Benefit to create a gold smokey eye look and it was so easy to use. The palette is part of the World Famous Neutrals series and I will be doing a proper review + swatches very soon.
I also added my favourite bronzer from NARS (Luster) to create an allround glow. To make sure my makeup stayed on I wore the Napoleon Perdis Primer underneath. It's such a great primer! Then, to set it all I spritzed on the Multi-Active Toner from Dermalogica and it definitely did the trick. I think that it is important to look glowy and dewy for a day time event that moves into night time without looking like having makeup caked on. Fresh is the word and it's not a hard look to achieve actually as long as the prep is done right. The gloss I wore on my lips was the very neutral Juicy Tubes Friday from Lancome's Once Upon A Week Collection.Original Mineral's Surfbomb which smells so delicious and is a fantastic sea salt spray. This gave my hair the texture and hold it needed to stay put all night. I then just randomly pinned it up with bobby pins, set it with the Tresemme Tres Two hair spray and the job was done.
Zebra Prom Dress. I love the texture and the pattern and it was also very decent in terms of chestacle-coverage. It is one of those dresses that I know I'm going to use over and over again. The price was $99 which is just excellent. I accessorised it with a triangle necklace from Lovisa, the Pindot Waisted Belt ($19.95) from Portmans and my new gold cuff from the April Her Fashion Box. My earrings were a cheapie purchase from Bangkok and they really are just tiny gold studs. I needed to keep things simple. My bag was from House of Harlow 1960 and I will be doing a separate post on it.
Sportsgirl sandals and they did the trick. They are so simple, yet make a much better statement than Havaiianas would do. Barefoot was another option but it felt a little too casual.
It was also fantastic to spend a lot of time with family and friends and to celebrate such a special day!