The holiday season has officially passed and we’ve all gone back to work – but that doesn’t mean that the party’s over. The sun is still shining and the there’s really no better way to ring in the weekend than Friday night drinks with the girls. We know as well as you do that on a Friday arvo, after a long week slaving away at work, the last thing that you really want to be doing is applying a whole new face of make-up. However, that’s still no excuse to head out looking like a Hobo Jo – there are so many ways to build on your office-appropriate makeup for a more polished, dramatic result.
If you start your day with a more natural look – just a swipe of eyeliner and a smudge of shadow – then adding a bright lip is a perfect way to make that transition from day to night with really not that much effort at all. Start by dusting some loose translucent powder across your face to matte out any shine and oil from the day before applying your lipstick. For the ultimate creamy application, use a lip brush to mix the lipstick on the back of your hand before painting it on to your lips. Blot with a tissue and then apply a lip sealant to make sure that the colour lasts all night long!
If a red lip is already your signature look and you feel like adding a little bit more drama for the night ahead then try building on your eye makeup to create a smoky eye. Start by powdering your whole face with some translucent powder, paying extra attention to your eye socket so that you can avoid creasing throughout the night. When you’re working on a smoky eye it’s always easiest to start with the lightest colour first and gradually introduce darker colours, blending as you go. To finish the look, apply a kohl liner around the lash line and water line of you eye before smudging it to achieve the perfect smoky effect. Reapply a quick swipe of mascara and you’re golden!
Jax @ esstudio