Going Out-Out

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.


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fundation  (shade 10)

Estee Lauder Brush On Glow BB Highlighter*

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla)

Charlotte Tilbery Dulce Vita Palette

MAC Soba Eyeshadow

Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner 

L’Oreal Gelmatic Liner

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara* 

Maxfactor Clump Defy False Lash Effect* 

Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter Lashes

Bobbi Brown Brow Kit*

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Charlotte Tilbery Lip Cheat – Pillow Talk 

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

Topshop – Stallion



  1. Sara Chergui
    28 Jan 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Wow you look so gorgeous !! Love the photos too !


  2. Ana CΓ©line
    28 Jan 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Beautiful! your winged liner is so on point! xx


  3. Carly Jade
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Beautiful! I can't wait to try the new Clinique bits, and I'm dying to pick up the NARS brush!


  4. Emily Knott
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:15 pm

    So pretty! Your winged liner is always on point!


  5. GlamBlink
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:30 pm

    The makeup is so pretty, but I also noticed your watch! Its gorgeous, where is it from??


    Klaudia x

  6. sophiesmakeupblog
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Such a pretty make up look! I love the sound of the Clinique highlighter. x


  7. Hannie Blaise
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:43 pm

    You look so gorgeous!


  8. Charlotte Roberts
    28 Jan 2015 / 1:43 pm

    You look stunning Suzie! X

  9. faith pierce
    28 Jan 2015 / 2:13 pm

    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!


  10. Elise Dopson
    28 Jan 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your makeup πŸ™‚ x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  11. Kat Horrocks
    28 Jan 2015 / 2:40 pm

    This makeup is stunning on you, I always love your signature eye liner and really love the way you've done your brows πŸ™‚


  12. Rachel
    28 Jan 2015 / 2:44 pm

    you look gorgeous, and that makeup look is stunning on you!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  13. Catherine Sayer
    28 Jan 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Loved this style of post! The Dolce Vita palette is my favourite too xx

  14. Molly Emma
    28 Jan 2015 / 3:23 pm

    You looked beautiful, this was a lovely post and so helpful!

  15. H.
    28 Jan 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Your makeup is stunning !
    Definitely going to add a few of these into my makeup collection

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    With love,


  16. Pili G
    28 Jan 2015 / 3:53 pm

    You look so beautiful! Love your make up!

  17. Erin and Katherine
    28 Jan 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I'd to love to see your outfit too! Great makeup choices πŸ™‚

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  18. Millie Nicole
    28 Jan 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Love this look! πŸ™‚ I really want to try the Maybelline lash sensational mascara and that Clinique highlighter sounds amazing!

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

  19. IsabellaHope
    28 Jan 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous look! x

    Anna | pretty pretentious

  20. Emma Farrell
    28 Jan 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Such a fab look! Your winged liner is totally on point!
    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  21. Monica @ Mocha and Moccasins
    28 Jan 2015 / 4:51 pm

    You look amazing! Loving the lashes – your eyes are show stoppers!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  22. Lauren S
    28 Jan 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Brows are look fab-u-lous, and I'm starting the Maybelline mascara soon – looking forward to those staple fluttery lashes!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  23. Gabbii
    28 Jan 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I have serious winged eyeliner envy! πŸ™


  24. The Kazlight Anthem
    28 Jan 2015 / 5:25 pm

    You looked stunning! Love this kind of post also πŸ™‚

    Karina xx


  25. Chantal
    28 Jan 2015 / 5:53 pm

    You look so pretty wearing this makeup look. πŸ™‚ x


  26. Victoria
    28 Jan 2015 / 5:56 pm

    I dont really know why I'm discovering your blog just now, because I already love it ! πŸ™‚
    I adore british bloggers, an I think you'll become quickly on my top list ! πŸ™‚

    This makeup look is looking insane by the way! πŸ™‚

    Love from France, Victoria

  27. Gemma Carey
    28 Jan 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Your make-up looks very pretty πŸ™‚


  28. Natalie Slicer
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:06 pm

    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


  29. Neesha Rees
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Love the look! I need to try out Tanya's lashes soon as well
    Reinventing Neesha β™₯

  30. RecalcitrantGirl
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Lovely post, but I simply need to get my hands on the Clarins lip balm, feels like I'm missing out for sure!


  31. Julia
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:24 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

    Julia xx
    | http:/www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

  32. Chelsea Leigh
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:32 pm

    You look gorgeous! Your blog has been getting better and better πŸ™‚


  33. Chloe Macree
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Such a beautiful look! Not sure I'd be able to recreate it though!


  34. Clever Girl Reviews
    28 Jan 2015 / 6:50 pm

    I love the NARS concealer too. I need to get Vanilla as it's better at hiding my dark circles than Chantilly.

  35. Grace Denny
    28 Jan 2015 / 7:01 pm

    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.

    XO, G from grace'd

  36. Maddy
    28 Jan 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Love the Clarins lip perfecter balms, and that colour is gorgeous!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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    28 Jan 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I adore the look, you pulled it off very well

  38. Cherie Tang
    28 Jan 2015 / 7:15 pm

    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! πŸ™‚

  39. alicekatex
    28 Jan 2015 / 7:17 pm

    You look very nice! I have to try Gina now haha! x
    alicekatex β™₯

  40. Theycallmetania
    28 Jan 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I love the makeup! It looks so fresh and bold brows are the way to go!



  41. Lucy M
    28 Jan 2015 / 9:34 pm

    This is such a stunning make up look! You look amazing x

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  42. Chloe
    28 Jan 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Oooo some gorgeous products you have picked up!! Xx


  43. Alina
    28 Jan 2015 / 9:54 pm

    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)

  44. Hannah Lucy
    28 Jan 2015 / 10:18 pm



  45. Marjorie Peyric
    28 Jan 2015 / 10:44 pm

    I'm excited to see your Clinique Contour stuff πŸ˜‰


  46. Fii Cridland
    28 Jan 2015 / 10:52 pm

    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!

    little miss fii || Fii x

  47. Frida - A Swede in Rome
    28 Jan 2015 / 11:17 pm

    You are so, so beautiful!

  48. Makeup Sessions
    28 Jan 2015 / 11:45 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

    By the way you look stunning πŸ™‚


  49. Claudine Fessey
    29 Jan 2015 / 12:02 am

    You look incredible!! I love this post so much. I am going to try and recreate this look for sure πŸ™‚
    – C
    Claudine Converses

  50. nueyork
    29 Jan 2015 / 12:43 am

    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!


  51. christy.murray
    29 Jan 2015 / 12:43 am

    This look is amazing ! Love how you did your brows.


  52. Margery Ho
    29 Jan 2015 / 1:32 am

    Gorgeous look! x

    BlogΒ |Β Marjorie

  53. Marielle
    29 Jan 2015 / 1:51 am

    Gorgeous makeup! Loving the slightly bolder brow xx

    Love and Marmalade

  54. Fancie
    29 Jan 2015 / 2:54 am

    Beautiful look! I just adore your eye and lip choices!

    Follow me to Fancieland!

  55. Vanessa Gonzales
    29 Jan 2015 / 3:53 am

    There's something so refreshing about this look and I love it, you pulled off the lipstick beautifully.

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  57. Amalie Soderberg
    29 Jan 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Woman rule: When your makeup is on point, you can face everything in this world x.


  58. Jemma Lees
    29 Jan 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I have so much makeup envy right now!
    – Jem
    Jem's Blog

  59. Daisy Candle
    29 Jan 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Would love to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, been hearing so many good things about it πŸ™‚


  60. Champagne Lifestyle
    29 Jan 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Lovely photographs, love the make up πŸ™‚


  61. Lillie Mysel
    30 Jan 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Lovely! I love the Hoolah bronzer as well! I just posted my first GRWM A day in my life video!! xx


  62. Hannah Catherine
    30 Jan 2015 / 10:26 pm

    This makeup look is so pretty, especially the eyeliner

  63. Joana
    31 Jan 2015 / 10:54 am



  64. Cassandra Myee
    31 Jan 2015 / 7:47 pm

    You look gorgeous! That hotel looked amazing as well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  65. Kristina
    31 Jan 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I use the same Chanel foundation and love it!
    xo Kristina

  66. Mellissa Marshall
    01 Feb 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I love this make up look! πŸ™‚


  67. Beautyosaurus Lex
    03 Feb 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Looking lovely as ever! That Clarins lip color looks so stunning on you πŸ™‚

    Beautyosaurus Lex