Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fashion Magazine Party Look

I don't normally post too much about events in my life on here but I wanted to share this with you all.  I post tips, techniques, and trends when it comes to fashion and beauty but I have yet to show you an example from my own life.

Last night I attended Orlando Style Magazine's 10 Year Anniversary Party and realized this is the perfect opportunity to show such an example.  Orlando Style Magazine is dedicated to fashion trends, events, and designers.  They also cover travel, health and influential people both locally and nationally.

Now, as I've stated before, I normally do not wear a full face of makeup on a normal day.  Usually my beauty routine consist of cleanser, moisturizer, concealer, blush, and mascara.  Sometimes a tinted moisturizer if I'm not happy with the tone of my skin.  But on night out - like last night - I tend to go all out.

And the achieved look is

The products I used

MAC Prep & Prime Primer
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Maybelline 24 Hour SuperStay Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder
MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power
Mono Eyeshadow Pallette (Light Beige)
MAC Eyeshadow in Honey Lust
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy (My favorite eyeliner of all time)
Maybelline  Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black
Younique 3D Fiber Lashes
Benefit Benetint (on lips)
Noya Vanilla Lip Balm

A lot more than my usual, huh?


First I took a makeup sponge and applied 2 pumps of the primer on all over my face.

Then I used the MAC concealer under my eyes and on my eyelids up to my brow.  This concealer is a much lighter shade than my skin - which is usually a no-no. But in my case I inherited my mother's very dark eyelids and I also have a dark complexion under my eyes - that looks like dark circles no matter how much sleep I get. (So makeup really is all about experimenting and knowing what works best for you.)

Next I used the Maybelline concealer to cover up any redness or imperfections.  I also make it a point to cover the corners of my mouth and nose.  This concealer matched my skin tone. 

Then I used a powder puff to apply the MAC powder foundation evenly all over my face and blend into my neck. 

I again applied MAC concealer to the inner corners of my eyes - using it as a highlighter.

I then applied the MAC blush to the apples of my cheeks and a little teeny tiny bit to the bridge of my nose and then blended.

I used the Mono light beige eyeshadow as a base for my entire eyelid up to my brow line.  Then used a brush and applied the MAC eyeshadow to just the lid.

I then wet an angled eyeshadow brush and used it to apply the MAC eyeshadow as an eyeliner under my eye.

I lined my top eyelid (at the lash line) with the MAC eyeliner and lined the inner rims of my eyes making sure to fill in the spaces between my lashes and letting a little bit of the liner smudge just beneath my lower lash line

Finally I applied my mascara and then Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes.

At the last minute I decided to use Benetint on my lips, let it dry and then apply the lip balm over it.

Whew! What a process!

Finally it was time to get dressed

Dress  is from Express (a couple of years ago) - anytime you can find a LBD (Little Black Dress) and you can think of several occasions it would be appropriate for... get it.  It will become your go-to.

Necklace and Earrings Set from Amazon.Com.  You can find it here.

Shoes (below) are from Shoedazzle

Nails are Sally Hansen's Salon Effects in "Just Teal With It"

Me and Dana Damato at the event

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