Although I like to try out new products and formulas, day to day my makeup remains very much safe and neutral. So when No 7 got in touch and asked if I'd like to experiment with some new colours I thought it would be a good chance to step out of my comfort zone, especially with Christmas and the party season coming up:
No 7 colour your way - my look
I'll never be one to embrace crazy blues and oranges but I thought purples, reds and golds would work well with my skintone. To start with I applied my usual base and brows, then got to work with Tea party trio eyeshadow palette and Deep purple stay perfect amazing eye pencil. Both were quite close to my usual make up shades and therefore gave a nice smokey eye with just a hint of colour. I thought I'd gone for quite a dramatic look but actually looking at the photos I could probably amp it up even more for the party season
Another product I liked was the Shimmering glow palette highlighter as the gold works really well with this particular look. For lips I switched between Moisture drench lipstick in Berry shine (a gorgeous daytime pink) and Pillarbox (an orange red). I've always been a little scared of red lipstick but I actually really liked the colour and having been pushed out of my comfort zone I'll definitely be reaching for it a lot more this Christmas. Only downside is that it's a lot more high maintenance than my usual lipstick so I need to find a matching lip liner asap!
To complete the look I went for another 2 products from the limited edition Christmas collection - No 7 gel look shine in Red velvet and Treasure. Gold and red is such a classic combination this time of year and I loved the glossy shine and gel like finish.
Overall it was surprisingly fun playing around with some new colours and although I still love my neutrals and taupes it's good to switch it up every so often. If anything it's made me want to experiment more with colour and I've already got my eyes on a gorgeous turquoise nail polish and smokey green eyeshadow.
Do you like to experiment or do you prefer to play it safe with colour? What will you be wearing this Christmas?