This post is sponsored by Sephora.
It is one of my FAVORITE times of year right now because the Sephora Spring Bonus event is happening! If you’re not a Sephora Beauty Insider member, I highly recommend signing up to be one. It doesn’t cost anything and gets you tons of perks including access to the event on April 20th! Plus, if you’re a Rouge member, you get access from April 13th to April 20th!
This is a great time of year to stock up on your favorites and to try new items. I’ve been known to shop during the event more than once because the promotions are too good to pass up!
I filmed a tutorial showing how to go from a daytime makeup look to something a bit more glam and dramatic for evening WITHOUT washing your face and starting over. I used all products from Sephora, which includes a great mix of products that I’ve used for years, as well as some new ones that I love.
You can watch the tutorial here, or scroll down a bit in the post to read a few of my tips for executing this flawlessly.
Whether you’re adding to your makeup later or not, prepping the skin is key, and Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base has been a game changer for me this year. Definitely throw that in your cart while you are shopping at Sephora!
For the daytime look, stick with matte shades. They are typically easy to blend and appropriate for anything from an office job to running errands.
Skip contour and highlight but choose a punchy blush to brighten your face for the day. I love Nars Liquid Blush paired with the Dior Lip Glow in Raspberry because they feel bright and fresh for the daytime.
When adding a bit more drama to your makeup look, shimmery chocolate eyeshadows are fool-proof. I used the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette for both day and evening looks, but saved the shimmery shades for the evening eye.
Skip loading up on another coat of mascara, and simply add a thin line of liquid liner to the upper lash line for a stronger impact. I love the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown.
Warm up the face with a bronzer/contour and highlight. And choose a stronger matte lipstick! Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is my go-to if I need a lip color to stay put for hours and hours.
Products I used for the “everyday” face:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (original)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (black)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe
Products I added for the evening look:
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer (fair/warm)