I received two new lippies from Carmen Claire a few weeks back so I thought why not create a new beauty tutorial featuring these little babies? If you’re not familiar with Carmen Claire, it’s a homegrown brand that sells cruelty-free cosmetics and other beauty products for the not-so-girly girl. It offers makeup that’s both quick and easy; and skin care that works for you, your wallet and Mother Earth. You see, Carmen Claire’s goal is to make you look and feel great with minimal effort, so I’m doing just that! Here’s a super easy beauty tutorial on how to do a simple eye makeup for day wear and how to transition it for night outs with just an eyeliner, smudge brush and lipstick! This is for you, the no-fuss girls who hate bringing a lot of makeup around. Enjoy!
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Daytime makeup works best when you use neutral colors so Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette is perfect.
Apply a light-colored eye shadow all over your eyelids. I’m using my palette’s venus eye shadow. It’s the first eye shadow on the palette, just so you have a reference. It has a little shimmer on it which is okay because it’s just your base anyway. This is just to brighten your eyes.
Apply a darker shade this time like the palette’s Naked 2 eye shadow. It’s best to use matte eye shadow because you’re creating dimension and shadows. This is to make your eyes bigger. Apply the eye shadow on the crease of your eyelids or where your eyelids fold. Start from the outer corners of your eyes going inward.
Brush over the crease of your eyes once again while your eyes are open.
Use a brush to blend the outer edges of your eye shadow.
And you’re done! Just curl your lashes and apply a coat of mascara on them. I’m skipping this step because I’m wearing lash extensions from Nail Spa Lounge By Ellabell.
If you have small eyes like me, you can also apply eyeliner on. I recommend using a brown eyeliner to keep your look natural. This one is from Dolly Wink.
Draw it on your lower lash line. Make sure to apply the eyeliner as near to your lash line as you can.
Add some natural-looking color on your lips like Carmen Claire’s Très Chic. It’s a creamy warm pink lippie that’s universally flattering and stays on long too!
Tada! Easy and simple makeup look for daytime!
Now on to the fun part. Time to transform your look for night wear. Use your eye liner and apply a thick layer on top of your upper lash line. You can make the outer parts even thicker/fatter. Reinforce your lower lash line’s eyeliner as well and make it darker.
Using your smudge brush, smudge your newly applied layer of eyeliner on both your upper and lower lash line. By smudging your eyeliner on your eyelid, it looks as if you applied another shade of eye shadow.
Now you’ve got dramatic eye makeup on!
Finally, switch to a bolder color for your lips. I’m using Carmen Claire’s matte red orange lippie called Sanguinello.
Sweetie pie no more! You’re now a sexy vixen ready to take on the night! What did I tell you? Easy, right?