Desk to Date

desk to date

While weekend dates allow for more relaxed primping sessions, we don’t have such a luxury during week days. With meetings, deadlines and every other stressful contributor in between, that dreaded end of day beauty slump makes for tough date transformations.

Thankfully, superstar beauty products have made 5 pm beauty revivals an easy task. Whether it’s dressing up the eyes or rejuvenating the skin, here’s a roundup of some must-have beauty products that’ll help take you from dull to glamorous in a flash.Skin: Flawless skin always speaks volumes and allows the eyes and lips to take center stage. Often times,foundation or tinted moisturizer can wear throughout the day and may require a touchup. To freshen up the skin, a light dusting of NARS Pressed Powder will do the trick. This ultra fine pressed product feels light on skin and offers a natural finish. Unlike most powdered products, NARS pressed formula won’t cake with multiple applications. If you prefer a tint-free product, MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder is the ideal option. This translucent powder diminishes shine and softens the appearance of imperfections.

Cheeks & Lips:
 For added color, multitasking products are essential. Opt for a cream product as it will blend easily on both cheeks and lips. Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge is my go-to product simply for its smooth texture and flattering tones. Ranging from pinks to plums, you are sure to find a hue that perfectly complements your complexion and color preference.

 Always start the day with an eye shadow primer that offers all-day wear. Know for its lasting quality and light consistency, Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Eden is one of my favorite primers. Due to its matte finish, this versatile base brightens eyes and offers a creaseless base for shadow. If you wore just a touch of mascara to work, dress up the eyes with a chic flick of liner and major lashes.

For a defined liner look, glide NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner along the upper lash line and slightly pull up as you reach the outer corner. Finish the look with an extra coat or two of your favorite mascara. For added drama, use the same liner and apply to the waterline.

Hair: Revive lackluster strands with a quick spritz of a texturizing spray. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish spray is the perfect cross between a dry shampoo and texturizing hair product. Once sprayed on hair, this unique product injects hair with effortless body and fullness.

 Nothing wraps up a look quite like a signature scent. Lightly spray on your favorite scent on prime pulse points before heading out the door. Also, avoid rubbing areas, like wrists, when fragrance is applied. This breaks up the notes of the fragrance and ultimately defeats the purpose of the scent.

These simple beauty adjustments will help you revive your look without looking overly done. Whether its eyes, lips or skin, beauty looks for dates should enhance your best features. Remember, you’re never fully dressed without a smile.


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