Sometimes, we just need our makeup to last us all day long — especially during the busy holiday season! Here, we’ve rounded up a few expert tips and tricks to show you how to easily transform your beauty look from day to night — no pit-stops or full-face applications required!
With the holiday season now in full effect, we’re finding ourselves darting from the office to one holiday party after the next with not so much as a minute to rest in-between. Unfortunately, that’s leaving us with little time to transform our daytime beauty look into something more party-appropriate. Luckily, taking your hair and makeup from the office to a festive gathering is as easy as applying just a few expert tips to your desk-side beauty routine — that’s right, no face-washing necessary. To show you how’s it done, we’ve pulled together a few expert tips and tricks that will have you party-ready in 10 minutes or less. Get the details below!
To start, you’re going to want to prep your skin and remove any of the damage that built up over throughout the work day. This can be as easy as using a Q-Tip to wipe away any makeup smudges and smears and using oil-blotting papers to absorb excess shine.
Next, use a light-reflecting concealer like the Clinique Airbrush Concealer to brighten the skin and cover up dark circles and imperfections. We also suggest applying a light dusting of bronzer, like the Kevin Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil, to help liven up muted, tired skin.
How To Take Your Beauty Look From Day To Night — Tips & Tricks
One of the easiest ways to transform your beauty look and make it feel more party-appropriate is to create a sultry, smokey eye. Start by lining the lash line with a long-lasting eyeliner like the COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx to create a winged cat-eye. Then, using a darker shade of your daytime eyeshadow, apply it across the lids and lower lash line making sure to blend it out with a small soft shadow brush for a smokey effect. Finally, assuming your mascara wasn’t too thick to start with, you can then add a coat of mascara — we like Maybelline Great Lash Real Impact In Very Black for its natural look — to crete a more dramatic look.
If smokey eyes aren’t your thing, you can choose to play up your lips instead by opting for a show-stopping lipcolor. A bold red lip feels especially on point for the holiday season, and it just about the easiest up to amp up any look. Start by first lining your lips with a matte liner like the and then filling in with a bright red lipstick like NARS Cinematic Lipstick in Future Red.
Finally, prep your hair for a night out by applying a spritz of dry shampoo. Opt for a volumizing one like Sexy Hair Big Sexy Volumizing Dry Shampoo, to help breathe new life into tired tresses. You can pin up hair into a neat chignon for sophisticated party look. And there you have it — party-perfect in almost no time flat!
HollywoodLifers, how will you take your beauty looks from day to night this holiday season? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!