Hi loves! I figured a night out look was due since I finally incorporated my night life to my blog! Here I’ll be doing a navy blue smokey eye with slight countouring.
I hope you all love it!
So my first thing to do is prep my eyelids. I’m starting with my eyes first incase there is any fallout, since we’ll be working with dark colors, we can just wipe away any loose eyeshadow and not worry about foundation 🙂
I’m using Urban Decays Primer Potion for the eyelids.
Now I’ll go in with Makeup Geek’s Beaches & Cream. I’ll apply this all over the lid with a dense eyeshadow brush. I do this just to apply a nice foundation where the other shadows can blend out a little more easily.
I’m sure y’all know this step since the last 2 make up tutorials have had the exact same steps when it comes to eyes.
But nonetheless, here we have MAC’s eyeshadow in Cork, I’ll go in and apply it with a fluffy brush and apply it in my crease to have something for the darker colors transition into.
Now here’s a color we don’t see too often, or ever!
I’m going to be using Electric Eel from MAC, and apply it all over my lid (as shown above) using a dense eyeshadow brush again. I’m doing this to create a nice blue base for our next navy color shade that we’ll be using.
Here I’ll be using Morphe’s 35S Eye Pallete and I grabbed a beautiful blue much like Electric Eel from MAC but this shade has a little shimmer and is a bit richer in color.
Just like we did with Electric Eel, I’ll apply the blue shade from Morphe all over my lid with, of course, a dense eyeshadow brush.
Do you all see why I didn’t apply foundation first? Look at the fall out!
Using the same pallete from Morphe, I’ll take this very true black eyeshadow and apply it on my outer corner (Shown in the picture above) and also in my inner corner (not shown in the picture), this will create a halo effect around the blue.
Once I’ve added the black, I’ll take a fluffy brush and blend out the harsh line (shown below)
Here’s the shadow blended out. You can also see what I mean by creating a halo around the blue.
I didn’t show this, but once you’ve blended the black out, I went back in with the blue shade from Morphe and applied it right in the center to intensify the blue again.
Now let’s take care of the fall out! I’m taking Equate Beauty Original Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes and wiping off any excess shadow, under my eyes and also creating a straight liner on my outer corner.
Now that we’ve wiped away all the nonsense off our faces, now we’ll do the foundation part.
The reason I don’t finish my eyes with eyeliner and mascara is because I don’t want to continuously reapply product due to loose powder or such.
Before applying foundation, of course, I’ll apply primer. Here I’m using Make Up For Ever Step 1 primer, the mattifying one. I’ll apply this in my T zone, and then I’ll take Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Potion and apply it where I didn’t apply Step 1.
Okay by now you should know my favorite foundation! L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte in Sun Beige.
I usually use a beauty blender but as of late I’ve been hating my beauty blender! If you want a blog post about that just let me know down below or on any social media you might follow me 🙂
I’ll apply my foundation with MAC’s 130 Duo Fibre Brush, I’ll apply the foundation on a small pan, dip the brush and just apply it in a circular motion.
I usually apply my concealer right after this, but I’m going to apply LA Girl Pro Concealer in Toast.
In the pictures above I’m showing you exactly where I’ll be applying Toast.
I’m applying it in the hollows of my cheekbones, around my chin, and my temples. Also I didn’t show you but I also applied some on my jaw line.
I usually apply the concealer in light dashes so I can slowly build it up instead immediately adding an intense contour.
Once I’ve applied the concealer I’ll take Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and blend it out using a circular motion.
Here is a picture of it all blended out 🙂
Now I’ll go in with my usual concealer. This day I decided to take my Maybelline FitMe Concealer in Medium and apply it as usual, under my eyes in an upside down triangle, but I’ll add it to the middle of my chin, the bridge of my nose, lightly under the hollows of my cheek bones, and as well as the middle of my forehead.
Once I’ve applied it where I’d like I’ll go ahead and blend it with ELF’s Flawless Concealer Brush.
Here is the concealer all blended out.
You’re probably thinking “Karla, why do you have another concealer?”
I’ll tell you why, this concealer is a yellow corrector. It helps brighten up any areas you’d like to brighten or highlight.
This is LA Girl Pro Concealer in Yellow Corrector, and I’ll be applying it in the same areas that I applied my previous concealer. This is to create a more highlighted and brightened effect.
Now i’m going to go ahead and apply ELF HD powder in Yellow, but I’ll only apply it under my eyes then later I’ll apply it where I applied the yellow corrector.
Now I’ll go in with CoverFX Matte Setting Powder in Medium. I’ll apply this with a dense face brush and I’ll go all over the face except where I applied the HD powder.
After I’ve set my face with the CoverFx powder I’ll go ahead and apply the yellow corrector everywhere I applied the concealer.
Once we’re done with all lose powder I’ll go back to my eyes and finish what I didn’t before.
I’m going to go and create a winged liner with L’oreal Voluminous Superstar Eyeliner.
CLICK HERE to learn how I create my winged liner.
I rarely apply falsies and when I do it has to be a huge event. A night out on the town is not a big event, so I’ll curl my lashes and then go in with my favorite mascara which is the Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara by Maybelline.
I’ll then dust off the excess yellow HD powder as you can see above.
I’m then using LORAC TANtalizer Matte Bronzer (Right) where I applied the Toast concealer.
This is to intensify my bronzed cheeks, I’ll apply this with ELF Blush Brush.
Now I’m going to go in with my favorite cheek duo at the moment.
I’ll apply MAC Minerlize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze first to set a nice highlighted look, then I’ll go in with Milani Baked Blush in Red Vino to then add that pop of color 🙂
I’ve been loving a nice highlighted look. After finishing the cheeks I’ll go in with BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. I’ll apply this at the top of my cheek bones, on the bridge of my nose, as well as my cupids bow.
Did we almost forget eyebrows? Of course not!
CLICK HERE to see my eyebrow routine
Not quite done with the eyes just yet. To add a smokiness to my bottom lashline without going over board. I’ll be using MAC Copperplate eyeshadow with a small smudge brush and apply it to my lower lash line and then go in with a coat of mascara to my lower lashes.
Subtle nude lip for the night? I’m thinking yes!
I’ll apply NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm all over my lip like you would do naturally and to create a nice glossy look, I’ll go over it with LORAC Alter Ego Lipgloss in Goddess.
Last step! Setting spray. Here I’m using L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray.
Just do a light mist all over your face, fan it dry and you’re ready to dance the night away!
Here’s the finished look:
Please let me know if you all like it as much as I like it!
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I hope y’all love it.