Party season has been in full swing this week with my works Christmas party and a special birthday celebration both within a day of each other. Great for my chance to try out different make-up looks, not so great for my head or my bank balance...One too many Cosmos?
Make-up: Though I have a signature 'party' look, I like to experiment with different combinations of colour and on both occasions I wanted to keep my make-up fresh and dewy, letting the lips and my freshly coloured hair do the talking.
As boogying in a sweaty club can cause unwanted shine at the best of time...I opted for a matte base, choosing the w7 Captain Matte foundation and using the Glo Minerals concealer. It's great for eradicating dark circles and covering up any unwanted redness.
A quick swish of my favourite all-in-one palette, the Physicians Formula 'Shimmer Stripes' is all I need to achieve a radiant, bronzed look paired with a lovely blush. Whilst this palette includes a few gorgeous highlight shades, I opted to use the infamous 'Soft and Gentle' highlighter from Mac. I packed my Almay pressed powder in my clutch bag for shine touch ups.
I kept my eyes really neutral with just a swish of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and on bronze' the lightest gold shade in the Physicians Formula palette before lining my upper lash line and waterline with a kohl pencil from Lacura beauty. I smudged the kohl with the blender which sits on the end of the pencil before going in with my favourite part...mascara. Using the Clinique, high impact mascara I built drama and a false lash effect with my beloved Jica Lash extensions. On my lips i'm wearing my favourite drugstore punchy pink 'As you want Victoria' by Rimmel. Though in my clutch bag I threw in 'Girl about town' from Mac.
Style: For my works Christmas party I wore the silver, loop dress from Missguided, it's super slouchy and gives the perfect rock chick vibe when paired with chunky heels and a studded, leather jacket. For the second party I wore a plain black dress from And other stories with a beautiful, embroided long cami from River Island. I wore both with my fave chunky heels from Aldo.