Jan 2, 2021

Look Book | 2021 New Year's Look

2021 New Year's makeup look

Happy New Year, my dear friends! I wish you a healthy and fulfilling new year. 

It's been a while since the last time I did a Look Book post. I almost always include overall looks in my swatch/review posts but I can't say I have been wearing my makeup in a creative way lately. Hopefully, I will share more of wearable makeup looks in 2021.

This is a simple yet glamorous look that I put together for New Year's Day. During my year-end vacation, I didn't wear makeup so this was the first in a while. I didn't have any particular look in mind and grabbed the items as I went. I ended up with the usual suspect (smokey eyes and red lips) but it was quite fun. There are a few new-to-me items that I used for the main colors and I will show you quick swatches of them at the end of the post.

New Year's glam makeup look

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque 32 Vastness swatch

Chanel Le Rouge Ultra Tenue 180 Passionate Red swatch

Makeup Items used in this look:

Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear in Y001 ($52, Nordstrom)
Guerlain Meteorites Compact in Light ($62, Nordstrom)
Chanel Joues Contraste in Pink Explosion ($45, Chanel)
Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quad in Ritualistic Rose
Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque in Vastness ($36, Chanel)
Chanel Le Volume de Chanel wp mascara ($32, Chanel)
Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliner in Deepest Black ($8.28, Amazon)
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue in Passionate Red ($40, Chanel)

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque and Le Rouge Duo are relatively new items for me. I do like the colors a lot and understand why some rave about them, but I probably won't add more colors to my collection because I am not exactly in love with the formulations although they are great for what they are. 

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque Vastness swatch

32 Vastness is a gorgeous shimmery taupe with a plum undertone. It is a truly beautiful one-and-done shade for me. This liquidy gel formula is cool to touch and sets very quickly. It is quite pigmented so you just need a little dab on each eye. Once set, it is virtually budge-proof and lasts until you remove it. I find it sets almost too fast that I feel I don't have enough time to blend it seamlessly. I use both my fingers and a brush but it is still not so easy. For me, liquid eyeshadow is about simplicity and easiness to use but this isn't exactly the case. 

Chanel Ombre Premiere Laque Vastness swatch

I will continue to use Vastness because I do love the color and like how long-lasting it is on my eyes. Pro tip: Use a small amount and work on one eye at a time!

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Passionate Red swatch

Le Rouge Ultra Tenue is indeed super tenacious! It is designed to be worn in 2 steps - first, apply the main color, let it set for a few seconds and top it with the clear gloss. If you like full-colored lips with a glossy shine that lasts and lasts, you will love this formulation. 

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Passionate Red swatch

This is after I tried to smudge the color. The gloss wears off (and there is a bit of color transfer but it's only because I didn't wait long enough) but the main color is intact. I don't know what kind of magic this is but it is resistant to both water and oil. But, fear not - it can be easily removed without a trace using a bi-phased remover. By nature, you will probably end up using the gloss part faster but from what I have tried so far, Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss and even Smith Rosebud Salve work as a topcoat. While I enjoy wearing this under my mask, the issue for me is once again the formula that sets super fast. It is also because I don't normally like full-defined looks with such saturated colors as Passionate Red. I prefer to wear a thin even coat of color and smudge the harsh edges but Le Rouge Duo doesn't give me enough time to do so. I might try a lighter color in the future, though.

Thanks for being here. I hope you enjoyed this look and my quick review/swatches!

*The makeup items featured in this post were purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.

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  1. That gloss is super pretty the shade of Vastness is amrvelous
    Beautiful makeup Lena
    Happy New Year

    1. Thank you, Raimar! Happy New Year to you as well!!! <3

  2. Yesss I always love a good review and this is no exception - such a gorgeous look! The lip and eye combination is beautiful, I really want to give them a whirl <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

    1. Hi, Georgia! Thanks!! The lip and eye colors are not the easiest to handle to be honest with you, but you're right - the colors are gorgeous and you might like them if you like long lasting makeup! :)


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