No matter what sort of job or social schedule you might have, there comes a time in every lady’s life when you might have to run between daytime event to evening one. Even if it’s just transitioning from the office desk to happy hour, you might want to liven up your makeup and take it to the next level without spending too much time in front your job’s community restroom mirror.
When you don’t have the time or space to completely redo your makeup you just get a little creative and do what’s necessary. Carry some face wipes in your makeup bag to swipe on the oilier parts of your face if you time to reapply the foundation there. If you don’t, a dash or two of powder should do just fine but try and use a translucent powder so you can avoid piling too much extra color on top of what you already have going for you. We want to avoid getting cakey at all costs.
During the day you are probably wearing mascara but maybe not a ton of eyeliner. You can create a more dramatic look for the evening by sweeping some on. A liquid liner will create the most distinct look but it can a little trickier if you are say, trying to apply it in your parked car while you balance all of your makeup on your lap. A creamy pencil can be a good choice in this situation since the application does not need to be totally perfect and you can smudge it a bit with your finger to get a smoky look. If your mascara has flaked off anyway, just reapply it in those spots or on the tips of your lashes. For the brows you can quickly switch up your look by filling them in a bit with an eyebrow pencil or shadow, which will instantly make them look bolder. Just be sure and keep some cotton swabs on hand in case something gets too out of line.
One of the biggest changes you can make to differentiate your daytime face from your evening face is to put on some lipstick. If you are not used to going for something really bold, try it out around the house and you’ll realize how fun it can be. A bold lipstick can be the face’s equivalent to a little black dress. If just a pop of color is more your thing switch up the shade to a different hue then you like to rock during the daytime hours, just to switch things up a bit.
If you wore your hair down during the day and it’s a little lifeless by the end, spritz some hairspray at your roots and then turn your head upside down to lift it and create a little volume. If you plan to wear it up and take it down later, try a braid to create some soft waves as opposed to a ponytail which can leave an intense rubber band crease.
Ah yes, going straight from day to night activities often does not include fitting in a shower. Keep a bottle of perfume or body spray in your makeup bag for a refresher, but use sparingly.