Going Out-Out

There are two things I haven’t done in a very long time: 1) a “what’s on my face” style post and 2) Go out for more than a cinema/casual pizza/unbutton your jeans evening. Somehow January always seems to be my busiest night out month (too many birthdays people!) and after the post Christmas slob I start to enjoy making the extra effort again.

When Estee Lauder invited me to dinner and a night at The Beaumont (more on the hotel later this week) I knew extra effort was required. This was not going to be a converse and striped t-shirt kind of affair and both my wardrobe and makeup needed to reflect that.

My going out makeup look is pretty solid, and I’m finding it hard to break away from the Charlotte Tilbery Dolce Vita Palette, so the application of eyeshadow/liner is pretty much what you see in this video here. However there are a few new things that I threw in to the mix that I feel made all the difference:

BOLDER BROWS: I’m back on the big brow loving band wagon (but when was I ever really off?), I reigned it in for a bit and had them looking slightly more “natural” but I just can’t break away from my love of a bold brow, especially when I’m really playing up my eyes – it helps balance my face – y’know?

LESS IS MORE: …When it comes to base, I mean. I’ve been using the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (no one uses flash anymore really so no panic there) as I find that light layers give a far more flawless and illuminating finish than any medium – full coverage foundation I own. Mixed with a little Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes, with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush on Glow BB Highlighter (been a fan for so long I know the full name off by heart) in a “V” shape under my eyes to brighten and perfect. I’ve also been applying the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balms over my lip liner as it gives a seriously plump look to my lips but in a way that looks so effortless and not too “done”.

The HEAVENLY HIGHLIGHTER/CONTOUR COMBO: Two newbies from Clinique dropped on my desk this week and they are my new favourites for sculpting and highlighting my face in an almost Kim K way. I feel like that level of contour is a bit over the top for daily wear, so every chance I get at the moment I’m going to town with it. There will be more on this magical duo this week, but until then – they’re GOOD.

AN OLD FAVOURITE: Nars Gina Blush is back in my life ladies! My first Nars purchase back at the age of 20 after a bad day in the office (little did I know that that would forever be seen as a very forgettable day in terms of bad work days). It gives a peachy/orange warmth to the cheeks which compliments bronzed and contoured cheek bones perfectly. It also works beautifully with the more orangey toned Clarins Balm. I’m hooked.

FALSE FLUTTER: I caved and bought a fair few packs of the Everyday Flutter lashes by Tanya Burr whilst in Superdrug last week. No regrets. Ever.


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fundation  (shade 10)

Estee Lauder Brush On Glow BB Highlighter*

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla)

Charlotte Tilbery Dulce Vita Palette

MAC Soba Eyeshadow

Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner 

L’Oreal Gelmatic Liner

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara* 

Maxfactor Clump Defy False Lash Effect* 

Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter Lashes

Bobbi Brown Brow Kit*

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Charlotte Tilbery Lip Cheat – Pillow Talk 

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

Topshop – Stallion



  1. 28 Jan 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Wow you look so gorgeous !! Love the photos too !


  2. 28 Jan 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Beautiful! your winged liner is so on point! xx


  3. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Beautiful! I can't wait to try the new Clinique bits, and I'm dying to pick up the NARS brush!


  4. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:15 pm

    So pretty! Your winged liner is always on point!


  5. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:30 pm

    The makeup is so pretty, but I also noticed your watch! Its gorgeous, where is it from??


    Klaudia x

  6. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Such a pretty make up look! I love the sound of the Clinique highlighter. x


  7. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:43 pm

    You look so gorgeous!


  8. 28 Jan 2015 / 1:43 pm

    You look stunning Suzie! X

  9. 28 Jan 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I have an insane love for NARS, however until last week I had never purchased the Radiant Creamy Concealer. I can't tell you how many times I picked it up, got color matched, and then said nahh I'll just stick with my drugstore option. I can't believe how dumb I've been! I should have purchased it ages ago.

    Anyways…you look stunning and I completely agree with the lighter bases being amazing right now!


  10. 28 Jan 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your makeup 🙂 x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  11. 28 Jan 2015 / 2:40 pm

    This makeup is stunning on you, I always love your signature eye liner and really love the way you've done your brows 🙂


  12. 28 Jan 2015 / 2:44 pm

    you look gorgeous, and that makeup look is stunning on you!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  13. 28 Jan 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Loved this style of post! The Dolce Vita palette is my favourite too xx

  14. 28 Jan 2015 / 3:23 pm

    You looked beautiful, this was a lovely post and so helpful!

  15. 28 Jan 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Your makeup is stunning !
    Definitely going to add a few of these into my makeup collection

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    With love,


  16. 28 Jan 2015 / 3:53 pm

    You look so beautiful! Love your make up!

  17. 28 Jan 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I'd to love to see your outfit too! Great makeup choices 🙂

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  18. 28 Jan 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Love this look! 🙂 I really want to try the Maybelline lash sensational mascara and that Clinique highlighter sounds amazing!

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

  19. 28 Jan 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous look! x

    Anna | pretty pretentious

  20. 28 Jan 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Such a fab look! Your winged liner is totally on point!
    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  21. 28 Jan 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Brows are look fab-u-lous, and I'm starting the Maybelline mascara soon – looking forward to those staple fluttery lashes!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  22. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I have serious winged eyeliner envy! 🙁


  23. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:25 pm

    You looked stunning! Love this kind of post also 🙂

    Karina xx


  24. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:53 pm

    You look so pretty wearing this makeup look. 🙂 x


  25. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:56 pm

    I dont really know why I'm discovering your blog just now, because I already love it ! 🙂
    I adore british bloggers, an I think you'll become quickly on my top list ! 🙂

    This makeup look is looking insane by the way! 🙂

    Love from France, Victoria

  26. 28 Jan 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Your make-up looks very pretty 🙂


  27. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:06 pm

    You look gorgeous! All your make up looks are always so perfect, I always look to you for inspiration when I need a new look xx


  28. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Love the look! I need to try out Tanya's lashes soon as well
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  29. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Lovely post, but I simply need to get my hands on the Clarins lip balm, feels like I'm missing out for sure!


  30. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:24 pm

    You look really pretty, and I love your makeup look! Perfect for a night out, but I'd also wear it during the day haha 🙂

    Julia xx
    | http:/www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

  31. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:32 pm

    You look gorgeous! Your blog has been getting better and better 🙂


  32. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Such a beautiful look! Not sure I'd be able to recreate it though!


  33. 28 Jan 2015 / 6:50 pm

    I love the NARS concealer too. I need to get Vanilla as it's better at hiding my dark circles than Chantilly.

  34. 28 Jan 2015 / 7:01 pm

    GORGEOUS! Totally agree with you where less is more is concerned. I'm not a fan of caking on foundation at the minute – I've got Chanel PLV (oily skin gal) and it's great for that lightweight feel & look. Feel like I need to give my smush a break. Haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

  35. 28 Jan 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Love the Clarins lip perfecter balms, and that colour is gorgeous!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  36. 28 Jan 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I LOVE all of this makeup, it looks gorgeous! I love myself some bold brows as well, and I can't every pull myself away from the warm orange-y shades, especially when it comes to eyeshadows and blushes! 🙂

  37. 28 Jan 2015 / 7:17 pm

    You look very nice! I have to try Gina now haha! x
    alicekatex ♥

  38. 28 Jan 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I love the makeup! It looks so fresh and bold brows are the way to go!



  39. 28 Jan 2015 / 9:34 pm

    This is such a stunning make up look! You look amazing x

    Ooh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  40. 28 Jan 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Oooo some gorgeous products you have picked up!! Xx


  41. 28 Jan 2015 / 9:54 pm

    You look absolutely stunning! Really loved your outfit in the video.
    (Uhmmm the hotel room is just out of this world? I want to move in right now! After seeing it, I hate my apartment lol)

  42. 28 Jan 2015 / 10:44 pm

    I'm excited to see your Clinique Contour stuff 😉


  43. 28 Jan 2015 / 10:52 pm

    You look incredible! The outfit is lovely, but your makeup is such a show stopper! The bolder brows really work well with your face shape – the falsies also look super natural. You stunner, you!

    little miss fii || Fii x

  44. 28 Jan 2015 / 11:45 pm

    I have the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and I adore it. I guess it gives the same coverage as the Aqua but with a matte finish. Light base is my thing too right now 🙂

    By the way you look stunning 🙂


  45. 29 Jan 2015 / 12:02 am

    You look incredible!! I love this post so much. I am going to try and recreate this look for sure 🙂
    – C
    Claudine Converses

  46. 29 Jan 2015 / 12:43 am

    My going out makeup look is solid as well, which isn't the most fun, but when it comes to the night I don't want to run the risk of messing up and having to start over. It's a vicious cycle!


  47. 29 Jan 2015 / 12:43 am

    This look is amazing ! Love how you did your brows.


  48. 29 Jan 2015 / 1:32 am

    Gorgeous look! x

    Blog | Marjorie

  49. 29 Jan 2015 / 1:51 am

    Gorgeous makeup! Loving the slightly bolder brow xx

    Love and Marmalade

  50. 29 Jan 2015 / 2:54 am

    Beautiful look! I just adore your eye and lip choices!

    Follow me to Fancieland!

  51. 29 Jan 2015 / 3:53 am

    There's something so refreshing about this look and I love it, you pulled off the lipstick beautifully.

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  53. 29 Jan 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Woman rule: When your makeup is on point, you can face everything in this world x.


  54. 29 Jan 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I have so much makeup envy right now!
    – Jem
    Jem's Blog

  55. 29 Jan 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Would love to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, been hearing so many good things about it 🙂


  56. 29 Jan 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Lovely photographs, love the make up 🙂


  57. 30 Jan 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Lovely! I love the Hoolah bronzer as well! I just posted my first GRWM A day in my life video!! xx


  58. 30 Jan 2015 / 10:26 pm

    This makeup look is so pretty, especially the eyeliner

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  60. 31 Jan 2015 / 7:47 pm

    You look gorgeous! That hotel looked amazing as well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  61. 31 Jan 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I use the same Chanel foundation and love it!
    xo Kristina

  62. 03 Feb 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Looking lovely as ever! That Clarins lip color looks so stunning on you 🙂

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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