When it comes time for nighttime events, special/formal occasions, clubbing, etc., I tend to break out all the ol’ reliables. NARS never fails me in terms of complexion. I could sell all of my other foundations and buy several bottles of Sheer Glow without even thinking twice about it. My other go-tos are the Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer and most recently the Ben Nye Banana Powder.
As you can tell, I went all out here. I even wore false lashes! The eye makeup is dramatic but still neutral and tame, except for the pop of blue on the lower lash line. I was wearing a statement dress so I didn’t want the makeup to be overkill.
Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer
NARS Sheer Glow mixed with the 143 BLKR Illuminator*
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush
MAC Orb (browbone), Wedge (crease), and Espresso (crease)
MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow (bottom lash line)
Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Liner in Deep Blue (waterline)
Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Liner
Red Cherry Lashes in #43
I usually never do this unless it’s a special occasion, which it was, so I layer three lip products! One of the reasons was to get my lip color to last as long as possible considering nudes tend to fade fast. And it worked! The second was that I was trying to get a specific rosy nude color. I started by filling in my lips using the Cover Girl LipPerfection Lip Liner in Natural, then I went over them with the e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Natural. Finally, to add some shine and keep the lips nude I applied the Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Naughty Nude on top.
What’s your go-to nighttime look?
Disclaimer: Bought every item mentioned myself except the *NARS BLKR Illuminator (pr sample) and Bourjois liner (got it in a swap).
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