Guest Author - Kimberly Williamson
There are times when you have to go straight from work or school to a night out. Maybe you've got a date or you're meeting friends for dinner. In any case, going from a daytime makeup to a nighttime look is essential when you're going out. If you're heading out right after work, you probably want to intensify your makeup for a dimly-lit atmosphere. A daytime look typically won't emphasize your features adequately in a dark restaurant or nightclub.
You probably don't want to bring a lot of makeup with you to achieve the nighttime look you're after. Fortunately, that's not necessary. Just a few essentials will help and you have many options. Some quick enhancements can change your daytime makeup into the perfect nighttime look.
You'll probably want to add emphasis to your eyes before going out. You may even choose to create a smoky eye or a classic cat eye. But if you don't want to take a lot of products with you, just add more eyeliner. Choose a pencil like Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil or a gel liner like MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack. Liquid liners like Revlon's ColorStay also work well.
You may choose to wear a darker or brighter shade during the day if you know you're going out later. Paired with minimal eye makeup and a touch of blush, you'll still have a great daytime look. Or you might just bring a more intense shade to use later. The key is to add more emphasis to your lips for your night out. If desired, use a lip gloss instead of lipstick.
Blush tends to fade during the day. You may want to re-apply it. If you'd rather not carry cheek color with you, simply pre-load a retractable blush brush with some powder blush instead. Add it to the apples of the cheeks. Sweep a little on the outer brow bone to add more color to the eye area.
Carry a multipurpose makeup product with you instead of taking several different products. Some multipurpose cosmetics may be used anywhere on the face and body. For more information view the linked article below called “Multipurpose Beauty Products.” You'll find it below this article under “Related Links.”
Another option to consider is a small set that you can take with you. They don't take up much space in your bag and you can use one to create an entirely new makeup look before going out. Try Buxom's Passport Collection The Day Tripper Edition or Too Faced Candy Bar Pop-Out Makeup Palette & Phone Case. As the name indicates, it's also an iPhone case. Too Faced offers other sets to choose from as well.
You have several options when it comes to turning your daytime makeup into a glamorous nighttime look. By taking just a few essential items you'll have everything you need to look great for your night on the town.