Being that I leave my home in the morning and do not come back until the next day is practically beginning, I like to bring a few extra things with me to ensure I can transition my look from day to night seamlessly.
The easiest way to bring an outfit from office appropriate to after-dinner drinks? Vamp up your makeup. To do this, you just need three products.
1. DARK EYELINER
I’ve been loving Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Smoke. This dark gray gives a subtler line than black pencil but is dark enough to make a statement. Apply this to the waterline and smudge along the top and bottom lashes for an edgy look.
2. PURPLE LIPSTICK
Or, you know, red or something. MAC Rebel is my go-to. This deep purple works on every skintone and leaves behind a berry stain if chatting, eating, and drinking rub it away. Add this to your office daytime look and it’s all the upgrade you'll need.
3. THE SMALL BUT EVERYTHING PALETTE
If you know you’re going out but not sure where the night will take you, plan to be prepared with a versatile palette. I love the Urban Decay Naked Palette as much as the next person, but that big thing is stay-at-home-makeup. For on the go, the Balm Meet Matt(e) matte eyeshadow palette (see below) is pretty top notch. With an array of nude matte shades for day, the palette also has colorful nighttime options. Emerald, eggplant, and navy are perfect for a quick smokey-eye using the enclosed shadow brush.