Makeup Tutorial: Evening Makeup
Whether you’re planning a big night out or attending an event straight from work, applying your evening makeup is an exciting departure from your day-to-day routine. Follow the tips below and discover how to get glowing and glamorous in no time at all.
Glimmer Into Twilight
It’s important to begin your evening makeup routine with a perfectly cleansed face, whether you use makeup removal wipes or prefer a sweep of micellar water on a cotton pad.
Once you have removed every trace of dirt and makeup, apply a thin layer of your regular moisturiser or Sheer Cover® Nourishing Moisturiser SPF15; our feather-light, oil-free formulation.
Once the moisturiser has had time to sink in, now is the time to create your perfect canvas with our Base Perfector Primer. One invisible, thin layer helps keep powder from settling into fine lines and makes pores and wrinkles look smaller.
Apply the concealer to dark areas around the eyes, starting from the inner corners, in a downward direction.
You may also like to apply to the eyelid and rim of the nose. From time to time, there may also be areas on the face that you might like to disguise, such as scars, uneven skin tone, melasma and birth marks, to name a few.
When you are happy with this step, move on to choosing your Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation.
Varying in shades from Light, Medium, Tan or Dark, choose your Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation based on your natural skin colour. Next, shake a small amount of your chosen Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation into the lid of the jar. Dip the Sheer Cover Studio™ Foundation Brush into the lid and tap off the excess powder.
Formulated with our patented Trueshade Technology®, the silky-smooth texture is designed to perfectly adapt to the colour of your skin.
Now we are ready to begin: starting from the outside of your face, buff your skin in circular motions, gradually working inwards, blending the natural minerals over the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead.
These gorgeous minerals are buildable, allowing you to attain the coverage of your choice. If necessary, repeat the step above until you have obtained the desired effect.
Lucky you! A night out allows for a little more daring and a departure from your usual routine. This is where Sheer Cover Studio™ products come into their own.
To add a healthy glow to your application of makeup, we are now going to apply Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals, our illuminating pressed powder that releases the perfect balance of shimmer and colour to your face and body. Who doesn’t want that?
The ingredients include a skin conditioning complex, which is designed to nourish and moisturise the skin, whilst the light-reflecting minerals help deflect light for a soft-focus effect while adding flattering colour to your complexion.
You also have the option of applying Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals over moisturiser or over mineral powder, whichever you prefer.
To apply the pressed mineral powder, simply sweep your slightly angled professional Bronzer Brush over the mineral powder then lightly dust the areas of your face that require highlighting. Once again, these Bronzing Minerals are buildable allowing you to apply until you reach the correct coverage.
Now, take a good look in your mirror and decide whether you wish to further highlight your features. If you decide you would like to do so, open up your Conceal & Brighten Trio and apply the brightener over your foundation.
You might like to add a little light to the Cupid’s bow of your top lip, or perhaps you’d like to apply a little glow just under the brow bone, a highlight that will make your eyes “pop”.
Now you have the perfect base for your evening look, it’s time to add an injection of colour.
The Eyes Have It
To make sure you have all the right tools at your disposal, try the Sheer Cover Studio™ Sophisticate Palette, allowing you to put your best face forward thanks to its four astonishing eye shadows – perfect for on the go convenience.
To add depth and definition to your eyes, take a black kohl eyeliner pencil and dot along the upper lid, getting as close as possible to the edge of the eyelid. Now, join the dots, adding a sweep of dramatic black liquid eyeliner. For added intensity, you might also like to sweep the eyeliner into a flick at the outer corner of the eye.
Next, apply your Lengthening Mascara, starting at the root of the lashes and extending to the tip. To get truly luscious lashes, apply the Lash Extending Fibres: nylon fibres designed to adhere to the lashes to create a lash lengthening effect, followed by an additional sweep of Lengthening Mascara.
Practice Your Pout
Add a touch of glamour with a bold, matte red lipstick. To apply, first define the upper lip line with a nude lip pencil. Then define the bottom lip making sure not to extend the line too far from the natural outline of the lip.
Using a lip brush for better precision, apply the lipstick of your choice, making sure to blot off. This important step will make your lipstick application stay on much longer.
Now, apply a second layer of your red lipstick, once again, dabbing off the excess. It’s always a good idea to check your teeth for any staining at this point.
Then check your evening look in the mirror and decide whether or not you wish to apply a further layer of Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals.
Be True To Yourself
Look in the mirror and see for yourself why Sheer Cover Studio™ soft-focus minerals make any light as flattering as candlelight, giving extraordinary flawless coverage, yet look and feel amazingly light and natural.