October 21, 2013
If you're rushing from the office to a night out on the town, you might not have time - or the resources - to redo your makeup. Fortunately, there are some quick fixes that can be done using minimal beauty products to completely transform your subtle daytime style into a more dramatic nighttime look for every occasion.
With the help of these beauty tips, you can go from work to play in just a few minutes:
Before you reapply any new makeup, you might need to gently blot your face with a balled-up paper towel to remove any sweat or excess oils. If you don't mind carrying products in your purse, then consider having a small bottle of moisturizing lotion on hand, as your skin becomes dehydrated by nightfall and will need an extra boost. A small dab of a non-greasy moisturizer, such as the Elemis FreshSkin Softly Softly Daily Moisturizer, on your cheeks, forehead and nose will ensure that your skin remains smooth during your big night out.
Your cheeks become ruddier throughout the day due to factors such as stress and caffeine intake, dermatologist Francesca Fusco told Cosmopolitan magazine. To avoid the unwanted redness, skip out on the blush when night falls and instead opt for a shimmering golden powder, such as California Sun Glow. This effortless bronzer adds a healthy radiance to your skin tone by working as an all-over highlighter that not only adds definition to your cheekbones, but also freshens your browbone and forehead. Even brush some onto your décolletage before hitting the nightclub for an extra sparkle on the dance floor.
Up the eye drama
When the sun is down, it's time to play up your eyes. You can add a darker eyeshadow to your daytime palette by applying it to the crease of your eyes and around the outside corners, smudging it slightly with your fingers for a smoky eye. For an extra vamp-y vibe, line your top lashline with a dark brown or black eyeliner, followed by a layer of mascara to freshen up your lashes.
Trade in your daytime nude lipstick and sheer lipglosses for hues that are several shades darker than your natural lip color. Wine-stained lips are one of fall's hottest makeup trends. Ranging from cherry red to deep burgundy, dark lips make any ensemble more dramatic for the night. Before you apply the lipstick, line your pout with a matching lip pencil to ensure that the color stays intact.