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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?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence