As you guys know, last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch of GUIZIO Footwear at Manhattan’s High Line Hotel. This was my first time experiencing New York Fashion Week, so I was super excited to get dolled up and soak it all in; obviously, a fabulous party calls for fabulous hair, makeup and wardrobe.
In addition to the all-black outfit featured in my last post, I put quite a bit of thought into the rest of my look for the event. I opted for a bronze smoky eye, sultry rose gold cheeks and feminine pinky-nude lips with a glossy finish.
I decided to pair the glam makeup with undone hair for a French girl-inspired effect. All I needed to complete this ‘do was a little dry shampoo for the messy, slept-in-style volume, then opted for a middle part to clean it up a bit.
From head to toe, I’m really happy with how the entire look came together, so I decided to dish all my makeup details in a post separate from the last one (which focused more on the night’s outfit).
Products I used:
- First Aid Beauty Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, $30
- Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12
- Bali Body BB Cream in Natural, $29.95
- Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral, $25
- Glossier Wowder in Light/Medium, $22-$35
- Kat Von D Lock-It Blotting Powder in Medium, $29
- Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Make-Up Setting Spray, $12-$38
- NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna, $40
- Benefit Cosmetics Rockateaur Box o’ Powder Blush, $29
- Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter, $30
- Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter in White Sand (from the Ultimate Glow Glow Kit), $45
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, $12-$22
- Urban Decay eyeshadows in High, Dirtysweet, Whisky, Combust and Thirteen (from the Naked Smoky palette), $27
- Chanel Le Crayon Yeux in 01 Noir, $30
- Glossier Boy Brow in Brown, $16
- L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara, available at drugstores
- Intense Butter Gloss in Tres Leches, $6.49
- Nars Lip Gloss in Orgasm, $26
Step 1: Prep the skin by applying Mattifying Gel Moisturizer evenly to the t-zone, working towards the outer perimeter of the face. Apply Balm Dotcom to the lips.
Step 2: Using the same technique used to apply Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, apply a light layer of BB Cream. If necessary, apply an additional layer where more coverage is needed.
Step 3: Conceal the under eyes, blemishes and redness with Shape Tape. First apply with the attached wand, then blend with the fingers.
Step 4: With the coordinating brush, add Wowder to the under-eye area to set the concealer.
Step 5: To set concealer applied to the t-zone, use Lock-It Blotting powder with its puff.
Step 6: “Melt” makeup into the skin with a generous amount of Boscia’s setting spray. Allow it to dry.
Step 7: Carve out the cheekbones by using a contour brush with NARS’ Laguna bronzing powder. Begin application from the upper corner of the ear, working downwards diagonally.
Step 8: Using the contour brush in a circular, buffing motion, blend any harsh lines left on the cheeks from the bronzing powder.
Step 9: With the product that is left on the brush from contouring the cheeks, apply some bronzing powder under the center of the lip for a subtle plumping effect.
Step 10: Apply Rockateaur to the apples of the cheeks with its brush using a circular motion.
Step 11: In a “C” shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Watt’s Up. Tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add a little Watt’s Up to the cupid’s bow.
Step 12: To intensify the highlight, use a setting brush to apply ABH highlighter in White Sand to the cheekbones and cupid’s bow.
Step 13: Add more setting spray and allow to dry.
Step 14: Blend a little Primer Potion to the eyelids with the fingers.
Step 15: Using a fluffy blending brush, set the eyeshadow primer with Urban Decay’s Thirteen.
Step 16: With a crease brush apply Combust to the center of the crease and blend outwards in a circular, buffing motion towards each corner of the eye.
Step 17: Apply Whisky in a “V” shape to the outer corner of the eye using the smudging end of the Naked Smoky brush. Smudge the product outward, along the lower lash line.
Step 18: Again using the fluffy blending brush, apply two layers Dirtysweet to the eyelids for an intense shimmer. Dust the remaining product left on the brush onto the lower lash line.
Step 19: Add two layers of Le Crayon Yeux to both the tightline and the waterline.
Step 20: Beginning in the center of each brow and working towards the inner and outer corners, apply Boy Brow in an upward motion. Add a second coat if needed.
Step 21: With the setting brush apply High to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
Step 22: After combing and curling the eyelashes apply two coats of mascara to both the upper and lower lashes.
Step 23: Apply 1-2 coats of Tres Leches to the lips. Be sure to angle to doe-foot applicator so that you can line your lips neatly with the product.
Step 24: Dab Orgasm onto the lips and rub lips together to blend.