Take your make-up from day to night in no time!

  • 14 Oct - 20 Oct, 2017
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

We are busy people; between our office lives, social calendars and other commitments, it is a wonder we have time to feed ourselves, let alone spend time on our make-up. And because we are always running from point A to point B with little time or planning, a last-minute invite from a friend or relative can instantly throw us into a frenzy! You know you’ve been there: frantically applying make-up, and changing your shoes and hair in the office bathroom. Well, with some handy beauty tricks up your sleeve, you can easily conquer this switch.

Upgrade your lipstick

If you are really crunched on time and have less than five minutes to spare, the easiest way to change your look is to switch your lipstick. Turn that nude or light-pink glossy lip into something dark and bold. This foolproof trick never fails.

Contour those cheekbones

Sporting dramatic, chiseled cheekbones is a quick and easy way to transition your look from day to night. Stash a two-in-one contour-highlighting kit or stick in your bag and work your shadows before heading out for a night out.

Just add a liner

Sometimes, especially when you are fighting the clock, a little eyeliner can make all the difference in upgrading your daytime look. Just swipe on a bold cat eye, or channel your inner 70s chica with graphic eyeliner.

Smoke it out

If you are already rocking winged liner, you have got the makings of a quick and dirty smoky right in front of you. Smudge out your liner with a kohl pencil for serious smolder. Make sure to work some along the lower lash line, too. And, if you only have black liner to work with, swipe some along the upper and lower lash line and smudge it out with your finger.

Load on the highlighter

Nothing says night time like some serious strobing. Stash an illuminating stick in your bag or in your car in case of emergencies.


Summer glory

Is the heat and humidity putting you off make-up? Try a BB cream that contains SPF 50 – it will protect you from harmful sunrays and provide high coverage. It will also be resistant to sweat and sebum, and will keep your make-up in place for up to 12 hours.