The Daytime Look:
Step 1: Apply foundation.
Use a foundation brush to apply an even layer of primer across your skin (I LOVE this one by Smashbox). This step is a must – primer makes your skin super smooth, and it keeps your foundation looking flawless all day and night. Next, apply liquid foundation and dust on your favorite setting powder. (My faves are Halo Perfecting Powder by Smashbox and Luxury Powder by Ben Nye.) Finish with a soft pink blush on your cheekbones– I used the pink blush on this NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette.
Step 2: Add a neutral eyeshadow.
I opted for a subtle bronze shadow, but you can totally feel free to go more gold or pink. Whatever color you choose, applying eyeshadow primer first is a must! I used a mini blending sponge to apply Inglot Eye Makeup Base to my eyelids before applying Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze.
Step 3: Apply eyeliner and mascara.
Next, make your eyes pop by applying a wing of black eyeliner to each eyelid. To make this the perfect day-to-night look, I chose a waterproof eyeliner pen by KleanColor (it glides on easily and lasts forever!). After curling my lashes I applied Lash Sensation by Maybelline to make my lashes look long and full.
Step 4: Fill in your brows.
I love this step! There’s something about a filled-in brow that just really completes a makeup look. I used a tinted brow gel that sculpts and defines – Sculpting Brow Mascara by Maybelline.
Step 5: Apply lipstick.
I opted for a pretty pink for my daytime lip color, but you can choose your favorite. KleanColor has a ton of matte colors that are perfect for this look!
The Nighttime Look
Step 1: Spray face with moisture mist.
To take your look from day to night, give your skin a few sprays of this amazing Moisture Mist by Nu Skin. Even after a long day, your skin will feel fresh and clean!
Step 2: Contour your cheekbones.
Grab the same NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette you used for your daytime look, then use the dark brown to contour your cheekbones. Add some to the outside edges of your face to make your skin pop!
Step 3: Apply a dark eyeshadow.
You’ll LOVE this next step. Grab your favorite black eyeshadow and apply it to each of your eyelids. I used a matte black shadow by NYX to give my eyes a dramatic pop.
Step 4: Apply a dark lip color.
The perfect night out calls for the perfect dark lip! Complete your nighttime look with a bold red lip color (this burgundy one by KleanColor is my favorite!).
Step 5: Your look is complete!
Ta-da! With your dark eye makeup and your bold red lip, you’re ready for the perfect night out! All it took were a few steps to look absolutely flawless.