I am a sucker for nude lips and big lashes when it comes to going out and diving in to the nightlife!
Finding the right nude tone for you lips can be quite a struggle though. Once you found a holy grail nude, don’t ever let go!
Try ALL OF THEM, be a lisptick-slut and smear each and every single one (when desinfected) in the shop on to your lips and don’t be shy to make the shop assistent prepare the next 15 to try out.
My personal favourites?
1. Tom Ford – Spanish Pink (a soft, light-pink nude)
2. MAC – Peachstock (more of a skin-toned lipstick, with peach undertones)
3. MAC – Japanese Maple (very soft, shiny nude; let’s your lip colour shine through)
But more on that topic a different time.
Once you’ve picked your one and only favourite nude, let’s get started and create a
soft look for going out!
Details on the look if you don’t have a lot of time or nerves to read right now:
- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
- Estée Lauder Double Ware Foundation 1N2 Ecru + Zoeva 102 Silk Finish Brush
- MAC Pro Longwear Cocealer NC15
- Laura Mercier Matte Radciance Baked Powder Highlight 01
- MAC Mineralize Warm Soul Blush
- MAC Harmony Blush
- Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Eyebrows + Eyes:
- B.Groomed Eyebrow Designer (UK Superdrug)
- Essende Brow Powder Duo Blonde
- Essence Clear Brow Gel
- Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer
- Urban Decay Naked2 (Foxy, Tease) + flat eyeshadow brush; Zoeva 228 Crease Brush
- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner 01 Black Ink + Zoeva 317 Wing Liner
- Ardell Natural Lashes 110
- L’Oreal Indefectible Concealer Stick (lightest colour)
- MAC Peachstock Lipstick
- MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick
Details on the look if you DO have some time to read right now:
After exfoliating and slapping cream on to my skin, I used the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and let it sink in for a few minutes while getting my beauty blender moist under the tab.
I prepared my lips with the LUSH lip scrub and a thick layer of LUSH Lip Service lip balm, letting it sit on my lips throughout the whole process.
I applied the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the colour 1N2 (Ecru) using my 102 Zoeva Silk Finish brush in soft, circular movements, making sure to blend it well e-ve-ry-where.
Where necessary (in my case chin, on and around the nose) I applied a very thin second layer of the foundation.
(CAUTION: With very thin I actually mean VERY thin! Double Wear has a great coverage!)
Time for my holy grail concealer to get to do its thing!
With my fingers I applied the MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC15 under my eyes, in to the corner of the eyes and downwards in a triangular shape.
Using the Zoeva 106 powder brush I lightly pressed the Hello Flawless Powder by benefit in the colour “Ivory” on to my concealer and everywhere where needed, on to the chin, around the nose, right on the hair line – never over the lips! It accentuates the fine hairs we all have!
Eyebrow time! I wanted a softer look today, so I kept my eyebrows soft, too. (sorry for a little messiness actually, I failed to tidy them up beforehand)
I brushed a light eyebrow powder right in to t hair of my brows. With my B.Groomed Eyebrow Pencil in the lightest colour (found in the UK in superdrug) I followed the line of my eyebrows, focussing more on the tail than the beginning of my brows, avoiding hard lines. To finish off, I brushed the hair, again following the natural direction of the hair,
with a clear brow gel.
On to my eyeees! I primed them with my Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer and let it dry for a few seconds. With a flat, basic and quite large eyeshadow brush by eco.tools I pressed the colour Foxy of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on to my whole eyelid.
Then, using my Zoeva 228 crease brush, I darkened the crease with the colour Tease from the same palette, focussing on the outer area of my eye.
Try to hold your crease brush in a certain angle so that you blend the product upwards and not downwards.
To finish the eye look, I made a fine line, winged slightly outwards, with my Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in the colour Black Ink with the Zoeva 317 wing liner, making sure to
push the product right in to my lash line.
Mascara (a little) on top and (lots) on the bottom, using Catrice Glamour Doll Waterproof Mascara. Try not to push the mascara on to the lash line of the bottom lashes!
I cut my false lashes from Ardell (110) in the middle to make the application easier, applied DUO lash glue and then waited about 30 seconds before carefully sticking them directly over my natural lash line.
I took off the excess lip balm with a wipe and slightly muted my natural lip colour out with a concealer and very softly dabbed excess powder of my powder brush on to the lips.
Without the use of a lipliner or lip brush I applied MAC Peachstock twice, topping it off with a dab of MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick.
With my Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight brush I highlighted my cheekbones, the middle of me forehead, just over the arch of my eyebrows and the back of my nose using Laura Merciers Baked Powder.
Contouring happened with the Zoeva 110 Face Shape brush, on the jawline and down the sides of my nose, using MAC harmony blush.
Finally I applied MAC Mineralize Warm Soul with my Bobbi Brown blush brush on to my cheeks, connecting contour and highlight.
Urban Decay Setting Spray to save the night!
Go out and spread some love with your beautiful face,