6 Steps to applying basic evening makeup


This tutorial will teach you how to create a basic evening makeup look, I have not done any contouring and highlighting in this tutorial as it is a step progression from the Natural makeup tutorial we did last week.

I do fancy this look for an early evening date, were you don’t want to look overly made up. Especially when its your first date, you want to create a more chilled look.

Rules however to remember when applying makeup is to always consider the lighting. Evening makeup should always be applied slightly heavier and darker. It is also important to note that shimmer makeup can be applied for an evening look however should be avoided when applying a day look.

Step 1

Maria Valaskatzis evening 1Ensure that your face is clean and moisturised, apply your primer followed by an even foundation application, remember to use a heavier application.

Step 2

Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-2Neaten out the eyebrows, now start with your eyeshadow application, as mentioned earlier this is the next step from the natural makeup tutorial, so first apply a medium shimmer shade from the lash line to the eye socket. Follow this with a dark shade blended into the crease. Make sure that the colours blend.

Step 3


Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-3 Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-4At this point use an even darker shade of eyeshadow and shade the outer corner of the eye. Once you have blended the colours, you make proceed to line. I am known to wing my eyeliner, however the style of your eyeliner should be applied according to your preference and eye shape.

Step 4


Smudge the darkest shade of eyeshadow under the bottom lash, and then apply three layers of mascara.

Step 5


Check your application and make certain that the colours are well blended and that there are no harsh lines.

Step 6


Finally, apply your blusher just beneath the cheekbone area, this will give you a natural contour. Here, again, I used just a bronzer. Finally, line your lips and apply you desired lip colour.


Now you are ready to set the evening on fire. Once you have perfected this look, we will move onto to contouring.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.




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Natural Makeup


Natural makeup does not involve heavy contouring and highlighting, however it is a type of makeup application that is so natural that it does not change a person’s appearance, rather it accentuates it.

I’ve decided to add this look onto the blog to help those busy ladies who don’t have much time in the morning and are always on the go. This look is actually my everyday look and takes me five minutes to put on. You are probably thinking five minutes? Is she crazy, but no, I am not. Makeup application is like everything else in life. With practice, you can speed up the time it takes.


Step 1

Start with a clean face that is moisturised. A clean canvas is always necessary when creating art.

Step 2


Begin with your foundation application, I did not use primer or under base for this application. In fact, I do not use primer during the day. My makeup stays in place, however when I am on set, or shooting or going to an event is the only time I add primer to my makeup routine. If however, you require primer then apply it before your foundation application.

Step 3


Add setting powder, this is necessary to set your foundation and avoids sliding.

Step 4

Once the powder has been applied, I neaten up the eyebrows. This is a very natural look, so keep the eyebrows as natural as possible.

Step 5


Apply a medium shade of eye shadow to the eye socket as far as the crease of the eye. I used brown, you can choose any natural shade you prefer. Take a dark shade and blend the colour into the crease, again, I used a darker shade of brown.

Step 6


Now its time for the eyeliner. I used a liquid eyeliner and created a more winged effect. I always wing my eyeliner to create a more almond shaped eye. It does not hurt that it also looks good.

Step 7


Extend the eyeliner underneath the eye about 1/4 way, then blend the darkest shade you used over the eyeliner. Once you are happy with the eyes, go ahead and apply 3 coatings of mascara.

Step 8

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I like to slightly contour my cheekbones, so I applied a bronzer just under the cheekbone area for a slight lift.

Step 9

Line your lips and fill your lips with a natural shade lipstick.

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