Every girl loves to get glammed up for a night out, right? It’s the perfect excuse to really go all out with your makeup and create a more dramatic look. Since I’ve been going out a bit recently with my friends, I thought I’d share the products I use to make me feel dance-the-night-away ready.
For a night out I want my makeup to stay on as long as possible, so I prime my skin with the Benefit the POREfessional Primer, which creates an amazingly smooth texture on the skin in preparation for makeup application. I like to go for a full coverage base on a night out. To achieve this I use the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, which I stipple on to create a fuller flawless coverage. To highlight under my eyes and to conceal other areas of my face, I use the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer. I find this concealer works so well at highlighting under the eyes and it’s also an absolute dream to blend. To set all of this, I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and this just helps to keep everything in place and combats excess oil later throughout the night.
I like to switch up my eyeshadow look every now and again, but one of my all time favourite looks is one I create using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Little side note; I apply a tiny bit of concealer or primer as a base before I apply any eyeshadow to make sure my eyeshadow stays put. I use YDK all over the lid, Tease as a transition shade, then Busted in the crease and finally a bit of Blackout, which has to be the most pigmented black eyeshadow I have ever used, in the outer corners to really smoke up the look. I then usually highlight my inner corners and brow bone with the shade Bootycall. To switch things up a bit, sometimes I like to apply a bit of the NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Flustered, which is a gorgeous cranberry shade.
For lashes, I use one of my all time favourite mascaras, which is the MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara. It makes my lashes look amazingly dramatic and it is seriously pigmented. And for brows, I go ahead and use the Seventeen Brow’s That! Brow Kit, which is a perfect colour match for my brows and keeps my brows in position all night.
I absolutely love contouring, highlighting and just generally bronzing up my face for a night out; I think it really ties the whole glam look together. I contour and bronze up my face with the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and then highlight my face with the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle. These two together look absolutely stunning and make my cheekbones seriously pop. I always apply a little extra for a night out because well, why not?
For lips, like with my eyeshadow, I enjoy switching it up as I can’t get enough of lip products. But lately I have been sporting my favourite nude lip combo, as seen in this post, which consists of the MAC Viva Glam II Lipstick and the NYX Slide On Lip Pencil in Nude Suede Shoes. If I want to go for something a little darker, I also love using the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome, which is a lovely shade that isn’t too overpowering but adds a gorgeous pop of colour to the lips. This lippie goes amazingly well with the Flustered eyeshadow – just a little tip.
What makeup products do you like to wear on a night out?