It's that time of year! Among many other things, tis the season of countless holiday parties. Now I don't know about y'all, but I don't like applying my makeup twice in one day. That may come as a surprise, seeing as, well, makeup is LIFE, but let's get real WHO HAS THE TIME?! I'm going to show you two different looks using the exact same kit so you can do your face for the office (or daytime) then make a few super simple updates to kick your look into nighttime mode.
First things first, I used the Borghese 9-Piece Skincare + Color Collection Set. You can buy all these products individually, but as a set it's only $75 (instead of $207)! That's a whopper of a savings! Use that extra cash on dirty martinis, or groceries...whatever! This is a no judgment zone. I'll list the products individually as I go so that you can see the product info, but here's what you get in the set. I would spend $75 on the eyeshadow palette alone. It's that good.
For my daytime look
1 | I applied the Prima Viso Face Primer all over before I applied my foundation with a dampened Beauty Blender.
2 | I then highlighted and contoured my face using the step-by-step detailed in this post.
3 | I applied a warm, apricot shade to my cheeks, filled in my eyebrows with my favorite pencil, and dusted my whole face with loose powder.
4 | I used the Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow and Light Luminous Eye Palette (holy pigmentation, Batman! This palette is INCREDIBLE. The shadows are so rich, creamy and chock full of pigment!) Here's what I did:
For the lid, I used the included brush (larger side) to apply shade "Impact" all over my eyelid but stopping at the crease.
For the crease, I used the included brush (the smaller pointier side) to apply shade "Wane" only in my crease. Then I blended it slightly upward just up to my brow bone.
5| At this point, I just applied the Eclissare ColorEdge Eye Pencil in "pitchblack" to my upper lid and very lightly onto my lower lid and very subtly smudged it out. I am typically a liquid liner gal, but this pencil is soooo creamy! It doesn't tug or pull when applying, but once it's set, it's SET. I had this liner on for hours and it never transferred or smudged onto my brow bone which pencil liners always manage to do no matter how waterproof they claim to be. This may be a new Holy Grail pencil liner!
6 | I curled my top lashes and then applied the Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara in "black" to top and bottom lashes. Now I chose to apply my false lashes for the daytime look for a couple reasons: one being I like a little drama even for the daytime. Falsies really open up the eyes and give you that wide doe-eyed look. Secondly, there's nothing worse than trying to rush from work to a party, trying to refresh your makeup, toss on some fresh deodorant, slip into stilettos, etc. The last thing you're going to want to worry about is applying false lashes under pressure. But hey, if that's your thing, you do YOU, Boo Boo.
7 | For my lips I just lined them with a nude liner, filled them in, and then applied the Eclissare Color Eclipse Color Glass Lip Gloss in the lighter shade in the kit called "Simmer". I'm not much of a gloss gal, but this one is fantastic. It's shimmery without being glittery (read: cheesy) and it really added a lovely pearlescence to my nude lip.
Now...to kick it into overdrive, just add these few steps and you're ready to party like it's 1999!
1 | I added a deeper shade to the outer corners of my eyelids and blended it up into the crease to make it a bit more dramatic. I used shade "Downfall" for this. I popped a second coat of mascara onto my lower lashes and deepened up my liner as well.
2 | I used a clean blending brush to apply a pretty shimmery color to my brow bones for a little extra punch. For this I used shade "Afterglow". I also applied a tiny bit of this color the the inner corners of my eyes. A little beauty "hack" for you is if you have a really lightly packed brush (a light fan brush works brilliantly) use this same shade and lightly dust it over your cheekbones, on the tip of your nose, and on your cupid's bow. Boom! You're highlighted and you didn't even need to pack an extra product!
3 | I deepened my blush to a spiced plum shade so I wouldn't become washed out by my newly emphasized eyes and lips.
4 | I lined my lips with a deep berry liner and then filled them in. I topped them with B Moisture Advanced Care Lip Color in "Grappa". I'm not kidding when I say that this color is universally flattering. For those of you looking for the perfect TRUE berry shade without the purple undertones, this is your winner. Just like the shadows, it is so creamy and pigmented! This shade belongs in everyone's bag for the holidays this year.
And that's it! You just took your look from day to night in 4 easy steps! My hair took less than 5 minutes as well. I made a deep side part (parted to the right), and then pulled my hair over to the opposite side and secured it in a super low chignon bun. Spritz with a light hold hairspray and you're good to go!