Being the busy bodies that we are, spending 30ish minutes on a makeup sesh for a dinner night after work is likely an impossible task. But, the amazing thing about makeup is that it lets you get smart and creative. So, whether you have a weekend get-together or a date to impress on a Friday night, you can easily transition from subtle work makeup to a glam, evening look within a few minutes. How, you ask?
Trust us, your BFFs to give you five smart tips to ace that perfect work to dinner looks in a flash. Don’t forget to bookmark!
- Switch your hairstyle
- Easy shine with highlighter
- Colour pop eyeliner
- Looking at you… glossy eyes
- Twinning tint on lips and cheeks
Switch your hairstyle
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Whether you love your hair open or tied up at work, your post-work Friday night avatar needs a variation! An easy tip is to comb your hair into a side-swept look. Then, lightly twist your hair on the other side and secure it with some fancy barrette pins. This will take your glam quotient a few notches higher!
Easy shine with highlighter
A whole day at work could make your skin look weary, but with a quick swipe of the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit on the high points of your face, especially cheekbones, nose and above the arch of brows can magically bring a reflective sheen back on your face.
Colour pop eyeliner
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Ditch your black eyeliner and give a vibrant twist to your eye makeup with Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection. Amp up your eyes by drawing double eyeliner wings, stacked on top of each other. You can pick from fun shades like Blackcurrant (purple), Candy Floss (pink), Matcha (green) and Lagoon (blue) to get this fancy look in an instant.
Looking at you… glossy eyes
If coloured, double wings are still not enough to elevate your makeup for the night, then grab the Lakme 9 To 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Royal Peacock palette and dab and blend the shimmer brown shade on your lids and get that glam evening look in no time.
Twinning tint on lips and cheeks
Don’t limit multitasking at work alone, get smart with your makeup too. Prep like a diva for the Friday night dinner with Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Lip And Cheek Color – Rosy Plum, which doubles up as a blush too. Just sweep it on your lips and dab some on the apples of your cheeks and blend. And there you go – flawless transition from desk to dinner makeup in minutes!
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