Christmas party make-up

Earlier in December I went along to my work’s Christmas party. The one last year was at Cargo in Shoreditch, and was really fun even though at the time I had only been there a month. Now having been there over a year and getting to know more people I was really looking forward to it. This year’s was at The House of St Barnabas in Soho, a gorgeous and eclectic venue.
Make-up wise I went for a bronze look because the outfit I was wearing included bronze – a bronze mini skirt from ASOS, teamed with black tights, a loose black tshirt, and black ankle boots (a very crappy outfit pic is further down…I need to learn how to take decent outfit photos of myself!). 
I should also mention that the party had a masquerade theme, but I forgot to snap pics of my mask – it was a large feather thing, from Accessorise… 
I started out just going for my standard make-up, but then decided to add some false lashes to up the glamour a bit. Choosing a pair from the Girls With Attitude ‘Double Take’ range

The lashes!

 I also got back on the fake tan bandwagon the night before the party, so I didn’t feel as pasty and pale as I normally do. Plus I couldn’t really do a bronze look without a bit of bronzing. After skipping the fake tanning for so long I was lucky to be re-introduced to it with a professional spray tan from Sienna X. I was hugely impressed, I couldn’t see one flaw in the tan at all – which I am pretty sure has NEVER happened. Last time I had a spray tan there was a bit of a foot-area disaster, and the time before I had a couple of small patches and a white triangle on my hand that had been missed.

Anyway, previous errors aside – the sienna X was flawless – and the spray part was quick and easy, and smelt of holidays. Post tan – if I liked my legs more then I would have been brave and got them out. I’ve been trying to maintain a winter glow with the at-home products, but have yet again fallen off the wagon over Christmas. Will get back to it though as the gradual moisturiser is so easy to use, I have no excuse not to really.

With the lashes.

Products used:

Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 105*
NARS concealer in ‘Honey’*
YSL Shocking Mascara in black*
MAC MSF in By Candlelight as blusher
MAC MSF in medium plus (to set)
MAC eyeshadow in bronze & naked lunch
Bourjois Bronzer (in light/medium)*
Miners liquid liner in brown*
MAC eyeliner in Teddy (LOVE this, need to do a blog post dedicated to it)

I can’t remember the lip gloss I wore now… doh!

Here is the oh-so-rubbish outfit pic, but you get the idea – all black other than the sequin skirt….sorry about the flash, taken in a dark hallway with no natural light.

Products with a * are PR samples. Others bought by me.


  1. December 30, 2011 / 8:43 am

    AMAZING skirt!!! Love the sequins and have been looking for a stand out piece like this since the trend started! Also loving the make up look, bronze really suits you and brings out ur lovely blue eyes!! xoxo

  2. December 30, 2011 / 9:12 am

    Lashes look fantastic, really go with your eye shape. Love the mini too!

  3. December 30, 2011 / 11:17 am

    The skirt is such a lovely colour! And the bronzed look definitely goes well with it


  4. Wande's World - A beauty and lifestyle blog for women of colour
    December 30, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    adore the skirt, where is it from!

  5. maquiagem
    February 8, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    LOVE your false lashes!!

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