My Makeup Details From Friday Night!


Happy Sunday…. I hope you’re all having a lovely evening?

On Friday night I decided to head out with Dylan and some of our friends to celebrate my latest news and happenings, which you can read about here. I haven’t been out in a few weekends and after I collected my tickets to NYC on Friday, I wanted a glass of champers to mark the occasion.

Of course… no night out is ever complete without a shameful selfie and after I posted the picture above, lots of you were asking about my makeup and lipstick. About a year ago I posted a YouTube Tutorial on ‘How To Contour’ and it went down really well,and, now I am thinking about doing an updated version? Would you like that? Let me know in the comments section below.

While I was doing my makeup on Friday night I wanted to do a heavy contour for the night that was in it. For the last while, I have been using a bronzer and a Rimmel concealer to highlight and contour, but on Friday I decided to try my new CrownBrush camouflage/foundation palette and I loved the final look.

crownbrush contour

Containing six different cream based concealers, this palette allows you to combine shades to create tone for your contoured look. I used the shade next to the lilac tone for my highlight and the extra dark colour for my contour. The key to H&C is to BLEND, Blend blend. You have to spend an extra few minutes blending out the concealers, but the final look is so worth it.

To apply my highlight and to blend, I used this brush

To apply my contour and to blend, I used this brush

The concealers offer full opaque coverage and are easy to apply and blend with a synthetic concealer brush. A few of you asked about the green and purple concealer – basically they are corrective concealers. The lilac colour is great for brightening the eye area and for covering/hiding dark circles, while the green will counteract any redness, which is perfect for anyone who suffers with high cheek pigmentation/roseacea etc.


How Do I Apply The Highlight & Contour?

1. I start off by applying my CrownBrush golden highlighter all over my face, I love this stuff – you can read my review here.

2. Then I apply my foundation! The foundations I used on the night were Chanel and Makeup Forever HD mixed together. My Chanel foundation is quite dark and so I mix it with the shade 123 from Makeup Forever and it gives me the perfect tone.

3. I let me foundation set and I do my brows

4. I come back to my face and then I  highlight & contour

Another question I was asked a lot on the night was what colour lipstick I was wearing…… I went for a pop of  colour using the new Matte Lipstick from NYX. I chose the colour MLS 02, which is an amazing purple/pink colour that literally doesn’t budge! You can buy that lippy here for €4.

The Crownbrush Palette can be purchased here for €28.


Happy Shopping!

Sue x



  1. Julie
    24 September 2014 / 20:27

    I am in love with all your shades of lipstick! And love that there so affordable even though they look like MAC, keep up the good work 🙂 xx

  2. Karen
    9 September 2014 / 09:46

    What shade is your Chanel foundation? X

  3. 6 September 2014 / 13:03

    Sure! My skirt is Zara and my top is River Island xx

  4. Katie Plunkett
    5 September 2014 / 16:01

    Hi Sue
    Can you tell me where you got your outfit from please.
    Thanks a mill

  5. Alana
    4 September 2014 / 23:32

    please do a video on this makeup style , i love it.. need help with the c and h xx

  6. Jan
    4 September 2014 / 18:22

    Sue do u no the shade of the other lip color thats in the picture? The purple one

  7. Zara
    1 September 2014 / 22:18

    Would love an updated highlights g video!! Loved your last one!

  8. 31 August 2014 / 23:02

    try sam mc cauleys and littlewoods ireland xx

  9. Caroline McCann
    31 August 2014 / 22:21

    Your just fab sue x

  10. Amy sargent
    31 August 2014 / 22:17

    I have been looking everywhere for NYX in limerick , I had my poor mom driving to every pharmacy in town today and I couldnt find any stockists. A few weeks ago you posted stockists and I cant find it any where , please help! I love the make-up Sue , keep up the good work!

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