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Everyday work to nighttime glam

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

From bland to glam!

Check out our beauty tips to take your daily makeup routine from day to night — you'll be ready for any happy hour or night out on the town.
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From bland
to glam!

Check out our beauty tips to take your daily look from day to night — you'll be ready for any happy hour or night out on the town.

When you know you'll be on the go from early morning until late in the evening, start the day more naturally than usual to maintain a fresher look.

powder

Morning

Before you head out, apply light powder or foundation, swipe cheeks with a peachy or pale pink blush and then dab soft shimmer on the eyelids.

Bypass heavy eyeliner to avoid raccoon eyes once five o'clock rolls around. Instead, to achieve a wide-eyed look, curl eyelashes and follow with a quick swipe of mascara. Keep in mind, applying less during the day will help you keep a fresher face hours later.

eyeshadow, and brush

Afternoon

Reach into your travel makeup kit and go for bold eyes by outlining lids with a dark shade and accenting inner or outer corners with a flirty color such as plum or emerald green for extra drama.

To camouflage tired eyes, touch up inner corners with a shimmer shade and lightly sweep it underneath the eyes as well. Don't forget to add a few extra swipes of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Finish your look by applying a beige bronzer to the cheekbones and a subtle gloss to the lips to balance out dramatic eyes. Slip into something comfortable and chic, and the night is yours.

lotion

Evening

Once the work day ends, use a Biore daily cleansing cloth for fruity, refreshing exfoliation. These individual, portable cloths pack easily and require no water or towel, leaving your face as clean as if you just woke up from a good night's sleep. Next, smooth on Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, which will moisten skin in preparation for your makeup transformation as well as provide great SPF 15 benefits.

Transition your style

Taking your outfit from day to night can be easy with these simple tips.

The pantsuit

Do you have to rock a pantsuit for a major executive meeting? Opt for a sleek, black option and pair a metallic tank underneath. You can simply remove the blazer, follow the beauty tips above and you're ready for happy hour with the girls.

The pantsuit, a clutch, and black heels with a silver tip

Style Tip: Sky-high black pumps will only make the look that much stronger.

Tahari Arthur S. Levine Two-Piece Pantsuit $140, 3.1 Phillip Lim Tank $119, Poppie Jones Chain Tote $50, Kimbra Black Pointed Court Heels $20

The little black dress

Off to a date with your husband on a weeknight? Take your little black dress out of your closet, add a colorful cardigan and lightweight scarf for your office look, and then simply remove for that fancy dinner.

The little black dress, cardigan, scarf, clutch, and black peep toe heels

Style Tip: Yes, a clutch can totally work for the office. Try a larger one that can work as a portfolio, but also works double duty as a sleek accessory for your night out.

Topshop Cap Sleeve Flippy Tunic $40, Full Tilt Essential Long Sleeve Cardigan $12, Merona Floral Scarf $10, MICHAEL Michael Kors York Peep Toe Pumps $125, AllSaints Spitalfields Sabian Bracelet $75,Chicwish Black Clutch $43 

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