As you’re reading this I’ll actually be on a date with a real human male. You know, instead of the aliens that I usually date.
I’ve been seeing this guy for a little while now and yes I met him online. This is probably the start of us actually dating for real rather than meeting up and chatting. I really like him, so now the effort goes in to what I’m wearing and how I look. More for my confidence than to look smoking hot for him. I can’t believe that I actually said those words in a sentence!
So here’s how I did my makeup for my date. I’m meeting him in the afternoon, so this doesn’t need to be full on glam. It’s still pretty casual.
You may have noticed something different about my head. I have copper hair! I needed a change and I absolutely adore it. And this is the first makeup look that I have done since the day that I made the change. I was really excited to have a play!
To prep my skin I used the Smashbox Photofinish Primer; this is still one of the best primers for mattifying the skin and leaving a beautiful even surface. It’s brilliant! And over the top of this I buffed my favourite foundation of all time into my skin. This is of course the Bare Minerals Ready Foundation. I managed to find my shade at TK Max at a discount so I stocked up. No way will I use Bare Pro. It’s shit! It looks like it’s the only foundation to receive low ratings on the website, so I hope that they lsiten and bring back Ready as an alternative foundation.
To conceal under my eyes I used the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. This is a pretty good dupe of the Chanel Correcteur Perfection if you don’t fancy splurging £27 on the Chanel concealer. I blended this out with a damp sponge and set it with my Dior Diorskin Forever and Ever Powder.
To warm up my face I applied Chanel’s Soleil de Tan onto my cheek bones and around my temples to add a bit of definition, but not too much. I really don’t like too much of a chiselled look. So to bronze up my face and diffuse the contour more I buffed light dusting of the Liz Earle Radiant Glow Bronzer directly over where I had applied the cream product.
On the apples of my cheeks I went for quite a natural pinky-peach glow and used Bare Minerals’ Ready Blush in The Beauty of Bliss. I also picked this up at TK Max. It’s stunning and adds a subtle bit of highlight. However I did amp up my highlight with a touch of Bare Minerals’ Glee Radiance. I really am going through a very bare Minerals phase at the moment!
Since I have never had red hair before, I looked at some old Jaclyn Hill videos and photos for inspiration. I don’t have the same style as her so I did keep things a tad softer, but still wanted that dark amber smokiness to my eyes.
I filled in my brows first using my Benefit Ka-Brow pomade, keeping things very soft. I then set them using the Benefit Ready Set Brow gel.
To prime my eyelids, I applied the Body Shop’s Instablur Eye Primer. I love this stuff! And to set this, I took the bone shade from Charlotte Tilbury’s The Sophisticate Palette on a fluffy brush.
To accentuate my eye crease, I took the shade Bitter from the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics palette and buffed this softly into the crease of my eye, and took this along my lower lash line too. Then concentrating slightly above that I used Bare Minerals Loose Eyeshadow in Cocoa to soften the shade a bit.
On the actual lid, I then took Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, and blended a very soft layer onto my lid. On the lower lash line, I copied this using Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Sandglow, softening it with a bit more of Cocoa. To set the cream eyeshadow into place, I topped it with a very light layer of Bare Mineral’s Loose Eyeshadow True Gold, blending out the edges with a soft eyeshadow brush. I wanted no harsh lines on my eyes.
Any eye look wouldn’t be complete without a bit of eyeliner, so I tightlined my eyes using Bourjois’ Colorband in Noir Abstrait, smudging this very lightly along the lower lash line. On my upper lash line I used my ever faithful Lancome Grandiose Liquid Liner in Black. I just went for a nice thin line rather than any fancy flick-work. I’m nervous enough getting ready for this date!
And to finish off my eyes I applied a lot of mascara. I used the original Lancome Hypnose Mascara along my upper lashes, and the Clinique Flutter to Full Mascara on my lower lashes. Together these do give a nice natural look with just a touch of drama.
Okay, lips are always tricky on dates! You don’t want anything too glossy because if things go well, you want to kiss the guy. He’ll end up wearing your lippie for you! So I wanted something matte, long-lasting with minimal transfer.
So my lipstick of choice was Clinique’s Pop Matte lipstick in the shade Bold Pop. I actually applied this with a lip brush to make it a bit more sheer and to really blend it into the lips so it wouldn’t transfer too much.
And that is my finished day-date look. Have a lovely day guys, and I’ll see you tomorrow for the final post of 2016.
Bye for now!