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Day to Night Makeup

Tuesday 13th December 2016

With us being in the midst of the Christmas party season, taking our look from office to bar is right up there with the dilemmas that come with this time of year.

Or, imagine that it’s 5:35 p.m, and you’re meeting your fella for a rare date night out. You’re still at your desk, and if you don’t leave in 10 minutes, you’ll be late.

Frantically applying makeup, changing your shoes and volumising your hair in the office bathroom like Clark Kent. Well, Superman’s got nothing on us!  What can you do to quickly and easily refresh your makeup, and maybe look a bit more glam?  We pinned down beauty and make up artist Jolie Costello for her top tips.

Be Bold

Transitioning from day to night is about being that little bit bolder whether it be a nice lipstick, adding a cat eye or chiseling those cheekbones, these are the three main areas that will bring out the face and make it look camera ready!

Swap Your Lipstick

If you’re really stuck for time and have less than five minutes to spare, treat the lips as priority. Turn that nude or light-pink lip gloss into something dark and bold.  Alternatively, ombre glitter lips are huge right now, learn how to get the look here:

Product Recommendations:  MUA Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Siren, Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in Wine and Max Factor Lipfinity Longwear Lipstick in Hot


Darken Your Shadow and Just Add Liner

Transitioning from day to night depends on the person! For myself, I tend to add a darker colour to the lid and more liner and mascara. I love popping an eye palette in to my handbag as it’s compact and ensures you have everything you need for this transition.

Product Recommendations: Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Smokey Grey, MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Dusk Til Dawn and Max Factor Smokey Eye Eyeshdow in Lavish Onyx


Use Your Fingers

Its simple! Add some darker liner to your bottom lash line, and smudge with your fingertip. Smokey, sultry and so easy.

Product Recommendations: Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner and L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeliner in Night Day Black


Pretty Flush of Blush

A little bit of blush works wonders for taking your look from day to night; a spot of colour and a flirty flush look to make sure your evening – whether it be your Christmas party or a date night – is as bright and confident as your are.  Try a cheek palette – they’re brilliant, compact and easily takes you from day to night.

Product Recommendations: Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar & Spice, Sleek Blush by 3 Pink Lemonade and Rimmel London Royal Blush in Coral Queen.


Just Refresh

Don’t go for the cake look and pile on more and more makeup; instead, refresh what’s already on and just enhance it.  Refresh with a facial spritz (Magicool Body & Face Cooler is a steal and works wonders) or a water mist and plump up your lips with a dry toothbrush – don’t forget to pop on a thin layer of lip balm afterwards.  Let it soak in whilst you do your eyes and cheeks and then pop that lippie on.

Product Recommendations:  Magicool Body & Face Cooler


What’s your go-to day-to-night makeup trick? Tell us your secrets in the comments below!


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