Day to Night

Hi all! 

Been awhile again, but I’ve got a new tutorial today that’ll teach you how to go from a day/office look into a night/party look.
Special thanks to Serena for being my model!

Starting with the Day Look

As I always say, start with a clean fresh face.  Always follow in this order: Make up base, foundation, concealer, setting powder, (the order of foundation and concealer may be different, depending if you need colour correcting on your face).

1. Apply an eye base all over the lids.
2. Using a peachy bronze colour, apply with a brush and dab it all over your lids.
3. Using a smaller brush, apply a champagne colour just on the ball of your eye, (the middle part of your lids).
This is a good eye shadow technique if you want some colour on your eyes, but at the same time you want to keep it simple.  The champagne colour in the middle will illuminate your eyes, while the peachy bronze colour will contour your eyes.

4. Using a black pencil eyeliner, tightline the upper water line of your lids
5. Using a liquid eyeliner, line your lash line, (keep the liner thin for your day look as you don’t want your eyes to look too “heavy” or dramatic).
6. Apply mascara and a blush that matches your skin tone.
7. Keep the lips simple by applying a light pink lipstick.
8. For the brows, fill them in lightly so it frames your face.

And you’re all done!  This look should take no more than 15 minutes to do, perfect for the morning when you’re rushing out for work/school.

Moving onto our Night Look.

This is for the purpose of a quick transformation from the previous look to a party look after work.

1. Using Mac’s Big Bounce Shadow (gel based eye shadow)  in Luxury Touch, apply it all over the lids using your finger tips, (this can be done on top of the eye shadow that was previously applied for the day look).
2. Using a brush, dab the burgundy on top of the big bounce shadow, (you’ll find that having the big bounce shadow as a base will bring out the burgundy colour even more, creating a more vibrant look, see below).

The sample on top is applied without the Big Bounce shadow as a base, while the bottom sample shows the burgundy eye shadow applied on top of the Big Bounce shadow as a base. The colours are definitely more vibrant on the bottom sample, and it also makes the eye shadow last longer throughout the night, so no smudging or creasing!

3. now, using a smaller crease brush, dab some black eye shadow and apply it along your crease line on your lids. Blend out the eye shadow in a wind wiping motion so there are no harsh lines.
4. Mix the black and burgundy eye shadow, and apply it on the bottom, just under the water line to create a smoky effect. Then, using a champagne colour, dab a little bit on the inner corners to bring light to your eyes.
5. With a liquid eye liner, go over the top eyeliner that you have previously created for the day look, but this time make it thicker.
6. With a black pencil liner, line the bottom water line and  smudge for a dramatic effect.
7. Apply thick false lashes to complete the eye make up.
8. For the brows, fill them in darker to compliment the dramatic eye make up.
9. Re-apply blush and lipstick if needed.  For this look, I’ve chosen to switch from soft pink lips to nude lips.

And your look is complete!

….and we decided to have a little fun with the camera :)


summer dinners


Broccoli Pesto pasta with Garlic Salmon.
Too lazy to put up the recipe.

Here’s track of the day, happy mid week everyone.