Monday 28 December 2015

New Years Eve Drugstore Makeup Picks - #BootsBeautyBox

Any excuse I can find, I'll get all dolled up. I love getting ready before date night or a night out. There is something so satisfying about applying make-up and looking your best. With New Year's Eve just around the corner, I thought I'd show you some new products from Boots, which will help you to get glammed up.

I was kindly sent their #BootsBeautyBox, sadly this isn't available to buy or subscribe too, but wouldn't that be great if they did release them?! Boots have picked out some of their favourite products, so these items are really affordable and easy to get your hands on.

Starting with eyes, I've fallen in love with this Collection #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette, it has a lovely selection of nude shimmers and smokey taupes. You could use any combination of shadows from this palette and always have a great result, they are very wearable and pretty shades. For New Years Eve, I would go for the shimmery deep gold shade all over the lid and blend some of the dark purple shade in the crease to smoke out the eye make-up look.
Collection #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette
Next up is liner and lashes, both products I'm already a fan of. I've been using Eylure lashes for years, they are the easiest to apply and have a strong glue included, so you don't have to worry about the corners of the lashes pinging off. These Eylure Party Frozen Beauty Lashes have reflective silver ribbons embellished throughout the lashes, perfect for a glitz NYE look.
Eylure Party Frozen Beauty Lashes
A little tip when applying lashes is to use a liquid liner to line the lashes before you apply them, this way you can't see the lash band and they look more polished and finished. I've tried this L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim before, it has a very thin brush, almost like a felt tip, which makes eye liner flicks effortless.

I couldn't do my makeup for a night out without a touch of contour and highlight. I've been dying to try the Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit, as it's been mentioned a few times by Gemma (omggemma/hellogemma). As I have such a fair skin tone, I would avoid the darkest colour but the highlight shade and the medium brown have helped me chisel out some cheekbones with ease.
New Years Eve Eye and Face Makeup Picks #BootsBeautyBox
If cream highlighers are more your thing, take a look at this Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette. The creams remind me of the Illasmasqua Precious Metals, so if you need a more budget option, take a look in Boots for the Sleek version.

Finally, the finishing touches like nails and hair can bring your look together. I have so many nail polishes which don't have great longevity but are such stunning colours. I'm glad to get my hands on this Nail Apothecary's Gel Effect Top Coat, I actually had one in my Just My Look Secret Santa too. I've hoping this top coat means I can skip nail appointments at the salon.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of the products included in the box. I would say the Barry M Contour Palette and the Collection Eyeshadow Palettes are my top pick from the PR sample box.

To finish the look off (and what the box was missing) you need a matte lipstick, as it will last longer than a gloss when drinking. I would recommend MAC's Russian Red, which was mentioned in my Top Beauty Products of 2015.

What makeup look will you be creating for New Year's Eve? Have you tried any of these products?

*This post contains PR samples from Boots


  1. Some lovely picks! High street stores and drugstores are definitely home to some of the best finds! xx

    Ciara Rose |

  2. I love Eylure lashes :) the Barry M contour kit is a great budget option too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  3. I love the eyeshadow palette X


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