The Night Out Makeup Edit
Being a fourth year in college, nights out at the bars with friends are definitely more frequent than perhaps I'd like to admit. As someone who loves makeup but likes to be relatively parred down in their makeup looks, I have been able to whittle my night-out look to a few products that I absolutely love and that pack more of a punch than my normal daytime makeup.
For starter, whenever I'm going out or am in any situation where pictures might be taken I will always use the Make Up Forever HD Foundation, I still have the original formula and have yet to try the Ultra formula, but from what I hear they are very similar. I normally blend this foundation in with a Beauty Blender to give more of a natural finish. I love wearing this foundation on a night out because it makes my skin look flawless without it feeling heavy or cakey on the skin; it also has no SPF so it's completely safe for flash photography. For the rest of the face I have been loving the Hourglass Ambient Edit in Surreal Light, because it just has everything you need in one. I normally go for Surreal Glow, which is a neutral peachy-rose blush, on the cheeks, Surreal Bronze Light as a bit of a bronzer/contour hybrid, the finishing powder in Surreal Light all over to set things, and the strobing powder in Surreal Strobe Light for a highlight.
When I'm going out I like to have the focus of my makeup be on my eyes since wearing a bold lip can be a bit of a pain in the butt to maintain. I finally got my hands on the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock after probably two years of going back and forth on whether it was worth it or not. Spoiler alert: it's totally worth it. The color is a really beautiful shimmery muted purple that really makes the green in my eyes stand out. The formulation is also the best eyeshadow formula for a night out because it takes about five seconds to scribble on the lids and blend out because it is so creamy, but it also stays put through hours of dancing. I then will pile on my favorite mascara, the Fairydrops Platinum Mascara, another winner for a night out because it is waterproof and does not smudge even through the aforementioned dance sessions. Sometimes I don't use anything on my lips except for a bit of lip balm because I just can't be bothered, but if I do wear a lip product it is usually the Glossier Generation G in Like, which is a really natural pink color. I love this product because its matte and looks just like a stain so I don't ever have to worry about it wearing off in weird ways.