Day to Night Make-Up Look

An early dinner date, an exciting concert or maybe just an evening work engagement: sometimes you really need you make-up look to transition from day to night in mere minutes. Today, I am going to show you a step by step process for just those situations!

day to night look products

Lets start with step 1: a flawless base! You will need a long-lasting foundation for your make-up that keeps you looking lovely throughout the day. I have decided to use a setting spray in the final steps of this look, which means I do not use a facial primer here. However, if you prefer a primer start with that.

I chose Nars Sheer Glow, a great long lasting foundation with a medium finish. I prefer to apply this and the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer with my finger tips. The warmth of my fingers makes these products melt with my skin better. I then bounce my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge lightly over my face to blend everything together nicely. Pop on a bit of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to prepare your lids.

day to night base step 1

Moving on to step 2. I applied a neutral eye shadow from the Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes palettes all over my eyes. I use the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural over my T-zone and underneath my eyes to set my concealer. I then applied a little bit of the Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 Healthy Glow using my fingertips.

I spray the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray all over my face and allow this to dry. This really helps set everything in place.
day to night step 2

Time to add the last finishing touches: a little bit of Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara on my lashes and the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk all over my lips.

day to night step 3

And here we are: a very neutral look perfectly suited for work. I just used a little bit of volume powder in my hair to add some body and texture. I love this stuff, because just running your hands through your hair throughtout the day will recreate the volume easily.

Day to Night look day1

So, now you are moving on to your night time event and have just a couple of minutes to refresh and add some more make-up. I have tried to reduce the products necessary as much as possible, because you don’t want to have to drag an entire make-up bag along all day.

Spritz on a fresh coat of perfume using the Flo Refillable Fragrance Atomizer*. Most of your base should still look great, but use a little concealer were necessary.

Add a light dusting of powder and make sure to powder your lips as well. This will make your lipstick last a little longer. Apply a coat of lipstick, blot using tissue paper, and apply a second coat for the best results.

day to night night products

The key to keeping your bag as light as possible is bringing versatile products: I will use the Sleek Faceform Palette for my cheeks and eyes. Applying a fresh layer of the sparkle blush will really transform your look from day to night. Use the darker brown all over your eyelids to add some definition and use the highlighter on your brow bone and in the corners of your eyes. As a final touch, add a fresh layer of mascara.

night look 1

And there you go: a transformation from day to night in a couple of easy steps. Do you have any favorite products you bring along for just these occasions?


42 thoughts on “Day to Night Make-Up Look

    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Aw thanks so much! I love doing these: any ideas on a theme for the next one?

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      • whazzupwasabi May 11, 2015 / 11:07 pm

        Maybe a light neutral look to a vibrant floral look? Kinda like a early work day to an afternoon picnic transition?

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        • Anne May 12, 2015 / 10:47 am

          Oh that is a lovely idea!! Writing it down in my little blog book right now 🙂 Thanks!

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    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Very quick and easy 🙂 Thanks for dropping by Amy!
      xxx Anne


  1. plus+beauty27 May 9, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Beautiful! I love both looks! ❤ xxx

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  2. Zoe - May 9, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Beautiful Anne! Also still loving your long bob!xx

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    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:31 am

      Aw thanks! I am really happy with my hair as well, had a new hair dresser and she just got my hair (if that makes sense).
      xxx Anne

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      • Zoe - May 10, 2015 / 9:38 am

        It does make sense. My sister cuts my hair, I’m so lucky to have such a clever sister. I hope you’re having a lovely weekend xx

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        • Anne May 10, 2015 / 10:50 am

          Oh that so nice! Some people just get it and others don’t. I am def. keeping this one 🙂
          I am, hope your weekend is just as nice!
          xxx ANne

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          • Zoe - May 10, 2015 / 11:04 am

            I used to hate it when my hairdresser left the salon and I had to painfully search for another but I’ll never have that problem with my sister trained up. I go into the salon where she works so I still get the pampering.xx

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          • Anne May 11, 2015 / 9:57 am

            Just so irritating, you finally found someone you like and they have a baby or move!
            Maybe I can convince me brother to become a hairdresser 😉 xxx

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          • Zoe - May 11, 2015 / 11:01 am

            Haha would you trust him with the scissors and your hair though?xx

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          • Anne May 11, 2015 / 2:44 pm

            Nope, might have to come over and borrow your sister 😉

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          • Zoe - May 11, 2015 / 2:56 pm

            Haha shall I put her on the Eurostar for the weekend?xx

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          • Anne May 12, 2015 / 1:28 pm

            Nah, that would be boring. I prefer hopping over to the UK myself 😉 Would give me a chance to visit Fenwicks 🙂
            xxx Anne

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          • Zoe - May 12, 2015 / 2:18 pm

            Absolutely! 😉 lol to visit Fabro!?xx

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    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Thanks so much 😀 And thanks for stopping by!
      xxx Anne

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  3. Lauren May 9, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Lovely makeup looks Anne 🙂 Loving that red lipstick!

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    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:34 am

      Thanks Lauren! Chanel Dimitri is my new favorite 🙂 Well, on of the favorites anyway 😉

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  4. kalsoomchachar1 May 9, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    this day to night look was very easy and quick i guess 🙂

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    • Anne May 10, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Oh yes! Who wants to spend half an hour in a cramped public bathroom doing there makeup?!

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      • kalsoomchachar1 May 10, 2015 / 9:13 pm

        hahaha true 😀

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    • Anne May 9, 2015 / 10:21 am

      Aw thanks Annie!
      Dimitri actually! Although it was difficult decision, I love them both!
      xxx Anne

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