Makeup Monday: all about my New Year’s Eve makeup!

05 Jan 2015

I’m starting a new series! Every Monday will be Makeup Monday! I know, it’s not that original, but I was going through my blog posts of 2014 and I realized I didn’t show you a lot of my own makeup looks last year. So by calling every Monday Makeup Monday, I’m forcing myself to show my face some more! This way you’ll see the products I review more ‘in action’.

Monday Monday FOTD

Today’s post will be a little different though. My plans were to recreate my New Year’s Eve look today, because I had forgotten to take close-up pictures that day. However, I’ve been down with the flu for the last few days, so putting on makeup is the last thing on my mind. However, I do want to start the series today, as it’s the first Monday of the year, so below are a few pictures of me taken on New Year’s Eve and the makeup I used. My husband and I went to the Stratosphere hotel and casino here in Vegas with friends, which was awesome! The best view of the city!

Below is what I used for this makeup look.

-Essence All About Matt Oil Control Make-Up Base
-black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation in ‘NFL04’
-Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in 214 Dark Beige
-NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

-Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in ‘Tipsy’

-Kat Von D Foiled Love Liquid Lipstick in ‘Adora’
-Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
-Kat Von D Mini True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Little Saint’
-L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil
-Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara

Makeup Monday FOTD

I kept it fairly simple: no highlight, no contouring, no lashes…none of that. I wasn’t really in the mood. I just wanted my makeup to be long-lasting, as I knew it was going to be a long night.

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times on my blog, but I’m going to do it again: I LOVE my black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation! It’s seriously the best foundation I’ve used so far. I’ve been using it for almost a year. Perfect color shade, it blends well, covers well, gives a natural look and is long-lasting. It’s a mattifying foundation, but because I have extremely oily skin it doesn’t keep me matte for long. However, the shine it gives isn’t bad looking at all. I like it!

Makeup Monday FOTD

I used a bunch of Kat Von D products as you can see. I found them at my local TJ Maxx. For my lips I used Kat Von D Foiled Love Liquid Lipstick in ‘Adora’, a candy apple metallic red. Such a pretty and vibrant color! It stains my lips and lasts for a while, but it’s very drying in my opinion. Sometime after dinner I ended up putting a lip balm on top, because my lips were feeling very dry and uncomfortable. However, I heard Kat Von D has since then improved the formula of these liquid liquids, so I can’t wait to try one of the new shades. 🙂

The eye shadow palette in ‘Little Saint’ I do love! Nice, soft shadows that were easy to blend. The colors are beautiful! Sorry, I didn’t take any close-ups, I definitely will next week. I’m also planning on doing a separate review on this palette, so you can see the shades better.


​​What do you think about these new Makeup Monday series on my blog? I’m excited do show you more of my makeup looks, hope you are too! 🙂



Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.

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