Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Evening Makeup Bolt-Ons.

 

My Everyday Makeup Look is one I love, as I feel it enhances my best feature... my 'dinner plate eyes' (as Daddy Bombay Rose calls them...), so when it comes to evening makeup, I play it safe, and work with my daytime look (albeit applied with a slightly heavier hand), but bolt on a couple of products to make the whole thing a little more PM-friendly.

I'm a tinted moisturiser kinda-gal in the day but unfortunately 'dewy glow' translates to 'greasy face' when combined with humid bars and clubs... so it's all change for base.


L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation is my weapon of choice - it's got great coverage and more of a matte finish than my usual NARS picking. I use the shade W7 Golden Amber, and mix in a small amount of the L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer to amp up the radiance and lighten the shade just a smidge.

Next up: eyes.


You all know I have soft spot for the Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins, which has sadly been discontinued (sidenote: if you're looking for a dupe, this NARS palette is the closest I've found to one). I use the Raisins palette as I would in the day; smoothing the lighter colour over the lid, and the darker one into the crease, but to play up my eyes that little bit more...


I whip out my NARS And God Created the Woman palette and blend the matte, dark brown shade (2nd row, middle) into the outer corners of the lid and lower lash-line. I've stopped wearing eyeliner on the waterline, and find using a matte shadow gives the same definition, but is much softer than harsh pencil.

Sadly, this NARS palette, just like the Estée Lauder one, has also been discontinued (*sniffs*) - however, the shadow in question 'Coconut Grove' is available as a single.

Continuing with eyes, luscious, long lashes are a given...


... and the Millie Mackintosh Soho Lashes give you just that. I've used these an awful lot the last few months (as I mentioned in my last video), and there really are no other falsies like it.... to date, I've got seven uses out of this pair. Yes... you read that right: SEVEN. If you look after them, they really do last, so (...in my humble opinion) are worth the slightly higher price tag than cheaper drugstore alternatives. 

Finally: lips.

My evening lip-product was a hand-me-down from my mum absolutely yonks ago (I know, I know: you should replace makeup every 12-18 months, yada yada...). I'm afraid to say it doesn't look anywhere near as nice as the other products in this post due to the fact it's been rattling around in many a clutch bag over the last several few years...


As you can tell, it's rather well-loved.

This is the L'Oréal Paris Glam Shine Lip Gloss - I use the shade Mercury Crystal, a shimmery berry-toned red.

And that's it - really not all that much is changed... just switching my daily base and lipgloss, and adding in 2 extra products, but it all helps to created a slightly more dramatic, evening-appropriate look.

How do you adapt your makeup look for evening?

5 comments

  1. Awwhh Daddy Bombay Rose sounds like a funny guy! You do have gorgeous eyes, though! :D & the EL raisins duo looks stunning!
    xoxo,

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  2. I love the wand on the lip gloss, I have it too! x

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  3. You do have extremely gorgeous dinner plate eyes haha :D I'm with Daddy Bombay Rose on this! If you've got them, flaunt them gurrrllll :D

    That Estee Lauder eyeshadow looks BEAUTIFUL!! Ahhh <3

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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  4. You do have extremely gorgeous dinner plate eyes haha :D I'm with Daddy Bombay Rose on this! If you've got them, flaunt them gurrrllll :D

    That Estee Lauder eyeshadow looks BEAUTIFUL!! Ahhh <3

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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  5. I NEED the Raisins palette!

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