It’s a cold, hard truth that intention and reality don’t always see eye to eye. While we’d love to spend time creating a red carpet worthy look every morning, the truth is most days we’re pleased to squeeze in a swipe of mascara and dab of concealer. A minimal, busy-morning routine is an essential for every girl, but sometimes, once the workday’s over, a gal needs to step up the glamour.
To show you how easy it is to transition from day to night, we created two looks—a feminine, fresh daytime face, and a sophisticated, stylish nighttime look—modeled by one of our muses, blogger Carly Heitlinger of The College Prepster. The best part about our glam look? It only adds four quick embellishments to your existing daytime makeup.
Elevating Carly’s girly look to glamorous sophisticate only took three products and a few bobby pins.
1. First Ashley amplified the eyes with thicker black liner using Lancôme Artliner 24H in black.
2. Next, to further define the face, she filled in Carly’s browswith Giorgio Armani Eye Brow Defining Pencil in Shade 3.
3. To add the glam, Ashley filled in Carly’s lips by using a red lip liner to create a cupid’s bow and then applied Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Shade 400.
4. Ashley completed the look with a topknot. To recreate this hairstyle pull your hair into a high ponytail, split it into two sections, and tie the sections into knots (almost like a chain link fence) until you reach the end of your hair. Once you’ve created your knots, wrap the hair around a ponytail holder and pin it in place.
Which of these two looks do you prefer? Let us know with a comment below!
Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography for Makeup.comModel: Carly Heitlinger of The College Prepster