5 Beauty Tips to Go From Day to Night

Go from daytime to dramatic in a snap with these products and tips from the pros.



BB Beauty Fix

Revitalize and refine on the go with a high-powered cream to smooth and correct after a long day at work.

Try: L’Occitane’s new Sublime Beauty Cream ($39, L’Occitane at Old Orchard). Celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotamayor, who has worked with Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington, is calling it “the next generation of tinted moisturizers.” He adds, “It’s super-charged with botanical ingredients to minimize pores, reduce redness [and] smooth skin’s texture.” We also love these CC creams.


Hair Revival

Reawaken your morning blow dry in time for cocktails by keeping dry shampoo at your desk, advises Kelsey Fechner, senior stylist at Red 7 Salon in Evanston. “When happy hour rolls around, spritz a dry shampoo along the hairline and as well as throughout your roots. Let sit for a few minutes and brush through your hair. The dry shampoo will not only soak up any unwanted grease or sweat, but it will add loads of lift, bringing life back to your style.”

Try: Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo ($25 at Red 7)


Get Misty

One of the best ways to refresh your look is with a great spritz. With vitamins, minerals and a whole lot of immediate moisture, all it takes is a quick mist to plump up your skin and help seal your look after you’ve touched up your makeup.

Try: Bye Bye Drill Chill Mist–with coconut water–by Joey New York ($18 at Urban Outfitters and Beauty.com). Or try Evian Mineral Water Spray ($9 at Walgreens).


Shadow Play

Danielle Sulikowski, TV hair and makeup specialist, offers this trick for a nighttime look: “Use a black liquid liner on top or bottom of eyes, then smudge a hint of dark shadow followed by a metallic shadow on the lids for a dramatic effect.”

Try: Cover Girl Queen Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight, Cabernet or Jade ($9) or Cover Girl Flamed Out Eyeshadow Pencils in Silver, Crystal or Ice ($8), both at CVS, Target and Walgreens.


Light Finish

“For cheeks, add a pop of cream blush,” Sulikowsky says. “Then, complete the look with a liquid illuminator and illuminating finishing powder and you’re ready for the night!”

Try: Sephora Collection Double Contouring Cream Blush ($16) andSephora Collection Microsmooth Luminizer ($12). Or try e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip (only $1!), available at Target.