GRWM: Girls Dinner

On Monday I went out to dinner with some of the girls from work. If you saw my post on Instagram earlier in the week you may be aware I was worried about the dinner. Social situations make me nervous and not being a very adventurous eater magnifies the nerves. Evenings out aren’t something I do as I don’t usually have company and part of me feels like I don’t deserve it. I knew I wanted to go because I felt grateful to be included and it was a big deal for me. I made everything out to be worse in my head than it was but when you worry so much it’s a natural instinct. If a similar situation arises again I will be less nervous which is a positive.

Not only was I nervous about the food/dinner – I stepped out of my comfort zone with my outfit. The restaurant had a dress code so it meant I had to get a little glammed up. I wore a dress AND heels and wanted to do nice makeup. This look features some newer products in my collection and products I’ve been reaching for a lot recently.

(Products have been categorised and listed in order of application under each category).


  • MAC Strobe Cream – Pinklite – I applied this kind of like a primer and to give my skin more glow. I wanted this look to be soft and dewy.
  • Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 100 Fair – One of my favourite foundations that I’ve tried to date; good coverage and a satin finish.
  • Collection Lasting Perfect Concealer  – 1 Fair – The pigmentation and creamy consistency pairs so well with the Max Factor foundation. I had a bit of redness I wanted to cover up and also I wanted my skin to look glowy and this concealer isn’t as matte as my MAC one.
  • The Body Shop Strawberry Smoothing Face Mist – This smells good, feels lovely on the skin and keeps makeup looking fresh. This was the last product applied before my lip colour.


  • Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel – Used this to fill in my brows.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder – Light – I hadn’t used this for a few weeks and I missed it. Often in the morning when I’m getting ready for work I skip contouring as I’m short on time but I do really enjoy how this product looks.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion – This little 5ml sample has lasted me over a year and is still going strong.
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer  – 01 Light Matte – This was dusted over the tops of my cheekbones, down my nose and across my chin. I also applied this in my crease as my transition shade.
  • BECCA – Royal Glow – I used my ring finger to apply this highlighter all over my eyelids as a base shadow and used it to highlight my cheeks as well.
  • Zoella x Colourpop Supernova Shadow in Bellini – Bellini is a high-impact, ultra glittery shadow with a metallic rose gold base. This shadow is so easy to use, I swipe product onto my finger from the applicator and transfer it to my eyelid. Product dries quickly and lasts all day, this shade looks a foiled shadow when set.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara – This is starting to dry out and I feel like I haven’t had it open very long. It definitely doesn’t seem as long lasting as the tube of Lash Paradise I had. I’m not ready to let go of this mascara just yet as the dark, thick fluttery lashes it gives are so pretty.
  • MAC – Warm Soul – I wanted a hint of colour on the cheeks and I knew the highlighter and strobe cream would give the glow factor so I went for this light pink-beige blush. It gives a lovely natural flush.


  • L’Oreal – 302 Bois De Rose – I mentioned in my August Favourites I wanted to do a makeup look for the blog with this lipstick and here it is! It’s a great shade for everyday wear and I knew I’d be eating so wanted something that would fade gradually. This shade gives me MAC Syrup vibes, this is a satin finish and more pink but super pretty!

The Final Look:

Let me know what you think of this makeup look! What type of look do you go for if you’re going out?


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21 thoughts on “GRWM: Girls Dinner

  1. alwayscleia says:

    I can totally relate about social situations, I get so nervous to go out with people from work or new acquaintances. I’m glad it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be!

    Those primer potion samples last forever! I don’t know why anyone would buy it full sized with how long the travel sizes or samples last. Your Becca highlighter makes such a beautiful eyeshadow!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I think I’m not used to going out in the evening so it feels alien and has more of an element of fancy haha. There was a good variety of food too especially dessert! 😋 it’s such a great primer, I wouldn’t be without it now. Royal Glow is very soft which doesn’t make it as good on the eyes as Opal for example – I think I’ll stick to using it solely as a highlighter from now on x


  2. helplessdrying says:

    Such a pretty look, that lipstick does look Mac syrupesque, has a very similar looking finish! That Colourpop liquid shadow looks really pretty, I don’t have the Zoella ones but I found the other ones really dry and flaky I haven’t enjoyed using them. I’m glad they’re working for you!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I’m so close to finishing Syrup it’s nice to have another similar shade as this is one of my go to colours. Possibly the formula of past Supernova shadows was different but these certainly aren’t dry or flaky! I’m glad I picked the bundle up when I did as I saw it announced as one of the last call products Colourpop are saying goodbye to 😢


  3. Hunida says:

    Aw I’m glad all your nerves were for no reason & you ended up having a good time. ❤ Everyone deserves company! The eyeshadow is totally gorgeous, it does look foily & the lippie looks so creamy & pretty. ❤

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    • Chanelle says:

      The Body Shop used to do Vitamin E and Vitamin C mists – the Vitamin C smelt yummy but these fruit ones have been out around a year now. The strawberry one smells good and I picked up another couple of scents the other day when I went shopping. Thanks for reading x


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