Most people have a solid daily makeup routine; I do! It’s something that always works. After a long day, and once the sun goes down, there are a few tweaks that I’ve made to my makeup that has brought out an evening glow. The best part is, it doesn’t require me to start from the top! What’s important to know about transitioning from day to night is to decide what you want to emphasize. Eyes, lips, or cheeks. I usually pick one and make it great! Here are my tricks!
CLEAN UP: Here’s where I correct things like smudged eye makeup or wipe away my day lip. You’ll want to fix anything you don’t want before touching up what you do! It may be a good idea to keep makeup remover wipes or q-tips in your bag to clean up any runny eyeliner. For my shiny girls, keep blot paper or powder nearby. This is the first step in getting ready for the night after a long day!
EYES: Instead of adding a coat of mascara to my lashes, which usually causes clump and a look I don’t want, I try to add a slightly heavier application of eyeliner. For some, maybe a liquid or gel will work to make your eyes pop. Since I usually wear a winged liner I add something smokey to the bottom lash line. If bold eyes are your thing, try to put on an eye shadow that is a few shades darker than your daytime shade. This Tarte Eye Shadow Palette does the trick! Make it smokey and have your lids stand out!
LIPS: Let’s say heavy eye makeup isn’t your thing. That’s ok. Go for a bold lip like the very popular MAC Ruby Woo! Or something two or three shades deeper than what you wear out during the day. It’s a small effective tweak that works! If a bolder lip always makes you happy, go a little less on the eye makeup. If your eyes are what you love to accentuate, go for a more nude shade of lipstick.
HIGHLIGHT: Some of us are all about the glow. I know I am! Keeping a great highlighter on you and applying to the high areas of your face (top of the cheekbones, tip of the nose, etc.) bring out a sparkle in your skin. This is perfect for a romantic date, drinks with the girls, or even dinner with the family. My favorite highlighter at the moment is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector!
These are small ways to make big changes to your every day makeup. What other makeup tricks do you think women should keep in their back pocket when going out on the town after a long day? Share with me. I’d love to know!