The next thing we did was our hair. We both used the BaByliss Pro Curl wand to curl our hair in soft natural waves. We used Tresemme Heat Protect Mist (mentioned in this post) as our heat protectant and then liberally applied L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray to try and stop our curls falling out too much throughout the evening. This hairspray is really good as it can be easily combed out even if parts of your hair have gone slightly crunchy as well as having a strong hold. I plaited back the front parts of my hair as well as curling my mid lengths whereas my fellow blogger just curled all her hair.
After pressing the Rimmel Primer into my skin (I love this as it really smooths out my skin and makes my foundation last) and buffing in my foundation, I blended the Seventeen Concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on any blemishes. I then set my base with the Bourjois powder and used a tiny amount of the DDP powder to brighten my under eyes. I also used my favourite Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in santa rose to add some life to my cheeks (although I did almost forget this step!).
However, I opted for a very different look. I filled in my brows naturally using the MUA matte palette and set them with my Maybelline Brow Drama in dark brown. I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin all over the lid up to my crease and then blended some of the Soap & Glory Solar Powder through my crease to add some warmth whilst still keeping the look natural. Using my Rimmel Gel Eyeliner in 02 Brown I did a small flick and continued this thinly to my inner corner and applied one coat of Benefit Roller Lash to my top and bottom lashes. Now for the nerve-racking part where inevitably my hands wouldn't stop shaking! I applied Tanya Burr's False Strip Lashes in date night and loved how they looked! Finally I put some of the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Pencil in nude in my waterline to open up my eyes.
I used the Maybelline Colour Elixir in Nude Illusion as I wanted something glossy, subtle and easy to reapply.
On a different note, this post marks 9 months since we started blogging. 9 whole months - how time flies! We'd like to thank all you lovely readers and commenters - whether you're a newbie or have been here from the beginning. We really have enjoyed writing a post (or more) every week and will continue to write on here for as long as we can!
Stay beautiful x