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From Day To Date Makeup And Style Tips

Okay, so picture this—it’s 5pm and you have a hot first date in an hour. Your boss then suddenly calls you into a last minute meeting that you know is going to last an additional 30 minutes. You don’t want to be late for dinner, but you don’t want to let your employer down either. So what’s a girl to do?

Wearing the same makeup through the day and into the night is your best bet. With these simple tips, you can go from work day to dinner date in a flash!

Brow Power

Never underestimate the power of a neat brow. Brush, fill, and tame those stray hairs. In the morning before work, brush your brows upward and outward before plucking away those few wandering hairs. Then, expertly fill them in with brow powder or a brow pen.

Contrasting Lids And Tips

Keep your date on his toes by contrasting your eyeshadow and fingernail polish. Pair a smoldering, dark polish with a bright or iridescent lid. The combo looks elegant, plus you won’t have to worry about matching your mani with your outfit.

Lighten Up

There’s no need to pile on the bronzer. A light touch of illuminator or bronzer dabbed gently under your cheekbones will add some glimmer that will catch the light—and your date’s eye. Highlighting will also make you glow, giving off the appearance of being wide-eyed and bushy-tailed at work, even before your first cup of coffee.

Bonus tip: you can also sweep the bronzer into the crease of your eyes for an easy alternative to eyeshadow.

Go Bold

A smoky eye at work is a bit too much. Instead, wear some brown liner and a bit of mascara into the office. Add a flick on the end for a more work appropriate option that transitions perfectly from day to night.

Play Up Your Pout

Nothing takes you from daytime to date night like a bold, dramatic lip. Keep things simple in the office by only wearing lip balm and avoid the maintenance factor of gloss by applying matte lipstick after you clock out. One swipe is a surefire way to flip your switch instantly.

Let Your Hair Down

Just like when the nerdy girl in the movies takes her glasses off and lets her ponytail down, you’ll immediately release your va-va-voom factor. After letting your locks loose, tip your head over and shake it out. Use a teasing brush or tail comb to add some extra volume to your tresses.

Take It Off

Pair a sleek black dress with a blazer for a chic daytime look. When you’re headed to your date, remove the blazer and opt for a faux leather moto jacket to take your look up a notch.