Day to Night Makeup Tutorial using Benefit Eyeshadows!

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be doing a makeup tutorial on an understated daytime or evening appropriate look.

We all have those days occasionally where we have a fully packed schedule, where we don’t necessarily have time to change our outfit or makeup from the daytime activity to the evening. This is where this look will come in handy. I wanted something elegant and pretty, but not too much for during the daytime. I hope you all enjoy it!

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Base – As we are not always going to have time to refresh our makeup, it’s important to wear a primer to ensure the makeup looks good from day to night! I primed my skin with Mac’s Prep and Primer primer. This is a great primer as it feels moisturising whilst enhancing the look and wear of the foundation. I then buffed Lancome’s Teint Miracle Bare Skin foundation into my skin. This is my all time favourite foundation – It’s a light coverage so I love it for during the day but if you have fairly decent skin you can also pull it off in the evening. In order to hide my slight under eye circles, I used Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer under my eyes. I used the Real Techniques sponge to blend this under my eyes, and also put on a tiny bit over any imperfections. I then took Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder and just used a tad to set the foundation and concealer in place.

Blusher and bronzer – To give my skin a glow, I used the L’Oreal Glam Bronze bronzer to lightly contour, then applied it onto my cheeks, forehead and chin. This bronzer is quite light and understated, so great for daytime. I didn’t use a blush or highlight, as I wanted the look to be quite warm, and was happy with how it looked without these products.

Eyes and lips – For my eyebrows I used Benefit’s Browzings in Medium. I love this product as I find it looks quite natural still. Filling in your eyebrows is probably the most important thing you can do for your face, as it can make you look more awake and just changes the entire look! I then went onto my eyes and for this I used Benefit’s Big Beautiful Eyes palette. This palette is so simple but so effective. The shades are just beautiful, and it’s perfect for travelling as its small.

To start, I took the base (lightest) shade in the palette, and applied this onto my entire lid and also through the crease. This makes blending easier later on. I then took the Contour shade and applied this onto my outer V, and took it just less then half the way in through my crease. This adds a bit of definition to the eye, but its still natural enough for day to day wear. I then used the dark brown matte shade in the palette and lined my upper lash line very finely, and didn’t take it all the way in as again, I wanted it to be natural.

I chose the Lancome Hypnose Volume mascara for this look as its super dark and dramatic but not the thickest of my mascaras. This is one of my favourites and I definitely recommend it. Then to finish off the look, I chose Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in 205 Elusive. I LOVE this shade to bits, as I feel it compliments my skin tone. It doesn’t really matter what you use on your lips as its so quick and easy to change your lip colour for day to night, but I just felt that this was appropriate for both!

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October Favourites!

I don’t really tend to find myself doing “monthly favourites”, only because my favourite beauty items don’t really change month to month! If I absolutely love something, then I will be obsessed until I find something even better! Because it’s been a a few months, I felt I should update you all on what I’ve been loving! So, here we go!

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I’m going to start with the L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. This has replaced the L’Oreal Skin Perfection Velvety-Soft Toner for me recently. It doesn’t have that nice smell that the other product has, however, it is seriously good at breaking down all of your makeup. I can’t fault it at all, and it was a reasonable price, especially when it’s on offer! My skin hasn’t been this great in a while, and I feel that the L’Oreal toners are definitely the reason behind this.

Moving on, my next favourite is the Clinique Chubby Stick in the shade Mighty Mimosa – 13. There are many reasons why I love this product! Firstly, it’s so quick and easy to apply. Secondly, it looks fab and lastly, it’s very good for your lips! It might be quite expensive for a lip product (I think it retails at around £16-17), but seriously, it’s so worth it! It’s my ‘go-to’ lip product if I’m in a bit of a rush, and I’m so pleased that I made this purchase.

Next we have the L’Oreal Glam Bronze in Blonde Harmony. I have used this product for years, but since becoming better educated in makeup application, I now know how to use it properly! It has a bronzer on one side, and a beautiful golden highlighter on the other. The bronzer is perfect for light day-to-day contouring, and the highlighter suits it beautifully. Definitely a good purchase for your makeup bag!

This month I have also been loving the Agave Healing Hair Oil. I got a sample of this in one of my recent Birchboxes, and I must say, I’m in love! I’m not usually one to use hair oil, so I was a bit wary of using it. However, I needn’t of been! I put a coin size dollop into the palm of my hand, and took this through the ends of my hair. It smelt absolutely gorgeous! I can’t even describe the smell, but, it’s absolutely lush. I also noticed such a difference in the condition of my hair. It could have been a coincidence, but my hair grew a fair bit during the month I used it. It’s not a cheap product, however. I will be purchasing a full sized version in America as I’m hoping it will be slightly cheaper, but I still think I’d buy it at the price it is in England as it is an incredible product and totally worth the money.

My next October favourite is the Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I’ve been using this on and off for a few months, but I feel it has become a daily thing now! It has definitely grown on me. The formula is thick but not clumpy, and I just can’t compare any other mascara that I have tried. It’s one of the best out there for me, and I’m extremely happy that I got a full size one for Christmas so that when my sample runs out I have a backup!

Last but not least, I have the Eylure False Eyelashes. I’m loving their Lengthening ones right now, as they still look natural but just completely your makeup look! My favourites are the Lengthening No. 035 and No. 116! I have also purchased some more dramatic Eylure lashes, but I am yet to try these, so stay tuned for a makeup tutorial or review of these!

So I hope you liked this post! Let me know if you would like more frequent monthly favourites. Also, let me know if you like these products too, or if there are any other beauty products you could recommend that I try!

Thanks for reading!

Little Miss Makeup x