What’s your ‘Get Ready Routine’? We all have one. Some people are a fan of going to a friend’s house and jumping around to popular songs while trying out new looks. Personally? That’s not for me. I can easily take 2 hours to get ready if I try hard enough. So my ‘Get Ready Routine’ involves me, my makeup, some iced tea and a playlist aptly titled ‘Tun Up Time’. I was recently contacted by Vegas.com regarding looks for that I would wear for a night out at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This look involves some pretty bold lips — so brace yourselves.
Begin by priming your eyes with MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer. Blend this in with your fingers to ensure even distribution. The body heat also helps in this, so if you’ve used a brush to apply the concealer — go back in with your fingers (at this point, you would have already done your usual foundation routine)
After priming your eyes, fill in your brows using either a dark brown matte shadow, brow pomade or brow pencil. For this I used L’Oreal’s HIP Duo in Shady and Revlon’s Double-Ended Smokey Eye brush.
Apply a transition shade to your crease using the Bdellium Tools 785 brush to properly diffuse the colour. The transition shade will help to blend all your other colours together.
Your transition shade should be something that’s not too dark, nor too light. It will be a neutral shade that adds very slight definition. It also keeps your from looking like all you did was sweep some random eye shadow onto your lids.
Apply Diamonds Are Forever by the Sephora Collection all over the lids, ensuring that you don’t go above the crease, and that you do go right into the inner corners.
Using the Real Techniques detailer brush, apply OCC’s Lip Tar in Rx all over the lips. After this colour has dried, place a little lip tar in the shade Rollergirl right in the centre.
Finish off with multiple coats of your favourite mascara (I used Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara), and line your eyes with your chosen black pencil (I went Black Lace by The Sephora Collection). Apply a little blush to the apple of your cheeks to add some dimension. Pull this entire look together with light powder and setting spray, and there you have it!
Have you been to the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas? It’s the perfect place for exquisite dining with your partner at Sage, dancing with your girls at Haze or watching the acrobats at Cirque du Soleil.