12 /03
My Sister’s Surprise NYE Look from Natural to Glam

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…

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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


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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.

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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 icon wink

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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…

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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)

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I used my favorite bronzer/blush combo on her by NARS (Laguna/Orgasm)

Temptu Airbrush System to apply her foundation:
(Sidenote) If you’ve ever wondered about the Temptu Airbrush System that I used to apply Jody’s foundation. I bought Temptu at Sephora 2 years ago, it works and looks pretty flawless as long as it’s applied evenly. It took me practice and I still use a brush often to blend after I’ve applied it to save time.

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. 

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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

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Special Thanks to my sister Jody & Photographer Thomas

Coming soon: ’What to Wear’ on New Years Eve?
Hint: It’s under her faux fur jacket 

Do you prefer heavy dramatic Kardashian-esque makeup or a more natural look when you go out at night? ~xoDale
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  • Snazzy Dollface

    I love dramatic smokey eyes for going out! When I bat my eyelashes at someone.. I want them so long I poke em’ in the face.. lol.. kidding.. but the longer, the better :)

  • CottonCandyINK

    lovely look, its beautiful

  • Girlie Blogger

    No. Doesn’t look “hooker-ish” at all. Looks rather nice and natural. Good job!


  • Kaitlin Mattingly

    wow i love false eyelashes…she looks so stunning.
    such a beautiful make-up job

    xoxo katlin
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12304596718908705463 Jay

    bold, but not overdone. great job sister!

    also, it wouldn’t hurt to have her smile for the camera. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12304596718908705463 Jay

    also, your photographer did a great job with the clean backdrop. :)

  • Inna xoxo

    She loooks fabulousss! Love it! And i know exacccctly what you mean! it drives me nuts!! every single time i do a family members makeup, they think they look like a drag queen. JUST cuz theyr so used to their simple makeup routine with a more neutral pallet. I agree, i think anytime you try something new, its a bit scary at first glance, cuz your just not used to it..
    and i cant believe vip for that party, incuuuuding drinks is ONLY $100!!! Im deff gonna keep that in mind when im making plans for this year!!

    xoxo Inna :)
    My Bloggie!

  • Fashion, Art and other fancies

    You are one talented lady;-)
    I adore the smoky eye makeup and tips.
    It seems that I never get the smoky eye thingy right when doing myself. xx

  • Silvertigo

    Both the looks are great, I love the smokey eye on her, looks amazing :) xoxo

  • Tanyabell

    Beautiful photos and makeup…glad to hear the coat is “faux”, too! :)

  • Nini

    For partying the look is perfect, but normally I’d more like the natural way :)
    xoxo Nini

  • Siri Elaine

    Wow, great job. I love both looks!

  • mybeadifullife

    i love both looks! i like the “natural” type of look for dates and daytime, but your glam look would be great for going out at night!! i’ve never applied false eyelashes before, but i’m thinking to try it out to see what i look like!

  • rooth

    She looks great – that smoky eye is awesome. I’ll have to definitely use your tips

  • TzeYien89

    wow thats really nice. she looks great!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

  • inmyhansonshirt

    I love love love this! And I am with you when it comes to going out makeup – all in!


  • Looms, Lids, and Layers

    You did a great job! Ia m actually doing a friend’s makeup makeover in 2 weeks! I may post as well. Anyhow, I rock dramatic and natural depending on the event and mood!

  • Dilara

    thanks dear :)
    you’ve got a lovely blog ♥

  • Carly {xoxo teacherista}

    LOVE the nude lips. Just saved the MAC lipstick and adding it to my list! Both looks are stunning!


  • lilmisszolicious

    wow, beautiful make-up!
    I love it!!!



  • Tiffany

    very beautiful! love the dramatic makeup

  • Mimi

    i love it! it definitely is perfect for new year’s eve! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  • All Glam Things

    Love those lashes! Looks so natural! Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I’ve got a new post on how to save on fashion items.. It’s a lot of fun!) Love to hear what you think. Xo


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00915057472772351418 Lisa

    dale i think your sis looks GORGEOUS!! you did a really great job on her makeup.. haha i think you should know by now if i like full on make up going out or not.. what’s the point of going out if you’re not going out in total glam style? hahah

  • RAW Fashion Magazine

    Absolutely gorgeous both looks loving the darker makeup xx

  • Secret garden

    Wow you look amazing;0

  • Clazzerati

    great smokey eyes – mine never look ‘bold’ enough, but i guess that’s cos i too always feel like i’m going too over the top. But when you look at photos after I feel like you can’t even tell. Will defo give this look a try, thanks! x

  • Alexis the Honey B

    I’m very impressed! Your sister is gorgeous, btw!!! Both looks are stunning on her!!!

  • Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

    Ooooh, your sister looks gorgeous in both make-ups but she looks drop-dead in her ready-to-go-out version! Love the post! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
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  • Nee

    wow great work!! love her eyes, very beautiful.


  • Megan

    I love the way fake lashes look for a fun event, but I’m awful at putting them on!

  • Krystal

    wow i am super impressed with your makeup skills, i love!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726210928223796922 Pretty Little Dolly

    She looks gorgeous! I love the coat and the eyelashes :)




  • Lindsie Lee ♥

    I think she looks awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10378565480144076489 Paulina Mo

    wowza that’s a great before and after… I LOVE the make up! she looks great! you did an awesome job :) can’t wait to see the outfit!… If I lived in SF I totally would party with you for NYE! ha ha ha… cheers!


  • Michaela Scalisi


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15632574268834771930 Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

    You’re sister looks absolutely FABULOUS on all the looks girl!! She’s stunning just like you! and can’t wait to see what she’s wearing under her coat!

    <3 Marina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09950764761626950473 A Heel in Mint

    You did an amazing job! She looks gorgeous!! I love the eye makeup. Your sister looks so much like you. :)

    Heel in Mint

  • Regina

    Thanks so much for following, following u back as kakayard :)
    Love the make up and I def always go for dramatic, false lashes a must!


  • kori

    This is so funny! It can be a shock looking in the mirror after having someone do your makeup if you’re not used to wearing much. I know I’ve felt like that before. :) I’ve had a growing curiosity with false eyelashes…now I think I should try them!

    p.s. thanks for saying hi over on my blog!

  • iris

    Natural makeup, if any at all :) Being a computer science grad student, makeup is not really a necessity nor do I find too much joy in it. That, and one really doesn’t need to be exponentially more made up than one’s friends. Then it’s just awkward :)

  • Alice McGenniss-Destro

    loved this post! x

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  • http://fashionneedy.blogspot.com/ Leslie Quiros

    I love heavy makeup like this. Not everyday but when the occasion begs for it. And putting it on is the funnest part!
    Thx for stopping by my blog. I am definitely going to start following now on bloglovin and here.. would love a follow back doll :) :)
    BTW, the H&M story is the best story I’ve hear in a while… what a lucky encounter :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15994112162655490024 Dale

    Thanks for all the nice comments, she can definitely wear both looks well. :)
    @my beadilfil life- Definitely try the fake lashes sometime, they’re easy to get used to :)
    @Thanks Leslie and for reminding me I need to get on bloglovin asap

  • http://jenlen.blogg.se jenlen

    which amazingly good-looking make-up!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01642069097772393748 Shasie

    Wow, both looks are fabulous. I agree with you, when going out, better wear more makeup and look “Go hard or Go Home” haha
    Shasie of Live Life in Style
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