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Follow This Tip to Get Your Nighttime Makeup Just Right

Last week, during some preparty primping, I felt like my nighttime makeup application was getting heavier and heavier with each stroke of the brush. As I walked out the door, I thought perhaps I should wipe it down a bit, but I ended up rolling with it. After seeing the pictures from the party the next day, it hardly looked like I had much of anything on my face, let alone layers of darker-toned makeup. What gives?

I consulted with Alphonse Wiebelt of BeingTrue, a cosmetics, skin, and body care line. For his easy tip for nighttime makeup,

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Wiebelt recommends doing day-to-night makeup with the assistance of a dimmer switch. By mimicking the darker lighting of your nighttime atmosphere, it's a simple way to create a flattering look for your future self. From easy-to-install plugins to more involved wiring outlets, would you consider putting a dimmer switch in your makeup prep area? Or perhaps you are already in tune with this practical tip. Check out Casa for some fun lighting suggestions, and complete your evening look with an easy day-to-night hairstyle.

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xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
A trick that works for me - after applying makeup in the bathroom, I go into my room, turn off the light, and take pix. Then I go back into the bathroom and do comparisons, and make changes.
JessRose JessRose 8 years
I wish I could do that - I agree with leslievanhoute - I've taken photos before - just to check if the eyeshadow looks ok - it works pretty well. And it helps avoid the problem of looking clownish in person and perfect for pics - you'll look good for both.
MixedPerfectly MixedPerfectly 8 years
I love that some one said it, i have a low high light in my room and switch depending on what event and what time it is going to be...
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I have the same problem, bella! That is a great tip.
emososays17 emososays17 8 years
it's tough because what comes out great in pictures doesn't always look great in person, I'm always afraid of looking like a clown in person yet perfectly made up in pictures
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Great idea but I don't change my makeup much from day to night. I do know that some strategically placed shimmery shadow on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes look great in pictures because the shimmer reflects the flash.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
If I'm going out on an occasion where I know a lot of pics will be taken, I'll actually go to my room and take a couple pics of myself. I never have on enough blush or mascara on, and sometimes powder that looks awesome in person, shows up with a white-ish cast on my face in pics with a flash. So I've learned (the hard way) to avoid that
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
that is a great idea, i always struggle with experimenting with a heavier night time look cause i hate putting on too much make up so i usually opt out and just go with a neutral look...
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