How-To: Make-up From Work to Cocktails

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Should it be just strangers at a bar that see you in a full colour on the lip and a smokey metallic lined eye? Au contraire.

Here is my quick & easy look that with a simple touch-up, can definitely take you from work to cocktails.

Base: Loving my new Harlotte After Glow Foundation in colour H3. Half the challenge with choosing the correct foundie is landing the right colour (do match your décolletage) and this shade is perfect for light yellow-toned olive complexion. Plus, the ideal size to carry to work in the trusty make-up bag for the important pre-drink touch-up. (I’ve re-applied after a full day of wear and it behaved rather nicely. No powder required.)20140612_170222


Bronzer/Contour: Just with my one handy Stila Sun Bronzer in Sheer Golden Matte, I have contoured my doughface – under cheekbones, and the eyeholes in the socket line. Easy peasy.

Eyes: I’ve based my eyes with just a tad of foundie over Nars Skin Smoothing Face Prep Primer for extra long-wear. Then I’ve applied just 2 fabbie Make Up Store Eye-Liners: Seduced by The Dark (deep bronze) on the upper lash-line and Gold Digger on the lower lash-line (clean smudge brush on hand to blend chunky application). I’m especially loving Gold-Digger, a brassy warm gold shade, which I’ve applied quite generously to my lower inner-line for extra glitz. Again, ideal to throw in the makeup bag for the preliminary touch ups. And, really, after 5pm, can one wear too much gold eye-liner? Rhetorical question.20140612_170217


Cheeks: Another fab portable product – Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Peaches. One of my faves – this gives you that youthful, come-hither flush to the cheeks. Mwaaah.

Lips: You can’t go past a full colour to the lip for a sophisticated pout, and the sumptuous colour and creamy texture of Hourglass Lipstick in Vintage is no exception. Quite the classic mid-tone burgundy – perfect to take you from work to drinks.


Cocktail anyone?


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