Starting with a clean canvas is not always an option when your gal pals want to meet up for drinks straight from work! When there’s no time to make a pit stop at home (or you’re being rushed!), these tricks will take your look from work-appropriate to all-nighter in just two minutes.
1 Minute: Nighttime is all about the smoky eye! Use a product to create some depth and darkness on your lids like the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow Pencil in Black Smoke. Using the shadow stick end, draw on a bold cat eye and don’t worry about making it perfect because you’ll use the expert smudger on the other end to blend the color out!
30 Seconds: Finish off your smoldering eyes with extreme lashes! Use the Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection on your already mascara-coated peepers to soften your lashes and bring life back to the old, flaking mascara so that you can pile more (and more!) on.
30 Seconds: Take an angled contouring brush and get to work on lightly sculpting your face to perfection! Make a fishy face and apply YSL Les Sahariennes to the hollows of your cheekbones in a swipe or two and to the sides and tip of your nose. Then blend! Have time for a swipe of lip color? Try Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Nooner for a glossy look or go for bold with a perfectly imperfect red lippie using Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Partner in Crimson.
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About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.
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