Monday, 3 October 2011

Make-Up: Night Out!

I always enjoy looking at other people's blogs and I always find posts about their make-up and what they've warn that day interesting - so I thought I'd give it a go!

Last Friday (30th September), I went on my workmates' joint hen and stag do! As I mentioned in my 'What to Wear...' post, they met at work five years ago and now they are getting married, so of course we had to celebrate in style! Firstly we went for a meal at Caspers, a local 'pizza ristorante'/takeaway - I am a big fan of their pizza platters - and then we moved on to drinks at the 'local' followed by the Riverhead (the area in town were the pubs are - well, the one that is still open at least!) It was a fantastic night and it is safe to say that my head hurt the following morning...

Anyway, if you read 'The Body Shop: New Products!', you may remember I mentioned their new smoky eye palette - well, now I've had the chance to try it out, in public! But of course, before I could beautify my eyes, I had to apply the basics to my skin, so for my night out look, this includes:
 
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
  • Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer
  • Collection 2000 Loose Powder
  • Bourjois Sunshine to go! Bronzing Powder
  • Benefit Coralista Blusher
  • Benefit Realness of Concealness Kit
  • The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Kit
  • Collection 2000 Eye Liner
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
  • Loreal Glam Shine Lipgloss

 And within Benefit's Realness of Concealness kit is...
  •  Lemon Aid - for the eyelids to reduce darkness
  • Boi-ing - although the shade is too dark for my complexion so I don't use this one (unless I have a spot emergency!)
  • Ooh La Lift - for below the eye to reduce darkness and the appearance of bags
  • Lip Plump - which I don't use, my lips are plump enough, thank you!
  • High Beam - a highlighter for the cheeks
All in all... this is a very handy kit!


Now, I won't bore you with all the details of how it is applied (obviously foundation, followed by concealer, powder, bronzer, blusher, eyes, lips, etc, etc...) but this is the finished result.

Before styling the hair.

I am a big fan of smoky eyes and I have always been a believer of heavy eyes, minimal lips, which is why I opted for a nude shade in lipgloss. Below is the result of The Body Shop's 4-Step Smoky Eyes kit (although, for some reason, the shadow looks really light in the pic?)


Make-Up: The Body Shop's 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette

Despite the not-very-good image above (I must work on that!), I was very pleased with the result of the palette. I never really used to use brown shadows but because it has an easy guide to applying the shadows on the back of the case, and teamed with my favourite mascara and cheap yet brilliant eye liner, I think it looks fab!

As I mentioned, this is the first time I have attempted a post like this so I would really appreciate any feedback or comments you have - or if you have any make-up tips or suggestions then feel free to leave those too! To end this post, I have included two final images of the look for the night - I hope you like them!

Hair complete - soft waves and volume!
Myself and @ultimatecoddy
ready for the night!


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