Monday, 11 June 2018

My Go-To Make-Up Look for Events

When it comes to getting ready for an ocassion, I am definitely a planner. I plan my outfit right down to my selection of rings, and I choose what beauty products to utilise right down to the pair of fake nails and what colour to paint my toes. I love the routine of getting ready, spending loads of time perfecting my foundation and blending out my contour. I honestly find it so therapeutic, except, you know, for the days I don't. And you know what kind of days I'm talking about. The day you're feeling greasy and spotty cos you're on your period, or the day you're feeling lacklustre cos you didn't get enough sleep, or even if it's just one of those days where you feel ugly and nothing's looking right. Those days are the worst for me, especially when it comes to my outfit. I often change about twelve times and end up wearing just jeans and a t-shirt because nothing else looks right.

However, on those occassions when it comes to make-up? It's a whole other story. I know what make-up will make me feel good and look good, and in today's post I wanted to share with you the products I use and the look that I go for. I recently wore this to a meal with my mum for her birthday, and I pretty much solely did it so I could get photos for the blog, lmao, I actually felt pretty good that night all across the board.

I won't be going into detail on my basic face routine, as you can read all about my perfect skin products right here in this post!

When it comes to eyeshadow, I'm spoilt for choice, and I know that most people's go-to eye look would probably involve tans and coppers, or maybe something warm with reddish tones. Me, I prefer a good purple eye. If - God forbid - I could only wear one colour of eye and lip make-up for the rest of my life, I'd probably go with purple. It's such a failsafe for me and it looks incredible. The Coastal Scents Winterberry Palette is my weapon of choice for this look - it contains beautiful orchids, pinks, purples and reds, with a dash of white highlight and smoky steel-grey so you can create an endless amount of looks with a single palette, plus, the pans pop out so you can interchange them with your other Coastal Scents palettes. It's a really clever feature I think.

Returning back to the eye look, I always use Lavender all over the lid as it's by far my favourite purple shade in the palette. It's really beautiful and unique, and packs such a punch. I tend to smoke it out a bit with Regalia Purple and add both shades to the lower lashline too. For this look, I pulled out the wing of my eyeshadow, but this is optional and in most cases I usually don't - I just felt like it on this specific day. The white shade in the palette makes a stunning highlight, but on this ocassion I used Jeffree Star's Skin Frost in Lavender Snow, to add a real frosty glimmer.

Side note: for this look I added a smudge of the lilac and purple shades from Primark's Glitter Junkie palette that I just bought, but I often don't add any transitional shades, using my lid shade then the darker purple in the crease and that's it.

No bright or smoky eye look is complete without some kind of eyeliner, so I popped a black pencil along my waterline and tightline, and then added a couple of coats of my usual mascara.

On my skin I used nothing particularly new, sticking with my trusty Topshop Bronzer in Mohawk to add some warmth to my face, and chiselled out my cheekbones (although it certainly hasn't shown up very well in the photos) with the Nip + Fab Travel Palette, a recent purchase of mine but one I've been loving. I also highlighted my t-zone with the highlighter in this palette, lightly dusting on some of its glimmery goodness onto the centre of my forehead, down my nose, on the edge of my nose, cupid's bow, and a tad on my chin too. I don't tend to highlight my t-zone everyday as I can get oily throughout, but on special occasions and for photographs, I like to do this.

My cheekbone highlight often changes depending on my mood or what I think works best with the look, but on this ocassion I'd recently bought the Primark Highlighter in Brunch Club, a stunning, sheeny highlighter, a bit like my favourite Topshop Crescent Moon, but turned up a good few notches. This isn't a highlight for a subtle-glow, but it's a show-stopper for fancy events for sure.

For my lips, I usually pair this eye look with one of a couple of options - a staple nude like Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin or Mannequin, or I go glam with his Pussy Whipped Velour Liquid Lipstick. On this particular day though I went with Self-Control from his Valentine's collection earlier this year, and I did so because I'm a little bit obsessed with the colour! I tend to prefer a long-lasting lip product, so obviously Sugarpill and Jeffree Star are my go-to.

What's your fallback look for a night out?

Soap & Glory The Fab Pore 3-in-1 Serum • Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer • 17 Stay Time Foundation • MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Correcting Cream 'Peach' • Freedom Pro Brow Pomade 'Soft Brown' • Natural Collection Tinted Brow Gel 'Medium Brown' • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion • Obsession Make-Up Correct Concealer 'White' • Primark Glitter Junkie Palette (lilac and purple shade in crease) • Coastal Scents Winterberry Palette 'Lavender' & 'Regalia Purple' • Topshop Kohl Pencil • Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara • Jeffree Star Skin Frost 'Lavender Snow' (inner corner & brow bone highlight) • Essence Camouflage Concealer • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer • Essence All About Matt! Pressed Powder • Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Illuminator • Essence Glow to Go Illuminating Setting Spray • Topshop Bronzer 'Mohawk' • Nip + Fab Travel Palette (contour) • Primark PS 'Brunch Club' Highlighter • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick 'Self Control'

Earrings: Lovisa


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