The Darling Nomadess: Girls Night Out Makeup Tutorials

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Girls Night Out Makeup Tutorials

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Since I received a natural eyeshadow palette for my birthday, I've really felt the need to add more natural eyeshadow palettes to my collection as well. Unfortunately, they can be pretty costly and don't fit into my post-grad budget. You can imagine my excitement when Maybelline released their new The Nudes palette! I've been wanting to create some fun makeup tutorials for this blog so I immediately ran to my local Walgreens to pick up the palette and a few other beauty must haves (hello, Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains!).

In college I loved going out on the weekends with my girlfriends. It was the perfect opportunity to get dolled up and do some serious gabbing with my sorority sisters. My go-to look for girls night out was (and still is) a bronze smokey eye and a bold lip color. The Nudes palette features 12 gorgeous shades that are perfect for creating a smokey eye or a more natural look. It's very versatile and I'm blown away by the quality of this drugstore find. Also, if you haven't tried Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stains yet, what are you waiting for?! These beauties are packed with pigment, go on so smooth, and last for hours. I would say these are the manna of the drugstore beauty market! I was able to get a deep discount on mine when I found a coupon on my Walgreens Paperless Coupon app!

I always like to start with a completely clean and moisturized face. With a night of dancing ahead, I want to make sure my makeup stays in place so I apply Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer. I then give my face full coverage with Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (shade 130) and blended with my fingers. I always apply foundation all over my face, down my neck, and also a little bit on my ears to make the look seamless. There's nothing worse than "mask lines" along your jaw!

I'm a big fan of contouring and highlighting. It just adds that little bit of polish to a look and brights out my best features. I apply Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Spot Eraser as a highlighter creating triangles along my nose and up to my eyes. I also apply it to the top of my nose and up to my forehead (it kinda looks like a tree). I also dab some on my chin and cupid's bow.

I apply NYC Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder along the edge of my forehead, under my cheekbones, and along my jawline. This creates a 3 shape. I have a fairly large nose so to make it appear leaner, I also apply bronzer on the sides of my nose. Once the highlighter and bronzer is applied, blend, blend, and blend some more! Once it's all blended in, I apply Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Sunkissed Cherry to my cheeks for a pretty flush that will last all night.

Now let's move on to the eyes. Apologies in advance for the creepy close ups of my eyes.

To frame my eyes, I use Ofra Eyebrow Pencil in Universal to fill in my scarce eyebrows. I'm a big believer in filling in my eyebrows and it's the one thing I will always do before I leave the house. Forget the rest of the makeup. If there's one makeup trick you absolutely need to learn it's filling in your eyebrows. Last word on eyebrows: they should be sisters, not identical twins!

Finally, we get to break into The Nudes palette. I apply #1 (it's an iridescent white color) to my inner tear ducts and brow bone. Then, I apply #2 (matte taupe color) to my entire eyelid. #4 (a shimmery bronze color) is then applied in a windshield motion in the crease. I then applied #10 (darker shimmery bronze color) to just the outside corner of my eye and #9 (shimmery gold color) to just the center of my eyelid. Once all the eyeshadow is on, blend it all in! I used a thin brush to apply #12 (matte black) along my lower lash line. I used the edge of an eyeshadow applicator to smoke it out a bit.

To finish the eye look I applied Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner along the top lash line and 2 coats of Maybelline Colossal Volum Express to my lashes. Look at those pretty peepers!

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Rio Rush applied to my lips completes the whole look. Who's ready for a girls night out?!

You can pick up most, if not all, of these products at your local Walgreens! From now until August 30, 2014, you can get a coupon for a FREE travel-size makeup brush set with any $20 beauty purchase! Visit HERE for more details!

What is you go-to make up look for a girls night out?

With Love,


  1. What a fun tutorial!! First off you nailed those close-up eye pictures! ;-) I really want to try that Revlon lip product! Drugstore lip products are my weakness and I buy SO many during the school year- anytime that I've had a busy or hard week that's what I reward myself with (and nail polish)! In the summer I don't wear as many lip products... at work I stick to one or two trusty products and at home I never bother but I know once school starts again I will want to buy that!

    xoxo A

  2. Great tutorials, lady! I'm such a bad contour-er, so any help I can get is appreciated! :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  3. Gorgeous! Love the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer! Hope you had a great girls night out!

  4. You look fantastic! I need to try your smokey eye!

  5. I adore lip stains; I feel they last so much longer than a regular lipstick or gloss.

  6. The final look is gorgeous. I've heard super mixed reviews about that new Maybelline palette, I found a great dupe for the original Naked Palette that NYX released awhile ago and it's a great alternative. I'll stick to that for my nudes! You look stunning miss!

  7. I have been seeing that eyeshadow palatte everywhere! I need it in my life!

  8. Very pretty & all affordable products!

  9. You look absolutely gorgeous! <3 I love the look you created with these wonderful products! <3

  10. I'm loving that eyeshadow palette! You created such a beautiful look - I'm in love with the lip stain!

  11. Love your tutorial and shopping experience at Walgreens :) (my fav drugstore)

  12. You look beautiful! Loving the makeup look!

  13. I love how glamorous, yet effortless your look is! I can't wait to try that Nudes palette, I tried checking at another store without luck so I'll be heading to Walgreens! #client


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