Last night, I went out for dinner with Alex, the in-laws and some of their friends. Needless to say, plenty of wine and food were what I was looking forward to the most, but, I took some real effort and time in my make up. After a hard week at work, taking an hour or so to really enjoy doing your makeup is sometimes the most relaxing thing (well, it is for me anyway!).
I wanted to create quite a flawless base, so I thoroughly moisturised, and then primed my face with my new SmashBox Pore Minimiziner Primer then worked in my Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick all over my face, buffing it into the skin with myExpert Face Brush from Real Techniques and adding a little more coverage on my cheeks to mask a bit of redness. I quickly brushed through my brows, and gently filled in any gaps with my Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Concrete and my MAC 266. I went for (what for me) is a subtle eye makeup, as I was going for a bold lip. I simply worked MAC’s ‘Wedge’ into my socket, and a small amount of ‘Sketch’ on the outer corner, I used a pencil brush to smudge a mix of both on my lower lash line for a little more definition. Using my Sephora Eyeliner pencil in Marron Brown I smudged it into the outer lash line on both top and bottom. Curled eyelashes and really worked mascara into the roots to get some good volume.
Using MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15, I concealed under my eyes, around my nose and covered any small blemishes. I patted this in with my ring finger then buffed the edges with my Beauty Blender. Next I lightly powered my skin, before working in MAC’s lipstick in ‘Diva’ onto my lips with a lip brush. Once I had the lipstick on, I could judge how much blusher and bronzer I needed to warm my face.
And that was it! I loved this look, and I think it might make a more dramatic appearance in Christmas Party season!