Black on Black OOTN
Whilst scanning through some of my older posts recently, I realised I hadn't done a 'Makeup of the Day'/OOTD post in a while. So, to reintroduce it to Cocoa May, I thought I'd start with this look I posted on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago.
For my base, I used NARS Sheer Glow foundation (review coming up very soon!), followed by Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer (under my eyes) and Maybelline Fit Me concealer everywhere else. I used Rimmel Match Perfection Loose powder, then bronzed using Urban Decay Toasted matte bronzer, then deepened the contour with MAC Harmony *side note: I've been loving doing this recently to warm up my face rather than just using Harmony!*. For blush, I wore NARS Orgasm, and highlighted with Benefit High Beam, and on top of that I added The Balm's Mary Loumanizer - strong highlight! For brows, I used my usual Anastasia Brow Pomade/Brow Wiz combo - you know the drill by now!
For eyes, I used my new favourite palette - the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I primed my eyes with MAC Bare Study, then used Milk Chocolate as a transition colour in the crease. I then swept Creme Brûlée all over the lid. I darkened the outer part of my lid with Hazelnut, and used Haute Chocolate in the crease. To further darken the outer crease, I used Semi Sweet, and highlighted my brow bone with White Chocolate. I highlighted the inner corner with The Balm Mary Loumanizer. I used L'Oreal Blackbuster liner and L'Oreal Super Liner, then Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I lined my upper waterline with Charlotte Tilbury Rock n Kohl liner in Barbarella Brown. Finally, I added Ardell Demi Wispies (I used one full pair, then half a pair on the outer corner).
For lips, I lined with Rimmel 'Addiction', then used Chanel 'Catherine' lipstick all over my lips.
I was feeling so uninspired with what to wear this night, so went for fail-safe all black! I picked up this gorgeous lace black top from Zara and paired it with tailored black trousers from ASOS. I wore my usual 'night out' Zara wedges, and took my Zara 'Stressed but Well Dressed' clutch - you know, the one everyone went crazy for this time last year!
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