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.
Now you look fabulous!