Most women want to look vibrant when they hit the club or catch up with an old friend. But sometimes they’re running from office to a night on the town, and their makeup may not match the situation at hand.
Ideally, you can go home before heading out to get ready. Realistically, who has the time to weave through traffic to then make your way back through the crowds?
It’s far more common that your plans after work come together at the last moment, leaving you with little time to touch up your look, pack up for the day, and drive or commute to where you’re meeting up.
Thankfully, it’s possible to freshen up your look without investing a massive amount of time. You can easily adjust your makeup with these seven tips! Each one will have you meetup-ready in less time than you thought possible!
1. Go Bold With Your Lipstick
The easiest way to add drama for a night-friendly look is to apply a bold lipstick. Bright colors are a major trend now, and they can be what really helps subtle makeup stand out on your face. Thanks to many influencers out in the world, colors like electric blues, blacks and even greens and oranges are becoming a part of any night-time look.
Nude lipsticks are also a unique (and completely opposite!) approach to a bold lip. Going “nude” can make the perfect compliment to a dramatic smoky eye or eyelashes.
2. Just Wing It
If you’re short on time, it can be hard to incorporate all the changes you want to do. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. A dramatic eyeliner might be all you need to transform an office look into one that’s ready to hit the town!
A gel or liquid eyeliner can be used to brighten up your eyes in more ways than one. You can do big, bold lines on both the top and bottom or simply create a “cat eye” look that’s more your style. You can also try adding an extra coat of mascara for a quick and easy way to transform your look as well.
3. Extend Those Lashes
Eyelashes are an easy way to ramp up your style. You can try curling them, adding a black liner or trying out a dark shadow to the outer corner of your eye for an optical illusion. Mascara is versatile and can be utilized to create a nighttime worthy statement with a few simple “hacks” up your sleeve.
If time warrants, you could even take it a step further and use fake lashes. They’re not exactly the easiest thing to add, but they definitely make a difference so you’re ready to take on the town.
4. Try To Glow Up
A contour-highlighting kit can be a great way to accentuate the natural angles of your face.
No matter how much time you have, you can utilize the whole kit, or go with a more basic bronzer or shimmering highlighter. Both ways offer that extra something to make your skin look radiant.
5. Use A Darker Eye Shadow
“Smoky” eyes are still a tried and true method for going from day to night looks. And all you really need to do is apply an eyeshadow a couple of shades darker than the one you’re currently using. You can use your fingertips to smudge it a little bit for a more profound effect.
6. Refresh Your Face
Being in the office all day can leave you feeling a little less than fresh. So give yourself and your face a little boost by spritzing yourself with a rejuvenating spray. It can help keep your skin moisturized and give it a little kick so it looks like it did at the beginning of the day.
7. Flip Your Look Like A Pro
Switching makeup from day to night can sometimes be time-consuming, but it doesn’t need to be. There’s plenty of ways to recharge your look so your busy schedule doesn’t get interrupted too much.
When you want to look your best no matter what time of day it is, make sure to follow these steps to spice it up. Your plans won’t have to be put on hold and you can skip the trek back home so there’s more time for fun!