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fotd: golden chinese new year makeup

February 8, 2016

Since today marks the official start of the year of the monkey, I thought I’d borrow some makeup inspiration from my favourite species of primates: Golden Lion Tamarins. Even if they weren’t my favourite, you really can’t get more auspicious than that!

Here’s a requisite monkey face before we get down to (monkey) business. Ok ok I’ll stop now.

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That beautiful orange-gold shade is my one true love, Ardency Inn Manuka Pressed Pigment in Copper (shown here in a tulip placement, if you’re looking for different ways to wear it). I know I’ve raved about it before, but it would be a sin to post and not mention how amazing it is. If you’re a fan of warm golden shades like this, it’s an absolute must-own shadow.

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The placement I did with it this time was pretty simple: I patted it all over my lid and blended out the edges with MAC Omega. Everything else came courtesy of my Tartlette palette again. I darkened my outer Vs with Fashionista, and used Dreamer as a transition shade in the crease before blending it all out with Multi-Tasker.

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Confession: because Chinese New Year is the perfect time to err on the side of tacky, I road-tested tried this makeup a couple of days ago and topped it with gold liquid liner to work in more bling. Sadly the cooler true gold against warm copper looked way off, so if you like this look and want to make it even more festive, my advice would be to go with a champagne glitter (like this one) instead.

Face: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, NARS Radiant Creamy ConcealerBecca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Poured Pearl, Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Loose Powder // Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed // Eyes: Ardency Inn MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Copper, MAC Omegaand Wanderer, Dreamer & Fashionista all from Tarte’s Tartelette palette. Lancome Hypnose Mascara // Brows: MAC Mystery // Lips: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Nude

 
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  • Reply
    Minh
    February 10, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I NEED THESE ARDENCY INN PIGMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is all.

    • Reply
      Emily
      February 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      You really do hun. Especially Copper, since you love warm shades so much!

  • Reply
    anusha
    February 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Is Charlotte tilbury amber haze eyeshadow pencil similar to this ardency inn eyeshadow shade? ?

    • Reply
      Emily
      February 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Sorry Anusha, but I don’t own the CT pencil so I wouldn’t know!

  • Reply
    anusha
    February 8, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Love this eye makeup..video tutorials please!!

    • Reply
      Emily
      February 10, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks! I’m working my way up to tutorials 😉

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