Go from ‘office wear’ to ‘party perfect’ in minutes
By CYNTHIA MORRISON EIKE
Visage Designs by Cynthia, LLC
Working all day, then heading straight to a holiday party leaves little time to reapply your makeup. Here’s how to get “party perfect” in a jiffy by stashing a few extra items in your makeup bag to get that freshly applied look (without having to start over).
Remove all lip color by massaging lip balm over lips and wiping with a tissue. Then, generously re-apply a rich lip balm like pure minerals’ Lip Revival ($23) to soften, plump and hydrate while you refresh the rest of your makeup.
Revive tired eyes and faded concealer by dabbing eye cream then concealer over existing eye makeup. Olay’s Regenerist Eye Touch of Concealer Regenerating Cream ($22) pulls double duty by hydrating and concealing in one step.
Smooth out existing foundation around hairline, jaw line and T-zone with a clean sponge. Then reapply lightly just through the center of your face, blending outward. Try Benefit’s Some Kind-A Gorgeous ($29) in translucent. It is a universal color that “fakes” fresh foundation without caking. Lightly dust with a colorless powder from a compact (using a brush) like Bare Escentual’s bareMineral Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in translucent ($22).
Fill in faded brows with your usual brow color. Then sharpen their shape with a Q-tip by swiping lightly under and over brow line. Set brows with a dusting of translucent powder. Decrease daylong eye shadows by gently rubbing with fingertips to re-smooth. Lightly dust translucent powder over lids and brows with a clean fluff brush (Japonesque Travel Eye Shadow Fluff – medium $15.50) and reapply the same or darker shadow on lids. Intensify eyes with a sweep of black eyeliner to lash lines (for added glamour, line the inner rims of eyes) and smudge lightly with a Q-tip.
Reenergize by adding more blush or bronzer over cheeks, forehead and throat area. Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer in Malibu Strip/Pink Sand Bronzer ($13) blends five colors in a light shimmer for all over color. Dab your brush in the lightest shade alone to add extra gleam to tops of cheekbones, inner corners of eyes and just under the arch of your brow bone for the perfect party glow.
Blot any excess lip balm and finish your look by adding fresh lip liner and color to newly hydrated lips and blot. Dab super shimmery lip gloss like Rimmel London’s Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Unlimited Gold ($5) just to the center of your lips for a perfect party pout.
Cynthia has been a makeup artist for more than 25 years. She provides consulting and makeup application services through Visage Designs by Cynthia. Contact her at email@example.com or at 770-331-9957.