3 effortless ways to take your makeup from day to night

Quick Ways To Take Your Makeup From Day To Night - Lucy Hale

For those last-minute invites to post-work drinks

Who Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / January 31 2018

The makeup look we wear for day generally varies vastly from what we’d prefer to wear after dark. Think thicker eyeliner, extra lashing of mascara and more adventurous hues that feel right at home in social settings (but are a big no-no in the workplace). 

Instead of wiping away what you put on in the morning and starting from scratch, build on your existing look with these easy day-to-night makeup tweaks.


Reach for metallic finishes

“To get party-ready, I’m really into metallic accents,” says makeup artist Napoleon Perdis. “Think gold, copper tones and aquatic blues for eyes. On lips, I’m obsessed with high-impact colour with major pigment pay-off. Hot pink, bright orange and reds are perfect for the Australian summer—the bolder, the better!”

In your makeup kit: Too Faced Melted Metal Liquid Metallic Lipstick in Metallic Dream House

Too Faced Melted Metal Liquid Metallic Lipstick in Metallic Dream House


Add more colour

Going OTT with colour in the office can draw unwarranted attention, but once you clock off, it’s the perfect way to get noticed in a crowd. “The quickest and easiest way to switch-up your look from desk to dance floor is with a splash of colour, on the lip and eyes. A quick liquid liner adds drama and a flirty fun appeal. For the lips, layering
 a lip gloss or liquid lipstick instantly switches up the mood and intensity.”

In your makeup kit: Napoleon Perdis Signature Catch My Glow Metallic Eyeliner Collection

Napoleon Perdis Signature Catch My Glow Metallic Eyeliner Collection


Draw attention to your features

Under the darkness of nightfall, your makeup needs to work a little harder to ensure your features stand out. “A little bronzer will help skin look sun-kissed. I’m not a huge fan of heavy contouring; it can age skin and appear unflattering. Instead, adding a highlighter on the top of the cheekbones to lift and sculpt the face will keep the look modern.”

In your makeup kit: Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

Looking for advice on office-appropriate makeup? Follow these quick tips for mastering your corporate makeup look.

For more makeup tips from Who, visit who.com.au

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Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.