There’s often only time for one makeup look in a day—the one you put on that morning. The time-saving trick to transition your look from day to night? Instead of redoing your makeup and starting from scratch, simply build on your existing look. Here's how.
Freshen up your foundation.
No need to reapply a full face. Simply spot-apply to cover under-eye darkness, conceal redness (usually around the nose, chin and forehead), and cover any blemishes. Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer has a unique doe-foot wand that's perfect for precision application.
Kick-up your eye look with shimmering khaki.
A quick way to add some oomph to your eyes? Layer a shimmering gold or khaki shadow on upper lids and along lower lashes for a gilded smokey eye effect. This can be faster and easier than trying to pull off a dark, smokey eye that requires more time, attention, and fixing. Our pick: Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Whopping Willow—the smooth, easy to blend formula is infused with Vitamin E and glides easily, no brushes (or mirror) required.
Create glowing skin.
Now it’s time to give skin a lit-from-within glow. Sweep highlighter across the tops of cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. Our pick? Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight. The light-reflecting pigments add a fresh, luminous sheen instantly.
Top off your mascara with extra volume.
High Impact Mascara gives you big, bold lashes, and can easily be layered without clumping. Apply a few coats to top lashes, letting each coat dry before applying the next. Use the tip of the mascara wand to elongate the outer lashes for even more winged-out drama. Then, hold the wand vertically and brush each bottom lash, sweeping from root to tip.
Balm + liner + colour in one swipe.
Switching to a bolder lip colour is an easy way to pump up your look. And, after a long day at the office, you’ll want to show your lips some TLC with a hydrating formula that’ll make them feel great too. Try Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour in Angel Red, which has a sculpted tip that makes it easy to define the lip line, no lip liner required. It also has a hydrating core that’s packed with nourishing Vitamin E and 3D pearls to keep lips soft, smooth and looking fuller. Start by shaping the lip line, then apply colour to the center of lips, blending it outwards with your fingertip.
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Photos & Video: Brayden Olsen | Words: Terry Tom Brown