Last night I went on a bit of a date, so decided to do a date night make up post. We headed down to London Bridge to go to Gaucho. Gaucho is a specialist steak restaurant and there are branches to be found in a few places across central London. I’ve been to the Charlotte Street one before, but this was the first time at the London Bridge location – the views were stunning, but more on that in another post. This one is all about the make-up I went for on the night, picking out some old favourites and some totally new to the stash ones too.
For cheeks I pulled out the Estee Lauder ‘Cello Shots’* in the shade ‘Hot Fuse’ to add just a touch of flush to the cheeks. I then added a smattering of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder palette (not shown) all over (the least shiny shade all over, touch of the shimmery one on the cheekbones).
For eyes I wanted to go smokey, which I thought I had managed but Ollie kindly pointed out I looked the same as usual…so perhaps need to dial up the smoke a tad in future. But I went for a base of the Clinique Lid Smoothie in ‘Ginger-ly’*, then used the fat end of the Wild About Beauty crayon in Polly*- a deep purple shade – across the lid, up to the crease. I then used my finger to smudge some MAC ‘Bronze’ eyeshadow on top, to create a bronzey-purple smokey eye. I also used the Wild About Beauty Pencil along the lower lash line too. Maybe not as smokey as I was going for, but I was happy.
I then finished off with a few layers of my new favourite mascara – the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye* (review here – it’s amazing). Then filled in brows with my NARS Yamal Eyeshadow* and then a coat of the Miss Sporty Clear Mascara that I’ve recently picked up as a brow fixer (bargain alert!). Then on the lips I used YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in shade 9 ‘Nude In Private’ * (my favourite ‘my lips but better’ shade) and voila – my date night makeup was ready and I was off to consume my bodyweight in steak (and cheese).