Monday, January 30, 2012

Guest Post: A Sulty Smokey Night Look!

Guest Post Written by Marla
Today the incredibly talented Marla of Makeup By Marla shares her Face of the Day (FOTD) from this past weekend. She also goes through the list of products she used to create the look!

On Saturday night I went out with a few friends to “The Marketplace”. The Marketplace is a tiny plaza that has restaurants, boutiques, and a movie theatre. I didn't want to look too made up but I wanted to wear a dark smokey eye to make my eyes pop.

Going out at night is really the ultimate test for your makeup. The staying power and durability needs to be good because you don’t want to have to be reapplying all night! I used a variety of drugstore and high end products that I both rely on and trust to stay put all night.

I will add small anecdotes about products that I recommend wearing when going out at night.


Benefit The POREfessional Primer
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Buff: This foundation is truly amazing, it does not look cakey, feel heavy, or wear off throughout the night. And it also photographs really well which is a plus!
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 (blemishes)
Almay Smart Shade Concealer in Light/Medium (under eyes)
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25 (light dusting on t-zone): This has been one of my favorites for years! I have yet to experience oxidation with it and it really keeps my face matte and under control. Take this along with some blotting paper when going out and you will have a flawless face all night!
E.L.F. Blush in Candid Coral (cheekbones)
Rimmel Bronzer in Sun Bronze (contour)

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer (all over lid & brow bone)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe (just on lid): I have had this product for a little over a week but I am impressed with its durability and pigmentation. It helps my shadows appear more pigmented and allows them to adhere better to the skin. Comparable to MAC Paint Pots.
MAC Paint Pot in Let’s Skate (brow bone)
E.L.F. Essential Duo Eyeshadow in Black Licorice (used the black, outer third of eye & blended in slightly)
MAC Eyeshadow in Smudged Violet (inner third & blended with the black, also used as transition color leading to brow bone)
MAC Eyeshadow in Seedy Pearl (brow bone & inner corner highlight)Hard Candy’s Liner in Soy Bean (top & bottom waterline)
Bare Minerals Liner in Noon (under bottom waterline, smudged out): This eyeliner is truly amazing! It glides on easily and can be blended out with ease, but after setting it does not budge! In other words, you wont look like a raccoon late at night!
Clinique High Definition Mascara: Clinique mascaras astound me! They do not flake or budge in the entire day, and they make my lashes look amazing! A definite must!

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
Hairspray used to set brows in place: I haven’t found a better brow set... Enough Said! :)

E.L.F. Lip Stain in Heartbreaker: Using a lip stain when going out at night is a way better alternative to a lipstick, it stays on your lips longer and even when rubbed off your lips will have a hint of color. The ELF ones are my favorites because of their pigmentation!
E.L.F. Lip Gloss in Fairy

Hope you enjoyed this look and I hope you got ideas of some new products you can try out when going out at night!

Have a great makeup filled day!


Guest Post Written by Marla
My name is Marla Ramirez and I'm a 16 year old girl that loves sharing her obsession with makeup. I have a blog called Makeup By Marla, where I share looks, reviews, and new products with my readers. I've done some freelance artistry at a local salon and have also done my friends makeup during winter formal and prom season. Having a mom that is a cosmetologist has really fueled my interest in anything beauty related, whether it be hair, makeup, or skincare! 

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  1. I absolutely love this. It totally looks like something I would do.

  2. she's super-pretty <3 did she use tape on the outside? the line is so sharp

    1. Thank you! and yes I did use tape ;) I love to use surgical tape because it doesn't tug the delicate skin around your eyes as much!

      - Marla

  3. wow 16, she does a real good job! i only just found mascara at 16! lol

  4. I follow her but i would of never thought she was only 16!

  5. Ahh, can't believe she's 16! I wish I would of been able to do my make-up like that at age.

  6. Wow! I love the makeup:) I have to agree with the others- cant believe she's 16! I wish I was half as talented with make up at her age:)

  7. Beautiful only 16 and could do a way better job then me! Love the eye shadow for a night out it's very stunning!

  8. beautiful!

  9. Beautiful! :)

  10. perfectly done smoky eye, just beautiful

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  12. You are really beautiful, you are my inspiration. I love your way of makeup.

  13. Hi...! This is awesome! I like it. :)

  14. Your eye make-up looks really gorgeous. I liked so much, the color choices and their combination are great.