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How to Go from Day to Night with Asian Makeup

Learn how to go from a day look to a night look from celebrity makeup artist Raychel Wade in this Howcast Asian makeup tutorial.


So everyone always asks me, "How do I take my makeup from day into night?" And you know what? It's actually really simple. You just want to add on to what you already have. So right now she's got a really natural look on, just a couple of very, very sheer eye shadow colors. So what I'm going to do is dip my blender brush into a deeper brown and very so slightly draw into her crease just like this. It's the same thing that I did when I did the natural look. I'm just going deeper than I was before. Drawing this crease in is a great way to cheat a crease. If you're Asian you sometimes don't have a crease, and so by drawing it in, it creates the illusion that you actually have one.

And then I'm just going to go to the other side and do the same thing. Now taking a lighter color, I'm going to just highlight right in the center of her lid just to give a little more contrast between the light and the dark color. Then to punch it up for night, I'm going to take a jet black gel liner and just very, ever so slightly line her top lid. If you want to create a winged effect you can, but you don't have to. And just a little bit underneath.

Next I'm going to take a little bit of bronzer, just to give her skin a little more warmth since it is evening, right into the hollows of her cheeks below her cheekbone, and just little bit across the nose and a little bit on the forehead. Now that her eyes have a little more makeup on them, we're going to take the lipstick down and notch and it's going to be a little more neutral. When you're picking a neutral color, the best thing to do is match your natural lip color. No matter what nationality you are, your lips tend to be different from everyone else. So if your lips are a little on the pinker side, then maybe go one shade lighter than your natural lip tone.

What I like to do to make it a little more dramatic evening-ish is you can take a little bit of highlighter, something maybe you use on your face or an eye shadow color or even a powder highlighter that you've used earlier, and I'm just going to just dust it right on the front of her lid. Okay, and then finally since it is an evening look, you can always put false lashes on. You don't have to if you don't want to, but it certainly is fun. Again I'm going to take the eyelash, I'm going to dip it in a little bit of glue, the whole band nice and covered. And then stick it on right in the middle, tuck the edges. Remember you've already put your gel liner on so it's a really easy place to just fit the lashes right in to.

Okay, so there's a really simple way to take your makeup from day into night. You're just deepening the shadow colors which you're already using, adding some false lashes, maybe a little gel liner, a little bronzer, and finally make the lips more new than they were before and you're set to go.

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