Good Morning, everyone, and Happy Friday!! I hope that this week has been treating you well and you are ready for the weekend! I know I am. I am leaving for Sweden on Sunday!!! Without the kids! Can I get an amen?? AMEN!
Have you ever heard of Daily Buzz? You should check it out if you haven't. Basically, they scour the Web looking for the best content in a related category. They have Daily Buzz: Style, Moms, Healthy Living, Luxe, and Tech. Well, I have been selected to create a day to night makeup look and compete with 8 other bloggers to win!! I am so excited about it and obviously, it was a lot of fun to do.
As you might know, I am a mom. What you might not know is that I used to work. I used to supervise people two and a half times my age. I used to have anywhere between 40 to 60 people under me. When I was 23. But now I supervise two very adorable, yet very challenging little boys. There are lots of car noises, bodily functions, racing, falling, hitting, biting, and wrestling. Can you guess which one was harder?
So this project was fun. I got to go back to my single days and act like I was going to work. I put on a high-waisted pencil skirt and my new favorite booties just to fit the part. Now I am sure there are women who read this blog who are single and hold a job. Even mamas that juggle both worlds. I am gonna take a guess here and say most people reading have held a job at some point in their life. And I don't know about you, ladies, but when I get up in the morning, the last thing I am thinking about is super fancy makeup. I still love to wear it, but I keep it super simple.
e.l.f. super glossy lip shine in Honey Do. Love that stuff. (And it's 1 buck at Target!)
Here's the skinny on my daytime eye makeup. Start with a base. I use concealer and a neutral tone shadow. You can also use a primer for your lids. I added a beautiful brown-ish color to the creases. Enough to add definition to my eyes, but not too much to make it too dark. I blended it with a lighter color on the inner lids and a highlight on the brow bone. Then finish it off with the bold, black liner and mascara. You can also do a cat eye for some more fun!
Here is my finished look:
Pretty natural, kinda boring, perfect for work! I also tied my hair up with a pencil because I figured that was appropriate!
Now here's where it gets fun. Enter in some hot red lipstick.
You could probably stop there because a bold lip just adds so much to your look. But that wouldn't be too fun, now would it? So we are gonna amp it up and add some lovely luxe blush and powder. The blush enhances your cheek bones and adds a little shimmer that is perfect for your night out. The translucent powder is perfect to kinda refresh your foundation without having to add an entirely new face. Some under the eyes can help freshen up any dark circles that might have formed during the day... that probably doesn't happen to you, but you know just in case.
Now the final pizzazz! A night out is not complete without a set of false lashes, if you ask me. I love them and wish I could have them permanently sewn onto my lids or something. I try to wear them every chance I get.
These particular lashes are rather long and would look better with a smokey eye. But they were fun to rock anyway!
Now go ahead and take that pencil out and let yo hair down, ladies! Cuz it's time to paaaar-taaay!
Here is my final look:
Then some outfit posts as well. Gotta get it in!
And two more pics of the final look:
So what do you think? Do you like it? Do you have any day to night supa tricks?
Now this isn't part of the deal with Daily Buzz: Style or anything, but I thought it would be super cool that, if you liked my ideas and my post, you head over to their Facebook Page (and like them if you are so inclined - they have some super awesome stuff!) and leave a comment saying you loved my post and that I sent you to say hi! I would really supa love ya forever!
I hope you have a great weekend! Maybe you can use these tips for tonight!