Happy weekend, everyone! This past Wednesday, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 5-year anniversary. I know, right? Five whole years! I guess time flies when you find a guy as smart, quirky, challenging, and silly as mine. Each year, we spend the evening of our anniversary re-creating our first date (minus the awkwardness, well, at least most of it). Date #1 consisted of coffee at the Moonbean Cafe followed by a gooey, delicious dinner at the Grilled Cheese, both in Toronto's Kensington Market. Though both settings are thoroughly casual, I still decided to up the glam factor a bit to celebrate the occasion.
The look was all about a soft, shimmery smokey eye and fresh, luminous lips and cheeks. For the eyes, I layered two lovely creamy products from Bobbi Brown with my much-adored powder shades from Make Up For Ever. I started by smudging Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Scotch, a deep brown with warm coppery shimmer (truly stunning, full review soon!) along my upper lash line, blending upward. I then applied Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Velvet Plum (a plum-tinged brown with gold shimmer) to the crease, blending it into Black Scotch. To add more dimension, I applied Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows in Black Gold (along the lash line and outer corner), Silver Brown (in the crease), and Golden Beige (as a highlight on brow bones and inner corners). I finished the eyes with a couple coats of BeneFit They're Real for extra lush lashes.
For the cheeks, I chose products for subtle sculpting and a flattering glow. I started by sweeping my favourite contour powder, Inglot HD Sculpting Powder #504 (which creates the most subtle, natural shadow), along the hollows of my cheeks. I added some light to the tops of my cheekbones with the unapologetically luxe Cle de Peau Luminizing Skin Enhancer #12. To add some gentle colour to the cheeks, I swept Hourglass Incandescent Electra (from the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette) on the apples, blending up towards the temples.
On the lips, I grabbed a perky shade from MAC that I recently scored in a makeup swap. Sunny Seoul is a stunning peach-toned pink with a luscious glow. I think it complemented the look perfectly!
Foundation: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation #1
Concealer: MAC Select Cover-Up NC20
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (in t-zone) and Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 (lightly all over)
Bronzer: Essence Beach Cruisers Bronzer in Life's A Beach
Contour: Inglot HD Sculpting Powder #504
Highlighter: Cle de Peau Luminizing Skin Enhancer #12 Gold
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Shadows: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Scotch (applied all over the lid, concentrated on the upper lash line), Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Velvet Plum (on the crease, blended up), Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow ME624 Black Gold (along upper lash line), Artist Shadow in ME612 Silver Brown (on the crease, over the cream shadow) and ME512 Golden Beige (as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners)
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!
Lips: MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Lipstick in Sunny Seoul
And a few more shots of the look:
So there you have it- my pick for a wintry, casual-glam (is that a thing?), date night makeup look! The end of the evening didn't quite go as planned, as our hopes of seeing Birdman were dashed my hoards of eager post-Golden Globes moviegoers (a.k.a., a 30-minute line when our show started in 10), but did end with a sweet little beauty-related gift, which I'll be talking about in my next post!
What's your go-to date night look? Now that the Oscar nominations have been revealed, what movies are you dying to see?
Thanks for stopping by! xo