Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Light (minimal) vs Dark (glam) makeup looks.

I wanted to do a comparison of a minimalistic's approach to makeup versus someone who is detail oriented. Or in other worlds colorful versus dark. However you want to word it.

This idea of doing a comparison didn't come to me one fine evening recently. This was something I wanted to do almost a month ago. The actual inspiration behind it might be a bore to you or something you find interesting.

As you may have noticed on my blog, I am a pretty big fan of two small time Youtubers by the name of Dan and Phil.

They are currently having a tour (which I went to and you can read about my experience here) and one of the ways people can participate is to create artwork inspired by them, their channel, aesthetics, whatever. They call this "Crafty Corner" after their joke channel called Dan and Phil CRAFTS.

Anyways, I originally wanted to do this for the show, but kind of felt like maybe it was a dumb idea? Since it wouldn't be their faces, but instead my face inspired by that weird?
So I decided to just do this post instead which is my late contribution to crafty corner (notice me senpai).

Let's get to the goldmine.


(aka inspired by Phil Lester)

This is the day look, which is essentially a no makeup makeup type of look.

Day Time Product List


  • MAC Face and Body in C6
  • Sephora Gel Serum Concealer in Creme Caramel
  • Ben Nye Translucent Powder in Neutral Set
  • Wet n Wild blush in Mellow Wine


  • Maybelline The Falsies mascara in Waterproof Black
  • Milani Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel in Dark Brown


  • Maybelline Creamy Matte lipstick in Craving Coral mixed with a lip balm to get the tint

Here is the night look. Again pretty minimal with added (colorful) eyeliner and some brighter but not overpowering lips.

Side view

Night Product List:

NOTE: The base makeup which includes foundation, concealer, powder and blush have all stayed the same. The only thing added was Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze to highlight.

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in the crease
  • MAC Brownscript in the crease
  • Colourpop Gel (stick) liner in Piggybank
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara (as before, no additionally coats were added)
  • NYX Slide on Pencil in Sugarglass to line and fill in the lips
  • Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Creme in Destined (part of LE lip set a few years back)


Inspired by Dan Howell

Day Product List


  • Hard Candy Pore Defense Primer Serum
  • Smashbox Color Correcting Stick in Orange
  • Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 173
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection concealer in Medium (under eyes)
  • Sephora Gel Serum Concealer in Creme Caramel
  • Ben Nye Transulcent Powder in Neutral Set
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
  • NYX Blush in Dusty Rose


  • Eyebrows- Sephora Colorful eyeshadow in Coffee Break
  • Shadows:
    • UD PP
    • -TF Chocolate Soleil in crease
    •  MAC Brownscript in crease  
    • Used the second & third color (mixed) from BB Shimmer Brick on lid
  • Wet n Wild Megalast liner in Black
  • Maybelline The Falsies in Waterproof Black


  • Smashbox Color Correct Stick + Ben Nye powder to neutralize lips
  • MAC Ruby Woo

Night Product Lis


Same base as before but added:
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil as contour
  • Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Coffee Break as contour

I added on top of the previous look.
  • Same brow base but added L'Oreal Brow Stylist pencil
  • Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Coffee Break in the crease 
  • LORAC Pro Palette
    • Sable on lid and blended into crease
    • Espresso on lid and blended into crease
    • Black on lid and blended into crease
  • Used the white gold color from the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze as inner corner highlight
  • (reapplied) Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Black
  • Ardell lashes in Demi
For lower lashline I took the black shadow left over on my brush and smudged it. Then blended it out with Sable.

For the nude option:
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Minimal
  • NYX Slide on Lip Pencil in Glass Slipper on top
For the red option:
  • Sephora Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Sangaria
  •  Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Devotion (I got this when they first released and it was OG called Romance)
I hope you like this post. If you'd like to see a Minimal/Light vs Glam/Dark of certain lip or eye colors then let me know!

Which one are you? More glam or on the lowkey side when it comes to makeup? Do you glam it up when you go out? Comment below!

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