Day to Night Makeup

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Here is an example of how to turn your daytime makeup into evening wear...

Eyeshadow

Following the application instructions in our how to apply eyeshadow article, it is popular to wear two eyeshadow colours in the daytime – a light and a medium shade – and then add the third darker shade in the evening.

Eyeliner

In the daytime you would apply your eyeliner in the following way:

Make sure the pencil is sharpened, smudge it on the back of your hand to make sure it is soft enough to apply.

Upper lid

Starting from the outer corner, draw a line (as close to lash line as possible) to the centre of the eyelid. Smudge the colour with the eyeliner's sponge.

Lower lid

Starting from the outer corner, draw a line (as close to lash line as possible) to the centre of your lower lid. Smudge the colour with the eyeliner's sponge.

In the evening simply extend the eyeliner's line (on both the upper and lower lid) to the inner corner of the eye. This makes the line more noticeable giving a more dramatic look. Again smudge the colour for a softer line.

Mascara

In the daytime you would just want one or two coats of mascara on both the lower and upper eyelashes. For an evening look you can add more coats to your lashes to build up the length and volume, and to darken the colour.

Lips

Well lips are the easiest bit! You certainly shouldn't stick to those natural nudes at night. Just have confidence and reach for that bolder, brighter shade, whether siren red, fushia pink, passionate plum or shimmering copper. You can also add a gloss for a high shine, more dramatic and noticeable finish.