Tis’ the season for after-work tipples and Christmas fuelled celebrations. We’ve all been there with late working days and the office festivities looming in the horizon, but no time to go home and re-do our look for the evening. We’ve got a few easy tips and tricks to help transform from slaying the office day to dazzling through the evening.
Beforehand, ensure you’re wearing a versatile office piece that can be easily dressed up from day to night with the help of a few basic accessories. We always try to bring some statement jewellery, belts or heels into our bag to help finish our final look.
For your face, you’ll have to prep a few small things to remove the stress of the day and get ready for the night ahead. It’s not as difficult as you may think.
Remove the day:
If you have time, remove your smudges, creases and start afresh before going out again. You won’t just feel fresher but your new makeup will be easily touched up. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Is our instant go-to for gently removing and refreshing the face. It’s subtle moisture boost will also improve complexion for even the most sensitive skin types to look brighter.
It’s all about the eyes:
To take your eye look from day to night, start with a fresh base and a neutral colour across the base of your eyelids. In the crease, take a darker shade to blend into your outer corner and buff out gently to the brow bone. Taking a soft glam sparkle, brush across the base of your eyelid, on top of your neutral shade. With a fine, thin brush, smoke out the darkest shade to create a soft eyeliner on the outer corner of your lash line. We are obsessed with this mini NYX palette with 16 gorgeous pigment-packed warm neutrals, sure to suit any evening look.
Next, finish off your eyes with a fresh coat of high impact mascara to deliver a boost of volume and length to really make that eye look pop. Our firm choice? Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky-High Mascara – just read the reviews for yourself if you need any more persuading!
With jack frost nipping at your nose, masks and cold weather looming it’s enviable of red skin, breakouts and dry skin. That’s why we always carry a handy pocket-sized concealer to touch up any areas we feel need it. This creamy, long-wear, crease-proof liquid concealer is as light as air and has medium-to-full coverage to build up as you see fit.
Perfect the pout:
For the final touch to your evening look, apply a shade that’s a few shades darker than your natural lip colour, or perhaps go bold with a red statement lip. In the colder winter moths we opt to go for a mega hydrating oil-infused lipstick with luminous shine from YSL, Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick. To really perfect your pout, we ensure an Estee Lauder Double Wear stay-in-place pencil to outline your lush lips.
The Front Row Team x