When you’re heading out for a night of partying at the best hip hop clubs in San Diego, you want your look to reflect how you feel—confident, gorgeous, and ready to show off your swagger on the dance floor. You’ve been waiting all week for the chance to rock that cute new outfit, and you need to finish off your look with the perfect makeup. If your situation needs a little inspiration, take your makeup routine to the next level with these tips.
Plump Up Your Lashes
If you’re not in the mood to deal with the hassle of putting on false lashes, give your own lashes some lusciousness that will last throughout the night and into the wee hours. It’ll be worth it to spend a little extra for high-quality mascara that’s both volumizing and waterproof. Holding the brush horizontally, start at the base of your lashes, apply a small amount of the mascara (you don’t want clumping), and sweep the brush upward with a smooth, gentle motion. If you want to add even more volume to your lashes, hold the brush vertically and make another gentle swipe.
Give Your Smoky Eye a Little Sizzle
Add a bit of shimmer to your usual smoky eye by using gold eyeshadow instead of the same old gray and black palette you’re used to. Gold will pop like crazy if you’re wearing a dark color, especially your go-to little black dress.
Start by creating the smoky effect. Use black eyeliner to accent your upper lash line, and give it a gentle smudge. Use the tip of a small sponge to spread the line up toward the crease of your eyelid to make the effect more subtle.
Now it’s time to glam it up with gold by following these simple steps:
- Start with an application of eye shadow primer to give you a smooth surface for your gold eye shadow.
- Apply a layer of the gold shadow on your lids with a flat eyeshadow brush.
- Using a black pencil eyeliner, trace a thick line on your upper lids. Don’t stress out about getting a perfect line—smoky eyes are meant to look a little bit messy.
- Using the same eyeliner pencil, draw another line along your lower lids. Use a small, flat sponge or brush to blend it, adding dimension and making it even smokier.
If you want a darker look, use a brush that’s a little bit stiffer to apply several layers of color to your lids. For a more intense pop of color, wet the shadow before you apply it. A fluffier brush will create a more sheer look, and if you’re going for an extra dose of drama, use a champagne color in the inside corners of your eyes and a bronze shade in the crease. Blend all the colors with a soft brush to erase any lines, and you’re ready to go!
Glow It Up with a Twinkle of Foundation
Try ditching your everyday foundation for the evening and use one with a shiny texture for an extra bit of glow. Apply it with a circular motion, and take the time to smooth it out by buffing it carefully. The major thing to remember with any type of foundation is to blend it in well. You can do this with a sponge, your fingers, or a stippling brush, which keeps you from putting on too much. Don’t forget to include your neck when you blend the foundation, since your face is usually darker than your neck, and you want to avoid any lines that are noticeable.
Light Up Your Lips with Bright Color
Red never goes out of style, but if you’re up for trying something a little more fun on your lips, shake things up and get out of your comfort zone with a beautiful burgundy, an audacious orange, a popping peach, or a fiery fuchsia. Outline your lips with the applicator and then fill in the color to create a luscious look that’s irresistibly kissable!
If you’re looking to spend a special night out at the hippest place in town, check out the Onyx Room. Voted the best nightclub in San Diego again and again, Onyx is a staple of the Gaslamp Quarter nightlife scene, and its clientele makes it a truly great nightclub. With music genres from hip hop to top 40, urban Latin, reggaeton, bachata, salsa, merengue, regional, cumbia, and Banda, we have something to please everyone’s taste. You’ll find that special something that attracts an open-minded, up-for-anything, and, above all, incredibly friendly crowd. Our inviting atmosphere and welcoming staff will ensure you have an experience unlike any other. To learn more about why Onyx Nightclub is the best San Diego nightclub, call us at 619-876-8044.