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What Going-Out Makeup Looks Like On 7 New Yorkers

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    You never know who you'll see walking down the streets of New York. Maybe you'll run into a celebrity or an old roommate from college or that date you ghosted a few months back. But sometimes it's the faces you don't know as you pass by that make a lasting impression — especially if said faces are wearing metallic stars on their cheeks, bold orange eyeshadow, or crazy-thick eyelashes. Those are some IRL beauty looks you won't soon forget.

    We spotted these seven women on the streets of New York as they were about to head out for the night, each rocking a beauty look cooler than anything we've tried lately. So we broke one of the cardinal rules of living in the city: We stopped them in their tracks for a chat (and a few pictures). Once they realized we weren't trying to have them sign a petition, they opened up about their nightlife philosophies and current obsessions. That's all well and good, but we know what you really want is details on exactly how to get each look. Makeup artist Stephanie Peterson gave us the rundown of tips and tricks you need to recreate these looks yourself, using a few key Maybelline products. Because hey, you never really know who you'll run into, so make your makeup count.


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    Name: Kiara Brown
    Age: 22
    Occupation: Photo studio assistant
    The Look: Understated glitter

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    What do you need in your purse for a night out?
    "I can't leave the house without money for snacks after I leave the club."

    What song are you currently listening to on repeat?
    "'One Dance' by Drake."

    What is your signature going-out look?
    "I always wear my hair big and curly."

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    Name: Sable Yong
    Age: 29
    Occupation: Writer/editor
    The Look: A jolt of color

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    Get Her Look: Well, this is one way to cover dark circles. Jokes aside, if you're looking to make a statement tonight, try recreating this freaking awesome lightning-bolt shape. All you need is a black, waterproof liner (marker or pencil, your call) and a cream eyeshadow in your favorite accent color. Start by drawing the black outline, let it dry for a second, and then carefully fill in the shape with shadow and a pointy eyeshadow brush. Top the eyeshadow with a matching matte powder formula to intensify the color. If your outline gets a little smudgy in the process, just trace over it again as a final step. A spritz of makeup-setting spray will keep your beautiful artwork in place all night.