Your Workday-to-Glam Beauty Essentials
Evening Essentials continued...
Pucker up. Change your lip color and you change your whole look, says Siler. If you go neutral by day, a bold pop of lip color by night does the trick.
Rae says it's easy to start from scratch on your lips -- and you probably should for a fresh look. “Remove all traces of lipstick, add lip balm, blot, and apply a new lip” she says.
Bennett offers this secret: “Top off your lipstick with a dab of sparkling gold or silver iridescent gloss to give it some glamorous gleam.”
Cheat fatigue with shimmer. Eight hours in front of computer can take a toll on your appearance. Give your look a second wind with a Rae's glimmery trick. Apply shimmer cream under the brows and in the corners of the eyes to create an awake appearance and help you sparkle.
When taking your makeup from day to night, there are a few “don’ts” that can make all the difference.
- Choose dramatic eyes or bold lips, not both. You'll avoid an overdone look.
- Don’t load up on powder.
- Avoid long-lasting lipsticks on days when you have evening plans. That way you can easily revamp your look for night.
- Be wary of extra mascara. After a long day, it may just get clumpy.
- Avoid powder under the eyes. It can settle into fine lines over the course of the day and look like wrinkles.