Desk to date night: Tips to transform your makeup from day to night

Two women sing karaoke at a bar after work.

When your workday runs straight through until it’s time to get social, you need a makeup look that transitions with ease so you don’t have to start from scratch.

Artistry Creative Director of Makeup Design Rick DiCecca says with a couple of key items tucked away in your bag, you’ll have everything you need to go straight from your day job to an exciting night out.

“Lower levels of lighting call for higher amounts of contrast in your makeup,” he said. “So, focus on highlighting bone structure and defining features.”

Ready to transform your look? Follow these steps.

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Add a little shimmer

That means adding shimmer powder or multi-tasker along your cheekbones, across your forehead and above your upper lip.

Artistry Studio™ Limited Edition Illuminating Light Up Compact NYC edition is great for this purpose, Rick said.

Next, sculpt and contour your look with a darker shade of loose or pressed powder. Blend the contouring shade by starting at the middle of your ear and moving toward the area between the tip of your nose and the corner of your mouth.

Add a bright pop of color on the apple of your cheek for subtle definition. “One of my favorites is Artistry Signature Color™ Blush in Peachy Pink,” Rick said.

A woman applies Artistry Studio™ Lash Boosting 3-in-1 Mascara while looking in the mirror of a compact.

Enhance your eyes

Refresh your eye area by mixing concealer with your favorite eye cream on the back of your hand. Then pat the mixture around the eye area and on the eyelid.

Eye shadow is next. Rick recommends an Artistry Signature Color™ Eye Shadow Quad. Buff a shade from the quad over the lids and then blend a shimmering neutral shade from lash line to crease.

Next, grab your favorite shade of eye pencil, such as Artistry Signature Color™ Longwearing Eye Pencil.

“Apply a little bit of the pencil to the back of your hand and load up the smudger end of the pencil,” Rick said. “Smudge it along the upper and lower lashes—the less perfect, the better.

“Then finish it off by adding a few coats of Artistry Studio™ Lash Boosting 3-in-1 Mascara.”

A woman applies Artistry Studio™ 2-in-1 Matte Lip Crayon Fuchsia Goddess while looking in an Artistry Studio compact.

Lips: Pop that color!

Choose your favorite brighter shade of lipstick for an evening look. Need something new? Check out the five goddess shades of Artistry Studio™ 2-in-1 Matte Lip Crayon from the Artistry Studio Bangkok edition: Rose, Ruby, Spiced, Sunset and Fuchsia.

And to make sure it stays on all night, read Artistry’s tips for long-lasting lip color.

Learn more

This simple transformation will have you ready for anything when your workday ends, from a casual night out with friends to a black-tie affair.

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