We Own The Night

Who says the weekend ever has to end? When you’re planning to stay out all night, you’ll need a look that can keep up with you. Makeup artist Stacey Nishimoto gave us a step-by-step on dewy skin, smoldering eyes and fresh-from-the-shower hair in the new issue of SUPER NASTY. We loved it so much we had to ask her more about it.

Hi Stacey! What are a few of your favorite specific products to get this look?
The modern smoky/sultry eye is done with lavenders, royal purple and a touch of regal blue. This is a perfect day-into-evening look since purple is a flattering neutral for most skin types. To achieve this sexy orchid eye, Nars makes a perfect duo called Marie Gallant, and for honey complexions try Jolie Poupee. Just a sweep over the lids with these jeweled colors will make your eyes dance. A touch of plum focused in the center of the lips makes it look as if  you’ve had five glasses of wine with naked lips; try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Perle in #112,  a beautiful, soft, sheer violet. Bag the lip liner and trace the outer lip with gold sparkle lip gloss. I like YSL’s Golden Praline–it has 24-carat gold flecks!

Let’s address the fantastic hair. It’s a pretty fine line between “wet look” and “greasy” (ha)… how do we apply product to ensure we don’t look like we’ve been slimed?
Nothing is sexier than straight-out-of-the-shower,  glistening hair. Wear it out the door all night! Wet-looking, touchable hair is magic for any look, and to achieve it, spray hair with a water bottle until it’s about 40% damp. Then glide on Soft Water Pomade by Baxter of California, a beautiful, soft, malleable product that is completely lightweight and will lock in that faux wet look all night long. Don a side or middle part, and tuck your hair behind your ears. Super sophisticated, and sexy as hell.

And after the night we’re supposed to have while looking so hot, how do we bounce back and look beautiful in the morning?
Yes, how to look refreshed the morning after with maybe one hour of sleep? Start with a sheer,  milky cleanser (I like Caudalie’s Gentle Cleanser) to break up the craziness on your skin, then give your face a few slaps, followed by illuminating moisturizer. Lock in the hydration by misting all over with Caudalie Grape Water spray. Highlight with a yellow-based concealer such as Givenchy’s Mister Light in Mister Milk, or for medium to deep complexions try a pink-based concealer such as YSL’s Touche Éclat in Luminous Radiance. For fair skin, dust an iridescent face powder such as  Chanel’s Poudre Douce in Rosée all over, and finish with a healthy pink blush such as Desire by Nars on the apples of your cheeks. You’ll be glowing like that disco ball you puked under the night before.

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