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!


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!




So I hope you liked this tutorial! Tell me what you think in the comments below, and it would be great if you could follow me on Twitter  (@LMMakeupBB) and give me a ‘Like’ on Facebook ( – thanks guys!




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