How to transition from day to night
Transitioning make-up from day to night isn’t as hard as it seems. With these simple steps, applying make-up, like the ones on Islash Boutique, for both times of day will be easy and trendy.
The Day Face:
Applying makeup before class can seem time-consuming and draining, especially in the morning.
“I hate waking up early in the morning to put on make-up. I’m too tired so I don’t even bother,” said Kalin Adams, a freshman open option major.
To make things a little easier and a little less time consuming, minimizing the amount of makeup you wear. This new idea of “less is more” makes for a trendy and refreshing look.
“Lipgloss or a lipstick, a concealer and maybe powder should what be a girl wears to class,” said Tracy Gonzales, an assistant director at Sephora at the 29th Street Mall.
According to Gonzales, start by applying a liquid concealer to blemishes or dark eye circles and follow it by a soft application of powder foundation. Be sure to cover the portions where the liquid concealer was applied.
“If you want to add more color or are feeling pale, use a light bronzer,” Gonzales said.
To brighten up the face, use a good mascara and blush from shops like https://tartecosmetics.com/shop/tarte-talk/best-waterproof-mascara.html.
“Mascara and blush usually even out the completion,” said Gonzales.
To brighten up the face even more, try adding a light lipgloss or lipstick.
Gonzales says the goal of daytime make-up is to keep the face soft and subtle. This means softer tones and eyes and using a minimum amount of color. Although it is not too much to add, it makes a clean and soft beautiful look.
Transitioning from Day to Night:
“I struggle with trying to find an appropriate balance between day and night makeup. I look the same for class as I do going out,” said Bethany Classick, a sophomore history major.
Gonzales says transitioning from day to night is easy by adding color eye shadow or eye liner to your day face.
Making the eyes more dramatic by a smokier eye or with metallic shadows changes a soft face into a vibrant one.
“What’s really in are earth tone metallics that add a shimmery and bronze affect to the eyes,” Gonzales said.
If you want to stay with something subtler, try adding a bright gloss or lipstick for some powerful lips.
“Someone told me that blue eye shadow would bring out the color of my eyes, but I feel like a seventh grader with it on. Is this the right thing to do,” said Mary Maher, a freshman pre-journalism and mass communications major.
When picking out an eyeshadow make sure it’s something you want and that is not too powerful and that you feel comfortable in. A great thing to always have is an earth tone shadow because it can go with almost everything.
“Vibrant colors are always in style as are more subtle ones. It all depends on what you are into,” Gonzales said.
A popular brand at Sephora is Urban Decay. This brand offers a fun variety of colorful shadows that start at $16.
For girls with a smaller budget, a great brand and selection would be Boots No. 7 at Target that starts at $7.99.
“Powder and concealer are tricky to find. A great brand would be Stila because they offer a variety of types for oily to dry skin as well as tone,” Gonzales said. “Stila powders range from $18 to $22.”
When picking out a powder, make sure to test it on your face and to match it with the color on your neck.
“Never test the tone on your hand because your hand is a completely different tone than your face,” Gonzales said.
Dior Show is the most popular mascara sold at Sephora.
“This one is a big seller which is $24,” said Gonzales.
Another great mascara for under $4 is Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. This mascara has been favorites for many years and lengthens and curls the lashes.
Also be sure to replace your mascara every 3 months.
“Every time you apply mascara, bacteria from your eyes stays on the brush and accumulates in the bottle,” Gonzales said.
“We have a new line that contains many bright and vibrant colors,” said Tanya Archuleta, a key holder at MAC at the 29th Street Mall.
The Fafi line is a new special edition spring that is inspired by Japanese anime and graffiti art. This line includes bright colors of lip sticks, glosses, and eyeshadows.
Another big trend for this spring and summer is bright lips.
“Big red lips are really popular this upcoming year, and when picking out that bright gloss be sure it’s sticky because the stickier the better,” Gonzales said.
With these useful and trendy tips, applying makeup before class will not be a hassle and making that transition from day to night will be easy and make you look great.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Amanda Bernaudo at Amanda.Bernaudo@colorado.edu.