The Gypsy Shack

Girl's Night Out!

The Gypsy Shack
Girl's Night Out!

When we asked Kyrsta Morehouse (internationally published MUA who we are proud have as member of our TGS family) what her go-to night out makeup was, she said it is always a dark smokey eye and red lip! We partnered up with Choicebin so that all of the products she used are available for purchase by just tapping on the product name - the best part about Choicebin? They give you money back for buying your beauty products through them! Plus you can use the code: Gypsyshack to receive 10% off your entire first order! So read along and shop this amazing look:

 Picture Credit: Makeup by Kyrsta Morehouse. Photography by Hennessey Vandheur. Modeling by Avery Orourke.

Picture Credit: Makeup by Kyrsta Morehouse. Photography by Hennessey Vandheur. Modeling by Avery Orourke.

It's a beautiful combination but did you know it's actually really simple to achieve this bold makeup look? It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Here's how she created this knock out look: 

1) I start by prepping my clients skin with Kevyn Aucoin primed skin developer. This primer is a great product for all skin types to smooth out the face leaving you with a beautiful canvas to create on.  Since this look involves a lot of dark eye shadow, I like to apply the eye makeup before my foundation to avoid making a mess with any fall out from my eyeshadow. I start the eyes by basing out the eyelid with Tarte clay pot waterproof liner in black. Using the liner as a eyeshadow base will help the black shadow remain very pigmented. I then use my NARSissist loaded eyeshadow palette  for my eyeshadow. I start by gently patting the black shadow over the black liner to set the liner. Next I use a fluffy brush to apply the dark espresso brown in the crease/edge of the black shadow and blend the colors together and into the skin. Next I use a small flat brush to blend a thin line of black blended out under the eyes as drop shadow. I then use a small brush to apply the shimmery gold color to the inside corner of the eye to open up the eye. Next I add a few layers of Marc Jacobs Beauty velvet noir major volume mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Finally I finish off the eyes with some Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer to fill in the brows. 


2) Now that the eyes are done I go back and finish off the face. I love to use the Smashbox studio skin 15 hour hydrating foundation for smooth flawless skin. Before I use my powder highlight and contour I want to be sure to seal this liquid makeup with Laura Mercier invisible loose setting powder. Once the face is set, I do a light dusting of some Stila heavens hue highlighter across the cheek bones followed by a little contour using Becca sunlit bronzer under the highlight to add some warmth and dimension to the face. 


3) To finish off this glam look I added a beautiful red lip. Since red is such a bold color I like to always use a lip liner like the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on lip pencil in gash before I apply the lipstick. Once the lips are lined, I fill them in using Urban Decay vice lipstick vintage capsule collection in bruise.
Time to bat those lashes and pucker your lips cause you're ready for a night on the town!

Feel free to go check out Kyrsta's website to see more of her amazing work: