Date Night Makeup
Updated: May 15, 2019
HELLO AGAIN BEAUTIES!
Do you prefer a more natural makeup look but occasionally like to add some color? If your like me and prefer a light evening look, then keep on reading!
What I love most about this look is the berry lip that I paired with a brown+gold eye. I've been recently obsessed with Pixi's MatteLast Liquid Lip. While they may not be transfer-proof, they provide excellent color.
(You can also watch the tutorial below!)
STEP ONE: PREP
Today I'll be using a combination of the BECCA First Light Priming Filter Face Primer and Benefit's POREfessional Face Primer. I use the Benefit primer for the t-zone area only and the BECCA primer everywhere else.
STEP TWO: BROWS
Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in "Soft Brown" and their brow brush #12, I'll fill in the sparse areas. I will also fill in the outline of the brow to sharpen the shape to get a defined finish.
PS: In the video I had moved onto my concealer but after filming I realized I should have finished the eye area then moved onto the face. I have the steps in the correct order below.
STEP THREE: EYES
1) First I'll apply the shade "Drive" to the eyelid.
2) Starting in the outer corner, I'll apply "Crisp" to the crease and blend.
3) After I'll use "Boss" and apply it to the very outer crease. Focusing on the outer corner, I'll blend the color towards the inner crease.
4) Last but not least, I'll use the shade "Hype" and apply this to the lid.
Using Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in "Dark Brown", I'll apply a thin layer at the base of the lashes. (As you can tell from the video and the image below, I suck at eyeliner haha. I messed up on one of the eyes and I didn't want to have to completely redo it, so I just left it.)
Next, I'll be focusing on the rest of the face.
(PS These are screen shots from the video, which is why I don't have eye makeup on. I had originally had moved onto concealer before my eyes.)
STEP FOUR: CONCEAL
Going back in with the Tarte Shape Tape I'll cover the blemishes, dark circles, and old acne scars. Using an old beauty blender I'll press the product into the skin.
If there are areas that your wanting to prevent creasing, I would apply concealer to those spots before moving on.
STEP FIVE: LETS BAKE
I know this step isn't everyones cup-of-tea but I do occasionally like to indulge.
Once the concealer has been blended, I'll take a clean makeup sponge and dip into the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Setting Powder for Under Eyes.
Applying a THICK layer, I'll press the powder into the skin where you want to avoid creasing. I typically apply the setting powder to the under eye area and smile lines.
With the setting powder it's best to let it sit for 5-15 minutes. This is when I normally move onto other steps while it bakes.
STEP SIX: BRONZER, BLUSH, HIGHLIGHT, OH MY!
Next I'll take the Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer using a large brush to apply it to the forehead, cheeks and jaw.
Taking a highlight brush I'll use the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in "Vanilla Quartz". Where I like to apply: cheek bones, tip of the nose, cupids-bow, and below the lips.
The last product I'll apply to the cheeks is the NARS Blush in "Orgasm".
Before moving onto the last step, I'll take an extra brush and dust off the Laura Mercier setting powder.
STEP SEVEN: LIPS
To add a pop of color I'll be using the Pixi's MatteLast Liquid Lip in "Really Rose".
Not only is the color vibrant, the applicator is precise and easy to work with. As I said in the intro, it's not transfer-proof but I do love how to formula dries into a matte finish.
To get the best results, I would highly recommend using a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. This can be a store bought lip scrub or a DIY scrub such as honey and sugar.
STEP EIGHT: FINISHING SPRAY
If you set your face with powder, using a setting spray is ESSENTIAL. When you find a good product, it should melt your makeup into the skin and keep it locked in place.
I haven't had much personal experience using setting sprays besides the Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist, which is what I'll be using today.
To be honest, I love this facial mist. Not only does it smell like an oranges, it immediately gives you a glow after applying it. They also have an oil version which is their Rose Gold Elixir. (It was the first facial oil I ever tried. It's incredible btw!)
T H E F I N I S H E D L O O K
(Again, please ignore the left eye. The liner should be like the right.)
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