My Beauty Routine For Special Occasions

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Valentine's beauty routine

| Special Occasion Beauty Routine! |

Valentine's Day has come and gone for another year and the day of love got me thinking of my special occasion makeup routine. I thought I'd share my 'going somewhere nice' makeup routine in today's post!

If I'm having a good skin day then I'll reach for my Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation. This lightweight base has a light coverage and a radiant, glowy finish that makes my complexion look fresh and healthy, which is a life-saver for my haggard, stressed skin. 

If I need a bit more coverage then I'll opt for the Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation. The formula of this is a bit thicker than the foundations I would normally use on a daily basis and as a result, it can settle into dehydrated lines and clings to dry patches so I wouldn't recommend this for mature skin or dry skin types. I have combination skin that becomes quite dry sometimes so I can only use this foundation occasionally but whenever I can use it the finish is just beautiful (there's a photo of me wearing it in this blog post).

My favourite concealer of all-time is without a doubt, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. The formula is very creamy, it's long-lasting, and has medium buildable coverage so it's great for dark circles as well as blemishes.

My Becca Sunlit bronzer in Bali Sands never lets me down so I can always rely on it to be long-lasting for any special occasions. I like to use bronzers that aren't too cool-toned or too warm-toned, similarly to the bronze shade in the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette, so they work well for adding a little bit of definition as well as warmth to my complexion. 

The most luxurious blush in my collection that's perfect for any special occasion makeup routine is Hourglass Diffused Heat and paired with my new Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand I'm left with the radiant complexion that I've always dreamed of.

Normally, I'd reach for my Urban Decay Naked Heat palette if I'm going somewhere nice, however, since I've welcomed the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions palette into my life I've been opting for it instead. 

To add a statement to my makeup look I'll apply one of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows. I have the shades Kitten Karma, Diamond Dust, and Smoky Storm. Kitten Karma is the most wearable shade so I tend to reach for it most often, but I prefer to save Diamond Dust and Smoky Storm for evening events or birthdays etc. 

I usually wear a nude lip because they're low maintenance and my favourites for daytime wear are Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in Angel and Nars Satin lip pencil in Descanso. Occasionally, I'll sport a statement lip shade such as Nars Cruella, Mac Tropic Tonic or Mac Aim For Gorgeous {Review}

I'm a firm believer in using my 'special' or luxe products on a daily basis because life is too short not to enjoy my favourite products every single day. However, my Jo Malone Red Roses perfume is the one exception to the rule as I save this luxe offering for special weekend use only.

What are your favourite products for special occasions?

Cliona xx


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