Transforming a day face into an evening face

By Bobbi Brown

Follow these easy steps to transform your makeup from work-look to glam-look.

Start with a touch of eye cream to smooth out existing concealer. Reapply concealer as needed.

Apply foundation as needed to cover any blemishes and even out skin tone, especially around the nose.

Use a blush that is slightly brighter than the one used 
for a daytime look. Use it as 
a pop of colour just on the apple of the cheeks.

If skin is showing on the 
neck and chest, make it 
glow with a light sweep of bronzing powder.

Use shimmer on lips, eyes or cheeks to make the face look dressed up. Too much shimmer will look overdone, so don’t use it on all three areas at the same time.

Switch to a darker shade of lipstick. Red or burgundy will add drama to your look. Or try a sheer shade paired with a more dramatic eye.

Add drama to eyes by sweeping on a darker shadow as a liner and applying plenty of black mascara. A smoky eye is always sexy for night looks.

Applying white as 
a highlighter under the 
brow bone is also a great evening look.

Spritz on a warm, sensual fragrance, and put on a great pair of earrings.

Other options:

Try red lips with pink cheeks and minimal eye make-up.

Pair shimmery bronzer with smoky brown eyes, bronze cheeks and copper lips. Add shimmer to either lips or eyes, not both.

Have fun with a bright pink or orange mouth, pale pink or apricot blush, and soft 
eye make-up with several coats of black mascara or false eyelashes.

For very special occasions, go all out. Cool colours such as white, platinum, gunmetal and slate work on the eyes with black liner and individual false eyelashes. Using pale pink with a hint of shimmer on the cheeks, and soft beige or sandy pink gloss on the lips will look great.

Use an oil-control lotion to keep oily areas on the face shine-free.


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