If quitting time is at 5? How to make it to happy hour by 5:15.
Start with your best canvas by applying a setting mist to your morning makeup. This will ensure that your makeup stays put throughout the day so that you’ll have more to work with in the evening. Seeing too much shine? Use a blotting paper on any oily areas, and dab tinted moisturizer over areas that feel tight or dry.
Dot an illuminating concealer in an upside-down triangle under the eyes, addressing any red patches or blemishes you want to minimize. Don’t overdo it, layering too much product can make end-of-the-day makeup look goopy. Make sure to blend well.
Get a soft glow by dabbing an illuminating highlighter, or a soft colored blush along your cheekbones and under the brows. Avoid areas where you’re already seeing shine from your long day.
Build on your daytime eyes by gently relining with a bolder color or black for night. A bit of smudging throughout the day can actually give you a head start to a sleek smokey eye. Brush out eyelash clumps with a dry brush and then add another layer of mascara.
Add dimension to your look by dusting matte bronzer or contouring powder under your jawline and cheekbones, and along the sides of your nose. Blend well with an angled brush if you have one, or just clean fingers if you don’t.
Ramp up your wow-factor and put the finishing touch on your look by applying a moisturizing lipstick in a deep red or berry lipstick that will last all night long — even through dinner and drinks.