Day to Night Make-Up Tutorial & Giveaway with Bobbi Brown Navy Nude Collection!

Hey Everyone!


Here’s the scene. It’s 6 am in the morning and you have a hot date tonight after work. You’re not sure if the smokey eye you wanna wear for tonight is “work-appropriate” so you’re scrambling to gather your make-up in a bag so you can somehow transform your day look into more sultry make-up sure to impress your date. Do you take everything off after work and start over? Well Girls, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to. Here’s how you can transform your day make-up into night look. Truth be told,  I love make-up that has many uses and that’s probably why I love using eye-shadow palettes so much more than single shadows. Even better, one that has shadows for day and night so you can carry it around.


My favourite one lately ought to be the Navy & Nude Palette from the Bobbi Brown Navy Nude Collection. Reason why is because it has all the shadows you need in a smart compact case. Instead of one long palette that can be hard to carry around, the other 4 shadows slide out like a drawer so that you can carry all thes shadows in a compact the size of your powder. The Bobbi Brown Navy Nude Collection is a stunner. Bobbi Brown says the “Navy and Nude is my modern take on a summer look that is sexy, yet fresh faced.” I couldn’t agree more.


My day look is simple and fresh. It’s not a dramatically different you but something you can wear for all occasions. Then, I will show you how to take it to the night in probably 5 minutes by using darker shadows to create a smokey eye. Stay tuned to the end of the post to find out how you can win a Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette for yourself!


For the day look, you’ll need to start with an eye-shadow base. I’m using the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Suede so you can have the shadows hold on to something.


Then, use the shimmery peach cream shade in the palette all over your lids. It has a nice shimmer to it so be careful about fall-out. I want to apologize for the pictures of the palettes, the color of the shadows are more like the first picture you see of them up there. I couldn’t control the lighting on this one!


Use a fluffy crease brush to apply a matte taupe colour to your outer corner and shading into your crease. Just be sure you don’t go all the way. This is just to define the eye.


Next, use a small brush (even an eye liner brush) and use in the dark brown colour to line your lid line for more definition.


Be sure to use your eye-liner on your lid line, tight line and water line. Then use your brow powder to define your brows and also a blush. Then, I’m going to use the Honey lip gloss on my lips. I’ve also added a bit of pot rouge in Powder Pink on my cheeks and lips just for a bit of flush.


And you’re ready to conquer the day! It’s a simple, fresh and classic day look that you can achieve with the palette. Let’s see how we can transform this to a night look.


All you have to do to transform your day look into a night look is use darker shadows on the day look that you’re already wearing. Just put them on top like they are not there and define your eyes even further. Don’t be afraid to go a little more up on the crease to make your eyes bigger and more sultry. I’m suing the Navy blue colour and applying that on my outer corner. You can see I’m going a bit more upwards but not by a lot at all.


Next, be sure to blend things out. Use the dark cocoa colour next to it and with a blending brush blend harsh lines while defining the crease. It’s a great tip because it is matte as well and it will give you that beautiful gradient effect.


Then, to make your eyes even more sultry, use a small pencil smudger brush and the navy blue colour to line your water line. Be sure to connect it back to your lid line.


And you’re done! I’m using the lip gloss in Sailor which is the red one over it so it can plump up my lips a little more. Be sure to touch up the rest of your face by blotting the oil, using concealer where you need it and dusting with powder!


Don’t forget to touch up your blush too! Here I’m using the brightening brick in Pink just so I can have that nice and radiant glow. That will sure trick him into thinking you didn’t have that long a day at work at all and that project you stayed up for till 3am? It doesn’t exist anymore.


Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Giveaway!

Of course what’s a tutorial to help you out if I don’t give you a brand new Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette for your make-up pouch! Hehe. To win a Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette, just comment on this post why you want to win! I will pick a winner on August 20, 2013 :) Good Luck!!


Hope you liked this post! I just love how it’s also taking blue shadow and making it more wear-able. A lot of people think blue eye-shadow is hard to wear. If you do it right though it can help brighten your eyes. That’s why I love navy shades of blue!


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  • Rahayu

    Hi, I would love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I don’t have a blue eyeshadow as I don’t know how to work with it. But after seeing your post, I think I have more confidence in pulling a similar look with the blue eyeshadow :)

  • Junichi Ocena

    aahhhh you did my request :D ty <3 ty <3

  • Jacqueline Tay

    Hi Roseanne!

    I have read your post and steps by steps how do you go about applying the Bobbi Brown Navy Nude Collection! And hoping that i can win this giveaway to start off my basic makeup skills because i rarely apply eyeshadow. Normally i only apply basic makeup such as concealer, sunblock cream and baby powder, thats all! and of course lip balm and lip gloss!
    Hope that by winning this i can enhance myself!

    Thank you.
    Blessed day!

  • Vica Andriani

    Hi Roseanne!

    I’d love to win the palette because it’s so compact and surprisingly, that tiny magic box has 2 types of colours! Usually, eyeshadow palette has a theme like nude only or something. But this Bobbi Brown one really surprises me. I’m always scared to try other eye make up colours because I think they’ll make me look like a clown. Ok maybe cos of my sucky skill lah haha! But well, your tutorial really changes my perspective about that! I’m now ready to be out of the (neutral) box!

  • Jaymee

    I’d love to win because i’ve never had the opportunity to try anything from Bobbi Brown (they’re too expensive in Australia!). The look you showed above is absolutely gorgeous, and i’d love to try doing it :)

  • Alyssa Leow

    Hi Roseanne!
    I would like to win this Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I do no own a eyeshadow before as I do not see the importance of it at all cause I’m single eyelid and by applying or not, it won’t make much difference. However, after reading up your post, I found how eyeshadows do make a difference in the overall eye makeup look especially it can define the crease on your eyes. Also, being a working young adult now, this palette definitely will be of great use to me as it is both suitable for office in the day and after work party at night.

    (PS: Love all your makeup tutorials, it really benefit me a lot.)

    Have a good day ahead (:

  • Amy

    Hi Roseanne!

    I’m a long-time reader, first-time commenter (but I think I’ll definitely start commenting more ^^). First off, just wanted to say that your blog has helped me so much in learning how to apply make-up, though I do admit that I’m still very much a novice.
    I’d really like to win the Bobbi Brown palette because I tend to only wear natural or nude colours on my eyes, so this palette will allow me to experiment more with colour + and navy is my favourite colour :)
    I don’t usually wear much makeup on a daily basis apart from lipstick or lip gloss, but I love makeup and I’m always trying to be confident in putting makeup on without worrying that I’ve messed it up!

    Also, it’ll be nice to add my first luxury makeup item to my minimal makeup collection :)

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • hanh nguyen

    I would like to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I am afraid of using blue eyeshadow. With your tutorial you show that we can use blue eyeshadow too. I love to win this palette so I can try it. Thanks!!

  • Annsley

    I’d love to win this as I have always not bothered with the make up aspect when going out after work since it is too cumbersome to lug around large palettes and single eyeshadows etc. This looks really nifty to pack and take along to work, school and even on holidays!

    PS: I like how the day and night looks are very well put together. :)

  • Cherie

    Hi Roseanne! I can relate to the day to night dilemma and I love the way you used the shadows and subtly incorporated the navy into the look! I’d love to win because Bobbi Brown shadows are insanely pigmented without being too soft (cough Urban Decay) and the colours in the Navy and Nude palette are exactly what I like!
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  • Yu

    The night look is stunning Roseanne, I also love your hair colour :) I’ve been wanting this palette precisely for making blue wearable, but it’s difficult to part with the cash haha!

    Would love to win this palette, because I know blues are meant to make brown eyes pop and I’ve yet to add a navy to my eyeshadow collection so this would be perfect to start making my eyes pop! ;)

    Gorgeous tutorial as usual Roseanne, hope you’re well :)
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  • kristy ng

    i’d love to win this palette because i’m so into navy blue right now! eyeliners, cream shadows, anything with navy blue and i’ll want to have it. haha! and definitely because i’ve never tried Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadows before so it’ll be great if i won this palette! thanks Roseanna! (:

    • kristy ng

      *Roseanne. SORRY on the typo.. :p

  • Joanna

    I would love to win because, I heard that BB is an amazing brand and I would love to own this palette because the colors are definitely my style :)

    Thank you!

  • Natalie Ng

    Hi Roseanne,

    You are such an inspiration. I simply love your make up tips and tricks as well as your product reviews. Please do not ever stop blogging! :)

    Anyway I would like to win the Bobbi Brown navy and nude palette because its an all-in-one eye shadow palette which has beautiful nude shades as well as deep dark shades like the navy blue. I have never owned any Bobbi Brown products and hence I’m really hoping this could be my first.

    I would love to experiment with the look you have just taught all of us to create! :) thank you roseanne!

  • Natalie Ng

    Oh my gosh I’m sorry for the double entry!

  • Kaori

    Thanks for sharing this, Roseanne! :) I can totally relate to the blue eyeshadow dilemma. No matter how I try to use them, blue eyeshadows just don’t seem to flatter me! Thankfully, you’ve shown all of us a simple way to incorporate blue shadow into our look. Great job! :) I would love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette so that i can try out this amazing tutorial on myself! :P I’ve never owned Bobbi Brown makeup before and this palette can be an excellent start to a new collection ;) I’ve also been on the lookout for a versatile nude palette for quite sometime now and this Bobbi Brown palette looks like just what I need! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • Patrycja

    Hello dear, thank you for this cute tutorial, that’s exactly what I needed! I’d love to win because I’ve been looking for a nice nude palette for a long time, and this one seems to be great! I often have to work late, and then I tend to go clubbing with my girlfriends, so this multi-task palette would be a perfect solution for me. The combination of nudes + navy color is great, definitely one of my fav colors.

  • Lynn

    Hi Roseanne, I would love to win this palette because it looks super compact! I would like to bring it on a nice holiday with me this October.

    I used to use the 120 colour palette from years back, and everyone knows though that palette is affordable with good pay off, some colours on there can come out tacky. I like that this Navy colour doesn’t look like I’m going for Getai hahaha. (Quick story: I tried the purples in the 120 palette one day, and my lecturer got so concerned because he thought I got boxed in the eye haha)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Nadia Nicolette Tan

    I would like to win this palette because I don’t have an actual palette! I just wear mascara and off I go. I’d love to play with some eye shadows! :D

  • Sara kang

    Love the way you worked the day to night look! Would love a chance to try the palette

  • Stefanie Gladden

    I’d love to win because this palette looks amazing and would be perfect for my school days and nights out with friends!! it’s gorgeous!

  • Rosana

    Hi, I would love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because
    navy blue suits my brown eyes perfectly,also neutrals are my must have for everyday wear… and i love to try the look on your post <3 thank you for the giveaway!!!

  • Aubrey

    I’d love to win this navy nude palette for its sleekness and compactness, as well as the fact that it’s all the colours I use almost day to day, but am having trouble bringing around right now due to the current palettes I have being large, bulky and seperate. With this all in one palette, I’d never have to worry about having to big a make-up case to bring around anymore!
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  • Julie B.

    I would love to win this because I love the way you showed how easy it wold be to use these colors from day to night. I can totally see myself doing this!

  • Carine Chan

    The Navy Nude palette is exactly what i need as it is autumn soon i think the colours could do fantastic looks then!

    Also since my face tone is similar to yours so i guess i could use some of your techniques to apply the products :D

    (besides i could match with my newly bought blue shades of nail polishes haha)

  • Puar Yu Rou

    Hi(: I would really love to win because I’ve never tried wearing blue eyeshadow before because i was afraid of how it would look, but you’re able to carry it off so well so i really wanna try it out myself too!(:

  • Mindy

    Hi Roseanne!

    I would love to win because I’ve always thought blue would look super classy but wouldn’t work on me – until now! I would love to try that classic look with the famous Bobbi Brown’s palette. :)

    Btw I’ve been reading you since onsugar days and your journey has been inspiring. All the best Roseanne!

  • Jasmine

    Hi Roseanne, I’d love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I’ve always gone out straight after work without applying any new makeup. By demonstrating how simple it can be, I am inspired to do so from now on. I don’t own any nudes or navy colours, so not only will this be an opportunity for me to try out these unique shades for the first time, but the palette is also so compact and convenient that I can easily see it becoming a staple in my cosmetics bag.

  • Celly

    Hello Roseanne! I really love the night look, it looks so effortless yet so elegant! I would also love to win the makeup because I have yet to try out Bobbi Brown’s palette. And I really love the navy in that palette, it looks beautiful~ I honestly would love to try out that navy on my eyes and see if it looks beautiful haha

    <3 Celly
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  • wenny

    i have heard a lot of good things about bobby brown so i would like to win this to try the brand out. i cant afford it otherwise hahaha
    thank you for the giveaway!!
    P.S i just read your bangkok spa treat. its so nice!!! :D

  • Wong Zhen Qi

    I want to win the Palette because I’m starting my internship soon and need some makeup for the day to go to work and for the night to meet up with my friends! The way you did it in this post looks so easy and effortless to get beautiful eyes!

  • Jy Ting

    I’d really love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I can’t wait to try out the colours on myself and see how I’d look. I’ve never been interested in nude makeup as I have sallow skin and nude colours seem to make me look even more dull and sickly. However, your tutorial changed my mind as the navy blue really made a big difference. It made your whole look appear classic and polished instead of washed out. I don’t think nude makeup is for everyone, so it is very ingenious of Bobbi Brown to include this shade of blue in the palette. It definitely helps people like me want to try on a new makeup style instead of the usual bright colours that I always go for to help “liven” up my looks. I think this palette would really work for me!

  • Parul

    I would absolutely love to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude palette because :
    1) I am super obsessed with makeup and navy blue eyeshadow is one of my all time favorites and your blog post is making me want to own this palette!
    2) Love Bobbi Brown
    3) I have never won anything before – Lol
    So please pick me, your fellow makeup addict/die-hard fan – because I would definitely use this and enjoy it to the fullest.

  • Jan S

    Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway :) I would love to win because the palette looks really practical and versatile.

  • Melissa

    I saw this at Nordstrom and didnt know how I’d wear the blue. After reading this post, I’d like to try it!

  • Amy C.

    I’ve always wanted to try a Bobbi Brown pallette but never wanted to pay for it! But this specific looks great! The navy can be used as my eyeliner and i like how the colors are so neutral — Good for the business environment! Thank you Roseanne for the giveaway!

  • Daniela

    Hii, I re-discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and I am loving it!
    I would love to win as where I live, bobbi brown is not sold :(

    thank you
    Dani ♥

  • Josie

    Hi Roseanne!

    I would love to win this Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because I was awed by your step-by-step makeup tutorial! Usually, I will only put on CC cream and head over to work, but after looking at your tutorial, I was tempted! Hope that I could win it and make myself look more presentable at work! :)


  • jane sy

    Hi Roseanne! It would definitely be such a blessing to me if i win this Bobbi Brown Navy Nude Collection. I am an aspiring make up artist. Everyday i would scroll online for different cosmetic brands and their techniques on make up application, join minor workshops and practice, practice, practice. i would often drop by the stores to check out for promotions only to see them from afar, since i cannot afford one. high end cosmetic products rarely go on sale. in my entire life, i have never owned anything as extravagant and luxurious as bobbi brown. if God willing, i get to win this one, i would work even harder to better my skills. i always believe in my heart that practice plus passion makes perfect. thank you for sharing your talent. people like you inspire me to grow richly in knowledge and skills.

  • Smurf

    Hi Roseanne,
    I get to know Bobbi Brown cosmetics through your blog and I got myself a Bobbi Brown lipstick upon reading one of you blog. I am so in love with Bobbi Brown cosmetics since. My lip feels so pamper with good quality lipstick. So I would like to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette.

  • Svetlani

    Hi Roseanne,

    I would love to win this Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude palette because I wanted to try a Bobbi Brown product seeing a lot of raves about this product makes me curious how good it is. I never had one so this giveaway is a great opportunity to own one. Plus I’ve been into nude looks recently, for me it’s more dramatic and sexy to sport a simple eye make-up. As the boys prefer, simplicity is beauty. Have a great day Roseanne! love all the way from Phi! <3

  • Krystle

    I have been lusting after this collection ever since I first heard about it. I have never owned/used Bobbi Brown eye shadows but this palette looks gorgeous, I love the navy colour and I love the looks you created with it. I would love to win it as I can guarantee this will become my go to/take it anywhere palette!

  • Zuleyma

    Hi! I love this tutorial, ( I really like how you make it out natural look) I really like the Nude Palette and Navy. Right now I’m on the search for palettes to try out, and i’ve seen Bobbi brown around alot, I’d love to give it a try ^^

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Because i have never tried Bobbi Brown and i’d love to!

  • Radmila

    I just found your blog but i already love it. I want to win so much since bobbi brown is hardly available in whrer i live (in Ukraine). Thanks!

  • Lauren G

    Thanks for the Giveaway! I would like to win because I’ve never tried Bobbi Brown cosmetics and have always wanted to! I also don’t have any navy blue shadows and would love to own one!

  • Jer

    Would love to win it because it is such a beautiful palette, and i dont have a blue. Would love to try it so much.

  • Rachelle

    I would definitely love to win the palette because Navy is my absolute favourite color, but I have yet to own any palettes nor eyeshadows with that lovely shade of blue! Plus I love Bobbi Brown’s cosmetics, I own their Oil-Free TM and would love to add this to my small collection <:D

  • Zann

    Hi Roseanne, would love to win this Nude Palette as I have always wanted to try Bobbi Brown’s product but can’t splurge on it. It will be perfect if i have a chance to own it as Nudes are my favourite eye shadows to have on!
    Thank you for this giveaway, either way it is going to make somebody a very happy girl. xoxo

  • amanda

    Hi! i would like to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude palette because i’m a newbie with make-up and would really love to try this versatile palette that makes it easy to switch from day make-up to night (Thanks for the step by step tutorial!) The sleek palette makes it so easy to carry around!

  • jess

    Hi Roseanne!

    Your review has been very informative to the extent whereby I can’t help but write in too to try to win this palette! :) The shades look so lovely (especially the navy blue!) and I’d love to be the lucky girl to walk away with the palette and experiment different day looks (something new to look forward to in the mornings, yay!). Honestly, I’ve never had any eyeshadow palettes to begin with all my life. It may seem a little overwhelming and unwise for a beginner like me to fast forward to mid-range/high-end make-up products like bobbi brown, but I do believe that a good start goes a long way! Furthermore, my best gal pals are fans of Bobbi Brown so if I do get a chance to win this, I’ll be sharing the palette with them as well. Like they say, sharing is caring, so why not? :)

  • Tammy

    I would like to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because it has everything I need to look professional with a hint of style during the day and stunningly gorgeous during the night. What better item to give a fellow Aquarian than something that is inspired by the summer and the sea? :)

  • Peiwei Lim

    I want to win the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette because this palette has everything I need to make me look as fresh as summer during the day and stunningly cool like the summer breeze during the night.

  • miarsi ningsih

    i want to win bcoz i never try bobby brown before and its look like nice colour for me :)

  • Leah B

    I would love to win this because I am just starting my makeup collection and would like to try new colors.

  • Esther Kim

    I would love to try out the navy palette! It looks great on you

  • jasmine k

    Hi Roseanne,
    I would love to win the Navy and Nude palette because because the colours seem easy enough to pull off for a newbie like me. (Your tutorial definitely helped!) It’s’s so versatile and the navy eyeshadow is just too gorgeous!

  • Christine

    I’d love to win this palette because I’ve always been afraid to try out bold eyeshadow colours, but reading your blog has shown me that they’re easy to apply and can look great on Asians. I don’t own any eyeshadow palettes, and the Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette looks like a great palette to start out with!:)

  • Mandy

    I love navy blue and this palette has so much mileage! It has so many day to night makeup possibilities and is so compact and ideal for travelling. I’ve always loved bobbi brown for her practical and value-for-money products!

  • RuiPing

    Hi Roseanne

    The make up tutorial that you have showed us was a phenomenal one.

    Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette is indeed a good choice for both day and night make up.
    I will be joining the workforce soon and this palette will definitely come in handy.
    I will appreciate if I win it otherwise many thanks for sharing. :)

    Good Luck and Have Fun

  • Amber Seah

    I want to win ittttt!! It looks like a normal nude palette but the navy blue really makes a difference! Both looks you made were gorgeous. I especially love the night look which looks a litte sultry but in a classy way! I am so interested in trying out the looks you came up with~ Hope I can win this to try out my first eyeshadow product from Bobbi brown!!! :) Cheers~

  • Kellie withers

    I would adore to win the Bobbi Brown navy nude palette. I would also like to say thank you so much for the suggested day and night look ideas. It’s one thing to buy a palette and totally another to know what to do with it! My love for makeup has started later in life and I have learnt so much from bloggers and you tubers like yourself. Please know how much your effort and time is so appreciated with fellow makeup addicts like myself. Have a great day :)

  • Jacqueline

    This is a very neutral palette but what makes it exciting is the navy blue in it and I think it will be suitable for travel as it can build up a day look to a night look easily!
    Great giveaway Roseanne!

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