h, 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 go Bold
or go Home
, 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.A few weeks ago Salon Perfect Lashes
sent me a variety box full of different lashes. I couldn’t wait to try them on my sister, Jody, who is the women’s basketball coach at a junior college in N. California. She’s in sporty attire at least 40% of her day coaching and calling shots which is when I jokingly refer to her as Sue Sylvestor.
But in the following pics, I’ll take her 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 4 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)
Temptu Airbrush System to apply her foundation:
) 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. It’s pricey at $225 (Not including the makeup) so it might be a good one to add to your holiday list. It happened to be featured today Giuliana Rancic’s newsletter FabFitFun.
As the finishing step, I added a bit of glow on her cheeks using a highlighter by MAC (Shell)