Makeup artist Haley Bringel reveals her expert tips for transforming a daytime makeup look into a nighttime one.
How to take your daytime makeup look into night
We’ve all been there: a friend comes into town last minute…can you grab a drink? It’s someone’s last day at the office… how about a send off dinner? And the idea of going home just to turn back around is such a waste of time. The good news is it’s super easy to transform a daytime work look into a going out look with these simple tips.
Your day to night beauty bag
Don’t worry, you don’t have to tote your whole vanity back and forth. It’s all about keeping a few tools on hand… or, rather, at your desk!
If you’re at work, then you’re probably wearing one shade of eyeshadow. But it’s effortless to take that to the next level. Just apply a darker eyeshadow to the outer crease of your eyes, and then blend. It’ll give your eyes that added definition for going out.
Make sure to use a fluffy crease brush to apply the shadow and blend it thoroughly. The idea is to create a defined space between your brow and the brown eyeshadow.
The key ingredient to an evening upgrade is false eyelashes. Whether you go big or wispy, they’ll add instant drama. First, you’ll want to trim the false eyelashes so that they fit your eye shape better. Then grab eyelash glue, and apply it to the edges of the false eyelashes, allowing to dry a few seconds before applying.
To apply the false eyelashes, look down and go in at an angle. Pop the false lashes on the upper lash line with the corners down. You’ll want to avoid repositioning the false eyelashes once they have been applied.
Eyelash curler + Mascara
Grab your eyelash curler, and curl your lashes along with your false lashes. Make sure the glue has dried before you do this. Add a coat of mascara to help mesh your lashes and the falsies together, sealing the deal.
The last step is applying a lipstick. During the day, you probably prefer wearing a neutral or matte lipstick. But nighttime makeup is your time to shine. Go bold or choose something glossy for a luscious pout. Be sure to pick a long-wearing formula!
…All ready to go for a night on the town
Putting together an evening look doesn’t have to be complicated. All you really have to do is define your eyes and lips with darker, after-hours shades. Curate a small bag to keep at your desk with these supplies and you’ll never turn down that post-office invite again.