29 July 2015

How-To: Warm, Sultry Going Out Look

I was recently invited out to dinner and drinks with some of my Brisbane Beauty Babes (Celia, Brittany, Kate, Courtney and some new gals Amy and Cassie) and I thought I'd show you the makeup I did for a night out with the girls. We went to Jade Buddha which is a restaurant and bar along the Brisbane River if you are looking for a new place to visit in the Brisbane area I really love the view and the cocktails as well as yummy menu! I decided to go for a warm smokey eye and nude lip! If you're wondering how I got this look and what products were used, keep reading!

Products Used:

So I always like to begin my tutorials with laying out the products I'm going to use. I ended up changing up two products from this picture.

I started off by priming my face with my trust Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, this stuff is amazing for increasing the longevity of your foundation and preventing oil and sweat throughout the night. I then used by holy grail Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in shade 3.5 as my base. I love this for a night out because it is very natural medium coverage with a demi-matte finish. It can easily be built up for full coverage. I used the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer underneath my eyes in the shade NC20 to brighten that area. I also used the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer in the shade medium to go over any remaining redness or blemishes. I blend in all my base products using my Beauty Blender.

To set the foundation and concealer, I used a small amount of my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in the shade Medium with a large, fluffy powder brush. I did my brows using my handy LORAC Take a Brow kit which I find is really easy to use and includes a matte dark brown powder and clear wax for a more defined look. I use a small angled brush to apply this product.

For the eyes, I wanted to create a sexy, sultry look, so I used my Morphe Cosmetics Jaclyn Hill Favourites Palette to create a warm smokey eye. I've marked an x with the shades that I used since they don't come with names! You can use any shadows that you have at home to create a similar look. I used a matte warm brown eyeshadow in the crease and built up the intensity moving towards the outer corner of the eyes. I then made it darker with a shimmery dark burgundy shade focusing it on the outer corner and blending it out well. I took this same burgundy shade and placed it on the lower lash line for a smoky effect. I then placed a shimmery bronze colour on the centre of the lid and patted that in several times to brighten the look. I placed a beige highlight shade in the inner corner of the eyes, as well as highlighted under the brow bone using a less shimmery cream shade. This is an easy look to recreate but it works quite well to make the eyes appear very warm and smokey.

Daiso Lashes W303 - Photo Credit: 

I then added some extra drama using my favourite Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, and I ended up switching out my Model Rock Lashes for some new lashes from Daiso. These have a clear band and are super easy to apply! I finished off with some mascara and used the Benefit Roller Lash which is amazing for a dramatic look.

I decided to skip bronzer/contouring, and used a natural MAC Powder Blush in the shade Margin which has a beautiful warm peachy blush with golden shimmer. I thought it suited this look perfectly. I also highlighted used TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer. At first I was going to go for a berry lip with my lovely Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil, but decided to switch it out for a more neutral lip given that the eyes were very dramatic. I chose the shade Tootsi by ColourPop which is an amazing colour, a grey beige that is noticeable on the lips but adds to the sultry, warm look I wanted to create.

Here is a picture with my Brisbane Beauty Babes!

I was really happy with my makeup for this night out so I thought I'd share with you all! Hope you like it too. What has been your go-to going out makeup look lately?

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