“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”
Hello my lovelies!
Trying to figure out what to wear to work, from the outfit, to the hair, to the makeup, can be a stressful process. It can be even more stressful when you know you’re going to be heading out for drinks or a nice dinner afterward, and after an 8 hour shift, you look like your face has partially melted off. Unless you’re completely blessed and able to wear whatever kind of look you want to work, while still maintaining your original flawlessness, chances are you’ll have to touch up your makeup, hair, and outfit before you head out.
I’ve created a miniseries that I will be posting over the next week that will give you some quick tips, tutorials, and overall guides on how to go from daily hustle, to nightly bustle. Today’s episode: The face.
What Did I Change –
- Instead of wiping off and starting over, I simply layered more shadows over my daytime look.
- You can add more mascara, but I tend to just leave that be, since I don’t necessarily need it.
- This is a great time to apply some false lashes if you’re looking to be a little more dramatic.
- I took my same contour powder from my daytime look, and deepened the hollows of my cheeks. It may not look like much, but it makes a hell of a difference in my opinion.
- Instead of the baby pink blush I used for daytime, I opted to layer with a deeper, more red toned blush. This was meant to be complimentary to my chosen nighttime lip color.
- I added more of the same highlight I had used for the daytime look, especially to the nose and center of my forehead, since I knew we would be taking photos that night, and this tends to look great on camera.
- Definitely the most obvious change, I went for a berry lip for nighttime instead of my light nude lip from earlier in the day.
How Did I Stay Looking Fresh –
Let’s face it, your makeup isn’t going to look brand new, no matter how hard you try, and that’s ok. Blotting papers are still your best friend, because they soak up any excess oil hanging out on your face. Instant refresh for the night.
An as-needed retouch of the face with powder will do wonders to refresh your look. I keep a powder compact and travel brush with me at all times, and pack powder only where I need it, which is generally the chin, nose and surrounding area, and the highest point of my forehead.
After a whole day of that makeup sitting on your face, you aren’t going to be able to eradicate 100% of the shine or cakeiness that’s built up throughout the day, no matter how many blotting papers or how much powder you’ve used. The best thing you can do for yourself is accept that you won’t look brand new. Trust me, your friends wont notice, and your date probably wont even care.
I’m obsessed with setting spray when I first put on my makeup, because it helps all of the powders I use really soak into my skin to create a flawless, beautiful finish. Naturally, I’d like to shower myself with some setting spray again if I plan on going out the same night, especially after touching up my makeup with more powder, lest I become cakey.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a beautiful Wednesday, just like you.
Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.