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wedding ootd.

This week the Christmas holidays started, which means six weeks off uni, Christmas, parties, lots of food and unfortunately revision for two exams in January. BUT I’m home, and it feels soooooo nice knowing that I don’t have to travel back to Cardiff any time soon.

Yesterday I went to a wedding with my boyfriend + his family, so I thought I would do a sneaky OOTD post for you all!

I wore this drape dress from Topshop, as well as an amazing navy, sequinned jacket from Monsoon which you can find here. My jewellery and bag were all bought from Accessorize. I went in with the intention of buying a bag but with jewellery being 3 for 2 at the moment, I just couldn’t resist!

I love doing my make-up for parties and normally opt for dark, smokey eyes and bright lips. However, as it was a wedding I wanted to go for more neutral colours and was in desperate need for something that gives good coverage and lasts all day.

I decided to wear Estee Lauder’s Double Wear on my face as it’s renowned for amazing coverage, and it didn’t budge all day! I then applied some of Benefit’s High Beam under my eyes to brighten them, followed by Sleek’s Contour Palette which I reviewed previously here. I also added a little pink blusher with Benefit’s Bella Bamba – one of my favourite blushers ever!

For my eyes I first applied some of Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer which is amazing! My eye shadow came out evenly applied and looking vibrant and didn’t smudge or budge all day. I used my Urban Decay Smoked Palette and I think that using both Urban Decay products helped to enhance the eyeshadows too. It’s always good to use products that are made to work together. I used the shade “Kinky” all over my eye lid and up towards my eyebrows, followed by some of the “Dark Brown” shade in the outer corner corner and then added a tiny smudge of black to make my eyes the teeniest bit darker. I (obviously) used Benefit’s Brow-Zings on my eyebrows along with heaps of Maybelline’s Rocket Mascara and Urban Decay’s Perversion eyeliner on the under eye and Collection 2000‘s liquid eyeliner on the top.

For my lips I just used some of Natural Collection’s Pink Moisture Shine. It was subtle but still gave a little bit of colour. And this is the final look…

I had a brilliant day yesterday and the venue looked stunning! Today I’ve woken up hangover free but am full of cold and have a sore throat and swollen glands 🙁 booooo. I would much rather the hangover tbh!

What is your favouirte neutral make up look?
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo

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24 Comments

  1. Olufunmi Afolabi
    December 15, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    ur dress is lovely, u look gorgeous :)ladywannabeblog.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  2. Grace
    December 15, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    you look beautiful! love your makeup. I really want that necklace, it's so nice! xxGrace | Glitter and Carousels

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      Aw thank you Grace 🙂 I know I love it!! xx

  3. Shannon Boyce
    December 15, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I'm glad that you're home and are starting to enjoy the holidays!the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Such a shame I'm ill tho ey haha 🙁 hopefully it goes away soon! xx

  4. Scottish Stef's Nails
    December 15, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    your dress is gorgeous!and i love the jewellery you chose!:)I'm now following your blog girlie!:)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Thank yooou and thanks for the follow hun! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      I didn't either until I got to the till 😀 aw thank you so much! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 15, 2013 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you 😀 xx

  5. shalay barnes
    December 16, 2013 / 12:26 am

    you get 6 weeks off! O_oyou look lovely :)Shalay| itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 16, 2013 / 10:42 am

      I know! It's because of exam period. Thank you 🙂 xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 16, 2013 / 10:42 am

      Oh thanks Eden 🙂 xx

    • Eden Simpson
      December 16, 2013 / 1:57 pm

      My Pleasure :)x

  6. Gloria Ip
    December 16, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    What a gorgeous dress<3 Love your make up too!Keep up the good work [:Would you like to follow each other?Xxxhttp://thedancingpencilonpaper.blogspot.com/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 16, 2013 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you! Yes of course 🙂 xx

  7. Rachel.
    December 16, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Beautiful outfit, the dress is stunning and i am loving the necklace! xohttp://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 16, 2013 / 9:20 pm

      Aw thanks so much! 🙂 I know I love the necklace too haha! xx

  8. M+K
    December 17, 2013 / 7:09 am

    That dress is amazing, and so flattering on you! We love the way it drapes. Your makeup is gorgeous too! Very natural, and Victoria Secret angel-like which we adore!! We can't believe the Rocket masacra still isn't available here in Australia 🙁 we are desperate to get our hands on ithttp://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      December 17, 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Aw thank you, that's really kind of you 🙂 if only I had the body of a VS model aye 😉 haha. Oh it's amazing!! xx

  9. Vicky Chandler
    December 30, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Oh my god Jessie this dress is absolutely beautiful! Hope you're having a lovely Christmas xxx

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