The day-to-night face transformers you need NOW
It’s coming up to Christmas party season (no, really) which means there’ll be plenty of impromptu post-work Proseccos and mad dashes from the office to the bar/ Christmas party/ dinner with the girls. Your desk drawer is going to need an arsenal of failsafe products that will swiftly transform your look from office-appropriate to office-inappropriate. Because let’s face it, the natural eye and bare lips that work at work simply won’t cut it when you and your glam girls are going out-out.
Nail your contouring with…
We all know contouring is strictly for photos and evenings, so keep this brand new miracle product in your desk drawer and use it to amp up your look once the sun has started to set. No need for a fresh application of foundation, just apply to your existing daytime make up to carve out killer cheekbones and sculpt a more defined selfie-ready face in minutes.
Add a vampy eye with…
The ultimate day-to-night shade, a wash of this highly pigmented deep burgundy over lids will transform your face. The plus side is this shade looks best when paired with a nude bronzed face (see below**) and bare lips, so you don’t need to do much more to your face.
OR Create bang-on-trend peepers with…
Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick in Indigo Smoke
Maroon doesn't float your boat? This wonder stick ticks three post-work-face-transformer boxes: it brightens eyes, making whites appear whiter (perfect when it's your third night out on the trot); the azure shade is this season's hottest hue; and finally, it's a pencil - which means fast easy application, no tools required.
Make your lashes sexier with….
With this U.S. best-selling, volumising mascara, you'll get big, outrageously full lashes with curves-a-plenty. The vitamin enriched, clump resistant formula deepens, thickens and darkens lashes (in the blackest black) while the hourglass shaped brush evenly coats lashes, from root to tip, for perfect separation and definition. The perfect finish to your evening eye look.
Finally, pimp up your lippie with…
Sexy, vampy, and a shade that screams night owl, this lippie is just begging to be worn on a night out. Yes, we have noticed that this is dark blue, and no, it isn’t a Halloween-related joke. A blue lipstick weirdly holds the power to make teeth look whiter and eyes look brighter. Layer over your daytime red and watch it transform in to a deep berry shade, that – crucially – won’t bleed.
Plus, if you're planning ahead, now's the time to book in for the following treatments. You'll thanks us later...
Brow tinting– a good brow tint or treatment can transform your face, and means you can leave your brow pencil/powder/gel at home, without compromising your face. Too many parties, too little time to pop to the beauticians? Unlike a lash tint, which we would suggest leaving to the pro’s, you can tint your own brows at home, using Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint Permanent Colour Kit in Light Brown £7.
Lash extensions- a professional set of lash extensions should last three weeks, before you need an infill: perfect amount of time to see you fluttering through those festive party invites. Expect to pay between £50 and £120 for a really good set. If they’re any cheaper than that be aware they may not look as pro or last quite as long.
A seriously good fake tan** applied the night before (or a layer of instant tan applied in the office loo) will mean that you can- just about- get away without any extra foundation, blush and bronzer. For an instant fix try our beloved Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish*
*included in your October Roccabox