24, 10, 2017

Work Hard. Play Hard. Highlight Harder!

“What are you wearing?” has got to be the most used saying amongst us girls, even if we’re just going out for dinner the first thing we all need to know is what is everyone wearing whilst wondering how to do our make up. The most complicated has got to be when you’ve been at work or out all day and you’re going out out after, how do you make the easiest transition from day to night.

On a night out I used to only ever wear a dress or playsuit, I was never found in any form of trousers as I felt it was peritive to have as much skin on show as possible. It made going out straight from work harder work as I always had to completely change and redo my entire make up look to suit the outfit choice. Thankfully a few years back I realised the better way to be was legs or cleavage and whilst I haven’t owned a pair of jeans for years I’m all over the late night leggings love.

Leggings are the ultimate day to night look with all the intricate detailing and designs you can get these days like the Crochet Lace pair I recently got from SimplyBe. With the simplicity across the top three quarters of the leggings you can wear these as a day time look but the crochet lace trim gives you the versatility that with a simple swap to heels or boots and your favourite party top you’re instantly night out worthy. You are definitely not too overdressed that you can’t get away with a pit stop food run pre drinks. In hindsight rolling into KFC to grab a snack box in your sheer bodysuit and mini skirt at 6pm might not be a winner. Not that I’ve done that of course, honestly I’m not sitting here hanging my head in shame at all… Well actually I’m sat here laughing away like a child at the memory.

Swiftly moving on, the next thing we girls have to contend with is make up options. Do you risk going to work with no make up on so you can pull out your killer smokey eye with ease at night. Do you rock that winged liner that you never wear at work and have clients wondering why you’ve gone to such an effort for that morning meeting about figures. Why do men have it so easy?!

My day time make up when I’m going out of an evening tends to consist of eyebrows courtesy of Lancome, Perversion mascara, a little splash of NARS blush and that’s about me done. For me there’s no point in doing a full face of make up to halfway through the day redo the entire look unless I am attending some kind of formal event or somewhere it would be a requirement.

As you all know I’m a big Urban Decay fan and whilst I have been loving the Naked Heat that recently came out I have fallen back in love with my Naked Smoky. As I don’t already have foundation on it means I can go to town with my eyes with no worry of any shadow fall out. There’s no stress over having to somehow fix my base, especially when going for a darker shade or stronger look. If you’re not sure you can pull off a strong smoked eye then why not try using browns, purples or maroon shades rather than grey and blacks.

The other love of my life right now is Highlighter, I can’t go out at night without it! I want to be seen shining from the space stations and my new favourite highlighter right now is the Laura Mercier Luminizing Candlelight Palette. The palette actually contains two highlight powders and four eye shadows but I actually use the eye shadows as my highlighter more than the highlight itself. I don’t even have a favourite shade, Ive swapped between them all every time I’ve used it so far. A banging highlight really does change you from day to night in snap as far as I’m concerned and this coming Friday I’ll be strutting into my local from work, highlight on point, smoky eye and my new luscious lace leggings. Fingers crossed I’m as successful as I was above, day event to night glam and just look at that highlight under the eyebrow, god I feel vain right now!

23 responses to “Work Hard. Play Hard. Highlight Harder!”

  1. I love the Urban Decay palettes, you really cant beat them! I have the smoky one and it’s my absolute favourite!

  2. Joanna says:

    I really love Urban Decay, it’s my favorite make-up brand. I never went back to other palette once I got my first Naked one.

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have to admit I really like Urban Decay they seem to offer some awesome palettes, I also have to admit I have not yet mastered the art of the highlighter.

  4. Abi says:

    the KFC part, love the Lace detail on the leggings and I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercer products.

  5. Hannah says:

    I have that urban decay palette and that primer too. Theyre both great

  6. Kaycee says:

    Some great day to night tips there. I’m loving those leggings, the lace on the end is really nice

  7. Charli says:

    I’m a no make-up at work girl; followed by a quick splash of mascara and some red lipstick. I used to love Urban Decay but can’t use it since going cruelty free. I really like Pixi products at the moment.
    C x

  8. I tend to wear a normal face of make up for work so going out in the evenings isn’t too bad for me it’s just touch ups and a change of lipstick x

  9. Charli Bruce says:

    I’ve always been a fan of leggings taking me from day to night, I find them so versatile and not to mention they are definitely a top choice for comfort. I wear a full face of make up every day so going from work to a night out is relatively easy, just switch up the lippy and you’re good to go xx

  10. I have to admit being a vintage style lady I never leave the house without my winged liner and red lipstick. I wish I could do smokey eyes, but I just look like I have been punched in the face. One day I will learn!

  11. I wish Urban Decay was cruelty free so I could use them as their palettes always look gorgeous! I love the lace detail on the leggings though very pretty x

  12. melanie says:

    Love this palette and you both look lovely in your piccys too 🙂 x

  13. Jessi says:

    I’m debating which Naked palette to buy, I’m leaning towards 2, but your Smoky one looks fab too! I need a new highliter so I’ll check out Laura Mercier.

  14. Those are some great products and I’ve heard a lot of positive review on Urban Decay. I would totally love to have a crochet lace trim leggings as well, that’s so cute.

  15. I love using a good highlighter, I think it makes a massive difference to my make up look.

  16. I really need to up my makeup game! Loving the thought of you being seen from the space stations!

  17. I’m really in to the Urban Decay colours at the moment. Love your photos!

  18. Emily Leary says:

    A lot of my friends and I buy cruelty free – Urban Decay products often crop up!

  19. These all sound like great makeup products, I need to try the urban decay palette

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