X
Check out our Top Rated for Fall and Get 50% Off! Add products to cart, creating a minimum value of $25. Then enter code FALL50 in the coupon code box at checkout. Your discount will be calculated as 50% off each item in the Top Rated category. Cannot be combined with any other offers or applied to previous purchases. Maximum discount $100. Offer valid online only. Offer ends 11:59 PM PST 9/22/2014.
elf Cosmetics

beauty blog

BACK
beauty how-to: EVENING CELEBRATION

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hey elfette! We're going out... YOU & ME. What would you wear and how would you do your face? Are you a smoky eye kinda girl or a bold lip? My model Maria is most definitely a red lip in the endless sea of boring nudes! I am a huge fan of the assortment of reds that e.l.f. has to offer and there's a different formula for everyone! Whether matte, glossy, or both... we have something for your night out. If you've never tried a red, start off light with a gloss and get used to seeing yourself in it over several days. Then just progress to something deeper as you get more comfortable! We love our fans who adventure into red!

STEP 1
I applied a light layer of the Moisturizing Foundation Stick onto Maria's skin, using the e.l.f. Essential Foundation Brush. This brush is great for skin that is free of too much texture. The foundation works well to give a dewy glow to tired or dry skin.
 

STEP 2 + 3
Since the lips are the star of this tutorial, I started off Maria's eyes with a Mineral Eyeshadow with a matte texture, called "Innocent." Pat the shadow on gently using the "C" Brush, for even application. 

Maria has on the Mineral Eyeshadow in "Glamorous," in the crease of her eye. This can be applied using the e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush to blend and smooth the shadow. Complete your eyes with a bit of liquid eyeliner and black e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Mascara to add contrast.

STEP 4
Bold lips look best when your cheeks are blush-less! Use a soft bronzer to add a bit of warmth to your cheeks without overdoing it. I chose the e.l.f. Studio Bronzer in Warm to give Maria a soft-focus and let her lips really shine!

STEP 5
The under-eye setting powder is amazing for so many reasons... 1. it can blur fine lines, 2. it has a bit of glow to it that can make it look like you slept well, 3. it sets your concealer really well! I am obsessed! Use it under or over your makeup with the e.l.f. Studio Angled Contour brush for precision application.

STEP 6
The best step of course! Applying your lips can sometimes be trickier than it seems. Start off with a light application of lip liner in the color that best matches the lipstick you'll be wearing. This will help you create a guide around the edges of your lip to fill into. Then slowly apply your lipstick inside of the guides you created with your lip liner. Top off with gloss! Maria is wearing the e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet, with Funky Fuchsia Glossy Gloss on top. 

Trouble getting a perfect lip shape? If you've finished your look, don't be afraid to go back in with your liner and fill in missing areas or re-shape using a clean sponge!

What do you wear when going out? Let me know so I can feature YOU!

xoxo
Sonia


0 comments email to a friend print this page tags:
Digg Del Technorati feed FaceBook Faves FeedBurner Google MySpace StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo

 
To reply to another userís comment directly, click on the Reply link in that comment box.

Click on the Thread link to expand a discussion stemming from that comment.


Live chat by BoldChat
e.l.f. RSS Feed elf Cosmetics blog RSS feed
elf Cosmetics
most popular


elf Cosmetics

elf Cosmetics
September 2014 (8)
August 2014 (11)
July 2014 (16)
June 2014 (18)
May 2014 (19)
April 2014 (18)
March 2014 (18)
February 2014 (10)
January 2014 (21)
December 2013 (5)
November 2013 (9)
October 2013 (18)
September 2013 (13)
August 2013 (13)
July 2013 (21)
June 2013 (12)
May 2013 (7)
April 2013 (22)
March 2013 (13)
February 2013 (14)
January 2013 (28)
December 2012 (8)
November 2012 (8)
October 2012 (16)
September 2012 (12)
August 2012 (13)
July 2012 (14)
June 2012 (21)
May 2012 (20)
April 2012 (23)
March 2012 (20)
February 2012 (15)
January 2012 (16)
December 2011 (13)
November 2011 (16)
October 2011 (16)
September 2011 (20)
August 2011 (16)
July 2011 (12)
June 2011 (11)
May 2011 (15)
April 2011 (12)
March 2011 (15)
February 2011 (15)
January 2011 (14)
December 2010 (8)
November 2010 (5)
October 2010 (9)
September 2010 (13)
August 2010 (18)
July 2010 (10)
June 2010 (18)
May 2010 (23)
April 2010 (22)
March 2010 (31)
February 2010 (21)
January 2010 (19)
December 2009 (15)
November 2009 (20)
October 2009 (18)
September 2009 (19)
August 2009 (14)
July 2009 (25)
June 2009 (25)
May 2009 (9)
April 2009 (8)
March 2009 (10)
February 2009 (6)
January 2009 (7)


elf Cosmetics