Under artificial light or by candlelight at night, makeup can be more vivid and more dramatic. Colors can be darker; cheeks can appear more daringly angular; black mascara a must. You want your face to be mysterious, glamorous, striking. Night invites fantasy. It’s time to play!
- Apply eye cream and moisturizer.
- Apply foundation, which can be heavier for the evening. Choose one with more coverage, will look like velvet under low-intensity lights or candlelight.
- Use concealer over foundation in this instance to correct imperfections and to even out foundation, blending well with a sponge.
- Use either pencil or the brush/shadow combination on your brows. Coat with a clear mascara or brow gel.
- You can go darker on your lips for the evening, either a more intense version of your favorite color or a shade of red complimentary to your skin tone. To get a precise line for a dramatic lip, line your lips first, then fill in the rest of the color with a lipstick brush.
- Try a darker shade of cheek color for the evening and concentrate on making your cheekbones stand out in bold relief by using the darker blush slightly under the apex and a shimmery highlighter on top to catch the light.
- Set your makeup if you’re out for a long evening by fluffing a sheer layer of translucent powder over the entire face. Use a clean powder brush to remove excess.