Day-to-Night Makeup Transformation in 3 Minutes Flat
May 05, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
It happens to all of us ladies as the workday wears on. The makeup we put on in the morning fades/melts/disappears by the day's end, leaving us absolutely unprepared for the evening's festivities. We are working up until the last possible minute here in the FashionIndie office which leaves less than five minutes for a makeup refresher before running out the door to dinners, events or parties. We have perfected the art of quick touch-ups and are going to share three day-to-night makeup transformations that take 60 seconds each.
1. Even-out skin tone with five strokes of a brush. Concealer, primer, foundation, powder - Oi so many steps to flawless skin. No matter how many products you use in the morning, five simple strokes of powder foundation - both cheeks, chin, nose and forehead - will make it look like the day never happened. We swear by Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation
2. Contour eyes with a smoky shadow. The best weekday makeup tool you can carry in your bag is a day-to-night eyeshadow kit. Look for a palette containing base shadow, light contour shadow and dark contour shadow that doubles as a liner. Use the lightest shadows during the day and smudge a little of the dark shadow into the crease and along lash line for a smoky evening effect. We swear by Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette
3. Bold brows for additional drama. I have always been a fan of big and natural, yet groomed brows. Unfortunately, they come last after skin, eyes and lips in the morning, if there is time left over. But contouring, defining and darkening brows for night turns up the drama of your look without a lot of effort. Think of the process as a 60 second face lift. We swear by Elizabeth Arden Dual Perfection Brow Shaper
Do you have any day-to-night makeup tricks that take no time at all?