My son was away with his grandparents for the weekend, so my husband and I got to have a date night, which I have to say isn't often enough. My husband typically sees me in little to no makeup and a bun, at least through the week anyways. I did a more dramatic, yet neutral eye, and a pop of color on the lips. It was a very simple look to achieve. Here are all the products I used....
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation
- Maybelline Dark Spot Eraser - Neutralizer (highlighted under eyes, bridge of nose, center of forehead, around the nose, and chin
- Revlon Nearly Naked Powder
- Flower Cream Blush - Peach Blossom (apples of cheeks) available at Wal-Mart
- Sonia Kashuk Powder Blush - Sunset (backs of cheeks) available at Target
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (jaw line, under cheekbones, and temples)
- Starlooks Lip Liner - Tipsy (coral)
- Wet N Wild Lipstick - Purty Persimmon (black tube)
- NYX Butter Gloss - Apple Strudel
*Make sure you use all of your cream products before your powder products. All Starlooks products can be bought at starlooks.com
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
- Wet N Wild Nude Awakening Palette - this palette has been discontinued, but I have seen it on amazon and ebay. Any matte neutral palette will work.
- Star Looks Eye Liner - Obsidian (black)
- L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara - Black
- L'Oreal Million Lashes Mascara - Black
After applying your eye primer, use a light to medium brown shadow on the lid. Apply a shadow a shade or so darker in the crease, and a dark brown or black shadow in the outer corner of the crease. Use a light highlighter shade under the eyebrow and inner corner. The trick to great eye looks is quality brushes (I love real techniques), and blending out where the colors meet. This will help it to look like a smooth and seamless transition from one color to the next. Line the top lash line and two-thirds of the lower lash line (starting from the outer corner). Keep the inner corner lighter to make the eyes look more open. Then, go over the black liner with black shadow and a smudge brush. This will sharpen the harsh line of the liner. Apply the highlight shade on the bottom lash line where there is no liner, blending it where it meets the black. Apply two coats of each mascara on the top lashes, and two coats of one on the bottom, and you are DONE!!
If you are looking for nail colors to go with this look, try Nicole by OPI - Hello World or L'Oreal's Le Orange, which is a little lighter.
I hope everyone is having a great week! If you have any questions, please comment below.