When you’re a busy woman on the go, chances are, you’ve got a full calendar on your hands. Between juggling your job, family life and social life, there’s probably little time to update and freshen up your look from location to location. Sure, you could run home and re-do your makeup if you’re going from work to a first date, but that’s just extra time you can’t be bothered with. One of the quickest ways to transform your makeup look from day to night is by simply changing up your lipstick. One of the best things about wearing lipstick is that it can make such a strong statement with little effort. On days when you’re not feeling your best, lipstick always has a way of making you look put together.
For a fresh-looking daytime look, a soft pink pout is the way to go. Smashbox's Cognac lipstick instantly enhances the natural color of the lip while adding a beautiful glossy finish. Notice how minimizing the amount of eyeshadow draws attention to Vanessa's gorgeous smile! This particular shade of lipstick. Cognac is also a great shade for an everyday professional look or that first date you've been looking forward to.
For a night out on the town, it's always fun to get in touch with your inner vixen! When you're strapped for time and can't be bothered with a smokey eye, a darker bold lip is a great way to make a power statement. Here, Vanessa is wearing Smashbox's Femme Fatal Lipstick shade, lined with the Violet liner. Again, the focus is immediately centered around her lips. While red lipstick is a classic go-to shade, Femme Fatal is an unexpected lipstick color that will surely turn heads. To ensure this matte lipstick goes on smoothly, keep your lips exfoliated and moisturized for a beautiful application every time. We love Glamglow's Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment to make lips irresistably smooth and ready for color.
Taking your look from day to night doesn't have to be complicated. A simple lipstick change can make all the difference in your style. Check out our YouTube video on how to transform your look!
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.