I have the luxury of now working from home, but I still remember the awkwardness associated with transitioning my daytime make-up to a nighttime look when leaving the office. Nobody wants to lug around a massive Caboodle stuffed with their entire beauty arsenal, so it's important to know exactly which things are necessary for simply brightening up your look away from home. Lately I've been loving the look of under-eye make-up. When done properly, it adds a dramatic touch without looking like you've slept in your mascara. Here's how I achieve the look for daytime and what I (would) bring along to transition to night.
Daytime: Aerin Eyeshadow Palette, Make up Forever Blending Brush, Estée Lauder Eyeliner/Brow Brush, Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm.
Nighttime: Make up Forever Blending Brush, Estée Lauder Eyeliner/Brow Brush, Bare Minerals Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Eyeliner, Tom Ford Lip Gloss (Rose Crush).
Sweep shimmery sand-colored eyeshadow across entire lid.
Slightly dampen eyeliner brush in water and then use it to turn powder eyeshadow into one that goes on like a liquid. I like to blend two shades together (one a quartzy-brown, the other a smoky khaki).
Draw on liquid liner under bottom lashes, starting at the inner corner and extending just beyond the outer eye. Let it dry slightly and then smudge with your finger to make the line less severe.
Apply light pink lip balm.
Sweep shimmery gray shadow across entire lid.
Line inner eyes with eyeliner. Dip eyeliner brush in water and then into the gray shadow to create a line underneath the eyes.
Add a touch of shimmery white shadow in the inner corners of your eyes.
Apply nude lip gloss.