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How to Take Your Look from Day to Night

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Accessories, Make Up | 6 comments

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After a full day at the office, sometimes you may be called on to attend an evening work or networking event. There’s no time to go home and change clothes, and so you have to take what you are already wearing from day to evening. Fortunately, by carefully choosing what you put on in the morning, you can look stylish and fabulous at the any after-work event as if you have carefully picked out an outfit just for the occasion.

Make a Statement with Accessories

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Accessories are one of the easiest ways to change the look of your outfit on the fly because they are so easy to bring with you and swap out. Put a pair of jewel-toned shoes or a glittery clutch in your bag in the morning, and then put them on as you leave work to instantly get your outfit ready for evening. Unique, statement pieces like the ones from NastyGal are edgy and will spice up your evening outfit.

Change Your Outerwear

Put on a brightly colored blazer or sweater to jazz up even the most conservative work wear. Colored outerwear can also go with equally bright base layers for a bold look that turns heads. Alternatively, start with a neutral dress or pair of slacks and blouse for day, and then wear a chic coat or patterned sweater like the ones available at Shechet over it to up the wow-factor for evening.

Don’t Neglect Your Makeup

Switching up your makeup or hair is also a great way to freshen up your look for evening. As a general rule, evening makeup is a little heavier and darker than the look you probably wear during the day, so swipe on a little extra shadow or a darker lipstick. At the same time, let down your hair and brush it out. Loose locks are more relaxed for evening.

There are a lot of different ways to take your outfit from day to evening. With a few minor changes, you can look glamorous, put-together and ready for any after work event.

 

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Brushing-Up on Trendy Cosmetic Tools

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Make Up | 1 comment

 

There have been a lot of innovations in the cosmetics industry over the past couple of years. New and improved versions of cosmetics like long lasting and no-stain lipstick, minerals make-up, SPF and vitamin infused foundation and face powder, and liquid make-up are just some of the latest products that set the trends during the past ten years or so. A cosmetic advancement that also gained popularity during this period is the use of airbrush for make-up. Although this technology was already available as early as 1925, it wasn’t known to the general public and was mostly used in celebrities for movies, theaters or TV shows.

airbrushThe introduction of airbrush make-up equipment for home or personal use along with the availability of more airbrush make-up artists boosted its popularity. The advantage lies in its ability to create a smooth, flawless, and natural look. Women can enjoy full coverage without feeling any heavy texture or mask on their skin. It also lasts longer than traditional cosmetics that one can do without a re-touch for around 12 to 24 hours.

This makes it ideal to wear during special events like weddings or a whole day of partying. Most blushing brides opt to have their face done by professional airbrush artists to bring out the best in their natural beauty and make them look picture perfect even in high definition photos. It can be tempting for women to buy their own airbrush make-up kits after seeing their look on airbrush. However, they should keep in mind that these make-up artists were trained in the use of these cosmetic tools. Purchasing one’s own kit doesn’t guarantee that they can create similar looks as the ones done by the artists. The price range for an airbrush starter kit is about $150 and deluxe kits are priced at around $350 or so. This can be a good investment for women who regularly attend special events throughout the year.

  

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