For date night make up i choose one feature i want to be the main feature and focus solely on that. For example i will do an intense pink or glittery eye and nude lip, Or red lip and natural shadows with a little shimmer.
My face base i tend to go for a full coverage, and deep contoured and highlighted look with sculpted out brows.
Heres a selection of my recent date night looks;
The base is the same on all of the looks its my go to glam/date night base;
I start by priming the skin with Mac Strobe Cream and Laura Mercer Foundation Primer
Onto my brows, so i draw them on using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
To sculpt my brows i use Mac Concealer In nw20 and go around my brows and with the excess i use to prime my lids. Then i go over and Colour Correct or Conceal.
Once thats all blending i go for the Seventeen Cream Bronzer and put in all the places where i want to bronze and contour, Then i apply my under eye highlight using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.
Finally to blend the whole look together and to get the flawless look, i use Kiko Universal Foundation and using a beauty blender i blend over the highlight first then the dark shade. I blend until flawless. Looking back at my face i see if anything else needs to be added in if not i then set with some setting spray.
I set any problem areas and my under eye with Peaches & Cream Translucent powder as well as putting a wash of powder over my lids.
If I’m particular oily i will set my whole face with the Mac Mineralise Skin Finish first but i dont always do this step.
Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit I then make my contour more intense until I’m happy with it and add some blusher usually The Body Shop 01 Blush. Then its time to make my face pop with some highlight, my go to is The Balm MarryLoumaniser Or The Carli Bybel Pallete.
Finally I spritz my face with a Setting Spray and its onto the eyes.
Depending on the look i will normally use the Carli Bybel Pallete, Or Morphe 350M to create a look then use a pigment to highlight my lid.
For lashes i always always always use the Primark Sultry these are my favourite lashes.
Then to line my lid i use the Seventeen Wet Look Eyeliner and i must say this is the best for doing liner the brush is so delicate and the formula stays bright once applied.
Then its onto the lips..
For Red lips my go to is the No.7 900 Or Mac Ruby Woo.
Nudes its the Primark Lifes A Beach Or Kiko 902 Lipstick.
Then I’m ready! I hope you enjoyed!
During valentines season it’s all about lustrous red lips. On date nights your going to want to wear a red lip to finish off any look.
Choose Your Red;
Glossy, Matte, Tinted.. Theres lots of different finishes available.
Bright Red, Orange Red, Deep Red, Burgundy Red. The list goes on..
Wear a subtle eye make up to make the red lips the feature focus on your face.
Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips.
To prevent bleeding sculpt around your lips.
Powder your lipstick to give it a matte finish.
Outline your lips then fill them in with a colour close to the lipstick shade.
After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.
If using a drying lipstick be sure to apply a balm before.
My Favourite Red Lipsticks;
Gwen Stefani – Rocksteady.
(Far right swatch)
The Perfect deep warm red shade with a glossy finish
No 7 – 900
Moisture drench lipstick is a lovely bright red shade filled with moisture.
Mac – Ruby Woo
(End left Swatch)
A retro matte red lip. I find this can be rather drying so i tend to pair it with lip balm.
Whats your favourite red lipstick?
I thought i would show how i conceal and highlight my under eye.
Using the seventeen WOW Concealer in Fair
For those who haven’t heard about SEVENTEEN, there a brand offering quality products at affordable prices, you can find there products in most boots stores. I absolutely love Seventeen and there products!
After priming and applying foundation;
I use the concealer under my eyes, i love the soft brush thats on the end it allows the concealer to be applied thinly.
Going from the inner of my eye to the outer of my eye then down to the end of my nose, i then swipe two stokes on my chin and a create a tree like shape at the top of my nose onto my forehead.
Until it looks like this!
Then taking my beauty blender i gently blend
blend and blend,
Then its done!
I am completely in love with this concealer its my favourite drugstore concealer, i find it covers all my dark circles and imperfections while adding a slight highlight, the texture is so light but provides such a beautiful coverage. I think it looks so natural to and can be used it both glam and natural make up.
For just £4.99 i think this is such a bargain, and should be in any make up lovers kit!
I find the actual formula similar to the urban decay naked which rrp for £17, in fact i have picked the wow skin over ud naked!
have you tried this? whats your favourite drug store concealer?