Friday, 15 June 2012

Help! Leavers Ball Makeup: Advice Required

Hello! (again) This evening I have been thinking about what makeup I shall do for my School Leavers Ball which is under 2 weeks away! I think some girls are getting their makeup professionally applied, but I prefer doing this type of thing myself with products I'm familiar with and can try out beforehand!

So. This is my dress:
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It is from the JS collection at House of Fraser and is called the Mesh One Shoulder.. If you're interested! There is currently a sale on this dress (*weep! I got this before the sale..*) and if anyone's needing a dress I would recommend looking at the JS collections! This was the dress I knew would not suit me, and wasn't  the style I wanted. How wrong I was! So glad I tried it on!!

I have yet to get shoes or accessories, but I shall keep you updated!

This is what I think I shall wear on my eyes and lips. (I still need to find foundation and all the rest!)
With flash lighting

Products used:
Barry M Dazzle Dust number 60 (the icy gold)
Barry M Dazzle Dust number 39 (the violet)
Barry M Dazzle Dust number 98: Petrol (the dark purple/black/navy)
Loreal Paris Infalliable Concealer shade 2
Bodyshop Lip (& Cheek) Stain colour Rose Pink
No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick shade 90: Waterlily
Bourjois Mascara Elastic in 41: Black Unlimited
MaxFactor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara in Black
*I have different mascara on each eye to decide which I wanted!*

Okay! Do you think this would be appropriate?! Perhaps a navy instead of a violet centre colour would match better. I'm thinking of wearing my hair down. I'm not sure how great these pictures are - we have terrible weather in Scotland today so there wasn't much daylight! 

Many thanks
Rachael xx

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  1. Hey your dress is sooo pretty :)

    When I had my prom I had a family friend do my make up mostly because at the time I wasnt very experienced at doing my own for like a special occasion, looking back I guess i wish I had done it myself, i mean it was good, but probably not the way I would have done it! I got my hair done at my hairdressers!

    But yea this make up is lovely and a good amount of sparkle, which is what is needed at a big party! hehe what shoes are you going to wear?

    When is it?

    Jen xxx

    1. Thank you Jen!
      I feel I want my hair done at the hairdressers.. But I'm not sure because I always dislike the way I come out the hairdressers haha, and I think I should probably have had a practise first.. My ball is on the 25th! So I shall be 18 4 days before which is an added bonus hehe
      I have no shoes yet! I'm going into town to search tomorrow morning! I really want some wedges though, because I'm much more savvy on them than heels! And I'm worried about potentially going through my dress!

      Thank you for the comment!
      rachael xxx

  2. oooo also for the mascara, in the second last picture the eye on the left hand side is a lot neater and better. so i would definitely go for the mascara used on this eye! hehe :)


    1. haha I wasn't sure if it would be noticeable! That is the Bourjois one! My other eye and eyebrow sadly get affected from having a side fringe, so my lashes are a bit scew-whiff and my eyebrow never stays in place... But yes, I think as well the MaxFactor one is a really good natural but better mascara - but it doesn't pick up as well against my eyeliner as the Bourjois one.
      So yes! Thank you for the advice Jen!


  3. Your dress is gorgeous :) & I love your eye make-up xx

    1. Thank you Jen! I think I shall definitely do this for my eyes!

      xx rachael

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really nice! :)
      thanks for commenting too.

      rach x

  5. so beautiful! loving the look, girl!
    xo TJ

    1. oh hey thank you TJ! I love the chance to use dazzle dusts :) Thanks for commenting!
      rachael xo


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