Get ready for a fun evening out with this easy date night makeup!
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I’m kind of boring with my daily makeup. I definitely wear makeup every day, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time thinking about, and I wear the same stuff most days. It’s quick and easy.
When I’m planning a fun evening out though, I like to experiment with my makeup. Then, I’ll try new techniques, different colors, bold lips, etc. A little extra effort makes the night even more special, know what I mean?
Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do an easy date night makeup look. I love how it turned out!
I love a cat eye, and this look features a bold one. The thick, winged liner will really makes your eyes pop, especially with a little eyeshadow contouring and voluminizing mascara. It’s so playful and fun for date night.
The other highlight of this look is the bold lip. You’ll use three coordinating shades to create a gorgeous, pouty, dimensional lip. I love the vibrant pink color I used, but you could totally recreate this look with your favorite lip shade, too.
Start by applying your normal primer, foundation, and concealer, then set everything with powder. If you are curious, I used Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in 15 – Ivory (I apply it with my fingers, then use a sponge to even out the coverage), Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer in Ivory on blemishes and spots, and Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant under my eyes. I guess I really like Maybelline … ha! Then I set everything with my fave NYX HD Studio Photographic Finishing Powder.
Since winter skin tends to be pale, add a little bronzer for definition next. I used Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Beauty Balm BB Bronzer in Medium to Dark. Apply the bronzer on the edges of your forehead, under your cheekbones, around / just under the edge of your jawline, and on either side of your nose.
It should look really natural, so choose a shade that’s not too far off from your skin tone, apply it with a light touch, and blend well.
Next, apply blush along your cheekbones. Because your eyes and lips will be so bold, choose a natural / neutral shade. I used Julep You Look Happy Pore-Minimizing Blush in Clover Pink, a really pretty, soft pink.
Next, draw a bold cat eye with liquid liner. I used Almay Intense I-Color Liquid Eyeliner in Black Pearl, a slightly Iridescent shade that I really love.
To make the liner application easier, use my easy cat eye trick. Give it a try … you won’t believe how simple it is!
Next, you’ll apply three eyeshadow shades to contour your lids. I used Maybelline’s The Blushed Nudes Palette. It’s a super affordable palette, and the colors are so pretty … perfect for every day use and for more dramatic looks, too.
Apply a medium pink shade on your lids and blend up to your brow bone. Next, blend the darker, coppery pink shade into your crease and out the the edge of the cat eye tip. Finally, apply a touch of pale highlighter to your brow bone and to the inner corner of your eyes.
Finish your eyes by coating your lashes with a few coats of volumizing mascara. I used L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Washable Mascara in Blackest Black.
Doesn’t this mascara have the cutest packaging? I have to admit that’s what drew me to it at first, but I really like how it pumped up my lashes, too!
I recently picked up this L’Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Lip in Pink, and I’m kind of obsessed. It contains a range of pink shades (it’s available in other colors, too) and finishes, including mattes, cremes, and a highlighter. It’s so fun to experiment with color combinations, and I love the rich, moisturizing finish.
For this easy date night makeup, you’ll apply three shades that will enhance the shape of your lips. Before you start, use a lip liner to line and fill your lips with a shade that’s close to your natural lip tone. I used Essence Lipliner in Wish Me a Rose. This will help keep your lip color in place.
Then, grab the palette and a lip brush. Start with a dark shade and apply it all over your lips. Next, apply a medium shade on the inner 2/3 of your lips. Finally, apply the highlighter in the center of your lips.
I’m linking up with Tatertots & Jello.