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?
This is a follow me around sort of post and this one features a trip to the theatre.
Thursday 24th November;
We booked tickets to go see The Wizard Of Oz back at the beginning of the year, and it feels like it has taken forever for the day to finally come around. I love going to the theatre, we go every christmas to the christmas show, and normally to at least one other throughout the year.
Outfit Of The Night;
I really fancied dressing up and doing a full glam look, and as we we were going to the theatre and it was a date night i thought why not. I love this outfit as a whole.
The Top – Simply Be. I Got this last year in there sale and they no longer sell it, its just a strapless t-shirt.
Leggings – Just standard black leggings, i love wearing this as a combo as it gives the illusion of a jumpsuit.
I felt nun of my kimonos looked right so as a cover up i used my blanket scarf as a wrap around it it added a pop of colour.
Primark Dolly Shoes
For makeup i went with my Autumn Make Up Routine as this has been my go to makeup the last month.
Then using straighteners i done some loose curls/waves throughout my hair to make it look more done as i didn’t fancy it just straightened.
For the performance we were only about four rows from the front so our seats were really close but they were really good seats. I obviously couldn’t take any pictures during the performance, but it was amazing. There were so many talented performers from ages the age of 6+, and they used a real dog which was super cute he was so good and so well trained i couldn’t help but just watch him the whole time.
How cute it he!?
Theres no way to describe a theatre experience to anyone that hasn’t been but i highly recommend anyone going to at least one performance they’re out of this world. Its my dream to go to the west end.
Today I’m back with another make up and outfit of the day post, you seem to be loving these at the moment and i like to use them to look back on as outfit inspiration on days when I’m stuck for outfit ideas, i hope you can take some inspiration from these to..
So as you know by now its always cosy wear with me that is just me, the day looked a chily one now were into the beautiful autumn so i went with a jumper. Then Finished up with some lovely autumnal pinks, oranges and red tones on my eyes. Im so loving these colour combinations currently.
This jumper was actually bought for me so i dont know where its from, but i love it its just a natural pink with ’84’ on it, i find it so cosy..
Under for warmth and layers i have a basic black cami.
Simply Be Snood; – I love this, i always wear it (if you hadn’t worked that one out!)
Black Dolly Shoes Primark
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
L’oreal Infallible Foundation
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish
Hola Benefit Bronzer
Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
Natural Collection Brow Gel
MakeUp Geek; Mai Tai & Bitten
Kiko Infinity Shadows; Orange & Brown
MAC Whirl With Sleek Gloss Over
My hair was just straightened, it was day two so desperate for a wash, my hair gets so greasy so quick its gross.
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Outfit & MakeUp Of The Day
Kiko Infinity Shadow Collection
MakeUp Of The Day
A Day In The Life
Day #10 of the October blogging challenge
Makeup Of The Day;
Todays October blogging challenge is make up of the day; today i went for a real quite basic natural day to day look..
The base is my regular everyday base;
Niva Mens Shaving Balm
Becca Aqua Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
Seventeen Contour Kit
Mac Mineralised Skin Finish
The Balm Mary Lou maniser For highlight.
Using one of my favourite makeup palettes ;- Carli Bybel X BH Cosmetics
Using the two darkest shades in my crease and on the outer V, Then the lightest golden shade all over the lid. So basic but so effective.
Followed by my seventeen & Sleek Mascara.
Seventeen Make Your Mark Eyeliner.
Then i finish it off with a nude lip; my go to nude lip is TWIG from MAC.
This is my complete go to make up i use this most days, its a quick simple routine that i can do within moments.