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3 make-up products to take you from Workaday to Working it...

It’s the last day of the working week, it’s Friyay! You’ve arranged to meet your friends for cocktails straight from work; I mean why not, I miss those days! So how do you get that effortless evening makeup look without breaking the bank balance, without dragging your whole makeup bag with you and without taking an hour to get ready? Because that means less cocktail time!

Here are my Top 3 Products to get you that day to night look in minutes! Let’s assume you’ve got your day makeup on, foundation, mascara, brows done, eyeliner, blush and a day-time, work appropriate lippy. Let's take it to effortless evening glam...

So firstly, a good bronzer! I love the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. Using a bronzer will add dimension to your makeup look, by lightly sweeping it across the forehead into your hair line, the hollows of your cheeks to give you those lifted cheek bones and along your jawline to give you that sculpted jaw. You could lightly sweep down the sides of your nose for it to appear slimmer than it is too. You can get this amazing bronzer in a mini; it even comes with a mini brush! To top off the look you can use the Hoola bronzer to contour your eyes, it gives you an instant lift and adds dimension to your eyes, you can even use it as an eye shadow. What’s so good about this bronzer is that it is such a warm colour and gives you that real depth and sultry finish. You can purchase this for £12.50 from Benefit Cosmetics or from Boots.

Secondly to get that day-to-night look, you need a fabulous highlighter. This is really going to add a healthy glow and help you shine on your night out! My current favourite go-to highlighter is by Ofra Cosmetics in Rodeo Drive. Although it’s a powder, it has a really creamy and pigmented formula, a little really goes a long way. This also comes in a cute mini and is easy on the bank account at only £10. It comes with its own little mirror, adorable! You’ll need to sweep this lightly over your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose and across your cupids bow. Perfection! You can purchase this from Beauty Bay.

Lastly, to finish off your look you need an amazing evening lipstick. You want to choose something that is darker in colour and my personal favourites are part of the red family from M.A.C Cosmetics in the colours Relentlessly Red, Red Rock and All Fired Up. You can purchase these from M.A.C Cosmetics for £17.50 each.

Tah-dah, you are all ready for your night out on the town and this should take you no more than 5 minutes!

So turn your laptop off, grab your besties and go enjoy your Friday night. You deserve it!

About the Author:

Accredited by City & Guilds in the Art of Fashion & Photographic Makeup, Anita is an experienced Hair and Makeup Artist, who is as dedicated and passionate about your day as you are! Anita provides a professional, friendly and tailored service to meet your needs including a full consultation and trial. She is experienced in creating flawless looks to suit all skin types and cater for hair and makeup looks to suit all occasions. So whether it is party, prom or bridal you are looking for, you can rely on Anita to create the look you desire – the perfect you.

Instagram: @anita.mua


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