Date Night Makeup

I love date nights. They don't tend to happen that often as life gets in the way a lot but, when they do I go all out. 

I'm currently lovin' the below makeup look for during the day, and for when I have to attend meetings and events. But, for date night, I've been shaking it up with a smoky eye. I've started to prefer a smoky eye to a bold lip recently - especially if you're going on a dinner date - saves having to dash to the ladies to reapply your lipstick after every course!

To get the below look, this is what I used:
Date Night Makeup by What Laura did Next
Base
I always give my face a clean using my Bioderma cleansing water before applying my base. I then use the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm - this works as a moisturiser and primer, leaving my skin feeling hydrated and smooth. 

I've recently purchased Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc (possibly THE hardest shade to purchase - I went to 8 Space NK stores, Liberty AND Selfridges before I was successful!) I don't like to wear heavy foundation but, I like to wear something that offers good coverage. This is where Sheer Glow falls and, it lasts from day to night - perfect if you're going straight from the office to dinner/drinks.

I then cover the dark circles under my eyes, and any spots with MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NW10. This product is great as it doesn't cake around any lines or spots I have. 

If I'm having an extreme dark circle under my eyes day, then I'll add a touch of YSL Touche Eclat. To be honest, I rely on this product heavily and have done for years - it's a real make up bag essential! 

I'll finish off with a sweep of No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter across my cheek and brow bones. 

Cheeks
Nice and easy, I use my Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette and either wear 'Deep Throat' or 'Final Cut' on my cheeks. Both of these colours give me a lovely pinched-cheek look without any shimmer. 
Date Night Makeup by What Laura did Next
Eyes
I'm still not sure that I have the smoky eye down to a 't' but, I'm trying! For this look, I slap on some Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer before using my Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette the shades I tend to use to create the look in the photos are; Skimp, Frisk, Cover and Primal. I then finish the look off with my Fairydrops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara this mascara is amazing for getting volumous lashes - perfect for the smoky eye look in my opinion.

Lips
A slick of lip balm and, I'm done.
Date Night Makeup by What Laura did Next
Date Night Makeup by What Laura did Next
A virtually fuss free look that takes less than 10 minutes to achieve.

Which gives me more time in deciding on what to wear!