The Kardashian assets you’ll notice a mile away (from the front) are their fluttering lashes and sultry smoky eyes. Reality show makeup ranges from Snookie, the Kardashians to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (which isn’t much of a range at all.) This weekend for the new Bravo! reality show ‘Silicon Valley,’ we decided to tone it down a smidge. After all, the show is about 7 fresh-faced entrepreneurs running their businesses (like Newspepper.com) while Bravo! captures ”the intertwining lives of the young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.” ~Huffingtonpost.com
Saturday night, cast member Hermione Way, was getting ready for a date (and I had 30 minutes to help her get out the door before he arrived)…
‘What to Wear’ on a 1st Date?
Go with a sexy/classy combo! Black and neutral colors are popular “color” palettes in SF. While I’m a fan of bright colors, there is nothing more classic than a black & white date night ensemble. I had Hermione wear my favorite black leather shorts by Romeo & Juliet Couture, then added a sheer white top from H&M seen here, and a black fitted blazer (H&M) with 2 inch black pumps in case they’d be taking a stroll through the city or dancing. (5 inch heels can be a major buzz kill on a date in any city).
*1st Date Guy Tip ~ Always let her know where you’ll be going and error on the side of being a little over dressed. If you’re wearing a V-neck with jeans or a collared shirt, bring along a blazer just in case.
(The Next Day) Bravo! Behind the Scenes
Sunday Afternoon Before & After~ The next day, there was no time for Hermione to write in her diary about whether it was a “good” or “bad” date. She had an interview to get to, so I helped her get ready…
Interview Time ~ You know the interview scenes in reality shows like Kim Kardashian reflecting on her ‘super stressful’ life or Snookie trying to recount the clubbing details of the night before? Yesterday, it was Hermione’s turn for her close-up interview. She wore a simple black dress and a gold statement necklace previously featured here. It’s only filmed from the waist up, so we didn’t have to worry about heels. Makeup Details below…
Savvy Spice Flashback
‘Natural Makeup vs Kardashian Makeup’
Sisterly Glam Makeover ~ Last Dec. I gave my sister (in this pic) a full smoky-eye, fake eyelash, eyeliner to the max makeover appropriate for a night out or a holiday party. Below, is the natural makeup which I applied first on my sister and this is the same look I used for Hermione yesterday…
Natural Makeup- Full list of makeup used and steps I used on my sister & Hermione Here
I like both styles depending on the occasion, but what do you prefer for “Going Out” makeup? Natural or Kardashian style?
(Sidenote) ~ Speaking of “Going Out,” if you’re in SF and would like to attend Hermione’s Silicon Valley “Startup Mansion Crawl” Birthday celebration this Saturday, there are a limited amount of tickets available HERE. Hope to see you there.