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5 Simple Tips for Turning Daytime Makeup Into Nighttime Glam

The workweek is finally through, and weekend plans are calling your name—but is your makeup look as ready as you are? A neutral lipstick and subtle eyeliner might be fitting for Monday through Friday, but you’ve got holiday parties and girls’ night on your calendar, and you’re here to make an impact. Fear not—there’s no need to start over from scratch. Glowing up from your work look is just a few simple steps away. Check out these tricks for transforming your daily face into fierce evening makeup looks.

How to Pull Off a Day-to-Night Makeup Transformation

1. Do Some Quick Touch-Ups

By the end of the day, some of your makeup is bound to wear off. Blot excess oil and wipe up any smudged eyeliner, mascara, or lipstick. Reapply your concealer as necessary, and if you want a more matte surface, add some translucent powder. Touch-ups make it easier to build your nighttime makeup looks over what you already have on.

2. Pick a Bolder Lip

During the day, a nude or pastel pink gives a professional image. But when it’s time to party, it’s better to go bold. For a full night of touch- and kiss-proof color, be confident in Lime Crime’s Velvetines Liquid Lipstick. Choose from a selection of bold and beautiful colors, like Black Velvet, Red Rose, or Scandal. The Velvetines Lip Trio: Lunar Eclipse is the ultimate winter lip color story for your holiday party needs, featuring our two hottest matte liquid lipsticks in Wicked and Bloodmoon, plus the collection exclusive shade Luna.

3. Electrify Your Eyeliner Game

No nighttime makeup look is complete without eyeliner. Upgrade your light and delicate workday style with a dramatic wing or cat eye that makes your eyes pop. Striving for a truly iconic look? Use the Electric Slide Eyeshadow & Brush Stick to add bold flashes of creamy color on the go. Available in six vibrant rainbow shades, this dual-ended eyeshadow stick can be applied all over the lids for full color or used to design graphic eyeliner looks.

4. Give Your Lashes Volume

Next, it’s time to pump up your lashes. If you’re already wearing mascara, you don’t want to apply a ton more and end up with a clumpy mess. Apply the Astronomical Volumizing Mascara gently to only the tips of your lashes. If you have a clean mascara spoolie, you can brush through your eyelashes to get rid of loose clumps and flakes, then apply a new coat starting from the middle.

5. Add Some Shine to Your Night

Nothing says glam like glitter and gems. You can outshine anyone on the dance floor by completing your makeup look with the shimmery Diamond Dust Iridescent Eye & Brow Topper. This no-mess, easy glide glitter topper comes in elegant Amethyst and Cool Winter Blue. Use one end of the applicator to add glimmer to your eyelids and the other end to get brows worthy of an ice princess.

If you’re looking for something luminous instead, stick on some Moonstone Face and Hair Gems to accentuate your inner corners or winged eyeliner, or have your hair shimmering like fresh snow. In a rush to catch a party or concert? Supercharge your look with ultra-glam, self-adhesive Holographic Face & Eye Stickers.

When you need a kicky night makeup look in a rush, Lime Crime has your back every time there’s an event on your calendar. Don’t forget to tag us in your party pics on Instagram, and check us out on TikTok and Pinterest for more beauty transformations!

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