So while my last post was about what to do the morning after, this post is about prepping for the night before! I tend to not go crazy with makeup even on nights out. I go to school in the Midwest, and going out is a relatively causal thing compared to a big city. Even though I don't load up on the dark colors, I have found ways to layer my makeup to make it last throughout the night!
Primer makes a world of difference on my skin. I have really oily skin, especially in the warmer months! The Smashbox Photofinish Primer makes my foundation stay put all night. While I don't have any foundation featured here, I'd probably pick something like the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer if I wanted a light coverage, or the MAC Matchmaster Foundation for slightly more coverage. I usually go easy on the blush, since my cheeks get
red flushed when I'm dancing. I like the combo of Benefit Coralista and the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow Highlighter in Rose Gold for some definition without making me look like a clown by the end of the night.
Eyes are always the hardest part for me for going out. How much is too much? I tend to air on the simpler side, just because I don't want my hard work to wear away! I like to layer on the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe with some of my eye shadows in my Inglot Palette. My go-to is just to take a MAC 217 and blend the gray or purple color all over my lid and add a highlight. I add my MAC Engraved Powerpoint Liner all around my eyes, and finish with two coats of Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara. Easy-peasy. Since I do play up my eyes, I like to keep my lips relatively simple by using MAC's Innocence Beware lipstick and NARS Turkish Delight lip gloss. The nude color doesn't transfer to your drink glasses like brighter colors do! (fun fact: that's one of my pet peeves - coffee cups or plastic drink cups are the worst.)
What do you guys apply for a night out?