Sunday, July 8, 2012

Taking your makeup from day to night.

I understand that this day makeup may be too much for some, but in this post I am going to show you how I take my makeup from day to night. There's not a huge difference, but there's a few main factors that can change your makeup from 'work' to 'night-on-the-town'. Depending on how much makeup you like to wear, of course. I don't always have natural makeup for the day though :D

In this first pic I understand that it just looks like different lighting (which it is, day time [left] is natural, while night [right] is artificial light). You will probably see in the full face pic the differences. The main things I like to do to change it up is 1: add more depth with darker colours, & 2: adding more eyeliner/ mascara or falsies. I only used individual lashes here so it's not a huge difference.
And of course, if you wear a tinted moisturizer or a light foundation during the day, you can add a heavier foundation for night time, especially if you are going to be taking pictures and you want your skin to look flawless. (This is the main reason why I love my Australis Paparazzi Foundation - I should do a review for any aussies out there if your keen). More blush & contouring/ highlighting is another big thing. Of course if you want to keep the eyes easy, a bold lip is great for night as well.

Day: I used the Urban Decay naked 1 palette. It was very loosely based off this look by Samantha Schuerman that I did by memory, lol. Except mines not as 'clean' :(. I had quite a bit of blush on but a fairly light base (my everyday base) & nude lips which are Makeup Geek lipstick in Shy. You can just wear bronzer during the day if that is what you prefer.


 Silly face! :P Haven't posted one of these in a while... hehe
Australis Paparazzi Perfect Fdtn in Nude
Models Prefer Highlighter
All About Glo bronzer
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve

Urban Decay Naked palette:
Sin (Lid), Creep (crease, lower lash line), Gunmetal (above Creep) Naked to blend out Gunmetal. Virgin as a highlight
MUG Corrupt to darken crease
Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner
Prestige My Brow Duo (illuminate side- in waterline). This is probably more for day time lol, I should have used a black gel liner here instead.
Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara
A couple of individual false lashes

Topshop lipstick in Show Off
 I find you do not need to take your makeup off and start from scratch- as long as you used primer during the day you should be fine. This is even the same for my foundation- because I only set it with a tiiiny bit of powder it does not turn cakey (but I use a primer to ensure that it will last)
You can also easily bring a few extra makeup items to work if you don't have time to go home & do your makeup for your night out.

Thank you for looking, I hope you enjoyed this post & it was helpful! xxx


  1. ohhh nice! I really like the Shy lippie on you! I for one would be interested in a foundation review! :)

  2. thanks babes!! Yay no problem Amalia, it may be a while before its up, though :)


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