carina! My roommate was very happy when she read the comments :D

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  19. Awww. Love all the pics and how much fun you guys were having. :)

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    1. We must do this someday, Liz! SLEEPOVER AT MY PLACE

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  20. These photos make me smile so big. I'm really glad you took the photos with your plush friends. So cute! So much joy!

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  21. omg you guys are adorable with your giant stuffed animals! And you're both SO PRETTY alkjdsflasdjf. Love both of your dark red lip creations.

    P.S. I want to see those howling with laughter shots.

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    1. serving it up in tomorrow's post :)

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  22. I always pictured you as a magazine model. Edgy, cool and gorgeous. But when you smile, you're like the sweetest person I've seen on the internet. Love this post.

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