Day to Night Tutorial

by Merli of MissMerylinNYC


As everyday women we are often pulled in a dozen different directions all at once, and we are always expected to look the part. Who wants to carry a heavy sac of makeup to change from office to an evening look that is simple to do but that makes a dramatic difference. All it takes is three in the morning and adding two at night, one lipstick, one liner and mascara.
Day Look Instructions:
1. Prime your lids using the eye and lip primer – I love double duty products

2. From the Night side add the light bronze shadow to your lid up to your crease

3. From the Day side add the light colored shimmer neutral shade over the entire lid
4. From the Night side use the matte brown and a crease brush to create depth
5. Finish off with brown liner and mascara and you’re set for your day
6. Don’t forget your brows define with Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brunette and highlight with the neutral shadow matching your skin tone.
7. Add your favorite highlighter blush
8. apply your favorite nude lipstick or gloss
Night Look
To go from day to night is simple all you need is a great black liner and two more colors and a coat of mascara and you’re done.
1. On the Night side pack on the beautiful violet color to your lid up to your crease


2. Using a crease brush utilize black matte color on the Night side and create a V on the outer corner of your eye bringing in three quarters of your eye.

3. Using your black eye liner create a thin to medium line across your eyelid and in your water line (lower lid)
4. apply one more coat of mascara to darken your lashes
5. reapply your favorite nude lipstick
Final night Look, your all done and ready to dazzle!
Tell us, what colors do you like to use to create a Day to Night Look?

Lilac Eye Tutorial


We are in love with lilac for Spring!  We have created a gorgeous lilac eye that can be worn from spring into summer.  This pastel eye is perfect for all eye colors and is way too pretty to pass up!

To achieve the Lilac Eye look follow these steps:

1. Prime the entire lid with your BH Eye Primer.

2. Apply a matte light lilac shade from the 120 Color 5th Edition Palette  all over your lower lid.

3. Apply dark violet shadow through the crease with your Smudge Brush.

4. Using a Flat Liner Brush, sweep the dark cool-toned purple shadow under the lower lash line and blend softly into the outer corner, sweeping the shadow up into the crease area to blend.

5. Apply the BH Eye Crayon in Crystal on the inner corner of the eye and blend softly into the purple on the lower lash line.

6. Apply Gel Eyeliner  in Onyx  with your Angled  Definer Brush on upper lash lines.

7. Apply your favorite mascara and you are all ready to go!


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Drab to Fab in Seconds: Mattes, Palettes and Denim

By  Nicole from Girl Rates World

KISS or MISS? Keeping it simple doesn’t mean keep it boring. Makeup is composed of colors, patterns, and textures which makes it a form of art. And, like art, it should add expression – not take it away. So here’s to keeping it simple (K.I.S.S.) without losing our artistic edge.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Can you ever be too matte? The answer is yes. Too much of anything is never good – even when it comes to makeup. Matte lipstick is the new fashion high. Celebrities are sporting lots of bold, matte lips on the red carpet and it looks absolutely fabulous. But sometimes wearing a matte lip requires a lot of finesse, a little courage and a bit of know-how.

Keep Things in Balance

Like I mentioned earlier too much of anything is never good. The key is to mix different textures, finishes and elements. Using variety makeup palettes can help keep things spontaneous. Variety palettes like the latest Malibu, Hollywood and San Francisco are great must-haves. They have the tools needed for your daily dose of “wow.” The countless combinations encourage creativity.
By: Jason Merritt

Charlize: The Token Matte Celeb

Charlize is one celeb who adores matte makeup looks. In fact, I’d say it is her signature look. Here she has a matte canvas and a nude matte lip paired with a shimmery eyeshadow. Using a light-colored eyeshadow similar to those in the 88 Shimmer palette in the inner ducts opens your eyes and make you appear more awake. Applying a shimmery, copper-based eyeshadow to the lids adds warmth as well as dimension. Although Charlize did some mixing here, I feel she could have done more to make this look “pop.” She could easily add more bronzer or even a highlight for a more luminous look.

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

The BAM Effect

Bam! Now that’s the wow factor, right? You can see from the earlier picture that she actually didn’t change much to make her look more impactful. Using a deep colored matte lipstick, Charlize added a pop of color. She also has a little sheen on her cheekbones which added that touch of luminosity that was missing previously. Instantly she looks more alive, more inviting; she even looks happier. Simply adding shimmer to her cheekbones and going bolder on the lips took her makeup to the next level.

Power Up Those Makeup Palettes

We can see mixing and matching is key and that too much of anything can be downright boring. Just picture someone wearing a denim chambray with denim jeans, a denim baseball cap, topped with a pair of denim boots (yes, the ones with the pocket sewn on the sides). It’s just too much! Explore your makeup stash and have fun playing around with colors, textures and finishes.