Going Out Makeup Look


On Saturday we celebrated my roommates twenty-first birthday. We threw her a party and then went out to the bars for midnight (since her birthday was technically Sunday). I had absolutely nothing to do but a few last minute birthday party errands so I decided to take my precious time with my makeup for that night. I decided on a reddish-brown look, I wish this photo showed how truly reddish-orange it was in person. But if you like the way this looks, then continue reading 🙂

Step 1: I used my go-to concealer, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light Pale, under my eyes, where I have redness on my nose and a little on my chin.

Step 2: The Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy is my holy grail. I applied this towards the beginning so it would have some time to penetrate before I apply my lip color.

Step 3: I applied the Smashbox 24 Hour photo finish shadow primer on my eyes.

Step 4: I’m not sure if you’re supposed to wait for your primer to dry so I always apply my contour and highlight while I wait for it to dry. As always, I used my Smashbox contour trio. I never use the bronzer color because it doesn’t match my skin tone. But I put the contour color under my cheekbones, on the sides of my nose, and on under my jawline. I then put the highlighter on my cheekbones, tip of nose & under my eyebrows.

Step 5: I used the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette for 90% of this look. I applied Ludwin (the base color from the warm quad) all over my lid and blended it out a little. Then I used a blender brush to apply Succubus into my crease, you always want to start light with this color because it is really pigmented, then I slowly build up. Then I used my finger to lightly apply Sytry to the outer corner, then a q-tip to apply a little to my lower lash line. Then I put a mix of succubus & Sytry on my blender brush and blended it into the outer 1/3 of my crease. Then because I wanted the look a little darker I applied Reef from Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea palette to my crease. It’s sort of a brick color.

Step 6: Now that we’re all done with the main eyeshadow I applied Latinus to my inner corner but it wasn’t as bright as I wanted so I went in and applied my Becca highlighter in Moonstone to my inner corner.

Step 7: If you haven’t noticed, I only use pencil eyeliners. I’m not skilled enough for gel or liquid. I used my Jane Iredale eyeliner in Basic Black, at first I just put a small line right along my lash line and then slowly built it up. I’m not big on a bold eyeliner look.

Step 8: My current favorite mascara is Clinique’s high impact mascara in 01 Black. I put this on my upper and lower lash line, I only put a very little on my lower lash line because I don’t like a dark lower lash line.

Step 9: I blotted my lips with a tissue to take away the excess lip balm.

Step 10: Time for the lip color. I have a really bad habit of wearing lip colors that are basically my natural lip color. But I applied Colourpop’s Ultra Blotted Lip in Zuma.

Step 11: Apply Becca’s Moonstone highlighter on top of the already applied matte highlighter and onto your cupid’s bow.

Step 12: Spray your face with your favorite setting spray. I only have ever tried & owned one so I used the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.


All Done!

Now you look fabulous!






Minimal Makeup Look

There are some days when I snooze my alarm 3 times & then need to get ready fairly quickly. Those are always the days my skin looks dull. So here is my “no makeup” makeup look….

This look takes about 3 makeup products. It is super easy & super quick. 

Step 1: Apply the Maybelline Age Erase Concealer (the one with the sponge on the end) under your eyes, and where you have any blemishes. I use it where i have redness on my nose and right on my chin. 

Step 2: I lightly contoured my nose and my jawbone otherwise I look like I’m 7. Then I highlight the inner corner of my eyes, my cheekbones, my browbone, and the tip of my nose. I use the Smashbox 3-Step Contour Kit.

Step 3: Apply the Clinique High Impact mascara to your top lashes (and bottom if you want). I really like to do both because I have no issue with going a lil’ extra with my eyelashes.

Step 4: (optional) Apply the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, my favorite color is Red Dahlia.