Go-To Party Makeup

Go-To Party Makeup

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Hope you’re having a fun, fall weekend weheartsters! This week I had to share this gorgeous shot from the weheartthis Instagram of fresh apples in a Pennsylvania farmers market. Stef has been visiting friends and family in our home state and sharing lots of Southeastern Pennsylvania goodies! Doesn’t it make you want an apple RIGHT NOW?

Question of the Week: What’s your go-to party makeup look? Smoky eyes? Cat-eye liner? Bright lips?

Answer: Lots (and lots) of eyeliner! I know I should wear liner with my daily makeup, but I normally skip it. However, nighttime events require a great black liner. Sometimes it’s smoky, sometimes its sharp, and occasionally even winged – but eyeliner is always the step I take the most time and effort to perfect for a night out.

we heartsters – What are your party makeup musts?

On to the Lipstick League…

Gouldylox Reviews – Looking for the perfect gift for a beauty lover (or something to add to your own wishlist)? The Makeup Wars team have a perfect idea for every person on your list.

Lipglossiping – takes a look at some tantalising treats from Patisserie de Bain, bath products that look good enough to eat…no, really!

Love for Lacquer – The new Candy Lacquer Magical Reindeer collection is to die for! We promise – no reindeer were harmed!

My Beauty Bunny – Spending all your ‘spare’ cash on holiday gifts lately? Save some bucks and splurge on your complexion with our 3 DIY Dry Skin Masks!

My Newest Addiction – Are you caught in the dilemma of wanting to cut your long hair but also terrified at the thought of short hair? Laura helps us have the best of both worlds! She shares with us a Quick and Easy Faux Bob Tutorial that you will love!

Nouveau Cheap – It’s that time again, CVS shoppers. The CVS Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale is back and here’s a list of cosmetics you’ll be able to find for 50-75% off!

Prime Beauty – takes a cue from her mother and revisits POND’s Cleansing Cream. Read her review and enter to win a two-day Manhattan getaway to meet the Rockettes and attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular this December. Think holiday decorations, lights, sparkly costumes and precision dancing!

Phyrra – brings you the best Cruelty Free Makeup Buys for $5 or Less!

we heart thisMAC’s Bringing Sexy Matte Lips Back and we’ve got a look at the season’s big lip trend. Stop by and check out swatches, looks and our review of the MAC The Matte Lip line.

Beautygeeks – Remember those musical ballerina jewelry boxes some of us had as little girls? Okay, neither my sis nor I had one. Still, we’re utterly charmed by these holiday gifts packaged in adorable musical tins.

EauMG – reviews a sweet, powdery perfume that brings to mind ripe blackberries, vintage dusting powder and vanilla cream.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Gouldylox Reviews – I love Angie from Hairspray & Highheels, despite the fact that I can’t walk in them and hate how spray feels on the hair. Her blog is always a fun read with great tips, like this breakdown of the best products for a no-makeup makeup look.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

4 thoughts on “Go-To Party Makeup”

  1. My party make-up musts are typically a little shimmer, a lovely/bright fuschia/plum lip, and an unusual for me shadow(like a smokey green combo).

    The last two weekends have not at all felt like Fall. Northeast Ohio has seen its first bits of Winter-and it has been a doozy!! Too much snow already!!! So enjoy Fall, California ladies while I have my snow boots on. :) LOL!!

  2. For PARTY mode, I like to play with shimmery eye make-up and get a bit fancy with my liner too.. I usually focus on my eyes and love the Smokey eye look.. I think it works anytime of day but at night… Wow, it’s just so fun! I’m starting to love playing with brighter lips too! I’m busting out baby!

  3. Party mode means shimmer and sparkle. I do a darker, shimmering eye, most likely black liner (I almost NEVER use black liner otherwise), some rosy cheeks, a shimmering, bold lip, and then enough highlighter to choke an elephant–or at least make the elephant question its sexual orientation.

    I really need to go to more parties.

  4. My go-to makeup look for a party is usually just my usual look with a little extra oomph–I don’t like to do anything TOO different, because it’s super stressful to do something different or new for me when I already feel a little stressed about a special event! :) My usual look is some variation of a smoky eye, some bronzer, and some highlighter. For a special event. I’ll make the smoky eye a little more dramatic, maybe add some glitter too, and some fake lashes. I’ll go a little heavier with the bronzer and highlighter, and will sometimes add a bright red matte lip.

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