It’s a typical Friday night. Work has (finally) come to an end, the weekend is here and you’ve made plans with your colleagues to hit a fancy pub. But clearly, you don’t want to look like a straggly, tired, can’t-wait-to-crawl-into-bed kind of person, do you? This is exactly why we stash some makeup essentials in our office drawer. You never know when the time to go glam comes calling. TGIF indeed!
 

Here comes the hairspray

Here comes the hairspray

The Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold spray is exactly what you need when you need to turn your hair from vapid to va-va-voom. Spray on a bit, run a brush through your hair, style as you please and you are ready for anything.

 

Shadow those eyes

Shadow those eyes

Add some pop to those peepers and brighten them up with a hint of eyeshadow. But remember that it’s a pub. Don’t channel a Bollywood heroine with the smokey eye effect. Opt for a light hit of bronze or green to give them an alluring edge.

 

M is for mascara

M is for mascara

One beauty essential we absolutely cannot do without is mascara. Be it lengthening or volumising, dark, well-coated lashes that show off those gorgeous eyes must never be underestimated. They completely change your appearance, for the better.

 

Dab on some perfume

Dab on some perfume

The best way to feel as fresh as a daisy is to dab on some perfume. Fruity, floral, spicy – whatever catches your fancy. Spritz it lightly on your collarbones, wrists and neck. Don’t overdo it however, you want to smell fresh and good and not like a perfumery threw up on you.

 

Get glossy lips

Get glossy lips

You don’t have to be blessed with bee-stung lips like Angelina Jolie’s. Make the most of what you have with a hint of lip gloss. Apply some peach, pink or red (if you’re feeling particularly bold) for an instant hint of glamour.

 

A little bit of kohl goes a long way

A little bit of kohl goes a long way

If there’s anything we love as much, if not more than mascara, then it is kohl. Just like the fabulous mascara, an application of kohl to your eyes transforms them. Define and highlight the shape of your peepers with a stroke of kohl to look fabulous.

 

CC cream saves the day

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An even, smooth and blemish-free complexion isn’t really all that hard to achieve. It’s impressive what a good CC cream can do for you. We’re especially partial to the Lakmé CC cream that gives us an enviable and even glow.

A few simple things and a resourceful vanity kit is all you need to make that perfect AM to PM transition.