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The Party Edit: Take Your Look From Day To Night

It’s the age old question: how do you take your makeup look straight from work to that appropriate level of evening glam. After a day sitting at a desk or rushing between meetings, it’s unlikely that the makeup you applied at 7am will last until happy hour.  But don’t fret, as Beauty Expert has a few products that will allow you to take your beauty look from day to night with ease – without the need for a vanity case under your desk.

Foundation touch up

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After a long day at the office most foundations will start to separate or run. However, instead of reapplying over old makeup that you’ve been wearing all day, apply a finishing spray all over the face and take a powder brush and gently brush over the skin in a light circular motion. This will help to smooth out your foundation, making it moist enough to add extra product without making it look cakey.

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Spruce up the blush

After touching up your foundation, it goes without saying that your blusher will need retouching too. Give your cheeks a sweep of colour with this Inika Mineral Blusher in Peachy Keen. Boasting a silky soft texture, the pigmented formula gives your cheeks a warm peachy hue which suits both light and medium complexions.

Accentuate the eyes

One of the easiest ways to take your beauty look from day to night is to make the most of your eyes. Use a liquid liner on the top line lash line to add definition and create a more dramatic look. Create the look with this Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Bold Defining Liquid Eye Liner that delivers a high impact colour that lasts for up to 24 hours. The buildable, quick-drying formula is smudge-proof as well as sweat-resistant, meaning long-lasting perfection.

Expert tip: For those with a shaky hand, outline the lash line with an eye pencil to make a blue print for your liquid liner.

Double up on mascara


In order to make the most of your lashes trying using two mascaras. In the morning, apply lengthening mascara from the root to the tip. Then, come 5pm reach for mascara with a thicker brush, to create a full lash effect that will instantly glam up your look.

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We recommend using  this Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara from L’Oréal to amplify and lengthen lashes for the day time, then layer up with this Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara for a clump-free, dramatic finish.

Add a pop of colour

Another way to add instant drama to your face is to add a bright lip. Apply a lip colour that is few shades darker than your natural lip pigment. This season, it’s all about the berry lip. Top it off with a high-shine lip gloss to add that extra bit of glam of that you need at night.

This Lord and Berry Timeless Kissproof Lipstick in shade blossom is the perfect nourishing lipstick that will take your look from day to night. Fortified with an antioxidant-rich blend of Neem, Sesame and Indian Frankincense Essential Oils, it delivers long-lasting colour whilst keeping your lips perfectly hydrated. It also doubles up as a lip gloss to add that extra bit of glam that you need at night.

Expert tip: If you are going heavy on the eyes, be careful not to overdo it on your lips. Trying to highlight both will leave you looking less effortless cool and more circus clown.



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