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Hey elfette! We're going out... YOU & ME. What would you wear and how would you do your face? Are you a smoky eye kinda girl or a bold lip? My model Maria is most definitely a red lip in the endless sea of boring nudes! I am a huge fan of the assortment of reds that e.l.f. has to offer and there's a different formula for everyone! Whether matte, glossy, or both... we have something for your night out. If you've never tried a red, start off light with a gloss and get used to seeing yourself in it over several days. Then just progress to something deeper as you get more comfortable! We love our fans who adventure into red!

I applied a light layer of the Moisturizing Foundation Stick onto Maria's skin, using the e.l.f. Essential Foundation Brush. This brush is great for skin that is free of too much texture. The foundation works well to give a dewy glow to tired or dry skin.

STEP 2 + 3
Since the lips are the star of this tutorial, I started off Maria's eyes with a Mineral Eyeshadow with a matte texture, called "Innocent." Pat the shadow on gently using the "C" Brush, for even application. 

Maria has on the Mineral Eyeshadow in "Glamorous," in the crease of her eye. This can be applied using the e.l.f. Studio Contour Brush to blend and smooth the shadow. Complete your eyes with a bit of liquid eyeliner and black e.l.f. Studio Waterproof Mascara to add contrast.

Bold lips look best when your cheeks are blush-less! Use a soft bronzer to add a bit of warmth to your cheeks without overdoing it. I chose the e.l.f. Studio Bronzer in Warm to give Maria a soft-focus and let her lips really shine!

The under-eye setting powder is amazing for so many reasons... 1. it can blur fine lines, 2. it has a bit of glow to it that can make it look like you slept well, 3. it sets your concealer really well! I am obsessed! Use it under or over your makeup with the e.l.f. Studio Angled Contour brush for precision application.

The best step of course! Applying your lips can sometimes be trickier than it seems. Start off with a light application of lip liner in the color that best matches the lipstick you'll be wearing. This will help you create a guide around the edges of your lip to fill into. Then slowly apply your lipstick inside of the guides you created with your lip liner. Top off with gloss! Maria is wearing the e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet, with Funky Fuchsia Glossy Gloss on top. 

Trouble getting a perfect lip shape? If you've finished your look, don't be afraid to go back in with your liner and fill in missing areas or re-shape using a clean sponge!

What do you wear when going out? Let me know so I can feature YOU!