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Girls Night Out Makeup //
I’ve never been that great with makeup application. I don’t really know what I’m doing when putting on any makeup. It’s like a guessing game for me. I mean, I get mascara. I know how to do that (RANDOM FACT: my very first mascara was blue, oh the 90’s), but I WANT to know how to apply all the makeups, instead of constantly asking myself: – “What is this powder for?” – “How do I put 3 different shades of eye shadow on and make it look like that?” – “Oh, you mean that is supposed to look good when I put it on my face?” –  This leads to lots of searching for online makeup tutorials or removing makeup (so many times).

If I do mess up my makeup I’ll usually just say, “Pfft, oh well.” and move on. If I’m headed out on a date with my man or out for a girls’ night, I’ll try a bit harder. I might even start the whole thing over, especially if I screw up my eyeliner… multiple times. I’ve been using water and cotton swabs to start over, but turns out there’s actually something better: Eye makeup remover! Weirdly enough, this is my first time using an actual makeup remover. Almay sent me some Oil Free Gentle makeup remover, and it’s been working pretty awesome. Especially when starting over/correcting my eyeliner mistakes. I’ve been folding them into little corners to define the eyeliner edges. Works pretty well.

Girls Night Out Makeup //

Do you start your makeup over 80 gazillion times (like me)? OR, are you pretty savvy when it comes to makeup application?

ONE MORE THING, A GIVEAWAY: So, Almay wants to give one of you a $100 Visa gift card (awesome). We’re going to make it super easy for you to try and win. I just need you to answer this question in the comments below, “How do your create you favorite girls’ night out look?

– Chelsey

Note: This is a sponsored post by, Almay. I was provided with Almay® Oil Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads and was paid for this post. All opinions are my own.


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  • Nancy on said:

    I create my favorite girls night out look by using eyeliner, eyeshadow , lip gloss and putting my hair up.

  • Rachel on said:

    I have never been great at doing makeup, but when I get the rare chance to go out with the girls, I will usually do a moisturizer, bare minerals powder and some mascara. Put my hair up and voila! Doesn't look too awful, but I admit I could probably do better.

  • Gianna on said:

    Shower and go!

  • Kendra Gillilan on said:

    Casual makeup, casual clothes, I'm just like getting out!
    [email protected]

  • Kelly D on said:

    I like to style my hair, wear mascara and light lipstick, and a little concealer.

  • Lisa Garner on said:

    I love having a dramatic dark black eyeliner and pale lips.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • Kenia on said:

    I straighten my crazy hair, full makeup to match outfit and jewelry.

  • slehan on said:

    Girl's night out for me is my favorite black slacks with a lovely blouse and some fun earrings.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Mari on said:

    I get my perfect girl-night out look by adding lip gloss, mascara, and eyeliner. I wear perfume and dress paired with pumps.

  • Sand on said:

    I apply more eye shadow and a brighter lip gloss.

  • tina reynolds on said:

    Fun sparkly eyeshadow and lip gloss hair up

  • Mari on said:

    I get my perfect girl-night out look by adding lip gloss, mascara, and eyeliner. I wear perfume and dress paired with pumps.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  • Ellie W on said:

    My favorite thing to do for a fun night out is create a smoky eye look with bright lipstick. A fun outfit and snappy shoes and I am ready to go.

  • tina reynolds on said:

    For me it means more fun/bold colors for lipstick and eyeshadow and putting my hair up.

  • Nicole Larsen on said:

    I flat iron my hair, put on light make up with a cute top and some skinny jeans!

  • angie lilly on said:

    Aside from maybe some extra jewelry and a splash of lip balm, just the same as any other time I go out in public! LOL

  • Tabathia B on said:

    I love wearing dark and bold eyeshadow (blue or purple), black eyeliner and tinted lipgloss

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Nancy on said:

    lots of mascara, bright red lipstick, and dark brown eyeliner

  • Thomas Murphy on said:

    I get some new clothes and a haircut.

  • Amanda Sakovitz on said:

    I straighten my hair then curl it. I end up wearing jeans and heels most of the time!
    pokergrl8 at

  • thischickwins on said:

    I add more eyeliner, which I keep, in pencil form, everywhere.

  • susansmoaks on said:

    My favorite girls night out look is fun and relaxed. i just use some mousse to get my hair curly and put on some lip gloss and go!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  • Starr Greenwell on said:

    For a girls night, I go pretty casual. I do take care of my skin, and believe me it takes more care because it is so O L D. I always count on really good mascara and good skin care products. This cream looks great. Thanks so much.

  • molli on said:

    usually just a little lipstick and maybe eyeliner?

  • Krystle on said:

    I wear a browns smokey eye

  • Tanya B on said:

    I straighten my hair and put on lip gloss

  • Nicole Carter on said:

    I check out Pinterest weeks ahead and try to recreate a look
    [email protected]

  • kathypease on said:

    I like to be pretty casual I would rather be comfortable than dressy but I always wear full makeup no matter where I am going.


  • Nadine L on said:

    We usually go casual. So it's normally freshen up, wash face etc…. put on fresh makeup, brush hair and teeth, put on some perfume, jeans, boots and a nice top

  • tracey byram on said:

    I wear my daytime look but with more mascara.

  • Harmony B on said:

    Im a simple girl, eyeliner, blush, a nice outfit and good friends

  • janice on said:

    Girls night out mean lipgloss

  • Lisa on said:

    I make sure to use foundation, lip stick, eye liner, and eyeshadow for the perfect look.

  • Alicia on said:

    My favorite girl night out look is just simple and natural. I just like to be me.

  • Bonnie Caselman on said:

    I depends on what we're doing. For a party or a club you gotta have sexy jeans, sexy shoes, smokey eyes & big hair!

  • Sarah Marshall on said:

    I love to wear a nice dress and jewelry! I try for perfect curls in my hair but that's challenging! Add a little lip gloss, and I'm out the door.

  • Lauren Harmon on said:

    I get my perfect girls night out look by doing "Pin Up" curls with my hair straightener, contouring my face with my blush, highlighter, and powder, and making sure my outfit is perfect! I love to look spectacular for a night out with my girls and I know Almay helps me do just that!

  • Whitney on said:

    A little extra mascara and eyeshadow!

  • Shauntea Crutcher on said:

    With some lip gloss and eyeliner.

  • Stephanie Larison on said:

    I haven't had a girls night since before my daughter was born, lol. She's 4 now, yikes! I used to straighten my hair, put some foundation on, lip gloss and just a bit of eye shadow.

  • Tara O. on said:

    I straighten my hair and do the smokey eye makeup 🙂

  • Lisa V. on said:

    Since my girls night out is usually backpacking and camping in the woods, the most I normally do is throw my hair up in a pony tail and roll out.

  • Betty C on said:

    I don't do a lot that is different. I don't wear a lot of makeup due to severe allergies so it's usually just a bit of mascara and a brighter lipstick.

  • Carolyn D on said:

    I like to start with a refreshing shower. I use a bit of foundation on my cheeks and sometimes paint my nails to match my outfits. I like to be dressy, but comfortable when going out for the evening. Normally, I dress in black slacks and a nice silky top. On occasion, I wear comfortable dresses.

  • Ashley S. on said:

    I put on makeup and actually blow dry my hair which I never do!

  • Lorena Keech on said:

    I hate to admit it, but my night out look is pretty much the same as my day look. I freshen my breath, add some hand cream and a little extra blush. Done.

  • Erica Best on said:

    smokey eye jeans and boots and nice fall top

  • Nancy on said:

    My favorite girls' night out look is very simple. I use a concealer, mascara, lip gloss and I am good to go!

  • Karen Drake on said:

    I curl my hair and wear makeup and jewelry.

  • Janice Cooper on said:

    I wear a darker color lipstick, eye shadow, mascara and eyeliner.

  • yummyfaerie on said:

    I do either a smoky eye and a nude lip or a minimal eye and a fun lip color.

  • steff on said:

    extra mascara and lipgloss! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  • Georgia on said:

    I would love a girls night out. I forgot what they are like. I am not sure what I would do to get ready. It has been that long.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Wild Orchid on said:

    I like to play up my eyes for girls night, so I add liquid eye liner, mascara, and smokey shadow,
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  • Ashley H. on said:

    Cute outfit, red lips, and smokey eye.

  • diane Baum on said:

    To get the perfect look-I use my curling iron, a little blush, eyeshadow and wear something classic.

  • jessica on said:

    tall boots and black eyeliner

  • lesleyaraymond on said:

    I put on a good dose of black eye liner, lots of black mascara, some bronzer and that's about it!

  • Meryl on said:

    GNO- everything goes on darker, bolder, heavier. Must start with an AMAZING moisturizer over flawless skin or what's the point? Great skin is the game changer. Caring for your skin occurs on a daily basis- preparing your canvas if you will! On my body goes amazing fabrics, draped just right- perfect cut for my body. Finish it off with an incredible scent and you've got the whole package covered!!

  • jen gersch on said:

    I put on some pink gloss and black eyeliner

  • joni on said:

    I usually wear jeans, a nice top, boots, and a cool jacket of some type.

  • Rebecca Graham on said:

    I keep things simple with casual clothing and light makeup.

  • mermont84 on said:

    I have some cute going out clothes and like to put on eyemake-up

  • Kerry on said:

    It's all about the eye make-up for a girl's night out for me. A little extra mascara and eyeliner and a more dramatic eyeshadow.

  • cindy w on said:

    I put a little shimmer powder on my face, lipstick and my favorite boots

  • BusyWorkingMama on said:

    I like skinny jeans with heels for a girls night out look!

  • Allie on said:

    I haven't had a girls night in years

  • LAMusing on said:

    For an all to rare girls night out I wear nice jeans, a fabulous top, boots or strappy heels depending in the season, a great piece of statement jewelry and unlike my day-to-day routine I actually do the full eye-make up thing.

  • Norma on said:

    I wear a nice outfit, curl my hair and put on some pretty lipstick!

  • janna johnson on said:

    Minimal makeup, dressy yet comfy clothes, and a pony tail! [email protected]

  • Heather S on said:

    I keep my makeup light and simple for girls night out and my clothes casual cute so I can maximize enjoying my friends instead of fussing with my makeup or clothes!

  • sandra on said:

    no makeup and hair pulled back

  • Susan Chester on said:

    I like to wear heels and a bright lipstick.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • Salma S on said:

    Mascara, red lipstick and liquid eyeliner would make my perfect pinup-ish look for a girls' night out!

  • Christina Sparks on said:

    I curl my hair put on my make up and put on a nice dress shirt.

  • tina reynolds on said:

    Mascara, red glossy lipstick, and fun sparkly eye shadow!

  • Jessica M on said:

    I like to invite my girlfriends over so we can all get ready together! We've had the most fun when we make a little event out of it and start by doing facial masks and then choosing outfits and makeup together. For makeup I just keep it simple with mascara, lip gloss, and a little blush!

  • maria cantu on said:

    with an extra coat of mascara

  • Debbie B on said:

    wearing extra lipstick, concealer and mascara

  • Erika on said:

    When I go out, it's so rare that I want to make it special. I usually use eyeliner and/or lipstick, which I never wear otherwise.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • Dee on said:

    I create my favorite going out look with a top bun, red lips, and a sweep of mascara! 🙂

  • sarah hirsch on said:

    i am a minimalist and don't wear much makeup, but a smile always helps you look better!

  • Jenn on said:

    I generally wear little to no makeup, so girls night acutally includes it

  • jalapenomamamn on said:

    More dramatic with my eye makeup – brighter lipstick.
    Love to gel & gently spike my hair.
    Clothes I like a casual dress with bolero.
    Thank you.

  • mickeyfan on said:

    For me, lip gloss and a touch of eye shadow are about as made up as I get!

  • anastasia2013 on said:

    I'm easy when it comes to "dressing up" for a girls night out 🙂 Throw on some mascara, gel up the curls in my hair, grab a cute top, some jeans and finish with some cute shoes and I'm ready to go 🙂

  • Brooke T. on said:

    Cat eyes and a dark lip, always a great look!!

  • Karen Medlin on said:

    Great tips, We don't go often, but when we do I like to a little foundation, darker shade of lipstick, add bit of eye shadow, and Mascara

  • Danielle F. on said:

    I don't look good with a lot of makeup (fair skin and blue eyes) so I usually just use a small amount of foundation that is sheer and lightweight and then use a little brown mascara, purple or brownish eye shadow and a nude lip. I look horrible with eye liner so I nixed that ages ago, lol. A cute outfit and I am ready to go.

  • D Schmidt on said:

    I really like a casual look of jeans, nice shirt, chunky cardigan and boots because for me the company is more important than how I look. I of course do wear some make up, eyeliner, foundation and mascara!

    [email protected]

  • Kim Henrichs on said:

    It's fun to go for a bolder look on a girl's night out. Sexier hair, bigger lashes, darker lip color…it's fun especially when I have to dress so plain and casual the rest of the week!!

  • heather on said:

    I love to get a new outfit and wear extra mascara and red lipstick for girls night out.

  • HilLesha on said:

    My trusty ol’ green eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner to create that alluring cat eye look!

  • melissa Resnick on said:

    casual boots and jeans

  • jen on said:

    my look is very simple because im not the best at makeup haha. i use lipgloss, eyeliner, and maybe a simple eyeshadow look. like one color across my lids.

  • Shannon on said:

    GNO is red lipstick time!

  • What I Really Wear on said:

    For girls night I always want to wear makeup that my husband doesn't like (yep, just being a rebel) so sparkles all the way! I love black eyeliner and sparkly shadow.

    Alice @

  • Lisa Brown on said:

    I get my perfect girl's night out look with a deep smoky eye, mauve lip color and false lashes. A pair of great skinny jeans, bling top, and platform stilettos.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • One Frugal Girl on said:

    All I need is a little mascara and eyeliner to head out for the night.

  • kim h on said:

    My Girls night out look is created by curling my hair and applying a bit more creative makeup than day look!! [email protected]

  • Cynthia C on said:

    Pretty clothes, nice makeup and great shoes make for a good look for girls night out.

  • The Demure Life on said:

    I actually straighten my hair, which I never do unless I'm going out with my husband or out with my girlfriends!


  • tamarsw on said:

    I put on some moisturizer and perfume/body mist, and I wear what makes me comfortable.

  • Margaret Smith on said:

    I love putting my makeup on and looking my best.

  • Natalie on said:

    I apply eyeliner, various shades of eyeshadow and a little bit of foundation

  • Stephanie V. on said:

    tinted moisturizer, mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, hair ironed, black jeans, sexy top, sandals or boots
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • rachel on said:

    I actually do my hair — curl it or put it up!

  • Shelly T. on said:

    For a girls night out it is usually dinner and coffee, so makeup is super casual. A little foundation, blush, mascara and lip gloss is it.

  • livivua on said:

    my girlfriend does my makeup

  • tina m on said:

    the limited dress, bass high heels,curl my hair and light make up!!

  • Vero Et on said:

    lip gloss and some mascara

  • stephanie on said:

    i love to wear glittler

  • Mahdi M on said:

    I like to do a simple look with smoky eyeliner, mascara, highlighter on my lids and some lip stain and gloss. I also use Tarte's foundation, concealer, blush and finishing powder for a flawless look!

  • tcarolinep on said:

    For Girls Night Out I like cc cream with a touch up with blush. Nude glossy lip gloss and earrings.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jaclyn Reynolds on said:

    I wear some fun eye makeup!

  • Michael Ann on said:

    I'm usually a makeup minimalist but I love a good liquid liner cat eye and big fluffy lashes!

  • Ann on said:

    The works! Foundation, smokey eyes, blush, lipstick, and perfume.

  • Leanna F on said:

    I love really dressing up my eyes with false lashes and black eyeliner! I don't usually wear much in the way of eyeshadow, but eyeliner can be so dramatic that I don't really need it! I also love wearing fun, bold lipsticks.

  • Elena Vo on said:

    My favorite "girls' night out" look would be golden glittery eyeshadow, black eyeliner and red lipstick, but not in a "in your face!" red hue. 🙂 something a bit classy.

  • Jea on said:

    I like to create a cute look with winged eyeliner and brightly colored eyeshadow!

  • Susan Smith on said:

    For Girls Night Out I curl my hair, out on lipstick, eye shadow, mascara and blush and put on heels and I'm ready to go

  • Lisa on said:

    I like to relax before a girls night out and keep my face/makeup fresh and not heavy so I'm ready for a long night on the town!

  • Dee on said:

    I create a girls night out look by searching on pinterest for fun ideas and then applying one of those. I don't wear much makeup but if I'm going on I choose one bold trend whether it's cat liner or red lips and a little mascara to spruce up my look 🙂

  • Christina Main on said:

    Concealer, lipgloss, mascara and tight skinny jeans!

  • Kelly Massman on said:

    comfortable clothes and maybe foundation and lip gloss!!! thanks kmassman gmail

  • Jennifer W on said:

    For girls' night, I generally do just a tad more dramatic than during the day. I'll add water to my Bare Minerals eyeshadow to make it darker. I'll use a little thicker eye liner and I'll put mascara on both my top and bottom lash. So, mainly define the eye a bit more.

  • Tabitha on said:

    My girls night look is almost the same as daytime but with eyeshadow, liner and mascara.

  • Nataly Carbonell on said:

    I love dark plum lipstick colors and lots of mascara!

  • Laura on said:

    I am terrible at makeup application, but if I am trying to look fancy I will normally opt for winged eyeliner (after several attempts of getting them even!), nude/tan/shimmery eyeshadow, and red lips!

  • Kelly D on said:

    I usually wear mascara, concealer and light lipstick. I like to accessorize with my favorite jewelry too.

  • Lea on said:

    Oh goodness, you have my empathy! From private school to nursing, I rarely have the time or option to wear makeup. On a girls night out I typically wear my standards of tinted balm and mascara, and occasionally add some shadow to my eyelids.

  • Kit Novak on said:

    I create a girls night out look with simple makeup. Primer, subtle smoky eye, a little blush, a lot of mascara and lip balm. BAM! Girls night out look!

  • Danielle on said:

    On most days I wear very light makeup, so on girls' night out I usually just wear more of what I normally wear, plus eyeliner and lipgloss. I also feel like I have no idea what I'm doing outside of my normal routine!

  • Elizabeth W on said:

    For a girls night out, I add black eyeliner, maskara and a simple lip 🙂

  • Michelle B on said:

    I try to go for a smokey eye. Not fashion magazine status, but just a little

  • Tammy Shelton on said:

    Last girls night was watching Disney Movies so a dash of glitter & sparkle & fairy dust was used.

  • Joni on said:

    Getting ready for a night out always includes BB Cream, concealer, eye liner, and lipstick. I pretty much always wear mascara and blush, but have to add the whole shebang when I am headed for a night out.

  • Rhonda on said:

    I highlight my cheekbones and brow bones, and 2 layers of mascara and smokey eyes are my go to for girls night!!!
    Of course some adorable ridiculously uncomfortable heels are also my go to!

  • Kayti Clayton on said:

    I always wear a dewey foundation and always contour – those are the things that can really make you look polished in no time at all!

  • sharon on said:

    girlie, you are beautiful! makeup cant come close to the beauty you already possess 🙂

    as for my favorites girls nite out look, some sweet lipstick and something to enhance my eyes …..and that's about it.

  • Amanda on said:

    I've been extremely lucky that I have pretty clear skin, so I am very much a minimalist when it comes to makeup. A little foundation if needed, mascara, and tinted lip balm. Possibly eyeliner and eyeshadow, but that's a pretty rare occurrence.

  • laurarailing on said:

    Ha. I Wish I had any idea! THe whole highlighting/contouring thing I wish I could do. So. wish. No I more like kill makeup. Not in the rocking way either! And yet i love it! What is with this addiction?!

  • amy pugmire on said:

    some skinny leather pants, an oversized sweater and some bright pink lipstick.

  • courtney b on said:

    fake eyelashes, heels and curled hair !:)

  • mona on said:

    I always use fake eyelashes for a fun, glamourous night out. I know I won't have kids trying to paw at my face, so that helps!

  • Susannah on said:

    To be honest, I don't really change up my makeup when I go out. I do get dressed up, though.

  • Mandy on said:

    I don't use make-up most of the time, but if I'm going out I'll use a bit of lipstick and lipgloss, concealer (if needed), and a very light blush. I especially like to have a new outfit though; that is my favorite. 🙂


  • Kate on said:

    To create my fav "girls night out" look, I only need a few key things:
    *Tinted moisturizer (this has been a huge game changer for me!)
    *Blush/bronzer combo (just the right amount of color to make me look ALIVE!)
    *Lipstick (you remember Lip Butters, right? Yeah, I'm still hooked!)
    *Eyeliner (A lot or a little, depending on where I'm headed!)
    and that's it!
    My ENTIRE makeup bag got stolen out of my car this summer, the bag I've had since I was 16 and first started wearing makeup! I cried. A lot! My husband tried to console me saying that we could just go buy more makeup. I had to explain to him that it's not that easy. It's like a collection! Fav brushes, powders, shadows…gone. I've found the bright side it in with my new and improved makeup and routine.

  • Lisa on said:

    I like to keep in simple with concealer and lip gloss!

  • Julie on said:

    Girls night out means a little extra eyeliner and a great lipstick color!

  • Elena on said:

    I like to wear a nice dress and high heels. And I use more makeup than usual

  • Alaina Joe on said:

    for a girl's night, i usually go for a smokey eye. i play it pretty natural throughout the week, so something with a little more drama is exciting 🙂 i keep my cheeks and lips pretty neutral, so i don't look like a circus clown. definitely some false lashes so my tiny ones don't get lost.

    thank you for this giveaway!

  • Mami2jcn on said:

    I use lipstick, concealer, and mascara.

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