PRIMPED Poll: What’s your party-season makeup code?

Mon, 17 December 2012 12:40PM

A couple of weeks ago, we polled you about what your ultimate lip and eye colour combination is for the festive season. (We may not ask the big questions here at PRIMPED, but we sure do ask the pretty ones).

Being a tad curious (I am that person who eats the icing first, and has trouble not flipping to the last page when I’ve just become engrossed in a book), a few days in I had a sneak peek at how the results were tracking, and was more than a little astonished to see ‘Liquid Lined Eyes & Orange Lips’ had bolted right out of the gate and was by far leading the pack.

Who’d have thunk it?

Of course, liquid liner is a luscious, elegant look for a soirée (little makes you feel so Sophia Loren). And orange lips are always fun for hot summer nights (M.A.C’s Morange is my pick of the fruity-hued bunch), infusing glam and glow into a tired, partied-a-little-too-much face. But the two together?

Put it this way: when we ran a photo of model Coco Rocha, in such a makeup get-up, most of you were less than impressed.

And so, in the end, our orange-lipped, graphic-eyed friends lost their puff a little, and came in last, counting for only 15% of party-goers.

So what was the winning makeup look? I hear you ask with bated breath.

Take a bow, ‘Smoky Brown Eyes & Nude Lips,’ which came in tops with 41% of the vote.

Thanks, K.Stew, for demonstrating the look for us so alluringly.

There’s little surprise with this one, really. You might remember we blogged about this brown-toned combo being a perfect look for party season, because it can go from day-to-night with such ease.

And with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry and Nicole Trunfio all giving the makeup style their ultra-chic stamp of approval in recent times, brown makeup is not just a practical option, it’s become quite the pretty one, too.

So, what about those of you who might feel orange-and-black to be a little too out-there, or all-over-brown perhaps a tad too blah … Well, 24% of you are – just like our friend Kate Mara, here – rocking out ‘Smoky Black Eyes & Pink Lips’.

Clever things, you: matching the sexiness of dark smudgy eyes with the prettiness of girlie-pink lips. It’s a perfect balance: not too sickly-sweet, nor too in-your-face sultry. Nice one, Goldilocks.

As for me? I’m with the 20% who reach for the ‘Shimmery Eyes & Red Lips’ when primping for a party. Just like one of my beauty crushes, Cat Deeley:

It just screams festive, you surely have to admit. You’ve got the touch of tinselly gold, and that splash of Santa’s favourite shade.

And there’s nothing like a glimmery eye shadow and a scarlet lipstick to instantly wake up that aforementioned partied-out complexion. But the two together: a double-whammy of wow. For the record, I’ve been pairing my trusty Stila Kitten Eye Shadow with a few layers of my go-to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantique, $17.95, from pharmacies.

Tell me, party-going Primper friends – which look is your favourite?

Or are you rocking another one altogether?

And are you an icing-first kinda girl, too?

Kat x

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  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Mon, 17 December 2012 12:47pm

    I must say K. Stew does look really lovely and out of all the above ladies, her look would be the one i would copy. It is really hard to resist adding some sort of pink lippy though. :)

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Mon, 17 December 2012 01:19pm

    I bought Kitten after reading about it here, now I’ll just have to add the red lips (and yes, I’ve got Romantic already to go!).

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Mon, 17 December 2012 01:28pm

    I love both Kirstens and Kates looks here, very pretty

  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Mon, 17 December 2012 01:36pm

    I loe Cat’s look the most…just can’t go past a bold lip in Summer!

  • Posted by: Katrina Lawrence Devotee // Mon, 17 December 2012 01:57pm

    Hi anitas.artistry. Welcome to the Kitten Club! Are you as obsessed as I am? K x

  • Posted by: Rebecca-1314689428 Enthusiast // Mon, 17 December 2012 03:35pm

    I usually go for brown eyes and pink lips, or shimmery eyes and red lips. I surprised myself last week when it came time for a Christmas party – I tried bronzey-brown eyes and plum-red lips with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balms Stain in Adore. Dang, it was good! I might even repeat it for NYE!

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Tue, 18 December 2012 10:49am

    Cat Deely is my favourite. I just cant grasp the nude lip look.

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Tue, 18 December 2012 10:56am

    yep, im definately an icing first girl, actually i usually eat the icing and leave the cake lol and i always read the last page of a new book to see how it ends before i start reading it.i love k stew here, definately a beauty inspiration of mine :)

  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Tue, 18 December 2012 11:03am

    I love K. Stew! I am doing this look almost everyday & night haha.. But I must admit I also reach for the pink lippie with brown smokey eyes. As I am fair with blonde hair its hard for me to do the black smokey eye.

  • Posted by: nita01 Master Fan // Wed, 19 December 2012 12:55pm

    I love Kristen’s look….she’s so stunning.

  • Posted by: isabella21 Enthusiast // Sun, 30 December 2012 04:07pm

    Love the smokey eyes and nude lips. Great shot.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Wed, 2 January 2013 12:51pm

    Yes Kat, I am now totally obsessed!
    There hasn’t been a time when I’ve worn makeup and haven’t put this on!
    I’ve got the smudge pot though, and I find it so easy to use my finger and put a quick creamy swipe my eyes.
    And it gives such a great pop!

  • Posted by: Praf // Mon, 7 January 2013 12:25pm

    Those lips of Cats are divine – Revlons lip stain is my summer must, I don’t quite make Cats grade, but Just Bitten is my summer go to, just love it

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 13 January 2013 05:26pm

    K. Stew looks gorgeous as always

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Fri, 18 January 2013 03:57pm

    I try to stay as far away from Cats look as possible- I’m very much a KStew-makeup kinda girl.

  • Posted by: aeko91 Master Fan // Thu, 31 January 2013 02:59pm

    Kristen kills it everytime! I don’t know who her make up artist is but WOW! I do love brown smokey eye looks.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sat, 23 February 2013 12:02pm

    i love kirsten’s smokey brown eyes

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Thu, 13 June 2013 02:06pm

    Kate has a style I like to wear, it is not over the top, but she looks perfectly groomed.

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