GET READY WITH ME: GLAMOUR AWARDS
The other week I spent an evening attending the annual Glamour ‘Women Of The Year Awards’. I had the best night and even got the chance to meet some celebs like Rashida Jones, Ruby Rose and Stormzy! Not only that but halfway through the night Amy Poehler turned up and literally MADE MY LIFE. I can’t remember the last time I fangirled so hard! If you’re a regular to my channel you will have seen that I recently uploaded a ‘Glamour Awards Get Ready With me’ where I filmed the process of doing my makeup and talked you through some of the products that I used. Since you guys said how much you loved the video I thought I’d put together a little something for my blog too. I’ll insert the video at the bottom of this post just in case you missed it!
I have to say I absolutely LOVED the dress that I wore to the Glamour Awards. It’s by a brand called RIXO London and it’s called the ‘Camellia’. RIXO have so many stunning dresses but this one really called to me! There was quite a lot of boob action (lol) but I think that the long sleeves and midi length of the skirt helped to balance it all out. I also added my gorgeous pearl choker by ‘Wolf Circus’ to break things up a bit. I chose to wear my amazing metal clutch bag from &OtherStories, I loved that it kept jingling throughout the night and it was the perfect size to keep my phone and my lipstick. On my feet I decided to wear something neutral and opted for my gorgeous suede heels from Christian Louboutin which were the perfect height for me (I literally cannot walk in stilettos). To finish off the look I was extremely lucky to be able to borrow three beautiful diamond rings from Anoushka for the night. It’s crazy how much a tiny piece of jewellery can make you feel so special and these babies did exactly that. You guys know that I feel at my happiest when I’m rocking my t-shirt and jeans but I actually felt really comfortable and totally ‘me’ in what I wore. I loved the whole outfit!
To kick things off I started by applying my base and for this I used the incredible Lancôme Teint Idôle Foundation in the shade 025. What makes this foundation extra special is that it’s actually available in 40 shades! Having so many different shades in a base product should totally be the norm anyway, so I’m so glad that Lancôme picked up on that with the Teint Idôle Foundation. The reason I decided to wear the Teint Idôle for the Glamour Awards is because it’s super duper long wearing and it’s actually a 24 hour long wear foundation. I like wearing something long wearing whenever I’m going to an event because it means I can go ahead and enjoy my evening without worrying about having to touch up my makeup in the bathroom. A lot of long wearing foundations can tend to feel quite heavy but this stuff is great because it feels incredibly light weight and comfortable on the skin. I went ahead and applied my base with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush but you could totally use a damp Beauty Blender to achieve a similar finish.
After applying my foundation I used my Nars Soft Matte Concealer in the shade Vanilla to cover up any blemishes and banish my dark circles. You guys are probably getting SO sick of hearing me talk about this concealer but honestly I just absolutely adore this stuff. I feel like a little goes a long way and it’s also easy to build up the product without it looking super cakey. I like to keep things simple with my base so I just added a little sweep of the Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer to add some more definition to my cheekbones before following up with a dusting of my Majolica Majorca Puff De Cheeks Blush which is an absolutely stunning peachy colour.
1. LANCÔME TEINT IDOL FOUNDATION | 2. REAL TECHNIQUES BUFFING BRUSH | 3. ILLAMASQUA BROW BUILD | 4. BENEFIT HOOLA LITE BRONZER | 5. NARS SOFT MATTE CONCEALER | 6. IT COSMETICS BROW POWER ‘UNIVERSAL TAUPE’ | 7. URBAN DECAY 24-7 GLIDE ON PENCIL ‘SMOG’ | 8. RMS BEAUTY SIGNATURE SET ‘POP COLLECTION’ | 9. SURRATT LASH CURLERS | 10. LANCÔME MATTE SHAKER ‘ENERGY PEACH’ | 11. LANCÔME GRANDIOSE MASCARA
After quickly brushing through my brows I used the amaaaazing It Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil in the shade ‘Universal Taupe’ to add some definition. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this brow pencil in a recent blog post but basically the ‘Universal Taupe’ pencil is supposed to work with every skin tone and brow shade. I can’t speak for everyone but what I can tell you is that this pencil works perfectly for me! I think it’s all about how much pressure you use to apply the product, so as a blondie I use really light, soft strokes so that the colour doesn’t become too harsh against my complexion. After that I used a few sweeps of the Illamasqua Brow Build to make sure everything stayed in place throughout the night.
This might sound a bit crazy but for my eyeshadow I decided to use a few dabs of the bronzer from the incredible RMS Beauty Signature Set ‘Pop Collection’, then used my Urban Decay 24-7 Glide On Pencil in the shade ‘Smog’ to give my eyes a super sultry look. To tie everything together I decided to apply the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara (one of my all time favourites) because it gives my lashes SO much volume and makes them look a million times longer. After a few dabs of the Living Luminizer from my RMS Signature Set Palette I finished things up with my Lancôme Matte Shaker in the shade ‘Energy Peach’. As you can see I went for quite a toned-down natural vibe but the subtle highlight from the Living Luminizer and the touch of peach on my lips made this look pop.
I hope you guys found this post helpful and enjoyed seeing how I pieced together my look for the Glamour Awards! It’s not often I get all glammed up but I always end up enjoying the process of getting ready and choosing what makeup look to go for. Don’t forget to go and watch my ‘Get Ready With Me’ video if you haven’t already. I’ll insert it at the bottom of this post along with a some links to the products that I used!
LANCÔME TEINT IDÔLE FOUNDATION
Foundation of dreams
REAL TECHNIQUES BUFFING BRUSH
A must have
NARS SOFT MATTE CONCEALER
A constant in my makeup bag!
BENEFIT 'HOOLA LITE'
The perfect shade for me
ILLAMASQUA BROW BUILD
Can't leave the house without this on my brows
IT COSMETICS BROW POWER 'UNIVERSAL TAUPE'
Perfect universal colour
RMS BEAUTY 'POP' SIGNATURE SET
Everything you need in one palette
URBAN DECAY GLIDE ON PENCIL 'SMOG'
Looks super sultry
LANCÔME GRANDIOSE EXTREME MASCARA
One of my all time faves
LANCÔME MATTE SHAKER 'ENERGY PEACH'
I adore this colour