To The Masquerade Ball

On the weekend, mother and her boyfriend *que the awwww* went to a masquerade ball in sponsour of St Helena Hospice. Obviously, I got the job of hair and makeup... yippee! I thought I would share a few snaps of the outcome, and what products I used for the makeover...

The makeup look we went for was dark and delicious, a strong smokey yet smouldery sexy eye so that the eyes would really stand out through the mask. Think Hilary Duff, Cinderella story inspo.

Chanel Vitalumia Aqua foundation in beige #40
Chanel Soliel Bronzer
MAC studio finish concealer in #nw25
Rimmel wake me up concealer
Rimmel blush in Santa rose #010
Maybelline colour 24 hour tattoo in on and on bronze #35 all over lid, crease & taken under eye
Urban Decay shadow in hustle blended through crease in a 'V' shape & taken under eye to blend
Urban Decay shadow in virgin in inner corner
Topshop highlighter in glow applied in tear duct area
MAC gel eyeliner in dipdown to line upper lashes, with a feline flick for added sexiness!
Clinique High Impact mascara
Saffon London red lip in #38
MAC Omega eyeshadow for the brows

For the hair, we went with a pretty updo, loose and curly. The main feature of this whole look was the sexy smouldery eyes and the beautiful face mask. Therefore if the hair was warn down, it would be too much and would take the attention away from what was important. I think by having the hair up and off her face we were able to create the desired effect perfectly!

I started by curling the hair individually, and spritzing it with the one and only Elnette hair spray. Once I completed that, I took lots of Kirby grips and took a rough amount of hair from the bottom right part of the head and twisted it to the centre. To secure it I popped some clips along the twist (just messy nothing neat!) and repeated on the other side. From there I just took the rest of the hair and clipped in random curls above and into the twisted bit at the bottom. I left the fringe and some wispy side bits down so I could clip them in last leaving them a little loose for a pretty effect! An all over spritz to finish it off and there you have it! Masquerade ball ready hair!

Heres a few snaps of how I created the hair look..

I'm not claiming to be some pro hairstylist but hay I give myself a pat on the back for this creation! And what's more, after partying the night away, she came home looking no different to when she left! That's a 10/10 if you ask me! 

What do you think of this overall look? Are you going to try and recreate this look!? If so, please send me a picture on twitter or instagram I would love to see the finished look!


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