Hola amigos :))
Thursday just started and I can't wait for it to be over so I can be one day closer to the weekend. I feel like this week has dragged on for too long and I'm so ready & eager for a fresh start. My brand new week usually begins on a Friday with a much needed recharge (alone time). Since I'm not really a party person, I typically spend my weekends casual and cozy--with my beau, that is. Our QT consists of beaching, picnicking, shopping, strolling, dining, wining, and dvr-ing. Don't get me wrong, I love socializing with my friends, but crowded bars and clubs just aren't my thing anymore. When I go out in groups, I prefer restaurants & lounges over clubs & bars, or better yet, I love a good old fashioned house party or bbq... but that's just me :)
The reason for my "going-out" themed intro is that after reviewing some of my recent posts, I realized that I'm sort of lacking in the summer evening makeup department. Hence, I wanted to showcase my recent evening looks (I do go out after all), starting with this pink shimmery number I wore last Friday to my dad's exhibition / performance (he's an artist and in a band--a story for another post :)...
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THE MAQUILLAGE :) Some of you may see this look as subtle, and though it's definitely not super dramatic or over the top, I would play it down for daytime. Just look at those mile long lash accents from Kiss!! They just scream and ooze nightlife... meooowww
PRODUCTS USED: eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Naked Palette (surprise... )
- UD Primer Potion
- NYX jumbo eye pencil in Strawberry Milk (base)
- UD Sin e/s (lid)
- UD Hustle e/s (crease & lower lash liner)
- UD Buck (blend out crease)
- UD Virgin (inner corner & highlight)
- Clinique cream liner in True Black
- lash accents from Kiss
LIPS: Revlon super lustrous lipstick in Stormy Pink (matte formula)
LIP TIP: Matte lipsticks are drying and tend to settle into creases, highlighting lines and imperfections. At the same time, they are also quite buildable, so they can increase the volume of your pout. My trick is to exfoliate the lips, smear some lip balm or chapstick, blot away the excess and then apply a couple coats of the matte lipstick. This way it lasts all night!!
Pink Base (Strawberry Milk) under a shimmery champagne shadow (Sin) plays up the pink undertones of the shadow and makes it more fun :))
Excuse the overexposed photos...
These pictures were taken after I got home, and as you can see, the makeup shows some signs of wear and tear... The lipstick has attracted wine stains (and also wore off in the center) and the lash accents started to detach. The night was particularly humid, so the hair was a total mess and the forehead had turned into a frying pan...
What are your favorite summer makeup colors for going out?