Formal has a special place in my heart because I get to get all dressed up and dance the night away! It’s like getting to relive prom all over again in college. When it comes to formal you may not be able to, or let’s be honest want to, spend the money that you did in high school on your makeup. No worries, you can look fab without having to hire a makeup artist.
I’ll put a list of all the prices on the products I used at the bottom of this post. I started off with the usual routine, Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation and a little Maybelline Master Conceal under my eyes. I set my foundation with Maybelline Fit Me matte poreless pressed powder.
I used a touch of Too Faced bronzer in the shade Chocolate Soleil and Too Faced blush in the shade Who’s Your Poppy. I tried to keep my eyeshadow a bit more muted because I knew that I wanted to rock a bold lip. I used Tarte Eyeshadow in the shade Private Chateau as a base. Rather than using a bold black, I used Tarte’s Stargazing on the Seine in the crease of my eye, which is a more muted grey color with a bit of sparkle.
I lined my eyes with the Revlon Colorstay skinny liquid liner, but be warned you need extreme control of your hands to use this liner or it might get messy. I used Urban Decay Perversion mascara and a bit of brown brow powder with Benefit Gimmie Brow.
For my lipstick, I first lined my lips with NYX Lip liner in the shade Auburn. Then I used MAC lipstick in the shade Diva and I was ready for the night! Play up this look for the next formal event you have. You are sure to look fabulous!
Better Skin foundation: $9.98; Master Conceal: $8.99; Fit Me powder:$7.99; Too Faced Bronzer/Blush (part of La Belle Carousel set) $49; Tarte eyeshadow (part of Away Oui Go palette) $48; Revlon eyeliner: $7.99; Urban Decay mascara sample size(free ULTAmate rewards birthday gift) $8; Benefit Gimmie Brow (Purchased for $7 with reward points) $24; NYX lip liner: $3.49; MAC lipstick: $17
With the summer months fading away and cold weather starting to creep in, I feel like my skin can get a little dull. By now my tan has faded away and that extra glow that the summer sun gives me is gone. Around this time of year is when I like to pull out my illuminator.
I’ve recently began using the NYX Born To Glow Illuminator in the shade sunbeam. I got it at Ulta for $7.49. I’m a bit more on the pale side, so the pinkish tones of this product compliment my skin well. If you are a bit more tan, and have warmer undertones they also offer this product in the shade gleam which is more bronze in color.
I like to apply this products on the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, along my brow bones, on my cupids bow, and on top of my chin. I’ll pretty much apply this where the light would naturally hit my face just to give my skin the glow that it’s missing. The formula is super smooth and easy to blend.
It’s a bit hard to see in pictures, but I promise that in person this product gives your skin just want it needs! I know when the summer comes back around I’ll be buying this product in the shade gleam to go with my tan skin. I won’t give up my fabulous glow!
It’s Halloween and I’m sure that you are all putting the finishing touches on your fabulous looks for tonight. I thought I would give you all a little overview of the makeup I did for tonight. This year I decided to keep it fairly simple. I am obsessed with The Vampire Diaries so I went for a makeup look inspired by the show.
This look is quick and easy and can be done using products that you may already have. I applied all of my makeup like I normally would, with a simple smokey eye. The next thing I did was draw veins under my eyes using a NYX lip pencil in the color Nebula, but you can use any black, red, or plum lip or eye liner. This one was $3.49 at Ulta.
To top off my look I lined my lips with the same lip pencil then applied MAC lipstick in the shade Cyber. This lipstick costs $17 so it is a bit of a splurge, but worry not I do have a cheaper option for you. NYX soft matte lip creme in the shade Transylvania is $5.99 and has the same deep purple pigment. With just a dribble of blood from some watered down red face paint, I was ready for the night.