March 21, 2013

FASHION Magazine Beauty Panel: Day to Night Makeup

This post is my first as a member of FASHION Magazine's Beauty Panel (exciting!) and it just so happens that this week's challenge was a day-to-night one - something I've been meaning to write about for ages but never got around to.


When it comes to day-to-night makeup, my philosophy is that the day look is always the most important. Your day look acts as the "base" for your night makeup so having a strong foundation means you only need to add a few extra products before you're ready for a night on the town. This is especially useful for those of us who need to quickly transition from work to play and don't feel like adding much additional weight to our bags.


DAY

Since face and eye primers help makeup stay on longer, I always start with these. Next, I use a foundation that I know won't cake up by the end of the day and carefully select products that can be easily built upon later. For me, this means neutral eye makeup, a basic blush, and a "my lips but better" shade of lipstick.


Face
- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (here)
- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation (here)

Eyes
- Urban Decay Primer Potion (here)
- Lise Watier Ombre Soufflé Suprême in Taupe Fantasia
- Vasanti Silky Eyeshadow in Brasilia
- Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
- Annabelle Smudge Liner in Muddy
- Lise Watier Dramatique Intense 3D Volume Mascara

Cheeks
- MAC Blush in Melba

Lips
- MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Posh Tone


NIGHT

For going out, I tend to prefer the smokey eye/nude lip combo over the statement lip so that is what I decided to go with this time. To amp up my eye makeup, I added some black eyeshadow into my crease, black liner, and false lashes. Next, I applied highlighter for a bit of shimmer and swapped out my daytime lipstick with a pale lipstick & lipgloss combo. As you can see, a few extra products and I'm ready to go!


Eyes
- MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon
- Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero (here)
- Eylure Naturalites False Lashes

Cheeks
- NARS The Multiple in Copacabana (here)

Lips
- MAC Lipstick in Blankety
- NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss (here)

Other products in my arsenal include a face powder like my favourite MAC Blot Powder or a setting spray like Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish, which can also come in handy to keep my makeup looking fresh all day long.

31 comments:

  1. Woo hoo - congrats on being part of the Fashion Beauty Panel - SO amazing!

    I've heard so much about the Skindanavia sprays...I usually just use a thermal water spray like Avene (so I don't have to worry about irritating/clogging my skin)...but I wonder if a setting spray would be more effective.

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    1. I try not to wear setting sprays too often because I'm afraid of clogging my pores too... maybe I should give those thermal water sprays a try!

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  2. Congrats on your first post Fashion magazine!!!
    I love both looks and the great thing is that they're so simple!

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  3. Simply stunning! Your day time look is so fresh and beautiful, the night time look is so smoky and gorgeous!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  4. So exciting that you're on FASHION's Beauty Panel, congrats! I love how easily you transitioned your day look to night.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  5. Congratulations on the new gig, Alison! How exciting! And I love the looks you've presented... I've recently become fascinated by wearing gray/black eyeshadow during the day (although I have yet to try it, I admit) and this is great inspiration :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. Congrats Alison! What a great opportunity!

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  7. Both really nice, but the night one is more stunning.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog!

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  8. Nice make up you put on, good job! Great pictures as well! Followed you with Bloglovin, hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  9. Gorgeous makeup. So excited to have it featured!
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  10. ahhhh this is so exciting babe!!! congrats hon!! i love love this post and totes agree!! day is definitely the basis for night!! and i love love your two looks your eye makeup looks so pretty :)

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  11. Sooo nice make up. I really like natural like yours. You look great. Have a nice friday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  12. nice makeup! I love a smoky eye for night too. Though I'm pale, I just prefer darker colors on me. =P
    xo,
    nancy

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  13. I love day to night looks that gals do on their blogs!
    Yours is so refreshing and beautiful!
    I'm definitely going to have to try it :)
    Your skin is also FLAWLESS!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  14. Love your makeup! :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  15. Nice tutorial! Following on GFC now! Hope you have a look at my blog too :)

    http://www.curlsandbags.com

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  16. I love both looks. The day and night :)

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xx

    glamdevils

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  17. Love both!

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  18. Great day-to-night transition! Both look really good on you.



    zubiesmusings.blogspot.ca/

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  19. This is an awesome post! Love the easy day to night look without a hassle.
    And congrats on your first post!


    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  20. congrats on the great post! love the subtle transition from day to night :)

    Metallic Paws

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  21. Your night make up is definitely something I'd love to try. It's simple but gorgeous!

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  22. love how you didn't go OTT its a subtle transition.

    xo Meg<3

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    1. I'm not really one for OTT makeup so this is about as "crazy" as I'm willing to go ;)

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  23. Gorgeous makeup! Might have to try it out :)

    Following now, I'd really love it if you'd follow back! :)

    http://lookofcataclysm.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely blog you got going on here! Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us! I would love to see you around my blog some time and maybe follow each other!
    Stay in touch!

    xx

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  25. Looks great and easy to do too!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  26. Love your idea for makeup from day to night. Usually if I put on makeup during the day and I'm going out at night, I wash off everything and re-do it. Maybe I should do a little freshening up instead.

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    1. I do that too if I have the time but when I'm in a rush I just end up layering extra products on.

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  27. great photos, great blog,
    do you want follow each other?

    xoxo

    www.celyneglam.blogspot.com

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