Anyways, quite a few of you requested the make up look and asked where I got the dress from so I thought a little blogpost was in order. I'm going to try and remember now what I slapped onto my face that night. Bare with!
I'd prepared for the evening by using the St Tropez Express Tan the day before (which I love and highly recommend by the way - regular readers will have heard me waffle on about how great this stuff is numerous times!) and then painted my nails with Tom Ford Sugar Dune. This is limited edition but you might still be able to get it at the counters, if you're lucky! Gorgeous shade, although not a great deal different to Essie Topless and Barefoot to be honest if you're after a dupe for this hideously expensive nail polish!
Now on to the face. Lots of products here so prepare yourselves! I wanted to go for something a little bit different to my normal make up look. Something a little more dramatic in the eye area. I'd come across a great mini-tutorial video on Instagram a few weeks ago and recreated this look, using a silvery eyeshadow. Yes, you heard right, something very unusual for me but I liked the finished look a lot.
So here we go...
Foundation - Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Cashew Beige (flawless looking skin in a tube Under eye Concealer - Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (meh!)
Contour #1 - Soleil Tan de Chanel
Concealer - Diorskin Nude Concealer
Powder - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Diffused Light
Bronzer - Tom Ford Bronzer in Gold Dust
Contour #2 - Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium
Highlight - Dior Amber Diamond (discontinued - sorry!)
Blush - Sleek Blush in Flamingo
Base - Nars Eyeshadow base
Lid - All over lid and into crease, then blended up. - MAC Texture
Lid - Inner and outer corner then blended a little into crease - MAC Carbon
Lid - Patted on into centre of eye - Verve from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Under lower lash line - MAC Texture, followed by MAC Carbon
Eyeliner - upper lash Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick
Waterline - MAC Smolder pencil eyeliner
Mascara - Givenchy Noir Couture
Brows - Make Up Revolution Brow palette
Chantecaille Lipgloss in 'Lucky'
And here is the finished result complete with pout and obligatory miserable face! (sorry Mum!)
Last but not least, let's talk clothes and accessories (or lack of them in this case!!)
The dress was a complete and utter shameless copy of the Victoria Beckham one that Amanda Holden wore on Britain's Got Talent in the UK (google Amanda Holden and Victoria Beckham dress and you'll see her wearing it, I think VB herself was also papped in this dress!) I bought it on eBay and there are literally hundreds of them on there in a few different colour ways.
Here's a link to the search I did - they vary in price but I got mine for £11.99. Yes, £11.99 ladies!!!!
I paired it with some plain black super high stilettos from Office and my Alexander Wang Prism Clutch (not photographed!)
It was such a simple look but I felt really chic and got a lot of compliments on the dress from random strangers in the ladies toilet!
Hope you're all well and enjoying your week!