Friday, 16 January 2015

Look of the Day: Date Night!

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!


The Breakdown:

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

50 comments:

  1. So pretty! You look all glowy and gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  2. Yay for reaching 5 years!! You are looking lovely as always =) I really like the subtle smokey eye. I can't wait to see The Theory of Everything.
    xx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Thanks, Kat! That movie is on my list as well :)

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  3. you look gorgeous :)

    www.beautyandcolour.com

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  4. Happy anniversary! Love this date night look.

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  5. You look gorgeous!

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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  6. Gorgeous! MAC's Sunny Seoul looks great on you.
    It's so sweet that the two of you celebrate your anniversaries by re-creating the first date. It's too bad you weren't able to see Birdman. It's one of the ones I need to see too. I'm also going to re-watch The Grand Budapest Hotel since it's on Netflix now. :P

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri! We saw Birdman over the weekend and it was worth the wait! I really enjoyed Grand Budapest too :)

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  7. I've never seen or heard of Sunny Seoul but now I really want to own it... maybe I'll snag it in a Back2MAC exchange...

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    1. Definitely worth a peek, but it might have been LE :P

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  8. ummm.. *jaw drops* this is one of my favorite looks you've created to date :) It's absolutely gorgeous and hello hilighter! well done cle de peau, well done!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Miranda! I'm pretty obsessed with the Cle de Peau :)

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  9. This is a gorgeous look. So glowy and fresh!
    Sarah-Jane xo // www.vmgirl.me

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  10. BEAUTIFUL eye look! The MUFE shadow is definitely a standout in this look. Happy date night :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenn! I'm super obsessed with the MUFE shadows :)

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  11. You look absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! I love how you and your boyfriend celebrate your anniversary, that's so sweet.

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    1. Thanks so much, Natalie! We really enjoy our little tradition :)

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  12. Love your make up, so natural and showing all the beautiful sides!
    You are gorgeous!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  13. I'm so lovin' this look. And you look totally gorgeous!

    xx Janelle
    http://www.stylesandprints.net

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  14. Perfect make up, so natural. *__*
    New outfit post is online...

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  15. Beautiful! Love this look.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  16. Perfection! The soft glow, soft lips, and smokey eyes. Not to mention your hair! *heart eyes*

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  17. So sweet. You look beautiful x

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  18. Aww congrats! 5 years is quite a milestone! I really adore the look, especially the eyes! Black Scotch is amazing, and I really need to look into the new MUFE eyeshadows. So, date night. I know that Dr. D is fond of pink lipsticks and nothing "too dark" or "too red (although sometimes the way he describes my lipsticks makes me wonder if he is at least partially colorblind LOL)," so I try to wear pinks. Fortunately, he is OK with fuchsia pinks and bright pinks, not just baby pinks or something, because in that case I might dieeee!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunny! Your review of Black Scotch was definitely one of the reasons I checked it out :) My bf is the same- he'd rather see a smokey eye than a deep, glossy lip!

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  19. hey, happy anniversary!!! Loving that lip combo too; a great pink/fuchsia lip color is a great way to glam up without being too glam... really need to get into fuchsias again

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    1. Thanks so much, Maeve! Can't go wrong with a fuchsia lip :)

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  20. Congrats on the anniversary! Your makeup looks stunning!

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  21. Happy anniversary, you look absolutely stunning! So fresh and glowy!!

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  22. Congrats for hitting 5 years! I love how soft your eye makeup is, very romantic and pretty! Your makeup is always stunning, so jealous!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Thanks so much, Pauline! Much appreciated :)

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  23. Happy anniversary! I'm thinking Sunny Seoul is the lipstick I'm going to choose when I do the back to mac thing next. My date night go-to look is anything involving smokey eyes! It's my husband's favorite look.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ingrid! I think Sunny Seoul was LE, but definitely worth checking out! :)

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  24. Such a gorgeous makeup look! Especially love what you've done with your eyes. Plus perfect skin!

    The Joneses' & Little Babe

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