The makeup routine you rock during the day just isn’t going to have the same effect once the sun goes down. To pull off a great night look, you’ll need to kick it up a notch. Follow these steps to make your day makeup be the prep for your night out makeup… without starting over.
The first step in going from day makeup to night makeup is erasing any oils that have built up during the day. Use blotting papers that you can buy from Shopper’s Drug Mart. Pay special attention to your T-zone, as these are the areas that tend to build up shine. Wipe away any eye makeup that may have smeared, and touch up your foundation and concealer if it’s needed. Using your iBlend Beauty applicator, which can be bought online at Viva Cosmetica, will beautifully stipple your foundation back on. This new beauty product is a must have for summer!
For a sultry nighttime look, use a darker shade of your daytime eye shadow to enhance your eyes. Add some to the creases above your eyes, then use the same shade around the outside corners and under your bottom lashes. Apply eyeliner to your top lash, and use liquid eyeliner if you want to add a little more to the look. Avoid adding more mascara, since adding new mascara on top of old usually results in clumps. Forgot your eye shadow? Use your brow powder! I usually keep a quad pro of my main neutrals in my make-up bag, that way if I don’t get to to home before a night out I have all the essentials I need.
Since the summer weather is rolling in, you don’t need as much blush at night as you do during the day. Since you’ve been up and at it for hours, your blood is probably pumping well and doing a good job of giving you a rosy complexion. If you do touch up your blush, don’t add much more than you started with. And don’t forget your bronzer! Just not too much.
Your nighttime look needs a little bit of sparkle. Use a shimmer powder to highlight your cheekbones, chin, forehead and neck. If you’re showing skin around your shoulders, collar bone or cleavage area, add some there, too.
To take your pout from day to night, apply a lip colour that’s a few shades darker or brighter than your natural lip colour. Top it off with a high-shine lip gloss to add that extra something you need at night.
It’s always important to keep your day looks pretty and soft. Wearing too much make-up during the day can in fact make you look much older. Use the natural sunlight to highlight your features with a little help from make-up. Then your night glam can look however you please! But generally, if you don’t have the time to redo your make up, enhancing the day look you have will do the trick.
Here are some examples of make-up looks I like for day and night…