Sunday, June 29, 2014

Look For A Night Out

A few days ago I was able to guest post over on Microscope Beauty and wanted to share it over here! It's my first go around with a beauty post, hope you enjoy! 

I never have been was the type of girl to wear heavy makeup, except for the occasional school dance or dance competition. I was always afraid of not looking "natural," but being on the dance team this past year helped me learn how to create a heavier look that worked on and off the court. 

&& onto the products! :)

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in Sun Beige ($7.99):: I love the light to medium coverage this foundation offers. I don't feel caked on when I wear it. It also blends wonderfully to your natural tone.

Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Foundation in Toffee Caramel ($7.99):: I use this to give more of a matte finish to my foundation. To apply I use a powder brush to ensure that I am just adding a light amount. I don't want to take away from the natural feel the liquid foundation leaves on my skin. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark ($32):: While technically a bronzer, works great as a cheek highlight. I tend to have rosy cheeks when I get hot so I'd stick to applying a bronzer to add glow. 

Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Deep Rose ($5.99):: Some days I need little face pick me up and blush can do the trick! This is when I add in some color to my cheeks - still applying bronzer too. *not pictured*

MAC Pro Color X 4 Compact in Shroom, Saddle, Embark, & Carbon ($48):: These shadows are amazing! I have never had a shadow that last so long until this palette was in my possession. I definitely would love to get a lighter combination for everyday wear. 

MAC Fluidline Eye-Line Gel in Blacktrack ($16):: I had never attempted to use anything but a pencil for my eye liner before the season. Now, I have purchased one of these for daily use too! I love the versatility of this eyeliner. You can apply it thicker for a more dramatic look and lighter for a subtle addition to your eyes - the choice is yours! 

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls in Bronze Blowout ($6.99):: One word can sum this one up…GLITTER! I love using this to add sparkle to my shadow.

Maybelline Volum' Express - The Falsies (washable) in Very Black ($9.49):: The thing I love best about this mascara is that it has two different brushes. One for your top lashes and the other designed for the hard to get bottom lashes! I also find myself using the smaller brush to even out my top lashes. 

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes (washable) in Very Black ($6.40):: I usually use this mascara after I have applied my false lashes. It works really well to blend the false and real together. 

Ardel Fashion Lashes #105 or #110 ($ varies):: I'm very fortunate to have naturally long lashes so I only use falsies for game days. They definitely do a great job of making your eyes stand out. The only thing I would say is if you have sensitive eyes to be careful. They can irritate at times.

I use a wide variety of lips throughout time. I would pick and choose which one based on what outfits we would be wearing throughout the game. A few of my favorites were:

Last Minute Additions:
Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in Medium ($2.99):: I quickly blend under my eyes to create a more dramatic look/difference between foundation and blush.

Benefit Watt's Up Soft Focus Highlighter ($30):: I apply a thin line (using the edge of the stick) underneath my eyebrows for a simple highlight.

Are there any products on here you have used before?
What do you like to wear for a night out on the town?



  1. You look fab in the photos, Nicole!

    I've not used any of these products as most of them aren't available in the UK, but I did manage to try some wet and wild products when I was on holiday and they are such fab value for money!

    Corinne x

    1. Thank you Corinne!!! And yea Wet and Wild has some nice things for a quick pick up to not spend lots! I do it quite often when I'm waiting for a bigger purchase and I've run out of something!

  2. I'm not a town goer, infact the only make up I wear is nail varnish but I still wanted to read this & see how you did. Fantastic job Nichole! :) xxx

    1. Thanks girly! Nail polish is quite the important addition! As you know in obsessed with that too!


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