Tuesday 22 January 2013

The desk days are over: Night out hair & makeup

Hey Girls!

I'm writing this post today with a bit of a sore head and dishevelled appearance as I went on a big night out yesterday to celebrate the fact my desk days are over! Well, they are over for a few months anyway as I just completed my last deadline until my final assessments in the summer. It was a really stressful few weeks and also meant I sat at my desk not wearing a scrap of make up and sporting a pineapple on my head for too many days than I'd like to admit. So last night I thought I'd do something nice with the old face and barnet, I also wore a new outfit combination but I'll show you that in my next post...

Base: Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer, Monu Under Eye Cream, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation '52', Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 'Light 2', Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer 'Ivory', Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 'Sandstorm'
Base Detailing: Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder '51', Topshop 'Head Over Heels' Cream Blush, Benefit Sunbeam Highlighter, BareMinerals 'Dark Blonde/Brown' Brow Powder

Eyes: Maybelline 24HR  'On and On Bronze' Colour Tattoo, Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner, Rimmel Soft Black Kohl, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Nude Kohl, Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara
Lips: Revlon Kissable Just Bitten Balm Stain in 'Crush' 
Hair: Enrapture Encode Totem Styler 3-3-3

It might not look like it but I've toned down my night out make up a lot since starting my blog as I've learned it's not always about having the blackest eyes and reddest lips (Yes I was a major serial statement eyes AND lips offender!). Now days I'm far more about going for a certain look with my make up and last night it was a kind of preppy/sexy (major cringe but you get what I mean) to match my outfit. I did this by adding some retro winged liner and a dark statement lip to my fail safe night out base face. I also applied some of my new favourite cream eye shadow, Benefit 'Birthday Suit', as a pretty but subtle base for the liner and decided not to contour as I wanted the focus to be on the lining and lashes. My hair was also rather preppy as I curled it into ringlets, then teased them out a bit and pinned the front sections together at the back with a middle parting. This is one of my go to styles at the moment and I don't know how I ever lived without my totem styler now!

Today I've just been lounging around hungoverly with Rosie and filming videos so you can look out for those soon along with the full outfit to go with this post. I'm getting pretty excited about the next few days now as I'm having my hair cut for the first time in so long (I plan on leaving the salon looking exactly like Molly King, not that I have high expectations or anything), going to see Les Mis and then having a weekend at home with the boy so life is looking lovely again... I hope you're having a lovely week too!

Love Meg


  1. your make up looks lovely here and congrats on getting all your work done! ox

  2. Congrats to you girl! I have just stepped into it! :/
    Heart your make-up, simple and elegant.

    p.s: you look like a pixie!!


  3. you look so pretty! i get your relief, i just finished my last exam until june and am looooving it! x

  4. The make-up looks so pretty darling!

    Eda ♥

  5. This makeup looks great on you xx
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  6. Your eyes are stunning! I love that lip colour too, i think that must be the only shade of those i dont own!

    Zoe | zozeze.com x

  7. Beautiful! Your eyes look so so pretty. Les Mis is amazing by the way! I cried lots... haa! Have a great week lovely! xx

  8. I love your eye makeup, on and on bronze shadow is lovely!

    Kimberley x


  9. Your make-up looks stunning like always, I love that lip colour on you :) Can't wait to see your new hair! Have a lovely time at everything, I can't wait to see les mis :D In reply to your lovely comment my hair is highlighted, I have a half head done with foils :)
    Love Holly x

  10. I love this look, your eye make up looks stunning. Your hair is looking gorgeous too xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog


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