Sunday, 18 May 2014

My 'red carpet' beauty look.

One thing that I don't normally publish on Satchels + Pearls are face of the day, or beauty posts actually featuring my own make up look. I'm not confident with applying make up like some of the other bloggers I follow, and I don't have the patience nor time to sit down and try to recreate looks. When I found out about the House of Fraser 'red carpet' beauty look competition I decided to give it a go. I could finally use up some of my new eyeshadow palettes that have been lying around for a while. 

I'm a fan of the nude/fresh faced look with a smokey eye and a plain nude lip. After having a browse on the internet, I found a gorgeous nude look that was used at the Chanel S/S 2015 catwalk in Dubai. I knew I would never be able to recreate the eye makeup so opted for a basic smokey eye with a little winged eyeliner. I even contoured, ever so lightly though, so I'm not sure you can see very well. It was a great opportunity to use my Oriflame 'The One' Eye Liner Stylo eyeliner pen which I received in my goody bag from the event in Leeds yesterday. It's absolutely gorgeous and such a darling to use. 
The products I used for this look are in the images below. I ended up using quite a lot of different products so I'm not going to list them all individually. However, if there is something you are interested in, let me know and I will link you up. 
To finish off this look, I think the House of Fraser beauty product I would love to use is the Tom Ford Lip Colour lipstick in shade nude vanille. I think this would compliment the look fantastically, and just add the right amount of sheen to complete the look. This lipstick can be bought from the House of Fraser site for £36.00 here

In-keeping with my usual fashion and wish list posts, I decided it would be a great idea to add the dress I would wear to a red carpet event too. I'm lusting after everything in the Biba collection at the moment, and thought this gorgeous full skirted maxi dress would add the right amount of glamour. Champagne is such a gorgeous colour, and would work so well with my nude/champagne eye makeup too. You can pick up this dress from Biba at House of Fraser for £149.00. Definitely worth it, it's gorgeous!
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