Create a pretty Day to Night Makeup look that will take you from the office to a night out ... it's easy!
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'Tis the season for after work parties and get togethers!
I always seem to have a few of these events scheduled, and it's hard to look pulled together when you've been running around all day.
Rather than showing up straight from the office and feeling frumpy, take a few minutes to transform your face. Pack a few products, and you'll have everything you need to create an easy day to night makeup look.
The best part? You can create this pretty look in three simple steps!
Easy Day to Night Makeup
Here's what you need for this day to night makeup look:
- Medium, shimmery eye shadow: I used Glow, a gold shimmer, from the Julep Sweep Eyeshadow Palette.
- Lengthening and thickening mascara:L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is my favorite.
- Bright, pink blush: I used Stila Custom Color Blush in Sheer Pink.
- Lip crayon: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturing Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino is the prettiest red.
Throw these items in your bag before you leave in the morning, along with a fun statement necklace, and you'll be party-ready in no time!
Basically, you will be applying the makeup over anything you are already wearing.
I started with the natural-looking makeup that I wear daily. However, this look works even if you're starting with no makeup.
Step 1: Eyes
Sweep a medium shade across your eyelids from the lash line to just below the brow bone. Blend the edges well with a brush or your fingers.
Since this is for nighttime, I recommend using a shade with a little shimmer.
This is an easy way to create a subtly smoky eye without a lot of different shadows, especially if you have fair skin like me.
Finish your eyes by applying a coat of mascara.
I went right over the mascara from my morning makeup routine.
If you're starting with no makeup, add an additional coat or two for a stronger look.
Step 2: Cheeks
Apply a wash of bright pink blush to your cheeks.
The addition of a little color will wake up your whole face.
Step 3: Lips
Finish your easy day to night makeup by applying a bold color to your lips.
I like to use jumbo lip crayons. They're super moisturizing and come in a beautiful range of colors. You can apply these crayons as lightly or as intensely as you like. I went bold!
If red is too much for you, choose a more subtle color. Why not step out of your comfort zone though?
And that's it!
You can seriously apply this makeup in about 5 minutes.
Here's a before and after.
What do you think?
One more tip! If you're wearing your hair pulled up already, turn it into a side pony.
It's such a fun, flirty style that perfectly complements this easy day to night makeup!
Do you have a lot of parties on your schedule this December?
P.S. Looking for a little holiday hair inspiration? Check out these three easy holiday hair styles!