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Upbeat Uplifts Guest Post: Makeup for a Night Out

Hi all! I'm Nichole from Upbeat Uplifts and I'm very excited to be guest posting for Kayla today! I started up my corner of the internet back in February and I can't see my life without it now. Before I dive into today's post I wanted to take a moment to tell a little about me, the face behind the screen. I have always carried pride in looking for the good in life. Not every day, week, month or maybe even year is going to be okay, but it's all what we make of it.  A couple years ago I faced a serious health condition (read more on that here) and instead of letting it dictate me I decided to learn from it. I gained a new outlook on life through it all and am forever grateful for that. It also led me to starting up this blog in hopes to share my passion for living life with a positive spin. Last month I graduated from college and closed out my rookie season as a member of The Pistons dance team, the pro basketball team in our area. It was an incredible opportunity. That's my life as of recent!

I never have been was the type of girl to wear heavy makeup, except for the occasional school dance or dance competition. I was always afraid of not looking "natural," but being on the team this past year helped me learn how to create a heavier look that worked on and off the court. 

Onto the products! :)

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in Sun Beige ($7.99):: I love the light to medium coverage this foundation offers. I don't feel caked on when I wear it. It also blends wonderfully to your natural tone.

Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Foundation in Toffee Caramel ($7.99):: I use this to give more of a matte finish to my foundation. To apply I use a powder brush to ensure that I am just adding a light amount. I don't want to take away from the natural feel the liquid foundation leaves on my skin. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark ($32):: While technically a bronzer, works great as a cheek highlight. I tend to have rosy cheeks when I get hot so I'd stick to applying a bronzer to add glow. 

Maybelline Fit Me! Blush in Deep Rose ($5.99):: Some days I need little face pick me up and blush can do the trick! This is when I add in some color to my cheeks - still applying bronzer too. *not pictured*

MAC Pro Color X 4 Compact in Shroom, Saddle, Embark, & Carbon ($48):: These shadows are amazing! I have never had a shadow that last so long until this palette was in my possession. I definitely would love to get a lighter combination for everyday wear. 

MAC Fluidline Eye-Line Gel in Blacktrack ($16):: I had never attempted to use anything but a pencil for my eye liner before the season. Now, I have purchased one of these for daily use too! I love the versatility of this eyeliner. You can apply it thicker for a more dramatic look and lighter for a subtle addition to your eyes - the choice is yours! 

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls in Bronze Blowout ($6.99):: One word can sum this one up…GLITTER! I love using this to add sparkle to my shadow.

Maybelline Volum' Express - The Falsies (washable) in Very Black ($9.49):: The thing I love best about this mascara is that it has two different brushes. One for your top lashes and the other designed for the hard to get bottom lashes! I also find myself using the smaller brush to even out my top lashes. 

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes (washable) in Very Black ($6.40):: I usually use this mascara after I have applied my false lashes. It works really well to blend the false and real together. 

Ardel Fashion Lashes #105 or #110 ($ varies):: I'm very fortunate to have naturally long lashes so I only use falsies for game days. They definitely do a great job of making your eyes stand out. The only thing I would say is if you have sensitive eyes to be careful. They can irritate at times.

I use a wide variety of lips throughout time. I would pick and choose which one based on what outfits we would be wearing throughout the game. A few of my favorites were:

Last Minute Additions:
Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in Medium ($2.99):: I quickly blend under my eyes to create a more dramatic look/difference between foundation and blush.

Benefit Watt's Up Soft Focus Highlighter ($30):: I apply a thin line (using the edge of the stick) underneath my eyebrows for a simple highlight.

Are there any products on here you have used before?
What do you like to wear for a night out on the town?

Thank you Kayla for having me! 

Be sure to stop by my blog, I'd love for you to say hi! :)


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1 comment

  1. Thanks again love for letting me take over the party here for a day! :))


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