Getting ready for a night out can seem daunting, especially when you have little kids running around or are busy from a long day at work. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take forever to amp your day look up to something a little more dressy for night.
This is an everyday look for me – t-shirt and jeans. I love the ease, comfort, and style that these pieces offer.
When I’m going out at night, I usually like to look a little better in case I run into someone I know and so I can look good for my husband. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this theory, because I always get asked how to take your makeup up a notch for nighttime.
The key thing I d0 to look better for nighttime is actually not makeup related. Instead, I dress up my look with clothing, like this cute jacket from the Macy’s x Y Yigal collection. I love how the jacket steals the show, but it doesn’t take away from my favorite accessory – my pink lipstick. Along with adding the jacket to my outfit, I also changed my shoes. My shoes are currently sold out, but these ones are a good alternative and they are less than $25!
As far as the makeup goes, you can tell from the pictures I look a little more polished in the night look. Don’t worry! This didn’t take long. In fact, most of it could be done in the car if needed.
The first thing I did was intensify my eye makeup using my favorite eyeliner. Then, I brightened under my eyes for that end of the day pick-me-up. I used this product, which I love. Another quick pick-me-up is cream blush. You can apply this quickly and add some to your lips. I use a different color on my cheeks and lips. I carry both with me at all times so I can give myself an instant pick-me-up at anytime.
The last, and arguably most important, thing to do for your makeup is add some shine. I applied a little highlighter to my cheekbones and then used my fingers to dab it on my eyes. This look is very on trend, and it will instantly brighten and enhance the features of your face.
You can find my jacket here. Once you have that, all you need is 5 minutes with your makeup to look amazing for your night!