This post is going to be based around a challenge that Vegas.com set me. To participate I just had to share with you my day to night eye look transformation tips for a glamorous place like Las Vegas. Quick disclaimer: These are all my own tips and products used, I was simply inspired by the challenge.
The challenge: I was challenged to create a post that showed how to transition a makeup look from day to night, inspired by one of their resorts. The resort that I chose was the GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT AND SPA. My reasoning behind this was that it has a great rating, looks incredible and the location means that whilst you are close to the Las Vegas Strip you aren’t surrounded by the crowds. With all that is available at this resort, it is exactly the location I would choose when vacationing in Vegas.
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I wanted this look to be wearable by the pool and at the spa, yet still be naturally glamorous with a summer lip colour. With this in mind I created the look shown below. This makeup will hold up till it is time to switch to the evening look and keep you selfie ready in the hot Vegas weather.
Step 1 – Primer and foundation: I took a pea size amount of the porefessional primer and smoothed it into my skin using my fingers, concentrating on the T-Zone and blending towards the outside of my face. Then, I took the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation and dotted it around my face. Using a damp beauty blender, I bounced the product into my skin.
Step 2 – Concealer: I used the Collection lasting perfection concealer in fair to conceal any breakouts that I had. Then, I applied the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in fair neutral in inverted triangles to conceal and highlight my under eye area. Both concealers were bounced in with a beauty blender.
Step 3 – Highlighter and powder: Using the applicator on the high lights by Technic (which is a dupe for Benefits high beam) I applied the product to the tops of my cheeks, bridge of my nose and cupids bow. After blending the product in with the beauty blender, I applied a light layer of the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in translucent using a fluffy brush to set my face. Tip: Press the powder into the skin rather than swirling the brush, as the prevents the product underneath from moving.
Step 4 – Bronzer and blush: Using the fourth shade in the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit in light to medium, I bronzed my cheeks and under my chin. Then, I applied the MAC mineralize blush in dainty on the apples of my cheeks and using my powder brush I made sure all the cheek products were blended.
Step 5 – Eyebrows and eye primer: Firstly, I combed through my eyebrows to shape them and then applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in dark brown using an angled brush to fill my brows in. Using less product and a lighter hand towards the front of my brows to create a more natural effect. I chose this product because it stays on all day. Secondly, I applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel to set my brows as this product keeps them completely in place. Next, I applied the Too Faced Shadow Insurance on my eyelids using my fingers to blend it in.
Step 6 – Eyeshadow: This is a really simple eye look that uses only three eyeshadows. First, I took the shade limit from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and buffed that into my crease. Then use a mid tone brown, I used MAC Kid, and apply it lightly into the crease to add definition. Finally, add the shade strange from the same palette all over the eyelid.
Step 7 -Eyeliner and mascara: I applied a thin line of the Too Faced Sketch Marker eyeliner in black along the lash line. To finish off the eyes I curled my lashes and then applied the Jordana Best Lash Extreme volumising mascara in black.
Step 8 – Lip gloss: To finish off the makeup look, I applied the AVON shine burst lip gloss in berry splash.
Extra Step: An extra step that can be taken depending on your preferences is applied a setting spray to increase the longevity of your makeup
This look was inspired by the 55,000 square-foot casino, nightlife and the concept of an evening in Las Vegas.
Step 1 – Touch ups: You will need to touch up your concealer and powder at this point on areas of your face that the makeup has naturally worn away. Typically, this will be your T-zone area. Use a Q-tip to remove any smudged eye makeup around the eye area and under the lower lash line.
Step 2 – Contour and highlight: I used the shade fawn from the same contour kit as before and applied it right into the hollows of my cheeks. Then, I applied the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked highlighter in peach lights over the areas I highlighted before. Tip: Spritz your brush with MAC Fix + before dipping into your highlighter to intensify your glow.
Step 3 – Eyeshadow: I used 3 eyeshadows to transition my eye look from day to night. Firstly, I highlighted my brow bone and inner corner with Moon mist from the Soap and Glory Perfect ten palette which unfortunately was limited edition. Then, I packed Nooner from the Naked 3 palette onto my outer v and under my lower lash line. Finally, I used the shade dust from the palette on the rest of the eyelid. I also added mascara to the lower lashes.
Step 5 – Winged liner: Using the same eye liner as before, wing out your eye liner to transform your liner and eye look.
Step 6 – Lipstick: The lipstick I used was Gubby by Urban Decay. Tip: If you have a light pinky nude liquid lipstick that you love, wear that instead because liquid lipsticks are more long wearing.
Extra steps: False lashes can be applied to create an extremely glam look. Also, instead of the shade dust you could use a light pink glitter.
So that is it you guys, thank you for reading this post. I hope this helped you figure out how to transition your makeup from day to night. Thank you again to Vegas.com for coming up with this cool challenge. See you guys next time in my monthly empties post!