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How to transform your day look to a night look in 5 easy steps

There are often times that I find myself needing to get ready quickly after work for a night out. This does not leave me much time to redo my whole face, so I follow five simple steps to turn my look from daytime to nighttime.

  1. Create a bold lip– I use a natural beige colour on my lips for the most part throughout the day, so switching it up for night time with a bold red or deep mauve tone can drastically change my look. My go to nighttime colour is Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in the shade, Alison.
  2. For added drama try the Double Wispies to make lashes fuller

    Layer on those lashes- I currently wear eyelash extensions but before I got them fake eyelashes were my favourite beauty product. Vamping up your lashes create a flirty look which is perfect for going out. My favourite eyelashes are the Ardell Demi Wispies.

  3. Buff out your eyeliner or change the shape- I myself do not tend to wear eyeliner during the day but for those who do there are two ways to change it up for the night. One way is to simply smudge or buff out the eyeliner you already have on to create a smoky eye. The second is to create a wing or cat eye for a sultrier stare. For a wing, my favourite is liquid liners such as Kat Von D Ink Liner, and a gel liner such as the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Liner to smudge into a smoky eye.
  4. Darken your eye shadow- Adding some bronze or earthy tones and creating a dramatic crease is a surefire way to make your daytime look a lot more dramatic. The eyeshadow palette that I would suggest is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette.
  5. Highlight, Highlight, Highlight- Nothing says wow more than a nice fierce glow atop of your cheekbones. Layer on two or three different highlighters to make all the difference in your look. The best highlighter palette for layering is definitely the Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Kit.

Kontouring- What products to use and where to apply it

Contouring or Kontouring as I like to call it has become a huge trend with makeup in recent years. Thanks to Kim Kardashian and her sisters their beautifully sculpted faces have become an inspiration to many women all over the world. Today we are going to review different products to contour with, and what areas of the face should have contouring vs. highlighting.

My favourite contour kit that is super pigmented and easy to use.

Where to contour and highlight your face:

It is important to note that contouring products should be matte and roughly two shades darker than your skin tone. The contour will help to shade areas that you want to sculpt or define. Contour should be applied to the hollows of your cheeks, forehead/temples, jawline and the side of the nose. Targeting these areas will help to slim out and sculpt your face. If your features are already defined do not apply the contour to those areas.

As for highlighting the product used should be two shades lighter than your skin tone. Highlighting will emphasise the areas of the face that naturally catch the light. The highlight should be applied to the cupid’s bow, your chin, under your eyes, the bridge of your nose, and your forehead.

Different types of contour products.

There are generally two different categories for contour products: cream and powder.

Cream contour products are best for when you want a dewy or full coverage look. Cream products can also be harder to use because many times people apply them too thickly. The finish is smoother with cream products but it is also important to note that cream products still need to be set with a powder.

Powder contour products are much easier to work with, especially if you are just learning how to contour. It is easier to blend and also allows you to build up the product little by little. This is also definitely the best option for those with oily skin.

Product Recommendations:

Cream Contour Kit- Anastasia Beverly Hills

Cocoa Contour Kit- Too Faced

Highlight:

Glow Kit- Anastasia Beverly Hills

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder -Becca