How to transition to evening makeup - tutorial with celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson

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Makeup Artistry Course Sample: Transitioning to Evening Makeup

Ready to learn some of the most essential parts of makeup artistry? In this course sample, celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson will show you how to easily transition your client’s (or your own!) makeup into a glamorous evening look.

In the Makeup Artistry course, you’ll learn how to work with unique features to create flattering looks for every client. Want to know how to transform a simple, daytime makeup application into a look for any evening occasion? Take a sneak peek at the professional tips and techniques you can learn from Nathan!

Course Sample: Transitioning the Look to Evening Makeup

Let’s Recap

Reapply primer to make the eyelids pop

Nathan starts his transition by reapplying a small amount of primer to the lids, over the pre-existing color. This makes the new color stand out more on the lid and stay in place. Using a product with professional pigment will allow the product to do the work for you.

Brighten up the eyes with highlighter

Use a small amount of highlighter on the brow bone to brighten up your client’s eyes. Nathan uses the tip of his finger to warm up the product and blend in into the skin for a soft glow.

Don’t forget to add highlighter to the center of the lids as well – this makes your original champagne color stand out!

Smoke out the eye with dark shadow and liner

Nathan uses a fluffy eyeshadow brush to lightly blend black shadow into the crease. This gives the look of a quick and simple smoky eye. Then, use the same shadow and an eyeliner brush to make the lashes look thicker at the base.

Nathan also goes in with a gel liner to emphasize his client’s beautiful eyes!

Keep the lips moisturized

Adding a small amount of color to the lips will tie the whole look together. Use a product that is moisturizing to keep her pout looking plump and kissable!

Looking for more professional makeup tips? Take a look at all of the makeup courses we offer at QC Makeup Academy!

Katie is a blog writer for QC Makeup Academy, providing advice and information to those interested in working in the makeup industry.

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