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!
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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!