Casual Date Night & How to Contour Quickly

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Parka – Loft (similar) | Sweater – Forever 21 (similar) | Leggings – J.Crew Factory | Boots – Pour La Victoire | Bag – Louis Vuitton (find preowned) | Nails – Shellac Fedora | Beanie – North Face (similar)

Today I wanted to share my typical winter date night outfit and makeup look with you guys. I’ve also found a really great way to highlight thanks to two new Clinique products. When it comes to a casual movie date with my husband, you won’t see any high heels or super tight jeans–I’m much more low-key than most, I guess. I prefer natural makeup (jazzing it up with a quick, easy, and foolproof contour method, more on that below) and a cozy sweater. (Gasp!) leggings round out the casual comfy nature of the outfit. Since it was particularly chilly, I added my army green hooded jacket and North Face beanie. You’ll probably notice that I’m quite short–so to give the illusion of longer legs I try to match my shoe/boot color to my pant, so here I’ve used black biker boots from Pour La Victoria to give some of that illusion. But let’s be honest. My legs are damn short.

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I’ve recently discovered a new product that enables me to contour in a foolproof, stress-free, less-than-30-second method that I just had to share with you. Clinique have just released chubby sticks for contouring, called Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight! The bronze shade goes under the hollows of your cheeks and blends easily with a brush or your fingers, and the highlight shade is a gorgeous iced golden pink shimmer that adds dewiness without adding sparkle.

For more on a step-by-step tutorial for my casual date night look, scroll below!

step 1

First, I swept a cool toned brown in my crease. Then I added a matte cream shade on top of my lid. I like to outline the shape of my desired cat-eye flick with black eyeshadow first, then go over it with a liquid liner.

step 2 & 3

step 4

 I think it also adds a little smokiness to the liner, don’t you think?

step 5

The contouring is a cinch. I just sweep a single line of it underneath the hollow of my cheekbone, and blend in with a brush or fingertips. It’s foolproof!

step 6

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step 8

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit and makeup idea.

Leave a comment below–do you contour on the regular?? Do you think you would if you had something as easy as a Clinique Chubby Stick to do it with?!

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  • Lauren

    Those clinique contour sticks look really good! I have pale skin too and those don’t look too harsh.

    -Lauren
    http://www.prettypiecesblog.com

  • Jan Maier

    I have just started experimenting with contouring and would definitely use the Clinique products. In fact I added them to my list.

  • AvgGirlsGuide

    Love that sweater, and YES! That chubby stick seems awesome. Definitely curious to test it out now. I’d love to play around with contouring.

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

  • Lydia ItsHerStyleX

    Ok you have convinced me. I need the clinque contour stick, it looks so pretty on you.
    Lydia // ItsHerStyleX

    xo

  • SHE Jenmarie

    I contour every day. The chubby stick intrigues me, especially for days when I’m in a rush! P.S. Love your sweater!

  • Kelly

    What type of liquid eyeliner do you use? I will have to try that chubby! Looks really pretty on you!

  • Cute and I love that sweater!