Last night I went out for an evening of girl talk and cocktails...lethal combination and as I had all day to get ready I thought that instead of reaching for my typical night out staples that I would route around and use some neglected products.

At the moment I am still enjoying a dewy, radiant finish when it comes to foundation and for a night on the tiles I highly recommend teaming Benefit That Gal Primer with L'Oreal Lumi Magic Foundation. When paired together they provide a long lasting but radiant finish that doesn't look greasy and covers most minor imperfections meaning you can go easy on the concealer! 

Last night I went for Benefit Dallas Blush swept all over my cheeks and lightly blended into my cheekbones for a natural contour before adding NARS Torrid to the apples of my cheeks and finishing off by adding a quick swirl of the lightest shade in my Pixi Quartet as a highlighter. I realise that it does sound like a lot of make-up for one area of my face but the finished effect was rather natural I promise.

I am in the process of growing out my full fringe but deiced to wear it down last night which means most of my eye make-up and eyebrow work did go completely unnoticed..oh well. For my brows I dug out my HD Brows eyebrow palette which has been practically untouched - I blended a few of the shades together to get the best match but have booked myself in for a brow-over this Tuesday! For my eyes I applied Estee Lauder Pink Zinc Stay on Eye Paint as a base before pressing on L'Oreal's Sahara Treasure and deepening the crease with the darkest shade in the HD Brow Kit. I followed up with lashings of mascara and a quick slick of L'Oreal's Super Liner which is amazing and one that will be getting regular use!

To know me is to know that I love nothing more than a coral lip - last nights offering was Topshop's Coy Lipstick paired with Clarins Gloss Prodige in Water Lily which may just be the perfect glossy summer coral combination I have rustled up in a long time.

For the first time in a long while I really enjoyed shopping my stash and may do it more often for nights out!