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Makeup Looks To Master: Going Out

Makeup Looks To Master: Going Out

Makeup Looks To Master: Going Out

Things are going up on a Tuesday!  Well, that’s if you count the grocery store as going out… But my going-out makeup is!  Party makeup is the most fun and where you can take more risks.  I like to switch it up for the event, season, weather and just the overall vibes but having one go-to makeup look helps when you don’t have a lot of time to get ready, don’t know what you’re going to wear or exactly how the event will play out.  For the past year this has been my go-to going out makeup look.

Glittery Eyes and a Fun Lip!

Glittery Eyes and a Fun Lip!

Glittery eyes and a fun lip.  After stalking it for some time I finally used my birthday week treats to pick up the Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma.  This is a pretty intense gold glitter that pretty much makes your going out makeup a party all itself.  However it is $24 a pop so when Avon released their Glimmershadows in Fools Gold I noticed it was a pretty good dupe at only $8.  In the photo below I’m wearing the Stila version with a pink lip, in these other photos I’m wearing the Avon Glimmershadow.  You can see they’re very similar and a very fun going out look!

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

A glittery liquid shadow like these are so impactful you don’t need much.  I like to start with putting some concealer on my eyelid, no need for a primer with the Avon since its so long lasting.  Then I’ll apply the glimmershadow.  I let it dry and set for maybe 30 seconds then I’ll go in with a neutral taupe shade above the crease in the transition area.  If I’m adding an outer v color then I will, like here I used a little black shadow.  I then use my favorite liquid liner Avon True Color Liquid Precise Pen and follow up with curling my lashes and mascara, Avon Love at 1st Lash in black.

Wearing Avon Glimmershadows in Fool's Gold

Wearing Avon Glimmershadows in Fool’s Gold

When doing my go-to going out look I stick to lip shades I know I love.  A good liquid lipstick will have more staying power for a long night out of eating and drinking!  I’m wearing mark. Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fancy.  This has been discontinued which means savings for you, its only $5.99 right now!  I did pick up a backup as this is one of my favorites, its very comfortable to wear!  On my face I started with the same primer, Magix tint and blush I used in my everyday makeup look — see here.  Only addition is I added some making setting spray at the end and I did my brows (as seen here).  Going out makeup is the perfect time to contour and highlight however I didn’t do that here… oops.

Wearing mark. Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fancy

Wearing mark. Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fancy

Believe me you want a glitter shadow in your arsenal!  Even if you don’t go all out a little swipe of this on a clean lid and some mascara will have you instantly party-ready!  But note, these Avon Glimmershadows are selling like hotcakes!  There are a few shades already on back order and not a whole lot of stock coming down the pipes until closer to fall, so I recommend you jump on this Fool’s Gold shade while its still available AND they’re buy one get one half off at my eBoutique!

Go Glam For The Holidays – FOR FREE!!!

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

How would you like a celebrity makeup artist to create a timeless glam makeup look for all your holiday functions and get all the products she used for free!?! Sounds like a Christmas wish… well, just call me Santa Clause because that’s exactly what I have for you!  First watch this tutorial, then read on to see the details and how you can get it for free!

Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Anderson created this holiday party ready look.  This look is an easy way to get a metallic eye, glowing skin and a classic red lip perfect for any holiday party occasion.

Lauren Anderson's Product Picks!

Lauren Anderson’s Product Picks!

Start the holiday look with Avon Mega Metals Cream Eyeshadow in Copper Metallic and apply all over the eye lids. Then use the #3 shade from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Truth and blend into the crease. To create a gold metallic look, add the #4 shadow shade from the quad and pack the color on the lids. You can also take the same #4 gold eyeshadow shade and apply under the eyes. Finish the eyes with Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara in black on the top and bottom lashes.

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

To warm up the complexion and create glowing skin, use Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush on the apples of the cheeks, the temples and the chin and neck. To finish the holiday makeup look, apply Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000, a classic red lipstick shade.

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Ok, so I totally screen capped the video for this post, whatev’s… but you get a real look at the products on that way.  But how do you get them for free!?  Place and order for at least $50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code GETGLAM and you can get all the exact products used FOR FREE!  And those stunning earrings are also from mark. so you can get those too at my eBoutique which already gets you toward that $50.  Or do some of your holiday shopping with some gifting ready (bow and go!) gift sets, or shop the Avon Living section for some unique holiday decor items.  Regardless, you don’t have to think about your holiday makeup look during the hustle and bustle because Lauren has figured that out for you and I’m bringing it to you for free!

Shop Avon and mark. at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Promo code ends Nov 16 at midnight.