This makeup is my go-to when I have a night out and can’t decide how to do my makeup. Does anyone else have that problem?!
The whole look is a classic smokey eye with a neutral lip. The majority of the products are so affordable, and a fair few are cruelty free!
To prepare my skin, when it’s a night out, my primer is always the Elf Mineral Infused Primer. It’s amazing at increasing the length of wear of my makeup, and keeping my oils at bay. For anyone who hasn’t used it, its a clear and silicone feeling primer.
So for the base of my makeup, I always to go my most reliable base…Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse. This product is a classic, and loved by so many for a reason. I always blend it in with my fingers for a night out, rather than a makeup sponge as it seems to give me a fuller coverage.
Then for concealer on those pesky eye bags, dark circles, redness, and on blemishes, is my L’oreal True Match Concealer. This concealer is great for all of the above. It’s the perfect amount of coverage without looking too heavy on my skin.
And to set all that in place, I used my Elf Setting Powder. This powder is fantastic and holds my makeup in place all night. Even with all the dancing that follows.
As it’s a night out, I will always go a bit over the top with my bronzer because with the lighting, sometimes you can look washed out. So I pile on my NYX Matte Bronzer. I’ll use this to contour, and bronze up my face.
The same applies to the blush, so I always use more than I would for a daytime look. I love the NYX Bitten Blush, it’s the perfect natural flush. But be careful because this blush is incredibly pigmented. A light hand is definitely needed!
For my highlighter, I am obsessed with the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin. It is such a great highlighter for anyone with fair skin like me. Because it’s actually lighter than my pale, pale skin tone!
Next up, it’s my eyebrows, and I’m so extra, that I use two different products, and a setting gel too. Firstly, I’ll use my NYX Eyebrow Powder Pencil in the shade Soft Brown. I use this to fill in the tail of my brow, and any larger sparce areas. Then for the general filling in of my brows, I use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in the shade Auburn. And to set them in place, I use my Elf Clear Brow Gel.
For my eyeshadow, I used my Urban Decay Born to Run palette. I kept this look pretty simple. I used Weekender (a matte almost skin colour) across the whole of my lid, and into my crease. Then I applied some of Punk (a matte brown) across the outer third of my eye, and into my crease. To add some more dimension, I added Smog (a metallic brown with golden reflects) across my lid, and packed that on using my finger. To finish the look off, I applied Breakaway (a off white shimmer) into the inner corner of my eye to open my eye up a bit more. This is my go-to eye look when I can’t decide what to do! Then it’s a layer of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, and some of my Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in the shade Hot Chocolate in my waterline, and my eyes are done.
My favourite setting spray is up next. It’s the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. It holds my makeup in place for hours and hours! I honestly cannot recommend this product enough. It’s replaced some of my higher end setting sprays.
For my lips, I line my lips using the NYX Lip Liner in the shade Cannes, and follow it up with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes too. These two were literally made to go together, and the perfect lip combination for a night out. They’ll last through all the cocktails, and even the cheeky takeaway on the way home!
Elf Mineral Infused Face Primer
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in 04 Light Porcelain
L’oreal True Match Concealer in 1N Ivory
Elf Setting Powder
NYX Matte Bronzer in the shade Light
NYX Blush in Bitten
Urban Decay Highlighter in Sin
NYX Eyebrow Powder Pencil in Soft Brown
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Auburn
Elf Clear Brow and Mascara
Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Black
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in the shade Hot Chocolate
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in the shade Cannes
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Cannes