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My #GoGlamGala Makeup Picks


Tonight is the #GoGlamGala with Go Send... I've never been to a Gala before so when I received an invite I just couldn't turn it down! As I'm getting ready away from home, I thought I would show you the makeup bits I've packed to wear.

BASE

I'll be wearing the products mentioned in my everyday essentials for oily skin post, so I won't bore you with an indepth review of those again. Combined with those bits I'm going to use the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation £27. At first I didn't get on too well with this, but after trying it now my skin isn't as dehydrated it sits much better and lasts longer on my skin. This foundation provides a beautiful full coverage without being too matte, definitely one to try if you are looking for a new, full coverage high end foundation.

Not a step I take for my everyday makeup, but for special occasions I love to contour using the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour £19. This is so easy to blend and pretty fool proof, if like me you're not a pro when it comes to contouring, this is fab! Highlighter wise I was torn, but in the end I went for MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter £24, I've had this in my collection for years but it's still the highlighter I always reach for! It's a stunning soft peachy pink/ champagne shade that works perfectly for pale skin. It is quite shimmery and an 'obvious' highligher, perfect for special occasions!

EYES

I've decided to go for a bronzed, golden smokey eye look and make it all about the lashes! As a base I'm going to use the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Bette £22, this is the only cream eyeshadow that lasts well on my oily eyelids without creasing. It's a really lovely bronzed shade that compliments blue eyes nicely. Over the top I'm going to use a couple of shades from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette £18. Pure Ganache and Subtle Blend are my absolute favourites, Freshly Toasted is also the perfect warm toned matte brown that works so well to deepen up the crease colour.

When it comes to lashes usually I just play it safe and wear the Ardell Demi Wispies, but I recently tried a pair of Unicorn lashes and I'm actually obsessed! The style I have is Twinkle £22.95, there is more volume in the centre of the lash which makes my eyes look so much bigger, perfect for my hooded eyes! They are light weight, fluffy and although they look dramatic they some how look natural when actually on the eye.

LIPS

I hate the maintenance that comes with a bold lip, and my lips have been feeling a little too dry for a liquid lipstick so I'm going for my favourite nude lip combo - MAC Spice Lipliner £13 and MAC's Velvet Teddy £15.50. Sally from The Makeup Directory recently did a fab review of Velvet Teddy which just sums it up perfectly, it's that 90's nude shade that just seems to suit everyone! I love using Spice lipliner to bring out the warm brown tones of the lipstick rather than pink. A good dupe for Velvet Teddy is the Rimmel London Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter, I'll probably carry that with me for touch ups!


There will no doubt be plenty of shameless selfies on my Instagram story tonight if you want to see the full look! I'm so excited to meet Leanne and hopefully plenty of other bloggers too. 

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29 comments:

  1. Aw thank you for featuring my blog post Jodie, I really need to pick up Spice and try that combination! You are going to look absolutely fab, those lashes are just gorgeous! Have an amazing time!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It's ok, it was such a good review and I don't have an indepth review of Velvet Teddy! It works so well, it's the most wearable brown nude lip combo I own. Thank you lovely x

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  2. I need that Cocoa Blend palette in my life like yesterday, it is so beautiful. Lovely post Jodie, everything sounds stunning. I love Velvet Teddy, really need to check out the Rimmel mattes soon, everyone loves them! Thanks for sharing, great post xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. haha that palette is beautiful, affordable yet so pigmented! The Rimmel mattes are really good, they remind me of MAC as they really don't dry out the lips! x

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  3. I've actually havn't tried false lashes before!! defintiely on list of products to try

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Ahh no way? Practise definitely makes perfect but once you get the hang of it they really do look lovely! x

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  4. I hope you have a lovely time tonight! Your bronzed gold eye sounds dreamy and nothing better to create it than the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette in my eyes! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Thank you Caroline! I thought the same, every time I use the Cocoa Blend palette I love my makeup! x

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  5. I love that Zoeva palette it's a beaut! Make sure you show us your finished look too!! I hope you have an incredible time tonight xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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    1. So lovely isn't it! I popped a little selfie up on my instagram with two other girls I met on the night haha! Thank you xx

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  6. Can't wait to see how it all looks put together :D

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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  7. I love these choices, you're going to look amazing! I hope you have fun :D xx

    www.fridayfaye.com

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    1. Aw thank you Faye! I had such a good night x

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  8. Can't wait to see all the pictures! I'm sure you'll look fabulous! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Thank you Dagmara! It was such a fab night x

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  9. Hope you have fun at the Gala! I love how fluttery the eyelashes look.. i've been really liking wearing Trendsetter recently didn't even realise it was a dupe for Velvet Teddy

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. Thank you lovely! They're so beautiful, even though they are quite a dramatic style they still manage to make my eyes look bigger and are natural looking in some ways! Yeah it's such a good dupe, so many similarities! x

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  10. Hope it was a blast! I love your picks, the CT eyeshadow pot looks incredible!

    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

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    1. Thank you, I had such a good night! I really love the CT cream eye shadows x

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  11. Hope you had fun babe! <3 I love the Cocoa Blend palette, it's perfect for any occasion! x

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    1. Thank you! Agreed, I always take it with me when I'm travelling! x

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  12. Hope you had a great time there! x I absolutely love the look of these lashes, they're stunning! x

    Melanie
    Lilies Beauty

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    1. I did thank you! They're so nice, they really complete my evening makeup when I'm going for something more dramatic! x

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  13. I love the Mac Lip Pencil in Spice it's one of my faves! xx

    Gemma Louise

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    1. So good isn't it! The Rimmel Lip Liner in spice is pretty similar but there's something about MAC lipliners! x

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  14. I really want to try the Urban Decay foundation, I have heard mixed reviews but I can't wait to give it a go!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah at first I really wasn't keen, but when my skin isn't so dehydrated it actually sits really well. I didn't have any issues with it oxidising either! x

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  15. Great picks! You looked absolutely stunning & you, Leanne and Dorota looked like you had a great night! xx

    Beautylymin

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