Friday, May 9, 2014

Date Night Chocolate Smoky Eye

I have to admit that most of the Bovary household date nights are mainly coffee dates that are short and sweet, rather than my ideal dinner and movie combo (yes I am that much of a clichĂ©, what can I say my minor at uni was cinema!) This look was created for a night out at China Bar, which is an amazing all-you-can-eat Asian Buffet place that we'd never tried before but ended up really loving! I pretty much ate my body weight in prawns and spicy calamari, but I like the think that my smoky eye added a little elegance to our face-stuffing session!
This makeup look could also serve as a favourites post of sorts, such is my love for many of the products I ended up using. I am a big fan of a chocolate smoky eye and sometimes wish that I felt more comfortable wearing a deep chocolate shade for daytime wear (that way I would get a lot more use from many of my makeup palettes, for sure!) I used a mix of the brown shades from my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette to create this easy smoky eye, and finished off the look by tapping some of that golden shade onto the centre of my lid to create some depth.
While I was waiting for the Revlon Lacquer Balms and Matte Balms to be released in Australia, I had this idea in my head that I would pick up heaps of them and add them to my Colourburst Crayon collection (which contains almost all of the original shades released!) Then I realised that I only wear my very favourites from the line up anyway, and so the sensible side of me won and I only grabbed one Lacquer Balm to enjoy. Ingenue is simply beautiful, a great nude that I find easy to wear.

Products Used:
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves mascara*
Covergirl Outlast foundation in 810
Physician's Formula highlighter
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Light
Tarte Exposed blush
Revlon Lacquer Balm in Ingenue
Beyoncé Rise perfume*
photographer is obvs a fan of moon face close ups...
Do you have any cool date ideas for us?
What chocolate eye shadows do you love?

Emma @ emmabovarybeauty

*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. That's lovely you guys two make the time to go out for date nights! You should never stop making time for each other like that! Love the revlon balm on you!

    1. I love that we still take time to have dates together :) I love the Revlon balm, such a great shade for me I find it really wearable

  2. I love the dinner and movie combo!!!!!
    A lovely makeup look! Yes! Keep using dark browns in your eye makeup =)
    xxx Kat @ Katness

  3. Gorgeous Emma! Very pretty! That lip shade is perfect on you!

    1. Thank you Tracy! I love this shade so much, it's the only lacquer balm I have so far!

  4. You look lovely.Date nights are a resolution for us this year

    1. Thanks so much! It's a great resolution to have, keeps the excitement in the relationship I think.

  5. Lovely products! I'm so tempted to buy the Too Faced palette but I really don't need it. It's so tempting though.

    PS Coles has covergirl at 50% off this week! I need to go pick up more of my 3in1 foundation :)

    1. It's a great palette, I really didn't need it either but am so glad I bought it! Thanks so much for letting me know about the Covergirl sale too!

  6. Everything looks so beautifully harmonized, from the eyes to lips to cheeks! In synergy, as Lisa Eldridge would say. ;)


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