Day to night makeup transformations are difficult. What’s a good way to transition your makeup look from class to the party? The answer is surprisingly simple, and these looks are easy to achieve. Here are three day to night makeup looks to try right now:
1. Neutral to Glam Smoke
This look focuses primarily on the eyes. For daytime, use soft colors like neutral browns to create a subtle smoky eye. Add liner and top it off with mascara. To transform the same look to nighttime, add gray or black to the crease to create a darker, more sultry smoky eye. Add a lot of black liner and finish off the look with your favorite mascara. If you’re bold, feel free to add false lashes to really amp up your lash game. The rest of the face is actually very easy to transform. For daytime skin, pick up your favorite foundation and set it with a powder. Add bronzer, blush, and highlighter and you’re all set. To transition this look to nighttime, reapply some powder to keep your face matte, and add extra blush for a bolder cheek. For the lips, try a neutral color during the day like a nude or basic pink. For nighttime, you can keep this same color on to keep the focus on the eyes. How easy is that?
2. Change Up Your Lip Game
For this look, the focus is on the lips. For daytime, use a soft baby pink or any neutral color on the lip. For night, opt for a bold lip color like purple, orange, or bright pink. My favorite orange is Purty Persimmon by Wet n’ Wild. This is a gorgeous bright orange-red and it’s beautiful on all skin tones. Plus, it looks good with my red hair! You can keep the eyes and face the same, and try a gradient lip, which looks fierce but is surprisingly easy to achieve. Just use a darker lip liner and a lighter lipstick in the middle of the lip. Use a brush to blend the color and top it off with gloss!
As for the rest of the face, you can do the exact same face routine as featured in the first look. Just keep any blush color neutral so that your cheeks don’t clash with your lipstick. For the eyes, try a winged liner or a neutral smoky eye. The focus here is keeping a simple daytime look and transitioning to a bold lip.
3. Natural to Sculpted
This look focuses completely on the face. For the daytime look, apply a BB cream and a little concealer where needed. Add a tiny bit of blush if you’d like, but keep your face simple and natural for the day. For nighttime, try a sculpted highlight and contour. Don’t be afraid to add more blush than usual. Just be mindful to prevent the clown look. For the rest of the face, again, keep the eyes and lips simple so the focus is primarily on the sculpted face. For daytime, try a medium pink or berry lip that can transition easily to nighttime. For the eyes, try using neutral colors to create a brown smoky eye. I’ve been loving the Maybelline The Nudes palette. Try it out if you’re looking for a quality palette for a good price!
Try some of these day to night makeup transformations and comment below! What are your favorite ways to transform your look from day to night?