This is just a classic look that is so glamorous and easy to do, yet so effective, I think it must be my go-to night out look!
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer (£5.99, Boots) – I love this primer, and think it’s absolutely amazing for the price you pay. I have oily/combination skin, so this primer keeps all that at bay; I stay fresh looking and matte all day, and my skin looks pore free and healthy. You only need a light covering for this to work. I like to apply it after I’ve moisturised all over.
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation (Shade ivory, £26.50, Benefit) – My most recent foundation favourite! I apply a light coat of this first, using a damp beauty blender to ensure its well covered and blended out enough. I usually then go in with a little more in the areas I need a little extra coverage, usually on my cheeks. I’ve written a review on this from my most recent Benefit haul, so read all about that here!
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (Shade 1-Fair, £4.19, Boots) – I think this concealer is a Beauty Blogger favourite, and I’m no exception. This literally is the very best concealer on the high street, and I’ve tested quite a few! It’s so soft and creamy, it blends away perfectly and provides maximum coverage, especially on my under eye area. It doesn’t settle into fine lines and doesn’t look ‘cakey’ after a full days wear. There’s nothing more to say than that!
Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights and Contour Pro Palette (£8.00, Superdrug) – Another recent favourite! I’ve found myself reaching for this more than my NYX contour palette, as I find it works just as good and is better value for money, too. I use the yellow and nude colour to set my under eye area, and then just lightly dust my cheeks to set my foundation. I then use the ashy brown (3rd shade) to contour my cheeks, and the warmer brown (1st shade) to bronze my temples and forehead. I don’t go too overboard on this, as I want the look to be very subtle as the focus is on the winged eye and red lip.
Kat Von D Shade Light Eye Contour Palette ($46 – roughtly £37, sephora.com) – As I’m from the UK it is extremely difficult to get Kat Von D products, at least until this September when they launch in the UK. Luckily, I was fortunate that my sister went on a trip to New York as part of her college course and popped into her local Sephora to pick this up for me (I was EXTREMELY grateful!). As I’ve done a seperate review of this here, I won’t go into too much detail, but as this palette consists of all matte shades it’s great for a look like this when you don’t want too much emphasis on the eyes. I use this palette every single day, and haven’t found any high street palette that works as well as this. I use the neutral quad for this look, dusting Laertus all over the lid, and a combination of Samuel and Solus through the crease and under the lower lash line. Finally, I finish with Lucius as an inner corner highlight.
Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (Shade 01 Black, £7.99, Superdrug) – I love trying different kinds of eyeliner to find a perfect match. I went through a phase of using a black khol liner and smudging it round the eye to create a grunge look when I was at University, before moving onto a liquid liner for a clean finish, and I’ve recently been using a gel liner to create a winged look as I find it the easiest to manipulate. I’m definitely not the best at creating winged liner; it usually takes me ages to do, with several mistakes and multiple retries to get both wings even, but this is relatively easy with this product. It comes with its own brush that allows you to go as thick or thin as you like, and the product is easy to apply (and erase if you make a mistake!)
Revlon Super Length Mascara (£9.99, Boots) – I first got this in a Glossybox, and used it so much I had to go out and buy another, it was that good. I love a mascara that adds length to create that whispy, doll-eyed look, and this is perfect for that. You could use falsh eyelashes to create the same look, but I find them a bit of a fiddle sometimes, and just prefer a couple of coats of this for the same effect.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow pencil (Shade 5, £18.50, Benefit) – I think this may be my favourite brow pencil ever. I’ve tried a few different pencils previously, and have only recently tried this, but I genuinely cannot imagine using anything else! If you prefer to use a pencil to fill in your brows, I would highly recommend giving this a try!
Nars Blush (Shade Impassioned, £23, Selfridges) – Everyone always raves about Orgasm, and whilst I do love it, there are so many lesser known Nars blush shades that are also amazing! Personally, I prefer using Impassioned over Orgasm, as it’s a more muted pink with a greyish,ashy undertone, which I think provides a more subtle flush of colour that’s perfect for this look. I would suggest giving their blushes a look if you haven’t already done so, as they are highly pigmented and so easy to wear.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Matte Lipstick (Shade 107, £5.49) – I love this red lipstick. It’s slightly darker and more berry toned than your average red lipstick, which is perfect if you’re looking for something more sultry and dangerous. I first tried this after I watched Zoe Sugg AKA Zoella talk about this, and can see why she likes it. The formula is moisturising rather than drying, and they last a long time without fading. The colour payoff is incredible and they are so reasonable for the price. There’s a whole range of shades so give them a look!
And that’s it! I hope you liked the look and the products used; let me know what you think and what products you’d recommend over some of the ones listed here.