“Uh, this looks a little hooker-ish?!” my sister exclaimed as she glanced at her face in the mirror. If only I had a $1 for every time I heard that line after I’ve done a female friend or family member’s makeup. While it may seem dramatic, my view on “going out” makeup is goBold or goHome, but I know not every woman feels that way. Smokey eyes, liquid eyeliner, lipstick, fake lashes, foundation, shimmer and blush are all acceptable for added glamour on a big night. The key is applying it correctly and making yourself comfortable with a NEW look.
But in the following pics, I’ll take my sister from no-makeup (photos not shown) to ‘Susie Homemaker’ in a natural look to Super Glam Jody. I will show you 2 different looks I did for my sister below with the exact steps and products I used that work for parties, events or a New Year’s celebration…First, Natural…
I did Jody’s makeup here as natural as possible. After washing her face and moisturizing. I applied:
First- Rimmel Foundation Primer (Fix & Perfect 001)
Prepped eyelids with MAC paint pot (Soft Ocre)
Temptu-Airbrush Makeup using the foundation and blending with a brush (Natural)
Cargo & Laura Mercier concealer/ Light bronzer NARS (Laguna)
MakeUp Forever All Over High Definition powder
Prestige Liquid Eyeliner (drugstore brand in black/brown)
MAC eyeshadows– All over lid (Ricepaper), In crease (Espresso)
Highlight upper eyelid in NARS (Albatross)
Mascara- Loreal Voluminous with MAC pigment in gold/bronze color the corner of eyes
Lips- Lined with MAC (Subculture) Lipstick – MAC (Creme D Nude)
Whew, that’s a lot for a natural look, but let’s move on to her
NEW YEAR’S MAKEUP
These are some of my favorite Salon Perfect Lashes styles all under $3 at Walmart. Another great drugstore brand is Ardell which are less than $6. A good starter length if you’re not used to these is #53. The Demi Wispies are my fave for going out. They are natural looking so I added these to Jody’s eyes.
How to Create a Smokey Eye
I added a MAC charcoal colored eye shadow lightly almost all over her eye
MAC eyeshadow in (Carbon) is the best black shadow I’ve found, I used in creases and blended
Then I added MAC pigment to create a shimmer from the inner corner of her eye toward the middle
Lashes –She already had mascara on so I had her close her eyes and applied the lashes for her fast.
(Dip in glue and hold on the eye for about 10 seconds)
*She didn’t want her eyebrows touched despite my insisting 😉
To get the bottom lash line can be tricky. The best liner hands down is MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Dipdown is It doesn’t smudge and will stay all night rather than a liquid liner. Appy with fine eyeliner brush.
You can also use black, but I lined Jody’s with dark brown MAC Fluidline Eyeliner.
So, Let’s See the Final Look in 3, 2, 1…
I lined her lips in a darker shade by Urban Decay and added MAC lipstick (Angel)
Added Faux Fur Shawl (Michael Kors)
Necklace (random) ring (F21)
I used my favorite bronzer/blush combo on her by NARS (Laguna/Orgasm)
It’s good for going out, but not every day makeup. I noticed the formula lasts much longer than other foundations I’ve used so it will stay on throughout the evening.
As the finishing step, I added a bit of glow on her cheeks using a highlighter by MAC (Shell)
Then I applied a little Makeup Forever High Definition all over powder
Special Thanks to my sister Jody & Photographer Thomas
Do you prefer heavy dramatic Kardashian-esque makeup or a more natural look when you go out at night? ~xoDale