Last night I went to one of my best friends’ engagement parties in London. I wanted to dress up for the event so I packed some of my current makeup faves that I know are going to give me the coverage I want for a night out and last all evening! My jumpsuit is from Very, my bag and shoes are from Kurt Geiger.
First up for the base and to set everything in place I used my Illamasque primer. I’d heard so many good things about this and it doesn’t fail to disappoint. It feels nice and silky when you apply it and although it gets rid of any grease, it doesn’t leave your skin looking dry and kept my makeup on all night. I chose my Armani Luminous silk foundation which is my go-to foundation for nights out. It gives a nice full coverage without making you look cakey. The foundation itself needs a bit of time to put on, you can’t rush it, but it leaves a beautiful flawless finish and sits halfway between matte and dewy. Then onto my hourglass concealer. I’ve broken out in spots so badly recently so this is perfect because it’s nice and thick and doesn’t slide off my skin. It covers everything!!! And then I set it all in place with my Mac Studio Fix powder which is perfect for getting rid of any shine and adds a little more cover so your skin is totally flawless.
Next to add a little colour, I used my Delilah sunset bronzer. This is something I’ve been using almost every single day. It’s a pretty new brand that’s popped up and I have to say from what I’ve tried so far I’m really impressed. The packaging is gorgeous, the chrome looks so nice. The product itself hits high in terms of staying power, definition and contours so beautifully. It doesn’t have any glitter in either which is what I want when I go into the fall. Blusher wise I used my Becca flowerchild which has fast become a yearly fave. The colour is just beautiful, the pigmentation is great and it lasts all evening.
Onto eyes! To sort out my eyebrows I used the Soap and Glory Archery pen. Now I know this completely divides people but I love it! It has a little felt-tip on one end so you can go around the whole eyebrow and draw a perfect shape and then a pencil to fill in. It works perfectly for me because I find it so easy, the only thing I wish it had was a little brush! Then I used my Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in oil slick. This goes on so easily, stays on for hours, the pigmentation is amazing and it has a little glitter in which looks so pretty on your eyes! I used some eyeylure lashes tonight too. I’m not usually a fan of fake lashes because of how they feel but I have to say I was so impressed with these. They were pretty easy to put on, and that’s usually my downfall! One started to come loose after about 4 hours but as lashes go they are probably some of the best I’ve used and didn’t look fake! Finally I finished my eyes off with my product of the moment the Max Factor Masterpiece transform mascara in black brown. This is simply amazing. First I love that it’s brown but it’s still statement enough. Second I love the brush and how it builds, it leaves your lashes looking so full and defined. I love it!
Finally for my lips I lined them with my favourite liner for fall the Max Factor colour elixir in pink petal which is beautiful if you love natural looking lips. It helps define and has enough pigmentation but is really subtle and glides on so easily. Finally I finished it off with my Benefit Hervana ultra plush lipgloss. This smells and feels so good! It’s so nice and glossy but not sticky. You need to top it up after a few hours so I took this along with me but I felt like it was the perfect colour going into the fall, slightly darker than a nude but still safe enough in terms of colour for me! I love the application too, you just squeeze it straight onto your lips and use the tip to smooth it on.
And then finally it was hair time! I used my curlers of the moment, the Jose Eber 35mm wand. This wand isn’t cheap at £120 but it’s well worth it! It’s the best wand I own for two reasons – It leaves me with big bouncy natural looking curls and they stay in for so long! I can’t recommend these enough to you, well worth saving up for! Then I used my Philip Kingley daily damage defence to protect my hair, I like this because I don’t even notice it! It leaves my hair feeling so soft and not sticky and I know it’s helping against the heat damage! A quick spray of my L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray to make it all stay in place which brushes out and looks so natural. Then all topped off with a little Alterna Caviar CC cream to smooth over any flyaway hairs. This smells so good and leaves my hair feeling so silky!
So that was what I used! I had so much fun last night and so much fun writing this! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more posts like this from when I go out! Hope you’re all having a great weekend! Love Becky x