If you aren’t following us on Instagram (you totally should though!) then you won’t know, that I went to a Taylor Swift concert in London this past weekend. I can only recommend going to one of her shows, as every show exceeds the last one. This past weekend was the best concert ever! I could go on about the concert forever but we are here to talk about the makeup that I wore to the concert. A Taylor Swift concert is definitely one of those types of concerts where it’s appropriate to dress up and be a bit extra, you know? That’s just the vibe of the scene!
Thinking of Taylor Swift, a classic red lip immediately comes to mind even though she has changed it up for this tour. I still wore a classic red lip which I would normally pair with a golden glitter eye but this time, I was feeling something different.
I started out by applying my Essence I Love Colour eyeshadow base and added my waterproof Gosh eyeshadow stick in the colour Love that Pink on top, blended the edges with a brush and it all kinda melted into the skin. On top I added a small, classic winged liner so the overall look wouldn’t become too much. For the winged liner I used my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. For my lashes I applied a couple of coats of the Clinique Fit Workout 24-hour mascara in order to make my lashes more dramatic than usual. That’s it for the eyes. I wanted to keep it fairly simple and do something that wouldn’t take too long though a winged liner can cause enough trouble on its’ own. I did it on the first try so I was proud of myself for that.
For my brows I used the L’oreal Paradise Pomade Extatic, and I topped it with the Defining brow gel 001 from Gosh.
As my base I used the Clinique Beyond perfecting foundation + concealer. I applied a thin layer and added extra coverage to the places that needed it. The heavier the makeup, the more likely it is to melt off during the event so I wanted to keep things light. I topped the foundation with Kat Von D’s Translucent setting powder. To add some colour to my face, I used the Inglot HD sculpting powder in 502. For blush and highlighter I used the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow palette. The highlighter is so pretty when you use the right brush with it! The blush gives a bit of colour, but not too much, which I like. I set the look using Revlon’s Photoready prep, set, refresh mist, which I actually ended up buying in London, as I had forgotten mine at home and I liked the spray on this one. It has a beautifully fine mist.
There’s not too much to say here. I made sure to moisturise my lips throughout the day as well as when I started my makeup. I lined my lips with NYX slide on, glide on, stay on & definitely a turn on waterproof colour lip liner in Red Tape, and I topped it with my favorite red lipstick, the Nars Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Dragon Girl.
I always start with the eyes before doing anything else. That way mistakes are easy to correct and clean (especially when doing winged eyeliner) without it showing on the skin. For the same reason I also applied my lip liner before applying makeup to my face, as red can be hard to clean up with no signs on the surrounding skin. When it comes to the face, I apply the foundation and then do my brows to allow the foundation to set before applying powder on top. I feel like the application of powder is nicer looking this way. Finally, I set the look using the setting spray before applying my lipstick. With the lipstick I apply one coat, let it dry, blot, and then apply the final coat.
I really liked my finished look. It was effortless and easy to do, and I managed to not get red lipstick everywhere so that was a success in itself. The look stayed on well even though there was a lot of dancing, singing, and jumping (did I mention it was the best concert ever? Did I? Really?). Anyway, I thought this look was worth sharing, and I would love to hear what you wear when you go to concerts? Do you switch it up or do you have a go to?