My fabulous and small liberal art’s college, Smith College, has a yearly event called Night At Your Museum. It’s the one time a year that the Smith Art Museum holds where Smithies can enter their art museum, and wander around for free. It is also the kind of event where Smithies go to town to dress up and glamour themselves.
I had just finished a midterm earlier that day, and really wanted to enjoy dressing up. Because usually, before exams, I get lazy and stop dressing up. So I wanted to put on five pounds of make up and make myself feel good. So I decided that it was a good time to try out my blue tooth photo taking remote control and take photos of me getting ready. I don’t know if you guys will like it or not since it isn’t in a video format…but let me know! I also wanted to do this for my natural make up days. Again, let me know.
Now, let’s get into this!
Make Up Process
Before I was about to glam. Oh, and please ignore my messy college dorm room… Thinking about it now, maybe I’ll do a room tour. We’ll see!
Still pre-glam, but now I have velcro-ed back my bangs. I don’t know the official name of them, but I bought them here! They are amazing for keeping hair slicked back without denting it.
Okay, NOW let’s get into the make up!
1. I applied my primer on my forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, and by my ear. My primer is usually more concentrated on the areas I want to keep covered the longest.
2. Giving my primer a few seconds, I apply my foundation in the same way. If you check out my review of the foundation, it has a weird ball applicator and I just apply it directly onto my face .
3. , 4. & 5. BLEND IT!
6. I blend the foundation down to the middle of my neck.
6.5. (Not photographed) Nowadays, I put an extra drop of foundation around my nose because it’s been a bit more red and I want a bit more coverage.
7. Done! Almost…
1. Concealer time~ I put my Nars concealer under my eyes into a triangle, stretching it down all the way to the bottom of my nose. I usually only use my Nars concealer for special occasions because it’s so amazing.
2. Done blending!
3. I typically powder my concealer first because I want it to be set. I have very layered under eye skin, so if I don’t do it it’ll crease on me. (Don’t I look so attractive lol)
4. Powder the rest of my face. I like my face being as matte as possible, which is why I do it everywhere. I have seen YouTuber’s only do it in certain areas, but nope. I need it all.
Done with the face!
0.5. (Not pictured) I put on my black eyeliner on the top and lower lash line. Couldn’t take a picture of that haha Plus, it would’ve been creepy and weird…
1. Apply the pale white eye shadow base on the entire eyelid.
2. That’s what it would look like applied. It will even out the eyelid.
3. Because I’m still new at the whole cat eye thing, I used a flat eye shadow brush to draw a line as to where I want the black eye shadow to end. I’m not a big fan of using tape… And also because I apply eye shadow after my foundation. For this step, I recommend doing it with your eyes open. It’s easier to see how it would look.
4. Pack the black eye shadow on the outer corners of your eyes. For me, I like the look of going from your upper lid slanting down towards your inner eyes. It gives the smoky eye a much more gradient effect.
5. I choose a medium dark brown crease shade and just began to blend the black in a lot more on my crease. I didn’t add any color into my inner eyes.
6. Blend like crazy but make sure to keep the black vibrant. Not pictured but, after I applied the crease shade, I went back in with the black to make it darker. I also used a clean brush and blended the corner of my eye shadow to not give it such a harsh line.
7. Done blending on the eyelids!
8. I grab the eye shadow brush that I put the black on, and just wiped it down a bit before blending the black eye shadow on the outer 2/3 of my eyes. I also used the eye shadow on the corner of my eyelid to bring in the intensity. I didn’t want an intense black, just a smoky look.
9. Done with the eyelids!
10. Check out that gradient~
1. Next up, eyeliner! Since my eye shadow was already so dark, I didn’t need a big liner so I just did my usual thin line. I wanted it to be somewhat noticeable but didn’t want it to distract from the eye shadow.
2. My showing off my liner haha
3. Eye lash curling time!
4. …..The obvious. I tried so hard not to make the ‘O’ face.
5. It’s not shown here but I went it with the Charlotte Tilbury mascara first to give my lashes some length, and then went to curl my lashes gently, before putting another layer of mascara on with my Tarte mini.
Rimmel Brow This Way (Review on its way!)
1. I am extremely lucky to be blessed with such thick brows so, I typically run out with it not done. But today I wanted to dress them up. So I used my Smashbox Tech Pencil to draw a line at the bottom to give it a more defined look.
2. I raise my eyebrows to draw one line slanted up, and then draw the second line downward sloping towards my ears.
3. Using the back of the pencil, I blend it out.
4. Rimmel’s Brow this way is amazing at giving my eye brows more volume and color.
5. Brows done!
Rest of the Face
1. & 2. I don’t do a 3 on my face anymore when I contour because my bangs usually cover the first part of the three. So now I only place my contour in two places: the hollows of my cheeks, and the back part of my jaw.
3. & 4. I blend like crazy. However, to prevent harsh lines, I do blend the contour up and down from where I placed it to make it look more natural.
4.33. I forgot to take a picture coz I was talking with my friend but next I stippled the blush onto my cheeks.
4.66. I put the Charlotte Tillbury highlighter on the top of my cheek bones.
1. I start by drawing my cupid’s bow first with an x. And then I stretch my lips to line the rest of my lips. I don’t do lip contouring. This is just to help my lip stick stay longer.
2. Done with lip drawing. I usually fill in my lips with the lip liner.
3. Applying the gloss! I was going to go with a bolder color, but my eyes turned out bolder than I thought haha
4. Apply it on my lower lips.
5. Smile for the camera~
6. But hey, don’t forget to do the lipstick trick to make sure it doesn’t get on your teeth! Put your forefinger into a hook and put the non-hook back into your mouth.
1. I have to section off my hair into two sections, and then I section off those sections into two additional sections. I find that I get better curls that way, and it brings more volume into my hair.
2. I don’t curl my hair in different directions. I prefer curling my hair in the same direction so by the end of the day, it looks even on both sides.
3. I hold the curl until it cools down a bit to give it time to set.
4. Then I finish the rest of my hair and… voila~
I didn’t get a chance to take an outfit photo but I got an overview.
Last year, my friends and I did the exact same picture, and one of the things we wanted was to be able to recreate it. And we did! Yay!
If you are reading this, I love you guys ❤ Thanks for indulging in my weird behavior ❤
To show how crowded it got…
Nothing but love for these people. They are all amazing!
The night ended magically. All my friends went out to go party some more, but I just ended up staying at home, enjoying peace and quiet.
There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to go to a big dance party on a Friday night. Enjoying your alone time is sometimes way more important and even though there are moments in my life where I feel left out, I am eternally grateful to be here, being able to make the memories I have made. It was a good day. And I regret none of it.
Don’t forget to SM:)LE today!
∞ sofieyah ∞
P.S. If you managed to get to this point… THANK YOU. I finished writing this and then realized how much I had written… I appreciate it 🙂