Monday, July 14, 2014

Day to Night Tutorial featuring UD Shame (Collab with Rebecca Shores)

I had the honor of doing a collaboration with Rebecca Shores! We both created looks around Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Shame.

Ok, I actually did two looks - one for day, one for night, both with a lighter eye and emphasis on the bold lip. But, I didn't take all the makeup off in between. I just tweeked the day look to work for a more dramatic night look!

We both made video tutorials for our looks too! You can find mine here:

And Rebecca's here:

Here's the day look:

UD Shame for day
I LOVE a bold lip for day. Honestly, I love anything bold for any time of day. But, if I feel like making a bold lip a little more day appropriate, I keep the eyes really light and bright, the contour a little less intense, and the highlight dewy and natural.

I used Shame as a sheer blush to bring some color to my cheeks and make this look a little more fresh than my usual heavy, srs contour. I also used Benefit Highbeam on my cheekbones and the inner corners of my eyes to give this look a more natural, glowy effect. I kept the eyes basic with some Nyx Taupe contouring and Red Cherry #83s, which are perfect for adding length but not volume. They may be my favorite daytime lashes! I left the lipstick a little more sheer, which made it look a little more like a berry stain instead of it's normal full opacity realness. I LOVE that it can be applied sheer or full coverage for variety. I do the same thing with Mac Diva sometimes!

UD Shame for day
So that's my take on how to use a super bold lipstick for a lighter, brighter day look.

Here's what it turned into for night:

UD Shame for night
When I know I'll be going somewhere dark like a bar or restaurant, I usually try  keep my makeup simple but effective. In low lights, I notice bone structure and basic shapes of features more than anything else. So to transform this for night, I buffed out the cheek color, added a metric fuck ton of Nyx Taupe for contour, and made the highlight more obvious with TheBalm's Mary Loumanizer. The reason I switched to Mary Loumanizer for the night look is because it's really, REALLY shimmery (but not glittery thank god) when you pile it on, which makes it really effective for low light situations. I also darkened my brow and nose contour, and added another layer of the lip color so it would be at it's full opacity.

UD Shame for night
Rebecca did a dark eye WITH the bold lip, which is something she pulls off so well!

UD Shame with a smoky silver glitter eye
She paired the lipstick with a dark, smoky eye with some silver glitter. For full details, go check out her video tutorial!

I absolutely love Rebecca's work and she's been a huge inspiration to me this year. Her background in gives her work a very cool vibe, especially the way she uses color.

Go check her out on the rest of the internet:


I hope you all enjoyed this little collab and got some fun ideas on how to wear a dark lip!

Products I used:


  • Nyx Pore Filler
  • Revlon Colorstay in 150 Buff
  • Nyx blush in Taupe
  • UD Shame as blush
  • Benefit Highbeam
  • TheBalm Mary Loumanizer


  • UD Primer Potion
  • UD Naked 3: Strange
  • Nyx blush in Taupe
  • Nyx Doll Eyes Mascara
  • Red Cherry #83 lashes
  • Anastasia Dipbrow in Auburn/Ebony


  • UD Revolution Lipstick in Shame
  • UD 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Venom
  • Benefit Watts Up (cupid's bow)


  1. Awesome collab!! So exciting. You make a good point about low light situations needing simple but effective makeup. I recently followed similar ideals when I went out to the bar for my birthday. Heavy contour, bright lip, more neutral eye.

  2. The change is so subtle yet so dramatic, it really changes from day to night, love it! And I love the bold brows and lips!