There are two things I haven’t done in a very long time: 1) a “what’s on my face” style post and 2) Go out for more than a cinema/casual pizza/unbutton your jeans evening. Somehow January always seems to be my busiest night out month (too many birthdays people!) and after the post Christmas slob I start to enjoy making the extra effort again.
When Estee Lauder invited me to dinner and a night at The Beaumont (more on the hotel later this week) I knew extra effort was required. This was not going to be a converse and striped t-shirt kind of affair and both my wardrobe and makeup needed to reflect that.
My going out makeup look is pretty solid, and I’m finding it hard to break away from the Charlotte Tilbery Dolce Vita Palette, so the application of eyeshadow/liner is pretty much what you see in this video here. However there are a few new things that I threw in to the mix that I feel made all the difference:
BOLDER BROWS: I’m back on the big brow loving band wagon (but when was I ever really off?), I reigned it in for a bit and had them looking slightly more “natural” but I just can’t break away from my love of a bold brow, especially when I’m really playing up my eyes – it helps balance my face – y’know?
LESS IS MORE: …When it comes to base, I mean. I’ve been using the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (no one uses flash anymore really so no panic there) as I find that light layers give a far more flawless and illuminating finish than any medium – full coverage foundation I own. Mixed with a little Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes, with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush on Glow BB Highlighter (been a fan for so long I know the full name off by heart) in a “V” shape under my eyes to brighten and perfect. I’ve also been applying the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balms over my lip liner as it gives a seriously plump look to my lips but in a way that looks so effortless and not too “done”.
The HEAVENLY HIGHLIGHTER/CONTOUR COMBO: Two newbies from Clinique dropped on my desk this week and they are my new favourites for sculpting and highlighting my face in an almost Kim K way. I feel like that level of contour is a bit over the top for daily wear, so every chance I get at the moment I’m going to town with it. There will be more on this magical duo this week, but until then – they’re GOOD.
AN OLD FAVOURITE: Nars Gina Blush is back in my life ladies! My first Nars purchase back at the age of 20 after a bad day in the office (little did I know that that would forever be seen as a very forgettable day in terms of bad work days). It gives a peachy/orange warmth to the cheeks which compliments bronzed and contoured cheek bones perfectly. It also works beautifully with the more orangey toned Clarins Balm. I’m hooked.
FALSE FLUTTER: I caved and bought a fair few packs of the Everyday Flutter lashes by Tanya Burr whilst in Superdrug last week. No regrets. Ever.
THE MAKEUP LIST:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fundation (shade 10)
Estee Lauder Brush On Glow BB Highlighter*
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla)
Charlotte Tilbery Dulce Vita Palette
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner
L’Oreal Gelmatic Liner
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara*
Maxfactor Clump Defy False Lash Effect*
Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter Lashes
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour
Charlotte Tilbery Lip Cheat – Pillow Talk
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector
Topshop – Stallion
Wow you look so gorgeous !! Love the photos too !
Beautiful! your winged liner is so on point! xx
Beautiful! I can't wait to try the new Clinique bits, and I'm dying to pick up the NARS brush!
So pretty! Your winged liner is always on point!
The makeup is so pretty, but I also noticed your watch! Its gorgeous, where is it from??
Such a pretty make up look! I love the sound of the Clinique highlighter. x
You look so gorgeous!
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You look stunning Suzie! X
I have an insane love for NARS, however until last week I had never purchased the Radiant Creamy Concealer. I can't tell you how many times I picked it up, got color matched, and then said nahh I'll just stick with my drugstore option. I can't believe how dumb I've been! I should have purchased it ages ago.
Anyways…you look stunning and I completely agree with the lighter bases being amazing right now!
Gorgeous! I love your makeup 🙂 x
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This makeup is stunning on you, I always love your signature eye liner and really love the way you've done your brows 🙂
you look gorgeous, and that makeup look is stunning on you!
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Loved this style of post! The Dolce Vita palette is my favourite too xx
You looked beautiful, this was a lovely post and so helpful!
Your makeup is stunning !
Definitely going to add a few of these into my makeup collection
Thanks so much for sharing,
You look so beautiful! Love your make up!
I'd to love to see your outfit too! Great makeup choices 🙂
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Love this look! 🙂 I really want to try the Maybelline lash sensational mascara and that Clinique highlighter sounds amazing!
Millie x | Millies Wardrobe
Gorgeous look! x
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Such a fab look! Your winged liner is totally on point!
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You look amazing! Loving the lashes – your eyes are show stoppers!
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Brows are look fab-u-lous, and I'm starting the Maybelline mascara soon – looking forward to those staple fluttery lashes!
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I have serious winged eyeliner envy! 🙁
You looked stunning! Love this kind of post also 🙂
You look so pretty wearing this makeup look. 🙂 x
I dont really know why I'm discovering your blog just now, because I already love it ! 🙂
I adore british bloggers, an I think you'll become quickly on my top list ! 🙂
This makeup look is looking insane by the way! 🙂
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Your make-up looks very pretty 🙂
You look gorgeous! All your make up looks are always so perfect, I always look to you for inspiration when I need a new look xx
Love the look! I need to try out Tanya's lashes soon as well
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Lovely post, but I simply need to get my hands on the Clarins lip balm, feels like I'm missing out for sure!
You look really pretty, and I love your makeup look! Perfect for a night out, but I'd also wear it during the day haha 🙂
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You look gorgeous! Your blog has been getting better and better 🙂
Such a beautiful look! Not sure I'd be able to recreate it though!
I love the NARS concealer too. I need to get Vanilla as it's better at hiding my dark circles than Chantilly.
GORGEOUS! Totally agree with you where less is more is concerned. I'm not a fan of caking on foundation at the minute – I've got Chanel PLV (oily skin gal) and it's great for that lightweight feel & look. Feel like I need to give my smush a break. Haha.
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Love the Clarins lip perfecter balms, and that colour is gorgeous!
Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD
I adore the look, you pulled it off very well
I LOVE all of this makeup, it looks gorgeous! I love myself some bold brows as well, and I can't every pull myself away from the warm orange-y shades, especially when it comes to eyeshadows and blushes! 🙂
You look very nice! I have to try Gina now haha! x
I love the makeup! It looks so fresh and bold brows are the way to go!
This is such a stunning make up look! You look amazing x
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Oooo some gorgeous products you have picked up!! Xx
You look absolutely stunning! Really loved your outfit in the video.
(Uhmmm the hotel room is just out of this world? I want to move in right now! After seeing it, I hate my apartment lol)
I'm excited to see your Clinique Contour stuff 😉
You look incredible! The outfit is lovely, but your makeup is such a show stopper! The bolder brows really work well with your face shape – the falsies also look super natural. You stunner, you!
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You are so, so beautiful!
I have the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and I adore it. I guess it gives the same coverage as the Aqua but with a matte finish. Light base is my thing too right now 🙂
By the way you look stunning 🙂
You look incredible!! I love this post so much. I am going to try and recreate this look for sure 🙂
My going out makeup look is solid as well, which isn't the most fun, but when it comes to the night I don't want to run the risk of messing up and having to start over. It's a vicious cycle!
This look is amazing ! Love how you did your brows.
Gorgeous look! x
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Gorgeous makeup! Loving the slightly bolder brow xx
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Beautiful look! I just adore your eye and lip choices!
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There's something so refreshing about this look and I love it, you pulled off the lipstick beautifully.
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Woman rule: When your makeup is on point, you can face everything in this world x.
I have so much makeup envy right now!
Would love to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, been hearing so many good things about it 🙂
Lovely photographs, love the make up 🙂
Lovely! I love the Hoolah bronzer as well! I just posted my first GRWM A day in my life video!! xx
This makeup look is so pretty, especially the eyeliner
You look gorgeous! That hotel looked amazing as well!
Cass | CassandraMyee
I use the same Chanel foundation and love it!
I love this make up look! 🙂
Looking lovely as ever! That Clarins lip color looks so stunning on you 🙂