Saturday, 26 October 2013

Saturday Night Beauty



Saturday nights at LR HQ tend to consist of a takeaway, glass of white wine, and crappy tv. Pretty perfect if you ask me. However, there are those occasions where I get my butt off the sofa and out of my onesie, ready for a night out with the girls. Here's the Saturday Night beauty line up...

For starters I prime my skin with my Clinique universal primer* (see here for deets!), before applying my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Illuminator in Pearl with my beloved Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, which I rave about here. This little gem from Becca adds a gorgeous hint of shimmer and boosts my complexion ten fold. However, it does contain SPF, which can be a bit of a no go when it comes to flash photography, so I'd recommend MAC Soft & Gentle highlight if you're planning on getting snapped. 

Red lips are a must for me with MAC's Ruby Woo being the forerunner. If I'm wearing a darker lip I prefer the formula to be matte as I don't find a glossy red to be as flattering. Ruby Woo can be slightly drying on the lips so I prep with Nuxe Reve de Miel beforehand.  As I've opted for a darker lip, a darker smokey eye is out of the equationwith a glam neutral eye and swift slick of eyeliner (L'Oreal Blackbuster Superliner is currently my liner of choice) taking its place. Benefits Most Glamorous Nudes Ever...* palette is fantastic for such occasions. Not only is the packaging ridiculously cute encased in a book, but the shades are subtle yet stunning. I sweep It's Complicated over the lid with Gil-y Pleasure blended into the crease for extra definition.  I'm not the greatest fan of false lashes so I opt for a coating of Benefit They're Real Mascara to give my lashes so va-va-voomph.

I keep my cheeks quite muted with Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed making the rounds as contour and blush all in one, set with a light dusting of Bourjois Java Rice powder*. Now all that's left is to squeeze into that LBD, spritz some Urban Decay All Nighter Spray*, and head out for a mojito, or two...

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16 comments:

  1. That all sounds so amazing! I love using Mac's Soft and Gentle for nights out, it photographs so nicely!

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    xx

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  3. I've heard such amazing things about the Tarte blushes, 'Exposed looks like the perfect subtle shade! and I loveee the Benefit They're Real mascara it's just soo good! Lovely post :)

    isabella ♥

    http://pinkiepromisebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. That Benefit pallette looks gorgeous! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love the look of the Benefit Palette, the colours are gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  6. The Benefit palette looks pretty & I never got on a night out without a spritz of my UD Setting SPray - love that stuff!
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  7. That benefit palette is stunning!!

    www.coffeeandcaroline.blogspot.com

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  8. I love Benefit sets so much! Also really lusting over one of the Ambient light powders!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  9. Wow I've just found your blog and I'm already completely in love with it! I love red lips too hehe.

    Hollie :)
    brainy-isthenewsexy.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. So many products that I want to try.
    I adore the look of that Benefit palette.

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  11. This set looks amazing! Definitely going on my wish list :)

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  12. I really want to try the Becca Illuminator - great post lovely!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  13. I reeeaally need the Most Glamourous Nudes Ever palette. It's been on my radar so so long now
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  14. I really want Tarte Exposed, might have to try ebay perfect blush for Autumn! :) x

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  15. I need to get on the Becca Skin Perfectoring bandwagon! x

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  16. That Benefit palette is GORGEOUS!

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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