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
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.
Get excited because it’s homecoming! Today is the homecoming football game at my school and I have to look fab for the tailgate. I thought I’d give you a little overview of the products I used so you can look just as great for tailgates, football games, or any other events you might have going on. The look I have today is a little mixture of high end and budget beauty products, but worry not because there are cheaper substitutes for the high end products that I use. I will include all of the prices at the bottom of this post.
I started off with the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation and a touch of Maybelline Master Conceal concealer. I set my foundation and concealer with the Maybelline Fit Me matte poreless pressed powder. I also used NYX Born To Glow liquid illuminator in the shade Sunbeam on my cheekbones.
To add a little color back to my face I used Too Faced bronzer in the shade Sun Bunny Dark and blush in the shade Who’s Your Poppy. As a base for my eyeshadow I used Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in the shade Barely Branded. I used Tarte eyeshadow in the shades Champagne & Chocolat and Tea for Two in the creases of my eyes.
The eyeliner I used is my absolute favorite liquid liner! It is the Revlon Colorstay Skinny liquid liner in the shade Black Out. My mascara is Urban Decay Perversion. I filled in my eyebrows with Benefit Gimmie Brow in the shade Medium/Deep.
Finally down to the lipstick, I used NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Monte Carlo. I hope you all find this overview useful and you rock some of these outstanding products at your next event!
Better Skin foundation: $9.98; Master Conceal: $8.99; Fit Me powder:$7.99; NYX Born To Glow: $7.49; Too Faced Bronzer/Blush (part of La Belle Carousel set) $49; Maybelline Color Tattoo: $6.99; 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 cream: $5.99