December 28th 2016
Caroline Barnes' step-by-step guide to day to night makeup
June 30th 2015
Celebrity makeup artist and Max Factor ambassador Caroline Barnes shows you how to take your makeup look from daytime undone to after-dark drama
Desk to dinner? Beach to bar? Caroline Barnes shows you how to take your makeup from day to night in a matter of minutes. Read the step-by-step and watch the video below.
Step 1: Perfect your base
Here I used the Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation. I love how it layers up beautifully depending on how I apply it and how the choice of brush I use dictates how much coverage can be achieved. To create a beautiful natural looking coverage for daytime I used a large foundation brush. For any areas that need additional coverage I used the same base (Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation) but with a smaller brush to layer up the coverage. I love how the foundation gives a beautifully polished and even complexion.
Step 2: Add blush
Here I used my favourite blush called Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in the shade Soft Copper - it brings a wonderful, natural warmth to your complexion. I always use a small brush to make sure that I can add colour to smaller areas of the face without it looking over done. Larger brushes can place too much colour on the cheeks.
Step 3: Tame brows
It is important to always frame and perfect your brows before you start to sculpt your eyes. This gives you the perfect guiding shape to define your eyes. Here I’m using the Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel.
Step 4: Softly smoking eyes
I adore working with gel pencils as they create a perfect soft shimmer with zero effort. Here I used the Wild Shadow Eyeshadow Pencil in Vicious Moss. Simpy scribble the colour over your entire lid and blend the edges with a soft clean brush to diffuse the colour.
Step 5: Mascara
Curl the lashes and apply two coats of the False Lash Effect Mascara to the top lashes.
Step 6: Glossy lips
Apply one coat of the new Colour Intensifying Balm in Sumptuous Candy for a subtle hint of glossy colour.
Step 1: Retouch skin
The Miracle Touch Foundation is a fantastic formulation for touching up skin that is already made up. It blends beautifully and perfects the skin without it looking too heavy. Use a shade slightly lighter than your actual skin tone to brighten your complexion.
Step 2: Apply smoky eye
Wrap the gel colour pencil (Wild Shadow Eyeshadow Pencil) around your lashes and use a clean brush to smudge the edges. Apply Excess Longwear Liner in black into your waterline and on the top and bottom of the eye making sure to stretch the colour into the roots of your lashe - this creates a sharp definintion to your eyes which is super sexy. Build up your lashes with another coat of False Lash Effect Mascara on the top and also bottom lashes. If your lashes feel like they’re getting cloggy use a metal comb dipped in eye makeup remover to separate the lashes.
Step 3: Layer up the gloss
Apply layers of the Colour Intensifying Balm in Sumptuous Candy until you achieve the perfect shade of red.
Wondering what shade of Wild Shadow Eyeshadow Pencil to pick for you? Caroline breaks it down by eye colour:
Dark brown eyes: 04 Brazen Gold
Hazel eyes: 10 Fierce Lime and or 15 Vicious Moss
Blue eyes: 05 Caramel Rage or 25 Savage Blue
Green eyes: 05 Caramel Rage and 15 Vicious Moss
To see Caroline in action watch the video below:
Written in partnership with Max Factor