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Beauty Video Tutorial: Go-To Going Out Makeup Look & Bonus Tutorial!


Cute outfit? Check. Cute hair? Check. Now what about the face? Let’s be honest, one of the best parts of going out is… getting ready. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing you’re cute. The perfect look for going out is a Kardashian-esque smokey eye, pink lips, and warm cheeks. Here’s how to get a look that says “I’m ready to party”…

Go-to going out makeup look

How to Get the Look:

Products Used:

Tips on Achieving Flawless Smokey Eyes:

Smokey eyes can be a little tricky. If you are not careful with your dark eyeshadow, you could end up look with a panda-inspired look, which is not cute on anyone… except a panda. Below are my top tricks for flawless smokey eyes:

  • My best tip, which I talk about in the video, is to blend the matte brown shadow onto your brow bone to create a transition — this can be used with any colored smokey eye for a flawless look.
  • If you are pale, go with a lighter brown shadow rather than a brown-black color.
  • If you have very small eyes or close-set eyes, don’t rim your eyes in black. Open them up with a lighter color in your inner corners.
  • Blend, blend, blend! This is key.
  • Add a hint of color to the rest of your face to avoid looking washed out, but don’t add bright red lips and clown blush when you’re wearing a smokey eye.

Bonus Tutorial!

A few of you commented asking how I did the purple eye makeup seen in my Eyeliner 101 tutorial, so I thought I’d make another quick video showing you guys how to do it! It’s a really fun look that would also be perfect for a night out.

Products Used:

As I say in the video, you don’t have to use the exact products I used. Although the products I used in the “going out look” video are inexpensive, I know many of the products used for this eyeshadow look are pricey! So feel free to substitute other shades.

Your Thoughts?

Do you guys like this look? What are some of your go-to party products? What other looks would you like to see? Let me know by leaving a comment!

Posted on on August 2, 2011 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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23 Responses to “Beauty Video Tutorial: Go-To Going Out Makeup Look & Bonus Tutorial!”

  1. 1
    August 2nd, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Fantastic tutorial! You have the most beautiful brows, btw!

  2. 2
    August 2nd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I love this! Thanks for the bonus vid! Do you think you can do one about your look for classes?

  3. 3
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Another great video. Thanks for using some cheaper finds. Im definitely on a budget.

  4. 4
    August 2nd, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    i want to know how you get your eyebrow shape!

  5. 5
    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Really liking the going out look! Since I’m new to makeup, I was wondering if you could do a tutorial about basic makeup brushes you need?

  6. 6
    August 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    What’s a good primer to use? Your so helping me with makeup. Last week I tried the eyeliner look and got so many compliments

  7. 7
    August 2nd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I second C’s request for a good primer! And thanks for the smokey eye tips. :) I always looked panda-ish whenever I tried to do them, and so I gave up. Hopefully I’ll be able to achieve the right look the next time I try.

  8. 8
    August 3rd, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Wow you are pretty. Thanks so much for the tutorials. I, like Jane, would love to see a collegiate-inspired look that would work for classes and lectures

    . Do you think you could also do a tutorial on how to build the perfect lip? I can never find the right products that will stay on all day, and I’m not sure how to apply lip color correctly. Also, there are so many lip products out there (tinted lip balm, tinted gloss, clear gloss, lipstick, lip stain, etc) that I’m pretty lost when it comes to lips and makeup. Any tips and tricks on how to define lips would be great!

  9. 9
    August 3rd, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Great video, I will def use some of these techniques :)
    i like you explain everything :) more videos please!

  10. 10
    August 3rd, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Thank you everyone!

    Jane & Alexa- I will definitely be doing a back-to-school video coming up VERY soon. So stay tuned :) And Alexa, I can definitely do that. Although, you want to stay away from the long wearing formulas because they tend to dry out your lips very badly, but I will dedicate a 101 video to lips so be on the look out. :)

    Shay- That video is coming up next. I’m very excited to do that one :)

    Paula- I can do that no problem! Very great article idea :)

    C & Cortney- I personally love Urban Decay’s Primer Potion $18, but I’ve heard fantastic things about Palladio’s Herbal Primer and e.l.f primer, both very inexpensive. You can also use NYX Jumbo Pencils lightly as a primer.

  11. 11
    August 3rd, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I second Paula.. I have no idea what brushes to buy and would love to know the basics! Anyways, loved the video and I look forward to more :)

  12. 12
    August 4th, 2011 at 1:50 am

    this is amazing. im gonna have the best makeup when i go back to school!

  13. 13
    August 4th, 2011 at 2:57 am

    What a great video! I’m always looking for different ways to apply shadow and I adore this look, I’m definitely going to be rocking it for my next movie date! I never relied on my blending brush so much but I’m going to have to use it a lot more now. Thank you so much for doing this!

  14. 14
    August 6th, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Definitely a favourite post! Hope to see more from you! :)

  15. 15
    December 18th, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I love your brown eyeshadow trick! Would someone with fair skin use a skin-matching eyeshadow color, or brown, as well?

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