Tuesday, 11 March 2014

'Casual Yet Dressy' Make Up Look - Party, Date etc ♡

Long time no see!

This week I went out for a lovely meal with my friends to celebrate my friend Sharna's birthday, and I thought it'd be nice to share the make up look that I chose for that night on here. This look would be perfect for a casual yet dressed up dinner date!

The Look


Prepping, Foundation & Concealer -  I prepped my skin using the Good Things Miracle Mattifier, followed by the Nivea Primer. I then applied Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain and applied that using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and ensuring that it was fully blended with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I also used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to any areas of redness, my dark under eye circles, and on any blemishes.

Eyebrows -  I filled in any sparse areas of my eyebrows using my HD Brows Palette in Foxy. I then just lightly ran over them with a clear mascara from The Body Shop in order to keep them in shape.

Powder & More Concealer -  Next, I used my all time favourite powder, Rimmel Stay Matte, and just brushed that over my face using a No.7 Powder brush. After this, I just added a tiny bit of Benefit Erase Paste to any areas of my skin that needed a bit of extra coverage, such as under my eyes and on a few of my blemishes.

Contouring -  For bronzer, I used Hoola by Benefit. I applied this using the lil brush that comes in the box, as I find this is the most effective to get a defined contour. 'Peachykeen' by MAC was then applied to the apples of my cheeks with my Real Techniques Blush Brush - I had to be very gentle as this blusher can get very dark very quickly. To finish off my skin, I used a tiny bit of my MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and applied it with a Real Techniques Contour Brush. I also added a tiny bit of highlighter underneath my brow bone too.

Eyeshadow -  I used my all time favourite, 'Virgin' by Urban Decay as my base. Then, I gently applied a tiny bit of 'All That Glitters' by MAC on the crease, making sure it was fully blended. On the outer part of my crease, I applied 'Dark Horse' by Urban Decay, once again making sure it was fully blended, leaving no harsh lines. I also applied a tiny bit of 'Hustle' by Urban Decay to my outer corners just to make it a tiny bit darker, however this is barely noticeable.

Eyeliner -  For my eyeliner, I used the Bobbi Brown Pro Longwear Gel Eyeliner and applied this with my MAC 210 brush. I blended this out using 'Creep' by Urban Decay, which I also took along my bottom lash line to give a smokier effect.
                                     
Fake Eyelashes -  For fake lashes, I used a natural pair by Studio. They were actually really easy to apply, I was really impressed! After application, I applied a tiny bit of 'They're Real' by Benefit to give them an extra boost.








I hope you enjoyed this little look/tutorial type post! I'd love to do more of these in the future! Let me know what you thought in the comments :)

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