As I was playing around with my makeup stash (so many new products!), I put together a look so beautiful I had to photograph the products used. I’m no tutorial queen so you won’t see my selfie (yet) but the products mentioned are tried and true.
Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment // Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup // Lancôme Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup // Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Guardian Terracotta Kabuki Brush // Melt Cosmetics eye shadows in Dark Matter // Esqido Lashes in Unforgettable // Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation // Color Your Smile Lip Gloss in Plum Crazy // Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush
First PRIME! I can’t stress how important this is. The right primer will make sure your makeup lasts all night- from drinks to dinner to dancing to…I love Cover FX makeup and this Mattifying Primer has anti-acne treatment in it so you don’t have to worry about that breakout OR getting greasy. Next you’ll need a full coverage foundation that can withstand the test of time without turning you into a total cake face. My go-to is Estée Lauder Double Wear (in Rich Cocoa) because it provides even coverage, hides everything and makes me look FLAWLESS. Get it.
To conceal under my eyes, I pretty much only use NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer (I use Cafe to conceal and Amdande to highlight). I like to set my makeup and I’ve been using Lancôme Dual Finish powder since 2009 (#tbt). It’s sheer to buildable but I lightly dust this over my face using the Guerlain Terracotta Kabuki Brush to keep everything in place. Since the eyes will be a bit intense, I say skip the blush BUT add a bit of highlight on your cheekbones. Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors are G.O.A.T. I have the color Champagne Gold in the picture but there’s definitely one for your skin tone – brown girls, Topaz is your friend). Apply with the Sigma F25 brush and you’re golden (literally).
Now the eyes. I discovered Melt Cosmetics through the beauty girls on Instagram. The matte shades found in the Dark Matter set offer you INTENSE color payoff and versatility. I love that it’s not the standard grey and black. The warm shades create the most stunning chocolate smokey eye you will ever see. Although they’re matte, the shadows aren’t chalky or dry and they’re easy to blend. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Moving onto lashes- I had to pick Esqido Lashes. I mentioned them on my YouTube channel before and I’ll mention them here again. LOVE! Unforgettable features a gradient of increasing length and thickness across the lash band so it’s subtle and not overpowering but gives you a slight winged effect. No need for liner in my book.
Since the focus is on the eyes, opt for a neutral lip. My recent brown girl friendly nude lip color is Buxom’s Lip Foundation in Revealed, a deep rich brown. Top it off with Color Your Smile’s Plum Crazy lip gloss in the center for a hint of color.
BAM! You’re ready for the night out. You’re welcome.