It’s easy to feel like there’s only time for one makeup look in a day—the one you put on that morning. But, here’s the time-saving trick to transition your look from day to night: Instead of redoing your makeup and starting from scratch, simply build on your existing look. Here's how to quickly transform your daytime office look into one that's perfect for party time.
Freshen up your foundation.
No need to reapply a full face. Begin by applying a small amount of makeup on the back of your hand to warm it up. The heat from your body will help the foundation melt into your skin seamlessly. Just spot-apply foundation to cover any under-eye darkness, conceal any redness (usually around the nose, chin and forehead), and cover any blemishes. Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer has a unique doe-foot wand that's perfect for precision application.
Kick up your eye look with shimmering khaki.
A quick way to add some oomph to your eyes? Layer a shimmering gold or khaki shadow on upper lids and along lower lashes for a gilded smoky eye effect. This can be faster and easier than trying to pull off a dark, smoky eye that requires more time, attention, and fixing. Our pick: Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Whopping Willow—the smooth, easy to blend formula is infused with Vitamin E and glides easily, no brushes or mirror required.
Create glowing skin.
Now it’s time to give skin a lit-from-within glow. Sweep highlighter across the tops of cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. A date night (or girls’ night out) essential, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight is our pick because of its light-reflecting pigments that add a luminous sheen.
Top off your mascara with extra volume.
High Impact Mascara gives you big, bold lashes, and can easily be layered without clumping. Apply a few coats to top lashes, letting each coat dry before applying the next. Use the tip of the mascara wand to elongate the outer lashes for even more winged-out drama. Then, hold the wand vertically and brush each bottom lash, sweeping from root to tip.
Lip balm + liner + color in one swipe.
Switching to a bolder lip color is an easy way to pump up your look. And, after a long day at the office, you’ll want to show your lips some TLC with a hydrating formula that’ll make them feel great too. Try Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour in Angel Red, which has a sculpted tip that makes it easy to define the lip line, no lip liner required. It also has a hydrating core that’s packed with nourishing Vitamin E and 3D pearls to keep lips soft, smooth and looking fuller. Start by shaping the lip line, then apply colour to the center of lips, blending it outwards with your fingertip.
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Photos & Video: Brayden Olsen | Words: Terry Tom Brown