Now, I have something to admit… I’m really not a big fan of Halloween.
It always just seems like such an effort. You cover yourself in face paint which you know is going to take an entire pack of baby wipes to remove the next day, you spend about £30 on an outfit to probably never wear it again (that’s 2 MAC lipsticks thank you very much), and then when you finally make it out, the clubs are packed with sweaty, drunk boys and half-dressed girls tottering about in their heels. I also thoroughly hate the evolution of the Halloween costume… Since when did lifeguards, bunnies and barely-dressed secretaries become scary? In my view, a ‘slutty schoolgirl’ outfit with a dribble of fake blood down your chin does not a Halloween costume make.
Now Bonfire Night on the other hand, is something I can seriously get into. I love nothing more than getting a group of friends together, throwing on your cosy new winter coat, and heading out to see some fireworks with a few toffee apples thrown in. There’s something so lovely about standing with a great bunch of people watching the sky light up with fireworks.
I’ll be doing just that this weekend with a few friends from work, and this inspired me to come up with some sort of 5th of November makeup look. Obviously, there’s a kind of burnt orange smoky eye, a subtle highlight, and my new favourite brown-berry lipstick. Throw on a furry headband and I’m definitely feeling in the festive mood.
So let’s take you through the products I used…
I wanted to keep the face quite dewy and fresh, but with a nice added sparkle courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette.
- Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
- Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi-Touch Highlighting Concealer
- Blush: Liz Earle Cream Blush in Rose
- Setting Powder: Bourjois Healthy Balance
- Contour/Highlight: Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Eyes and Lips:
Of course, when I think of November 5th, I think of smoky, shimmery eyes which reflect the burning bonfire. The shade Sunset from my Stila in the Light palette is just perfect for this. Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl is also the ideal complement to this look.
- Base: Stila in the Light Bare
- All-over colour: Sunset
- Crease: Sandstone
- Under-eye liner: Gilded Gold
- Brows: Sandstone
- Eyeliner: MAC Teddy Eye Kohl
- Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
- Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl
- Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude
I hope you like the finished look! Let me know what your plans are for Bonfire Night and whether you’ve planned a makeup look for the occasion?
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx