Tips for Dramatic Nighttime Makeup
Even if you're somewhat of a beginner in the makeup world, you eventually develop a routine for your day to day look. What becomes more difficult is figuring out how to really play up certain features for a more dramatic look for a night out. I thought I'd just provide a few suggestions to help you develop your "night look"...
- Utilize bronzer & blush. If you're going out somewhere at night and the lighting is much softer and more dim- you can get away with adding more color to your face. Creating contrast by contouring and highlighting will give your face more definition
- Go for a smokey eye. I have a number of tutorials that will help you with this technique, but in short, use a heavier hand with your eyeshadow than usual. If you normally wear very little shadow in the crease, start small but build up a deeper shade of your choice- slowly blend it out so you can see some shadow forming an "outer V" that's visible when your eyes are open.
- Try mixing in a colorful shadow! If you know you can't get away with it at work, try if for a night out! That's what I do. If you're a little scared of throwing bright blue or pink into your nighttime look, remember this key to making it wearable: BLACK SHADOW. Adding it to the crease or smudging around the lashline will add a nice contrast to bright shades, and give you the dramatic look you're after.
- TRY false lashes! I have a tutorial for this as well. I'm wearing falsies in all of the pictures above and it's a way to immediately add drama to the look- giving your eyes that "pretty" look that people can't quite put their finger on (if you're doing it right :)
- Mix up the lips! I think nudes or deeper shades are great at night. Keep in mind that a nude shade will put more attention on your eyes, and shades of red will give you a more old Hollywood "glam" look. Try doing the opposite of what you'd do on a daily basis- sometimes just the change will be enough to make people look twice!
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Just got off the phone with Tyler- he has officially completed the bar exam! He says it was quite tough but he thinks he'll pass. I'm so proud of him. It's a lot of pressure to think that the career that lies ahead of you is resting on the results of ONE test. I was never a great test-taker in school. I felt like I studied forever and would still get a little anxious around test time. I did better in circumstances where it was a project I could work on over a period of time, or a paper, speech, etc.
I had the cutest story today at work. SENIOR FEST '09.... no I'm not talking about high school seniors. Senior citizens baby! I get along well with the seniors. They're usually great to interview because they tell it like it is! I've talked to very few seniors that candy coat anything. Even when it comes to talking to me about the station I work at... they won't hesitate to say who they love to watch, who they don't really like, etc. It's a hoot! Anyway, the Senior Fest is basically a bunch of booths set up advertising their services for seniors, and they can test stuff out for free, take home souveniers, etc. There were blood pressure screenings, massages, a camera they'd stick in your ear to check for ear wax?? Yeah. It's the kind of story you really need to get creative with... and fortunately an elderly man in attendance showing off his own magic tricks to me and others became the perfect character. Once the story gets posted online I'll have to pass it along :D
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