Day to Night Makeup in 5 Minutes

We’ve all been there…a long shift, your makeup is on its last legs, you’re a bit tired but REALLY want to meet your friends at happy hour and not look like a hot mess.
It really doesn’t take much to spruce up and zhjshooj (is this a made-up word? zhoojsh? zchoozsh?) yourself into a fresher look in five minutes or less. The five key products to have in your bag are powder, bronzer, eyeshadowa bold lipstick, and dry shampoo.
Chances are, if you're like me, after a full day you'll have some shiny areas in your T-Zone, or just all over. The first thing you want to do is use a translucent pressed powder. I've never found one I liked better than Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (Travel-sized is $23 - Sephora). It's just the best.

Chances are, if you’re like me, after a full day you’ll have some shiny areas in your T-Zone, or just all over. The first thing you want to do is use a translucent pressed powder. I’ve never found one I liked better than Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (Travel-sized is $23 – Sephora). It’s just the best.

Instead of messing with more liner, a really simple way to go from a daytime or office look to a night look is to sweep a darker eye shadow under the eye. It only takes a few seconds, and really makes a difference. I recommend a nice brown or copper-toned shadow. Kat Von D makes a mini version of the shadow palette I used every day: Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26 - Sephora).

Instead of messing with more liner, a really simple way to go from a daytime or office look to a night look is to sweep a darker eye shadow under the eye. It only takes a few seconds, and really makes a difference. I recommend a nice brown or copper-toned shadow. Kat Von D makes a mini version of the shadow palette I used every day: Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($26 – Sephora).

Even if you don't have time for the other steps, switching up your lip color to something a bit bolder is a great way to change your whole look. Try a vibrant red, hot pink, or deep plum. A nice drugstore find is the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in "Rebel Red". I like its affordable price tag ($6.99-Any drugstore) & smooth, creamy application.

Even if you don’t have time for the other steps, switching up your lip color to something a bit bolder is a great way to change your whole look. Try a vibrant red, hot pink, or deep plum. A nice drugstore find is the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in “Rebel Red”. I like its affordable price tag ($6.99-Any drugstore) & smooth, creamy application.

After you've gotten yourself back to a matte state, now it's time to add some shine and color back. I know, seems counter intuitive right? Sweep some bronzer onto your cheeks, and a bit onto your temples, nose, chin, and jawline. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is a great option, and comes in a handy dandy travel size ($15 - Sephora or Ulta).

After you’ve gotten yourself back to a matte state, now it’s time to add some shine and color back. I know, seems counter intuitive right? Sweep some bronzer onto your cheeks, and a bit onto your temples, nose, chin, and jawline. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer is a great option, and comes in a handy dandy travel size ($15 – Sephora or Ulta).

 My savior. A few sprays of this into your roots, let it dry for 20 seconds, then rub into your scalp. It will not only give you more thickness & volume, but will make your strands smell nice. Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo ($6-Most drugstores) is always a safe bet.


My savior. A few sprays of this into your roots, let it dry for 20 seconds, then rub into your scalp. It will not only give you more thickness & volume, but will make your strands smell nice. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo ($6-Most drugstores) is always a safe bet.

 

That’s totally less than five minutes, right? Just add some perfume behind your ears on the drive to wherever you’re going (at a red light of course!), and you’re fresh and fierce and zchsgzoooshzed and ready for the night.
Cheers! Xx
Erin Dugan

Erin Dugan

Beauty Contributor
Northern Pennsylvania
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