natural beauty how-to: cabaret girl


The Look:

Cabaret girl, Night Out, Bold Colors

The Makeup:

Fruit Pigmented Lip and Cheek Tint – Cranberry Glow
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze – Fruit Punch
Fruit Pigmented Satin Eye Shadow – Tahiti
Fruit Pigmented Eye Shadow – Pewter, St. Tropez
Creamy Liquid Eyeliner – Blackberry
Fruit Pigmented Mascara – Black Tea

The How To:

Start with a freshly primed face of foundation and concealer where needed. With the included liquid eyeliner brush, thickly line the upper eyelids just above the eyelashes, going back over any thin areas. The brush is very fine, so if you make a mistake, take a q-tip and gently roll it over the mistake, or simply keep making the line thicker and thicker until both lids are the same thickness! Still using the liquid eyeliner, draw a thick line just at and above your eyelid crease, following the natural curvature of your lids. Again, if the line looks funny or uneven, keep adding to the line until both eyes match. With this look, it’s go big or…stay home. Next, connect the eyeliner at your crease with the eyeliner at your lashes by extending both lines out until they meet, forming a little V-shape at the outer corner of each eye. Now that you have crazy purple eyeliner on, use it as your template for the rest of the eye-shadow application.

Using the Pewter eyeshadow, apply it with an angled brush to the inside of the V-shape you just made at your outer eye. The outer 1/3 of each lid should now be shaded in. Smudge some Pewter at your lower lashline, going right up to the lashes and blending with the brush as you go. Keep adding until you are happy with the level of smokiness. Use any leftover Pewter on your brush to darken your eyebrows. With a different eyeshadow brush, apply St. Tropez to the inner 2/3 of your eyes below the crease, completely filling in the space you made with the purple eyeliner.

To add shimmer and highlight to your smokey eye, use your ring finger (why that finger? It has the lightest touch and won’t pull at your skin! Years of pulling at the skin can lead to wrinkles. Oh no!) to apply the creamy satin eye shadow in Tahiti, blending from under your brow, down to meet the crease. Dab a little at the inner corners of your eyes to make your eyes look open and spaced further apart! Apply two coats of Black Tea mascara, wiggling the brush at the roots as you apply (to add fullness), allowing to dry between each coat.

This look requires bold cheeks, so I chose the Lip and Cheek Tint in Cranberry Glow. When used sparingly, it imparts a lovely rosey, just bitten look. When applied heavily, you get doll cheeks! Apply the tint straight to the apples of your cheeks, moving in small circles. Using your ring finger, blend the edges outward so the line is not so drastic, dabbing at the middle too, to even out the color. Last but not least, put on some Lip Glaze in Fruit Punch! Keep applying it throughout the night. It tends to act as a sheer stain, so the more you put on, the darker it is.

The What For:

If you are going to an event such as this, where you are heavily made up and ready to dance your booty off, you will no doubt end up kissing a cutie there. For your information, the lip glaze has passed the official kiss test. The official kiss test had one male participant who answered the following questions after a passionate smooch:

“Does it taste funny?” “No.”
“Does it feel sticky?” “No.”
“Do my lips feel soft?” “Yes.”
“Did it get on your face?” “No.”

Ok, it sort of got on his face, but it was well placed and easily wiped off.

I love this liquid eyeliner because it stays put all night and really won’t budge, but it doesn’t hurt to take it off, unlike most conventional eyeliners. It also smells very strongly of berries, because it is made with blackberries! How cool.

Happy dancing and kissing, everyone!

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